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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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Letter to the Editor: The facts about Clippers baseball

Letter to the Editor: The facts about Clippers baseball

| November 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Clippers Baseball, You’re Entitled To Your Opinion But Not Your Own Facts So, we had a little excitement this month, even made the bigs with stories being picked up by major online pubs (mostly because of the NASCAR connection) and some people have decided they need to try and capitalize on this unfortunate set of […]

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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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