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Coffee Talk: Rain clouds parting soon

Coffee Talk: Rain clouds parting soon

| March 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

By JOHN FULLER Martinez Gazette Columnist Good morning Martinez! How are we doing with all this rain? There should be no talk about a drought for a while. Or at least, I hope not. With all this rain, I have been going nuts staying indoors, a little stir crazy. All this indoors and Netflix has […]

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Column 1: Money talk

Column 1: Money talk

| February 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist MONEY TALK this week was, as always, a head scratcher for most of us who are not in the arena of big spenders. Case one: The San Diego Padres signed a deal with an outstanding player for 10 years and $300 million. Name is Machado, and he is […]

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Coffee Talk: Youth movement?

Coffee Talk: Youth movement?

| February 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

By JOHN FULLER Martinez Gazette Columnist Morning coffee thoughts at Barrellista this morning. It has been a while since I have been here, and I am glad to be back. I always enjoy the atmosphere and the coffee. A big shout to Alhambra High School, nice job to all the teams that qualified for NCS. […]

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Column 1: Water, water, everywhere

Column 1: Water, water, everywhere

| February 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist WATER, WATER, EVERYWHERE, and plenty to drink. But it will cost you more per swallow in the Martinez Water System. Untreated water supplies flow through the canals and pipelines from the source up in the Delta, but it is not free. Thus, the City needs to increase some […]

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Column 1: Awesome

Column 1: Awesome

| February 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist AWESOME is one term to express the efforts of the Martinez Education Foundation for the past three decades, since 1985, when it provided $1,000 for computer software/printer, the first grant by the MEF. This year’s grant program of $165,193 brings the total of aid to teachers and classrooms […]

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Coffee Talk: No replay in life

Coffee Talk: No replay in life

| February 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

By JOHN FULLER News-Gazette Columnist Every now and then while I drink my coffee, I think what could have been. During my lifetime there has been several events that have directed my life one direction or another and I really had no choice in the matter. Life just happens. It happens to all of us. […]

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Column 1: Had a pay check??

Column 1: Had a pay check??

| January 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

HAD A PAY CHECK?? If, no, you may be one of the 800,000 federal employees or contractors who are right now missing their second check!! It has been all over the news big time in the past two weeks. But, are you one who is missing a second check? Are you digging into any savings […]

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Column 1: So it’s 2019!

Column 1: So it’s 2019!

| January 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist SO, IT’S 2019! Yippeeee! Now, what’s going to happen next? We’ve hooted and hollered, blown horns, fired off some fireworks, tilted the champagne glasses, toasted each other, grabbed someone nearby for a kiss, and sang the song associated with New Year’s Eve. Auld Lang Syne, I think, although […]

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Column 1: Today is it!!!

Column 1: Today is it!!!

| December 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist TODAY IS IT!!! If the shopping is not done for all those family, relatives or friends, and Fido, the crunch is really on. Tomorrow, the 24th, will be available for those ‘last minute items’ (which people really don’t need, but we must get them SOMETHING!). But the pick’ins […]

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Column 1: Oh boy!!

Column 1: Oh boy!!

| December 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist OH BOY!! Noticed the weather is getting cooler? Each morning there now appears to be some ‘dampness’ on the decks and walkways at our place. We’ve noticed it, but have not mentioned it to anyone. Why? Because, if we should slip, use the wrong words and find ourselves in […]

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