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Puppet masters and manipulators

Puppet masters and manipulators

| August 15, 2018 | 1 Comment

Back when I worked at the Gazette regular letter writers would routinely accuse some in our community of being “Puppet Masters”. The accusations were generally leveled at members of council and their supporters who favored creating a redevelopment agency. Hmm, I wonder how Governor Brown’s successor will see this issue…but I digress. Generally speaking these […]

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Police blotter for July 16- 31

| August 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

On July 16th at 12:16 am Officer Breinig was dispatched to the railroad tracks near Ferry Street for a Red Honda that was stuck on the tracks. The car was unoccupied. Dispatch contacted the registered owner who stated that the car had been stolen in Concord. Officer Breinig recovered the car and it was towed […]

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Column 1: Allegations

Column 1: Allegations

| August 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist ALLEGATIONS of ‘inappropriate conduct’ which have swept the nation in recent months from the White House down through high levels of government and corporations, have hit here…Martinez, CA! (According to a report in the East Bay Times, there have been allegations against Contra Costa County Assesor Gus Kramer) […]

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AAUW welcome brunch

AAUW welcome brunch

| August 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

AAUW Pleasant Hill-Martinez branch invites prospective members with an AA, BA/BS or higher degree to join them at the “Welcome Brunch” from 10 am. to noon, Saturday, September 15, at a member’s home in Martinez. The American Association of University Women (AAUW) promotes equity for all women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. […]

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Adopt a pet, Aug. 12, 2018

Adopt a pet, Aug. 12, 2018

| August 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

These animals are available from Contra Costa County Animal Services. Are you looking for a cuddle buddy who will also have fun with you outside? Shaq (No. A0904313) is the best of both worlds! He is equally happy either to snuggle up and watch a movie or go outside and enjoy the nice weather.Shaq is […]

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Dorothy E. Masayko

Dorothy E. Masayko

| August 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Dorothy E. Masayko Sept. 24, 1922 – Aug. 5, 2018 Resident of Concord, Calif. Daughter of Pauline and Jacob Lorenz, Dorothy was born in Billings MT and attended the University of Montana. When the U.S. entered World War II, she volunteered for the Women’s Auxiliary Corps of the US Army. Near the end of the war […]

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Martinez Business Beat, Aug. 8, 2018

| August 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Kids Getting Free Lunch Boxes Thursday At Clippers Game The Martinez Clippers baseball club will be giving away lunch boxes at Thursday’s game against the Pittsburg Diamonds. The lunch boxes will be Clippers-themed, and “is in celebration of back to school,” said Brent Martin, who handles fan engagement for the club, and will be given […]

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Letter to the Editor: Water vandals

Letter to the Editor: Water vandals

| August 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

I am writing to seek help from the community. Our home is on some acreage that abuts the hiking trail on the ridge above the John Muir House. Our water line passes through East Bay Regional Park District property and supplies water to the cattle trough near the trail. Repeatedly this summer, escalating similar events […]

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Message from the Chief of Police, Aug. 2018

| August 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Over the last few weeks we have seen an uptick in thefts from vehicles and one of the common themes has been that items of potential value have been left in vehicles. When items are left in view, it can serve as an opportunity for a thief to break into your car. Taking a few […]

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Letter to the Editor: Underpaid and Understaffed Martinez Police Department

Letter to the Editor: Underpaid and Understaffed Martinez Police Department

| August 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Why did it take 2 ½ years, after the post below, for the City Council to give our Martinez Police Officers a “special” 8% pay increase (March 2018)? Their pay, after this pay increase, is still far below that of comparative cities. Our Police Department continues to be severely understaffed and this is the City […]

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