Tag: Linda Meza

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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Letter to the Editor: Measure I – Like any contract, should be read back to front

Letter to the Editor: Measure I – Like any contract, should be read back to front

| May 9, 2018 | 3 Comments

My last letter was wordy, so I’ll make this one brief. Read the Measure, and not just the sales pitch that is the preamble, but the exhibits. Particularly Exhibit C. Then ask for both letters of endorsement from the Sierra Club and the Audubon Society. And if you are provided such letters, please forward them […]

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Letter to the Editor: Generational wealth: What is it, why you should care

Letter to the Editor: Generational wealth: What is it, why you should care

| May 2, 2018 | 10 Comments

Back in March I promised to follow up on my letter with my thoughts on generational wealth. I now work for a Berkeley based credit union with roots in the protection of the generational wealth of disenfranchised groups. Practices of redlining and predatory lending are no longer an academic understanding, but personal stories like the […]

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Letter to the Editor: Elections have consequences

Letter to the Editor: Elections have consequences

| April 25, 2018 | 5 Comments

I work outside of Martinez and depending on the level of stress from the past week I tend to hunker at home on the weekends to decompress as such I am not entirely sure when the sign favoring Tim Platt’s land grab initiative over the city’s parks protection measure went up on Alhambra Ave. With […]

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Letter to the Editor: Groups are ‘hostile to growth’

Letter to the Editor: Groups are ‘hostile to growth’

| March 14, 2018 | 3 Comments

I am writing in response to the rolling out of by-district elections. To say this process has wounded me deeply would be putting it mildly. As part of the ‘protected class’ this tawdry action sought to empower, I feel neither. I sat by on the sidelines for a majority of the time, waiting to see […]

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