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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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Column 1: Falling is a word

Column 1: Falling is a word

| April 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist FALLING IS A WORD we use for a number of activities, each one denoting some movement, some good, some not so good. Thus, when adding ‘ down’, as in falling down, it conjures up some ugly pictures in the mind. It can become very personal. Such was the […]

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Column 1: Here we go

| March 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist HERE WE GO with our 301st Column 1. Hard to believe. I am so grateful to the management and staff of the Gazette for allowing me to have fun doing something I enjoy…a carryover of the fun I had doing it five days a week when I was […]

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Column 1: Acts of Kindness

| March 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist ACTS OF KINDNESS are universal, but not necessarily rampant! However, we experience them daily, readily recognized, or not. Some are obvious. Some we take for granted, like someone holding a door for us. Was that kindness or courtesy? Is there a difference? How about someone allowing you to […]

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