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Carpoffs enter guilty pleas, sentencing scheduled for May 19

Carpoffs enter guilty pleas, sentencing scheduled for May 19

| January 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

The owners of DC Solar pleaded guilty Friday morning in a Sacramento federal court. Jeff and Paulette Carpoff were charged with masterminding a billion-dollar Ponzi scheme involving mobile solar generators. According to court documents and the plea agreement Jeff Carpoff, 49, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering, faces up to […]

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Letter to the Editor: Fight just starting

Letter to the Editor: Fight just starting

| January 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Let’s be honest, the city council voted just sold out the main value of our community – allowing us to raise our kids in a great community. On January 15th, the City Council of Martinez, voted 3-0 to allow a cannabis dispensary to be located less than 1000 feet from Alhambra High School. The vote […]

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Carpoffs charged in federal court

Carpoffs charged in federal court

| January 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Jeff and Paulette Carpoff, co-owners of DC Solar, were charged with conspiracy and money laundering in Sacramento federal court. According to the Sacramento Bee “the couple made brief appearances Thursday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Edmund F. Brennan and entered not guilty pleas. They both are scheduled to return Friday for a change of plea hearing, […]

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Bank robbery suspect arrested 

Bank robbery suspect arrested 

| January 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

On Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at about 11:07 AM, Valley Station Deputy Sheriffs were dispatched to the Union Bank on the 3100 block of Danville Boulevard in Alamo for a reported bank robbery. A woman apparently fled with some cash after threatening a bank teller. Deputy Sheriffs, assisted by the Danville Police Department, immediately launched […]

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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 (636 Ward St, Martinez, CA) 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 […]

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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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