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Independent review of monies needed

Independent review of monies needed

| November 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

It seems that I have upset a few people. I could counter all the attacks, but that would take all day and be counterproductive to my main request: that Bishop Barber and St. Catherine’s church leaders hire an independent third-party fiduciary to unwind the campaigns. However, I want to specifically address a couple of items. […]

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Martinez not in expected shutoff zone as county prepares for confirmed PG&E shutoff

Martinez not in expected shutoff zone as county prepares for confirmed PG&E shutoff

| November 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

(Contra Costa County, CA) – Contra Costa County is preparing to respond to the impacts of a confirmed PG&E power shutoff event affecting parts of the County. PG&E’s Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) is expected to start 9:00 am on Wednesday, November 20th, through Thursday, November 21st at 8:00 am. According to PG&E, complete power […]

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St. Catherine of Siena School a separate entity

St. Catherine of Siena School a separate entity

| November 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Until everyone’s voice is heard, recorded, and acted upon correctly, I plan to keep you updated through the Martinez News-Gazette. It is the best way for me to communicate with everyone, although we are in the process of creating a Facebook page and collecting emails at stcatherinesvoices@gmail.com to make sure we reach as many people […]

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In defense of Father Anthony and St. Catherine’s

In defense of Father Anthony and St. Catherine’s

| November 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

More letters to the editor: St. Catherine School a separate entity Building project started on wrong foot St. Catherine’s and Father Anthony have been honest —- Dear Martinez Gazette Editor, former and current Parishioners of St. Catherine’s and Mr. Fuller, I write this in response to the recent letter to the editor submitted by Mr. […]

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St. Catherine building project started on wrong foot

St. Catherine building project started on wrong foot

| November 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Mr. Fuller,  In your recent letter to the editor (last paragraph) you say, “I am truly sorry that I was not able to get this project done.” John, that project was never yours. It was never your job to get the project done. It was our job! That’s how the Catholic Church is supposed to […]

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St. Catherine’s and Father Anthony have been honest in fundraising

St. Catherine’s and Father Anthony have been honest in fundraising

| November 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

John Fuller’s letter to the editor published on November 13, 2019, misrepresents the history and current situation, and Fr. Anthony’s involvement, of the Capital Building Project, originally meant to raise funds for the construction of a gym  for St. Catherine’s parish. Twenty years ago a laity driven project was initiated with the goal to raise […]

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Martinez News-Gazette printing final edition December 29

Martinez News-Gazette printing final edition December 29

| November 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Late last week it was relayed to the staff of the Gazette that the newspaper would cease printed publication at the end of the year. Gibson Publishing offered no other details. The Gazette began printing in September 1858, making it the oldest continuous publication in Contra Costa County. The staff of the Gazette wishes to […]

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Decorated WW2 Marine, member of the ‘Striking Sixth,’ Joe Matta dies, 94

Decorated WW2 Marine, member of the ‘Striking Sixth,’ Joe Matta dies, 94

| November 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

By Donna Beth Weilenman Special to the Martinez News-Gazette Joe Matta, who as a World War II Marine was a member of the decorated “Striking Sixth” Division that singlehandedly captured two thirds of Okinawa after a fierce battle, has died at 94 after a short illness. Matta also lived a rich life after the war, […]

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AAUW program features Carlyn Obringer, Mayor of Concord

AAUW program features Carlyn Obringer, Mayor of Concord

| November 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

The public is invited to a Pleasant Hill / Martinez AAUW (American Association of University Women) program featuring Carlyn Obringer, Mayor of Concord. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 20th at 7 PM at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 1601 Mary Drive in Pleasant Hill.  Carlyn is the youngest female Mayor in Concord history. […]

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Five Things to Know about PG&E Billing and a Public Safety Power Shutoff

Five Things to Know about PG&E Billing and a Public Safety Power Shutoff

| November 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Customers are not and will not be billed for usage when their power was off for public safety because no energy was being consumed. Customers can go to their online accounts and click on a specific day to see when power was being delivered and when power was out. Because SmartMeters are not able to […]

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