admin

rss feed

admin's Latest Posts

At Home With Jeff: Dogs I have known

At Home With Jeff: Dogs I have known

| September 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

By JEFF ROUBEL Martinez News-Gazette Columnist “Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” – Groucho Marx When I was growing up, we always had a dog in the family. The first dog that I distinctly remember was brought home by my mother […]

Continue Reading

Mayor, school board president should focus on school safety, not election law minutiae

Mayor, school board president should focus on school safety, not election law minutiae

| September 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Now that Mayor Rob Schroder and school board President Jonathan Wright have teamed up on an op-ed discussing the nuances of election law (“Contra Costa Elections Department wrongly  blames School Board, City for voting confusion”) , perhaps they can carve out some time to work together on matters that actually impact the well-being of our […]

Continue Reading

Column 1: Where were you

Column 1: Where were you

| September 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist WHERE WERE YOU when the twin towers in New York City came crashing down? What were you doing? Seventeen years ago this past week, was a day that everyone remembers; but what other memories? How did you hear the horror that was unfolding at the hands of terrorists? […]

Continue Reading

Message from the Chief of Police, Sept. 2018

Message from the Chief of Police, Sept. 2018

| September 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

By MANJIT SAPPAL Martinez Chief of Police MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– This month our community celebrated another successful National Night Out and every year the event gets better and better! We saw an incredible turn out at various locations and it was a great opportunity for the community to come together and support one another. National […]

Continue Reading

Letter to the Editor: No weeds in the garden

Letter to the Editor: No weeds in the garden

| September 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Martinez is getting seduced into the marijuana business. It’s most apparent motive is that we need the “money”. As in taxes, fees and whatever. It’s almost as if panic has set in at city hall and we the people must comply with this emergency. The emergency is not our fault. This is the city council’s […]

Continue Reading

Adopt a pet, Sept. 16, 2018

Adopt a pet, Sept. 16, 2018

| September 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

These animals are available from Contra Costa County Animal Services. Joe, No. A0924227, is one of the most unusual looking dogs in the Martinez Shelter. He has a Pittie-type doggie face and a Basset hound body, and staff there say he has a sweet personality. Joe leans in to give kisses and seeks out petting. […]

Continue Reading

Letter to the Editor: Why I’m supporting Measure X

Letter to the Editor: Why I’m supporting Measure X

| September 16, 2018 | 1 Comment

I was part of the Citizens for Measure H, a $30,000,000 bond that the citizens of Martinez approved to rebuild our pool, upgrade our library, and renovate our parks. One of the concerns was that once this work was accomplished, would the city be able to provide proper maintenance. When serving on the Park, Recreation, […]

Continue Reading

Gipner: Measure X critical to Martinez’s future

Gipner: Measure X critical to Martinez’s future

| September 13, 2018 | 6 Comments

Today I would like to talk about the half-cent sales tax measure that the City Council placed on the November 6 ballot. It is called Measure X – the City of Martinez Quality of Life/Essential Services Measure. In November, the citizens of Martinez will be asked to decide whether or not to pass Measure X. […]

Continue Reading

Park It by Ned MacKay: Coastal Cleanup

| September 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Every year at this time, there’s a call for volunteers to help remove trash and recyclables from shoreline parks, lakes and along creeks throughout California. Coastal Cleanup 2018 is from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 15. East Bay Regional Park District will participate at nine regional parklands. Volunteers should bring a refillable water […]

Continue Reading

Hometown Herbalist: Back to school

Hometown Herbalist: Back to school

| September 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

By ANNA MARIE BEAUCHEMIN Pencils, backpacks, papers, and likely a whole lot of energy – the return to school is a notoriously wacky time of year. Young kids are bubbling with excitement about the year ahead, while simultaneously mourning the loss of abundant free time and late morning wakeups. All this can combine to create […]

Continue Reading