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  1. Neighbors met some of the finest law enforcement and first responders as part of National Night Out at the Alhambra Christmas Tree Farm on Tuesday, August 1.

    Neighborhood Watch organizers, Pete Sabine, Michael Moore and Lori O’Brien, are partnering with their neighbors and local law enforcement for National Night Out.

    “I like it because it’s a real community involvement event. It’s an opportunity to talk in a relaxed atmosphere with local law enforcement and emergency first responders,” Alhambra Valley resident and NNO event sponsor Pete Sabine said. “It’s a time to get to know your neighbors, get to know your police force, just a great time for interaction. A chance to see the police in a different light. It’s one of the nights that I enjoy more than most.”

    The event was hosted at the Alhambra Christmas Tree Farm at 2647 Reliez Valley Road, Martinez, from 6 pm to 9 pm. The event was free, and all were welcome.
    This year, the Food Bank of Contra Costa – Solano benefitted from a fundraising food drive at the event. Attendees who bring a food donation received a free raffle ticket to the main event prize raffle.

    Several first responders will be at the event, including Martinez Police Department, Contra Costa Fire Protection District, American Medical Response, East Bay Parks Regional Police, the California Highway Patrol, and the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff. A BBQ food truck, face painting for the kids, ice cream sandwiches (sold by a local Boy Scout pack) and free bicycle safety information for parents.

    There was dancing to the live music by Jinx Jones and Mitch Polzak, Steel Smokin’ BBQ food truck, ice cream treats from local Boy Scouts, safety demonstrations from local law enforcement agencies, CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) disaster preparedness information, child ID program information, displays from local fire department and other emergency first-responders, face painting fun, and an animal petting zoo.

    National Night Out is a community-police awareness-raising event in the U.S., held the first Tuesday of August. The event has been held annually since 1984 and is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch in the United States and Canada. The “Night” is meant to increase awareness about police programs in communities, such as drug prevention, town watch, neighborhood watch, and other anti-crime efforts.
    Over 500 community residents attended this National Night Out event. For more information call Pete Sabine (925) 297-5335.

    National Night Out Alhambra Valley was made possible by…

    Event sponsors
    Music Sponsor - Pete Sabine, Michael Moore & Lori O’Brien – Pacific Union Real Estate
    Children’s Entertainment – Lara DeLaney – Martinez City Council
    Prize Wheel – Golden Gate Petroleum
    Photo Booth – Noralea Gipner – Martinez City Council
    Event Sponsor – ADT Security

    Event Entertainment
    Live music featuring- Jinx Jones, Mitch Polzak & the All Star Band
    Kid’s fairy tale fun – Andrea Gaspari
    Animal petting zoo & pony ride – Sheli Cordova
    Face painting & balloons – Happily Ever Laughter
    Taekwondo demo – Master Schrieber’s ATA
    Boy Scout skills demo – Troop 1351

    Event Planning Committee and volunteer staff
    Kristina Gilbert
    Lori O'Brien
    Paul Abelson
    Lesley Stiles
    Mark & Bea Scheberies
    Michael Moore
    Petal Turner
    Pete Sabine
    Stephen Maris
    Forest & Jim Rosenquist
    Clifford Chan
    Klaus Berkner
    Laura Lawrence
    Shelley Owens
    Zaki Wood
    Harry Wood
    Beth Rainsford
    Judi Clark
    Michael Hardy
    Brian Lindbloom

    Donations
    Bill’s Ace Hardware – Bill & Denise Wygal
    Ring Camera – John Inman
    Bay Alarm Company
    Alhambra Christmas Tree Farm – Mark & Bea Scheberies
    Republic Services – Anne Baker
    Bay Area Barricades - Craig Songster
    Flagstar Bank – Cathy Gromacki
    Oasis Veterinary Clinic
    Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District
    Karen Bellesi
    Petal Turner
    Stephen Maris
    Busby Construction
    GLT Sign Solutions – Martinez
    Studio One - Marie Arata
    Helen Fischer
    Nancy Hobert
    James & Marilyn Thelen

    Support by our local law enforcement and first responders

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  2. KRON TV 4 covers the 2017 National Night Out celebration event at the Alhambra Christmas Tree Farm.

