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Column 1: Say what?!

Column 1: Say what?!

| December 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist SAY WHAT?! Now we are somewhere back to square one with the Traditions at the Meadow development (old Pine Meadow Golf Course) on Vine Hill Way with a suit against the City of Martinez over a delay in grading for the sewer and drainage system for the 65-homes […]

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Column 1: We’re going to pot???

Column 1: We’re going to pot???

| December 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist WE’RE GOING TO POT??? Sounds like the decision has been made to sell ‘weed’ on Alhambra Avenue to make it convenient for purchasers. The decision by the City Council (4-0 with the Mayor recusing himself due to conflicts) has met with great concern (and surprise!) by the Martinez […]

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Column 1: Historic tragedy

Column 1: Historic tragedy

| November 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist HISTORIC TRAGEDY is unfolding in our community. It will become apparent after the Sunday, December 29 final edition of this 161-year-old newspaper is printed and delivered. A record of 161 years of continuous publication, longest in California, according to researchers at the Bancroft Library at U. C. Berkeley […]

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Column 1: Election time

Column 1: Election time

| November 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist ELECTION TIME has begun. And, some interesting entries have already made their intentions know to the electorate. Actually, one very interesting candidate, and veteran of past elections and skirmishes, will be facing a lot of ‘baggage’. Serious legal issues will be included. Supervisor Federal Glover, the District 5 […]

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Column 1: Veteran’s Day

Column 1: Veteran’s Day

| November 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist VETERAN’S DAY, that day on November 11 each year, Is here once again to give a grateful nation the opportunity to recognize and pay tribute to the men and women who have served us in the armed forces, in peace, in times of international crisis and in battle […]

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Column 1: Wildfires, devestation

Column 1: Wildfires, devestation

| November 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist WILDFIRES, DEVASTATION and the PSPS shutoff program have taken their toll on so many hundreds of thousands of Californians in both the north and south the past week. As the news tells us through outstanding coverage in video and print, the heartbreaking scenes are overwhelming. The sight of […]

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Column 1: Got a favorite??

Column 1: Got a favorite??

| October 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez Gazette Columnist GOT A FAVORITE?? Another 2020 political debate for the presidential nomination for the Democrat Party is coming. Who do you like at this point? No favorites? No one looks like a presidential candidate from their appearance on stage or from the words they say? Their policies don’t make […]

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Column 1: Why Blue Angels?

Column 1: Why Blue Angels?

| October 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist WHY BLUE ANGELS? The elite U. S. Navy Blue Angels demonstration flying group thrills hundreds of thousands of spectators each year across the United States with its exciting aerial maneuvers. Thus was the case last weekend as they performed over the Bay Area for the annual Fleet Week […]

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Column 1: Unbelievable

Column 1: Unbelievable

| October 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez Gazette Columnist UNBELIEVABLE (maybe not) were the words of the occupant of the office of the most powerful leader in the world: “As I have stated strongly before, and just to reiterate, if Turkey does anything that I, in my great and unmatched wisdom, consider to be off limits, I […]

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Column 1: Misbehaving students

Column 1: Misbehaving students

| September 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist MISBEHAVING STUDENTS have always been a challenge to those trying to reach them. Probably has been such over centuries. However, how to deal with such behavior has changed as has time and cultural issues, and the methods of educators and parents have adapted to change. We’ve all heard […]

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