Tag: Bill Sharkey III

Column 1: Come on, Kamala

Column 1: Come on, Kamala

| August 5, 2018 | 1 Comment

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist COME ON, KAMALA, do the important job you wanted and were elected to in 2016. Give up this preparing for a run for the top job in 2020. California has so much need for effective members of the Senate, you need to concentrate and focus on being a […]

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Column 1: Say that again

Column 1: Say that again

| July 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist “SAY THAT AGAIN”, was the quote of the week seen and heard around the world. Who said it? Dan Coats, Director of National Intelligence, while being interviewed on MSNBC LIVE at a nationwide security meeting in Colorado. Why? He was just told by interviewer Andrea Mitchell that Vladimir […]

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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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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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Column 1: Civility

Column 1: Civility

| May 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist CIVILITY, a key to the image and reputation of our great nation since the earliest of times, has sunk to the lowest level ever under the ‘guidance’ of the least civil leadership and administration ever. The leading historians of our time tell us with no restraints that we’ve […]

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Column 1: The passing of former governor George Deukmejian

Column 1: The passing of former governor George Deukmejian

| May 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist THE PASSING of former Governor George (Duke) Deukmejian this week, just short of his 90th birthday, brought to mind an incident 30 years ago during his years as our Governor. An incident in which knowing the right people got things done. The issue involved the Governor, a Republican. […]

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Column 1: I missed your column last week

Column 1: I missed your column last week

| May 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist “I MISSED YOUR COLUMN last week.” The sweetest words a column writer can hear. A reader who looks forward to a writer’s work. That’s what happened last week when I saw Edy Pino at Nob Hill. “I look forward to it each week, and missed it last week,” […]

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Column 1: The Almond Ranch

Column 1: The Almond Ranch

| April 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist THE ALMOND RANCH, described in a detailed story this week regarding its purchase by the John Muir Land Trust, may lead some in the area to think we are getting into the agriculture business which has been so important in the Golden State in recent years. Not so! […]

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