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Grinch responds to Rishell’s letter

Dear Mr. Rishell, Thank you for illustrating my point so beautifully (see the March 4-10, 2016 edition). All that yapping about bees buzzing, feasting off organically grown fruit in the garden … going “paleo.” Your letter reminded me of the old radio broadcasts, full of metaphors and sound effects. Only ...

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To Grinch: ‘Cheer up!’

Mr Grinch: I’m saddened (only slightly) by your anonymity. Personally, I believe in openness. Track me down at the Trib. I’m often there – at least notionally – for a cuppa. I love our “gray-haired old ladies and gents.” Indeed, I’m one of them. Please note that we “yap” (your ...

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Tim Platt on Pine Meadow public vote

Dear Editor, Pine Meadow has been Permanent Open Space/Recreation for over 40 years, and remains that today. Our successful referendum in February of last year stopped an attempt by the City Council to change Pine Meadow to housing.   The referendum resulted in the City Council calling for a public ...

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Enough of ‘how to create buzz downtown’

Dear Editor, I am so darned sick of hearing people talk about Martinez’s “potential,” and “if they only did that,” “if they only did this.” You can’t walk into any coffee shop, restaurant, boutique or bar in town without hearing someone flapping their gums about what would “fix” the city. ...

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