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Column 1: Thanks for what?

Column 1: Thanks for what?

| November 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist THANKS FOR WHAT?!?! With the Thanksgiving holiday now behind us, we can imagine how many people near us in California, and those in the Southwest, Midwest and East Coast probably have had to ask the question, “Thanks for what?!?! Not hard to understand with the horrific storms ‘back […]

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Letter to the Editor: I did not retire, I was ‘forced out’

Letter to the Editor: I did not retire, I was ‘forced out’

| November 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

I would like to correct the record as stated by Bill Sharkey III in the Sunday, Nov. 4 Martinez News-Gazette with regard to my leaving the Bay Area Crisis Nursery. I did not leave that entity voluntarily. I was forced out and terminated by the Board of Directors. It’s true as Mr. Sharkey says that […]

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Column 1: Veterans Day

Column 1: Veterans Day

| November 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist VETERANS DAY (Armistice Day) was nicely observed in our community this past week. As was pointed out at services and in the press, this was Armistice Day, initially observing the end of World War One, “the war to end all wars”, on that November 11, 1918 day. How […]

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Column 1: While the nation scanned the results

Column 1: While the nation scanned the results

| November 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist WHILE THE NATION scanned the results from Senate and House races, along with statewide races, our community was waking up to local results, the most surprising for many being the apparent upset of Councilmember Debbie McKillop by John Stevens, a political newcomer. The difference in the tally of […]

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Residents sound off on ice rink cancellation

Residents sound off on ice rink cancellation

| November 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Here are some selected readers comments regarding the news of the ice rink cancellation taken from Facebook. Mary Ewart: We wouldn’t be in shopping and eating around the Holidays in downtown Martinez if it weren’t for the rink! We got season passes and ate at the Starbucks, Thai food, the BBQ place, and so on […]

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Column 1: Despite everything

Column 1: Despite everything

| November 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist “DESPITE EVERYTHING, I believe that people are really good at heart.” These words from someone in history. A young woman known to the world as Anne Frank. A young woman of World War Two history who became an international heroine and literary figure. The quote of the day […]

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Letter to the Editor: Pine Meadow going before court

Letter to the Editor: Pine Meadow going before court

| November 4, 2018 | 1 Comment

Dear Editor, The Friends of Pine Meadow lawsuit to overturn the City council’s “rewrite history” decision that changed Pine Meadow from open space to residential is finally going to be heard by Contra Costa Superior Court. On January 19, 2017 the City Council voted that the 43 year old open space designation for Pine Meadow […]

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Letter to the Editor: Support Martinez police officers by voting Yes on Measure X

Letter to the Editor: Support Martinez police officers by voting Yes on Measure X

| October 28, 2018 | 8 Comments

This November, the citizens of Martinez will be given the opportunity to partner and aid in sustaining the future of the Martinez Police Department by weighing in on Measure X. Measure X means securing retention of our current quality Martinez Police Officers as well as proactively recruiting future quality police personnel. We know what is […]

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Letter to the Editor: New energy in Martinez

Letter to the Editor: New energy in Martinez

| October 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

I’m a long-time Martinez resident and recent retiree. In 1972, I purposefully chose to move to Martinez because it reminded me of the small Midwest towns where I was born and grew up. I have witnessed many changes over the years in this city that I love, more so recently than ever before. There’s a […]

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Column 1: Voters beware!!!

Column 1: Voters beware!!!

| October 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

VOTERS BEWARE!!! Be certain you receive and read your voters’ guide sent to you recently by the County Clerk’s Elections Depart- ment. You will be appalled and amazed by the contents. Do not wait until you give it a quick glance just before going to the polling place, or just quickly mark it before dropping […]

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