Tag: Linda Meza

Letter to the Editor: The insidious nature of good enough

Letter to the Editor: The insidious nature of good enough

| December 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

In my professional life I am finding myself spending more and more time in West County and as a result I had the pleasure of being present for the official ribbon cutting ceremonies for an exciting new project in the city of Richmond, CoBiz. The space was designed as a co-working, business incubator space and […]

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Letter to the Editor: City of Martinez’ lack of direct communication during PG&E public safety power shut-off

Letter to the Editor: City of Martinez’ lack of direct communication during PG&E public safety power shut-off

| November 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

October was one heck of a month for Martinez residents. The first threats of wide-spread PSPS, earthquakes, the second threat and realization of a PSPS impacting Martinez residents, dangerous winds, fallen trees and injuries, fire and evacuation, were similarly experienced beyond our city’s borders and on balance we were luckier than many if not most. […]

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Letter to the Editor: Downtown Density Workshop

| October 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

“Discussions, day trips offer visions for downtown Martinez” (East Bay Times Aug. 2011) “City Officials Pleased With Results Of ‘Downtown Matters’ Workshops” (Patch Nov. 2011) These are just two headlines during the Downtown Matters workshops; a series of workshops spearheaded by former Redwood City’s Redevelopment Manager, Susan Moeller. These workshops were part of the overall […]

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Letter to the Editor: Martinez redistricting: It’s like deja vu all over again

Letter to the Editor: Martinez redistricting: It’s like deja vu all over again

| September 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

With a hat tip to Yogi Berra Sunday mornings after a city council meeting I like to sit with my coffee, sometimes not so quietly, at my computer and watch the video recording. I want to thank Mr. Verrilli for speaking on behalf of the many Martinez voters who have had their votes suppressed – […]

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Letter to the Editor: Denial of conditional use permit

Letter to the Editor: Denial of conditional use permit

| September 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

On Tuesday evening, August 27 I sat in the front row of the Planning Commission meeting for no other reason than to bear witness. I heard one woman seated behind me comment on how wonderful it was to see the many “decent” young families in attendance. That comment begs the question, as opposed to whom? […]

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Letter to the Editor: Rose colored glasses

| July 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Tuesday evening, July 23, I attended the Planning Commission meeting where the topic of discussion was Brandon Varise’ experiential outdoors / sporting goods store with the proposed inclusion of an indoor shooting range. I’m not sure if it was fortunate or not that I arrived towards the end of public comment, Brandon – love ya […]

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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 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: So you want to run for public office

Letter to the Editor: So you want to run for public office

| August 26, 2018 | 4 Comments

I can safely say I have been politically aware since at least age 9. I recall trick o’treating in the city of Paramount in ’72, while older boys were reminding folks to vote for Nixon. I can’t tell you what compelled me to chime in other than my mother, a hairdresser, who was on public […]

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Letter to the Editor: Green-lining as the new red-lining?

Letter to the Editor: Green-lining as the new red-lining?

| May 20, 2018 | 3 Comments

This week I was invited to watch some of this year’s Congress For The New Urbanism’s (CNU.org) talks from Savannah GA. During Wednesday’s talk the speaker posed an interesting thought on the way cities are defining open space that suggested green-lining has replaced red-lining. For readers not familiar with the term red-lining, it was the […]

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