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Postmaster Column: Eyes and ears of the neighborhood

Postmaster Column: Eyes and ears of the neighborhood

| July 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

By JANETTE DAVIS Postmaster Dear Neighbor and Postal Customer, Mail security and the sanctity of the mail are of the upmost importance to the United States Postal Service and to me as your Postmaster. A report of mail theft from residential mailboxes, postal collection boxes or postal vehicles is of great concern to me. To […]

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Column 1: Children

Column 1: Children

| July 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist CHILDREN captured the headlines across the globe as two groups struggled to survive the past two weeks. One group in a seemingly impossible recovery in Thailand deep in a cave. The other children are in a ridiculous web of stupid political confusion brought about by the inept current […]

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Column 1: As our nation celebrated

Column 1: As our nation celebrated

| July 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist AS OUR NATION celebrated its 242nd anniversary as a land of the free and home of the brave with traditional events like parades, fireworks, picnics and BBQs, memorial services and, of course, the annual Coney Island hot dog eating contest (returning champ ate 74!!) (ugh!!), hyped new car […]

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Column 1: Two obituaries

Column 1: Two obituaries

| July 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist TWO OBITUARIES this past week told us of the passing of two men in our town who were well-known and admired as they had spent lifetimes serving the community in different endeavors. One, Allan DeFraga, an attorney and civic leader in a prominent law firm; the other, “Tuti” […]

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Letter to the Editor: Work not done

Letter to the Editor: Work not done

| July 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Dear Editor, Measure I—The Citizen Initiative won. Congratulations to all of us for this truly community-wide effort to protect all Martinez open space and parks, now and in the future. We stood up for what we felt was best for us all. Working together, we showed we can make a difference, we can change the […]

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Some facts about the SRO and baseball

Some facts about the SRO and baseball

| June 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

By NORALEA GIPNER Martinez City Council Today I would like to talk about two hot items being discussed on social media: 1) the lack of a School Resource Officer (SRO) at our high school, and 2) why and how the baseball team was funded. I will start with the SRO, which was discussed under Item […]

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Where is amphitheater dream?

Where is amphitheater dream?

| June 27, 2018 | 2 Comments

I read through the city’s report on how they plan to spend the funds available for many of the projects we need to do. It’s always great to divvy up the cash we’ve voted to make available. But the last few times the city has been able to do this, one item never seems to […]

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Letter to the Editor: Tobacco industry still targeting children

Letter to the Editor: Tobacco industry still targeting children

| June 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

We have a problem in this town, and let’s put it frank, it’s not just exclusive to our town. In fact this problem happens to be in every town around the nation, and even the city of San Francisco has gotten to the point that they had to have a ballot measure to deal with […]

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Letter to the Editor: Safety at schools

Letter to the Editor: Safety at schools

| June 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Martinez does not have School Resource Officer even though the City Council set a goal (June 13, 2017) to put one in place. According to their own goal document: – The School Resource Officer position is funded – The School Resource Officer position was identified, by the City Council, as a TOP PRIORITY – The […]

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Column 1: Yahoo!!

Column 1: Yahoo!!

| June 3, 2018 | 2 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist YAHOO!! The 2018 June 5 election finally ‘heated up’ with the controversial issue over how will we decide what to do with open space in the years to come. Lots of $$$ spent on the very colorful campaign material mailed out. Letters to the editor by citizens with […]

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