Tag: Letter to the Editor

Shell Refinery GM Rizzo to retire

Shell Refinery GM Rizzo to retire

| May 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Dear Friends, I wanted to let you know Shell Martinez General Manager, Tom Rizzo, has elected to retire. His last day at Martinez will be July 3. Tom has over 35 years of experience with Shell in both Refining and Chemicals, as well as corporate, strategy and Projects & Technology roles. Tom has a held […]

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Easter thank you, another great hunt

Easter thank you, another great hunt

| May 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

The sun was shining, the children were excited, over 2,500 candy filled plastic easter eggs were ready to be hunted. The Easter Bunny was on-site for pictures and there were over 150 prize eggs. Thank you to the following sponsors and partners who made the Martinez Annual Easter Egg Hunt a wonderful success: Scott Busby […]

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Letter to the Editor: Brickyard Run a success

Letter to the Editor: Brickyard Run a success

| April 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Kudos to Kevin Searls and the whole Searls family for producing a wonderful Brickyard Run again this year. Together with a small, dedicated band of loyal volunteers, Kevin has continued the proud Martinez tradition that celebrated a 50th anniversary last Sunday. Events like these make Martinez a great place to live. – Jeff Roubal, Martinez […]

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Letter to the Editor: We’ve lost that loving feeling

Letter to the Editor: We’ve lost that loving feeling

| April 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Dear old and new friends, it is with deep disappointment that I have to share I am not participating in this year’s Beer Fest and as things are headed probably not the 4th of July Parade. As many of you know, since my time working at the Martinez News-Gazette and even back to my beaver […]

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Letter to the Editor: The marijuana invasion

Letter to the Editor: The marijuana invasion

| March 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Mayor Schroeder was back at it again last Wednesday night, figuring out how he can get two marijuana ordinances passed which will repeal our existing municipal prohibitions against the commercial sale, manufacturing and distribution of marijuana in Martinez. He has been trying to do so since 2008. He is on the cusp of victory, but […]

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Letter to the Editor: Be the change

Letter to the Editor: Be the change

| March 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

I took a democratic party online poll the other day. One of the questions asked me to check the boxes for the 3 issues that are the most important to me. I was surprised and disappointed to see that “halting our endless wars” was not one of the choices. “Fighting terror” was. What happened to […]

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Letter to the Editor: City council loses major lawsuit

Letter to the Editor: City council loses major lawsuit

| March 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

The City Council has lost the Pine Meadow Rewrite History lawsuit. The Contra Costa County Superior Court states in their February 8 ruling: “… no reasonable person could have reached the conclusion the City did in 2017 that ‘the Subject Property has a residential land use designation’….” The Court goes on to state: “… it […]

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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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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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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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