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Chamber now accepting Citizen of the Year nominations

Chamber now accepting Citizen of the Year nominations

| January 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Martinez Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that we are now accepting letters of nomination for the 2019 Citizen of the Year Awards. The awards are given in the following categories: Man of the Year, Woman of the Year, Young Man of the Year, Young Woman of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award, Service […]

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Column One: Well, who now?

Column One: Well, who now?

| January 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

By Bill Sharkey III   WELL, WHO NOW?? Last Democratic presidential candidate debate before the Iowa caucuses, and those standing before the prospective voters in upcoming elections and caucus groups have given it their last shot nationwide. How do you feel, Mr. and Ms. American voter? Made up your mind? Still too early? Still too […]

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Glass Menagerie shines at Campbell Theater

Glass Menagerie shines at Campbell Theater

| January 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

by Charlie Jarrett The Martinez Campbell Theater is truly becoming an even more “Go-to Theatrical Venue” for the entire East Bay Area, as the quality and variety of shows continue to get better and more engaging. This past week, one of my favorite all-time dramatic masterpieces, The Glass Menagerie, written by Tennessee Williams, has come […]

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Martinez News-Gazette Jan. 19, 2020

Martinez News-Gazette Jan. 19, 2020

| January 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

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Fourth conspirator pleads guilty in DC Solar Ponzi scheme

Fourth conspirator pleads guilty in DC Solar Ponzi scheme

| January 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Ryan Guidry, 43, of Pleasant Hill, pleaded guilty today to participating in a massive fraud scheme involving a solar energy company in Benicia that defrauded investors of approximately $1 billion, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced. Those losses resulted from investment transactions in solar energy hardware valued at approximately $2.5 billion. Guidry […]

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The Insidious Nature of Good Enough

The Insidious Nature of Good Enough

| January 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

In my professional life I am finding myself spending more and more time in West County and as a result I had the pleasure of being present for the official ribbon cutting ceremonies for an exciting new project in the city of Richmond, CoBiz. The space was designed as a co-working, business incubator space and […]

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School district issues opposition statement regarding cannabis store location

School district issues opposition statement regarding cannabis store location

| January 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Ahead of Wednesday’s final vote approving a marijuana retail store at 3501 Alhambra Avenue the Martinez Unified School District has released a statement opposing the locations. “The District is not in opposition to the City of Martinez opening a retail cannabis store, however, the proposed location, just feet from our Adult School and in such […]

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Martinez needs a new voice on the Board of Supervisors

Martinez needs a new voice on the Board of Supervisors

| January 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

I’m running to be your Contra Costa County Supervisor, show up every day, and tackle our challenges head-on. I was born and raised in Martinez. My mother is a nurse and my father delivered chips for Frito Lay in Richmond and Martinez. From them, I learned the importance of showing up every day and standing […]

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Column One: What Happened?

Column One: What Happened?

| January 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

by Bill Sharkey III WHAT HAPPENED? You tell me! Whatever it was, it was mighty fast. And, here we are again. No longer an unemployed volunteer columnist. Hardly a day off to consider my future. Perhaps, just as well! Reflecting on my past keeps me well occupied; it’s been such a long past. Maybe good […]

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Contra Costa Library hit with cyberattack

Contra Costa Library hit with cyberattack

| January 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

Library Services Impacted by Cyber Security Attack All Contra Costa County Library branches and the Martinez administrative offices are currently experiencing a network outage due to a ransomware attack. The Library is working with the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff and the Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office to investigate the attack. The affected […]

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