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Underground Echoes: Found, hidden treasure update

Underground Echoes: Found, hidden treasure update

| June 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

By JOSEPH & JUDIE PALMER Special to the Gazette Since we last wrote about the potential finding of the lost African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church of Napa from 1867 – 1892, a lot of new information has come to light creating a number of unresolved questions regarding the building, its exact location, and wither it […]

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If you build it, they will come

If you build it, they will come

| June 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Clippers Opening Day a home run The final score was not in favor of the home team, but by any other measurement the Martinez Clippers opening day was a grand slam. An overflow crowd, estimated at 500, came to newly-renovated Waterfront Park to witness the inaugural game of the Martinez Pacific Association franchise. Mayor Rob […]

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At Home With Jeff: Interesting Times

At Home With Jeff: Interesting Times

| May 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

By JEFF ROUBAL Martinez News-Gazette Contributor “May you live in interesting times.” – A traditional Chinese curse One of my current projects is to build a fence between our neighbor’s house and ours. Our neighbor does not live in his house. Nobody does. The house is uninhabitable. There are holes in the roof. The gas […]

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Why Joe left town

Why Joe left town

| May 30, 2018 | 1 Comment

By JAMIE JOBB Special to the Martinez Gazette Before he turned three years old, Joe DiMaggio and his family had left Martinez for good. Joe often returned to the town of his birth after he retired from baseball, but San Francisco gets to call itself Joe’s hometown. That’s where Joe and his brothers Vincent and […]

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Play Ball!

| May 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Martinez Clippers will take the field for the first time Thursday at newly renovated Joe DiMaggio Fields at Waterfront Park. First pitch is schedule for 6:30 p.m. A brief ceremony will be held on the field before the game to recognize those responsible for bring professional baseball to Martinez. Tickets for the opening game […]

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What if I want a granny unit?

What if I want a granny unit?

| May 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

The East Bay Times editorial (on Measure I and Measure F) is an excellent summary of the history of the debate and the shameful actions by the City in this battle over land use decisions in Martinez. The editorial is timely, focused, and leaves no doubt about the Council’s efforts to thwart the will of […]

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Eminent Domain by citizens

Eminent Domain by citizens

| May 30, 2018 | 1 Comment

I am voting YES on Measure F and No on Measure I because it is no more than Eminent Domain by Citizens. My reasoning is simple. Eminent Domaine is physically taking of private property or “devaluing” private property by the government against the will of the property owner. The government sets the value or price […]

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Measure I hurts the small guy

Measure I hurts the small guy

| May 30, 2018 | 1 Comment

Although Measure I will affect large developments, it also hurts the “small guy.” I own a house and a vacant lot that will be in this new “open space” zone. I don’t know why they included my house because my neighbors on both sides of me are not in it. But, that is a discussion […]

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Yes on F – No on I: Why the East Bay Times Editorial completely misses the mark

Yes on F – No on I: Why the East Bay Times Editorial completely misses the mark

| May 30, 2018 | 6 Comments

The May 29th editorial in the East Bay Times completely misses the mark on Measures F and I on the June ballot. In addition to being blatantly one-sided, the information presented by Dan Borenstein in the editorial was missing the facts. I am writing this letter to clear up some relevant issues. Measure I is […]

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Ten bucks for one field of dreams

| May 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

A brief history of pro ball in Contra Costa county By JAMIE JOBB Special to the Martinez Gazette “Bush League” – Also see “Bush-leaguers”. Adj. 1) being of an inferior class or group of its kind : marked by a lack of sophistication or professionalism Some folks toss out the term “semi-professional baseball” to describe […]

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