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Fuller: Questions surround St. Catherine’s

Fuller: Questions surround St. Catherine’s

| November 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

I am sending out an SOS to all St. Catherine of Siena parishioners, especially those who have been part of the church for the last 20 years or more. For those are the parishioners who have donated to build a gym at St. Catherine’s church. The gym was an idea that was put together by […]

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Column 1: Got a favorite??

Column 1: Got a favorite??

| October 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez Gazette Columnist GOT A FAVORITE?? Another 2020 political debate for the presidential nomination for the Democrat Party is coming. Who do you like at this point? No favorites? No one looks like a presidential candidate from their appearance on stage or from the words they say? Their policies don’t make […]

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Letter to the Editor: Alhambra Valley still opposed to annexation

Letter to the Editor: Alhambra Valley still opposed to annexation

| October 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Alhambra Valley Improvement Association has always opposed the annexation of Alhambra Valley. The Valley lies south west of the city, from south of John Swett School to the T at Reliez Vallely Road and Alhambra Valley Road, east to just beyond the curve on Reliez and west to the pig farm at the crest […]

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Column 1: Why Blue Angels?

Column 1: Why Blue Angels?

| October 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist WHY BLUE ANGELS? The elite U. S. Navy Blue Angels demonstration flying group thrills hundreds of thousands of spectators each year across the United States with its exciting aerial maneuvers. Thus was the case last weekend as they performed over the Bay Area for the annual Fleet Week […]

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Column 1: Unbelievable

Column 1: Unbelievable

| October 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez Gazette Columnist UNBELIEVABLE (maybe not) were the words of the occupant of the office of the most powerful leader in the world: “As I have stated strongly before, and just to reiterate, if Turkey does anything that I, in my great and unmatched wisdom, consider to be off limits, I […]

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Letter to the Editor: Downtown Density Workshop

| October 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

“Discussions, day trips offer visions for downtown Martinez” (East Bay Times Aug. 2011) “City Officials Pleased With Results Of ‘Downtown Matters’ Workshops” (Patch Nov. 2011) These are just two headlines during the Downtown Matters workshops; a series of workshops spearheaded by former Redwood City’s Redevelopment Manager, Susan Moeller. These workshops were part of the overall […]

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Column 1: Misbehaving students

Column 1: Misbehaving students

| September 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist MISBEHAVING STUDENTS have always been a challenge to those trying to reach them. Probably has been such over centuries. However, how to deal with such behavior has changed as has time and cultural issues, and the methods of educators and parents have adapted to change. We’ve all heard […]

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Letter to the Editor: Dog park urged at new parcel

Letter to the Editor: Dog park urged at new parcel

| September 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Dear Council Members, As residents of Martinez since February 18, 1966, and always having resided south of Highway 4, we are pleased that the resolution of the fate of the Coward property has taken place and there can be needed use for the property in the form of much needed new housing. We are also […]

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Letter to the Editor: Martinez redistricting: It’s like deja vu all over again

Letter to the Editor: Martinez redistricting: It’s like deja vu all over again

| September 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

With a hat tip to Yogi Berra Sunday mornings after a city council meeting I like to sit with my coffee, sometimes not so quietly, at my computer and watch the video recording. I want to thank Mr. Verrilli for speaking on behalf of the many Martinez voters who have had their votes suppressed – […]

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Column 1: Now is the time

Column 1: Now is the time

| September 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist NOW IS THE TIME for all good Americans to come to the aid (rescue?) of their nation, a paraphrase of an old typing test. Now is the time to overcome the divisiveness which seems to have developed. Now is the time to come together to quell the violence […]

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