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  3. 125 acres of thick woods and grass-covered hills, offering sweeping views of the Carquinez Strait, Mt. Diablo and the Sierra. This gorgeous property is adjacent to the Gustin Ranch open space area with direct access to the popular multi-use trail of Gustin Ranch, Sky Ranch and Dutra Ranch, offering 480 acres of contiguous open space along the spectacular Franklin Ridge, home of animal species including the golden eagle, Cooper's hawk and Alameda whipsnake. Elevation gain up to the top is approximately 700 feet.

    Blue oak, coast live oak, valley oak and California black oak cover the property, while native grasses and wildflowers, including the rare Mt. Diablo sunflower, are abundant. Many large and small mammals, songbirds and raptors also thrive here.

    You can begin your visit from McHarry Ranch Road off Franklin Canyon Road.

    From Highway 4 eastbound: Exit Alhambra Avenue. Turn right onto Alhambra Avenue. Make your first right onto Franklin Canyon Road.

    From Highway 4 westbound: Exit Alhambra Avenue. Turn left onto Alhambra Avenue. Turn right onto Franklin Canyon Road.

    Then: Continue on Franklin Canyon Road until you reach McHarry Ranch Road. Travel along McHarry Ranch Road for approximately for one mile then take the first left turn onto the private road to 445 McHarry Ranch Road.

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  4. We are seeking local businesses and community leaders to participate or sponsor our National Night Out event here in the Alhambra Valley area of Martinez.

    Our National Night Out event attracts over 500 residents from Martinez and nearby Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek and Lafayette.
    Held each year on the first Tuesday of August from 6 pm to 9 pm.
    Hosted at the Alhambra Christmas Tree Farm - 2647 Reliez Valley Road, Martinez.
    For details to participate or sponsor - Contact Pete Sabine - National Night Out event organizer
    Call or text 925-297-5335 or Pete@ContraCostaLiving.com

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  5. Our Real Estate Team is excited to share with you 1644 Sunhill Court in Martinez.
    Take a moment to tour this tastefully remodeled home.
    On the main level you will find a living room with a cozy fireplace and a formal dining room perfect for entertaining guests.
    The sliding door opens to spacious deck with panoramic views featuring inspirational sunsets.
    This home is nestled at the end of a cul-de-sac and is perfect for children to play with friends.
    The large rear yard has room to roam for pets and areas for gardening.
    The area adjacent to the kitchen is for perfect for casual daily dining.
    The versatile floor plan has almost 1900 square feet of comfortable living space including 3 bedrooms upstairs plus a convenient laundry room.

    Discover the Martinez lifestyle. This vibrant town has a unique blend of semi-rural and city environments.
    The revival of its historic downtown district includes shopping, restaurants, entertainment and recreation.

    On weekends, Main street is transformed into a Farmers market.
    Martinez is known for its family oriented lifestyle and strong sense of community.
    Nearby Morello Park features a playground, baseball field with basketball, tennis, volley ball courts and picnic areas.
    This neighborhood is surrounded by hillside open space areas. Martinez has become a magnet for families with children.
    The public schools for this home are part of the Mt. Diablo School District shared by Martinez and Pleasant Hill families.
    The schools include Hidden Valley Elementary, Valley View Middle and College Park High School.

    Buying or selling a home in a competitive real estate market can be challenging.
    We have over 33 years of real estate sales expertise and the negotiation skills to ensure that you achieve your real estate goals.
    Contact us to today to find out how we can best serve your real estate needs.
    Pete Sabine (925) 297-5335

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Martinez is filled with rich culture, a quaint historic feel, and many bustling small businesses.
Discover the Martinez lifestyle. This vibrant town has a unique blend of semi-rural and city environments.
The revival of its historic downtown district…


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Martinez is filled with rich culture, a quaint historic feel, and many bustling small businesses.
Discover the Martinez lifestyle. This vibrant town has a unique blend of semi-rural and city environments.
The revival of its historic downtown district includes shopping, restaurants, entertainment and recreation.
On weekends, Main street is transformed into a Farmers market. Martinez is known for its family oriented lifestyle and strong sense of community.

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