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‘Why is council not respecting will of people?’

In the November 2016 election Martinez voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 64 (Legalizing Recreational Cannabis). According to the County Election Department, the Martinez vote was 63 percent to 37 percent to approve the proposition. So why is the City Council not respecting the loud voice of their constituents? The Council is …

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Fire Marshall on portable heater safety

Portable electric space heaters can be a convenient source of supplemental heat for your home in cold weather. Unfortunately, they can pose significant fire and electric shock hazards if not used properly. Fire and electrical hazards can be caused by space heaters without adequate safety features, space heaters placed near …

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‘Thanks’

Erin: Thanks for your efforts with the transcript in the Voice in the Tribune … fun to read and adds some “spice” to the paper! – Ellen Heathcote, an original subscriber

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Walkways in need of repair

It is a wonderful idea I heard to name the East Bay Park in Martinez for Ted and Kathy Radke because of Mr. Radke’s 30 years service on the Board of Directors for the park district. It is a nice honor for the Radke Family. I hope that the district …

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John Stone: City has draconian policies about marijuana

Dear Editor, The City of Martinez’  draconian, repressive marijuana growing and selling prohibition goes against the grain politically and is a big slap in the face to the good voters of the State of California who voted to legalize marijuana. This is the definition of tyranny: ignoring the grand will …

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Schilz: DA should resign after campaign fund indiscretion

Did you see the headline “‘Embarrassed’ Contra Costa District Attorney Fined For Breaking Law… Mark Peterson admits spending $66K of campaign funds for his own personal use.”? Our County’s top law enforcement officer feels he’s above the law and willfully uses monies he KNOWS can’t be used for personal purposes …

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‘Trump in a nutshell’

By LOUIS THOMSON This election has been a roller-coaster filled with emotion and angst. For the first time in history, an individual is going to be in office with no previous political history or military service. For all of our history, when citizens voted for politicians they semi-knew who they …

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