Recent Posts

Racism deniers David Nelson & Nichole Anderson face charges

The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office today charged 53 year old David Nelson and Nichole Anderson (42) with three misdemeanor counts, including a hate crime, for their alleged actions on Saturday, July 4, when defendant Anderson covered up a Black Lives Matter mural with black paint while Nelson directly …

Read More »

Vandal Trumpers Karen and Chad identified, charges up to DA

The Trump supporters who painted over a ‘Black Lives Matter’ mural in downtown Martinez have been located by the police, and now their fate is in the hands of the District Attorney. Martinez PD tracked down the MAGA morons and had a conversation. They were not arrested, as the alleged …

Read More »

Dim-Witted Trumpers pursued after vandalizing new BLM Mural

On July 4th, community members obtained a permit from the City to paint Black Lives Matter on Court Street in downtown Martinez. Once the mural was completed, an unidentified white male and white female arrived. While the male made comments to a group of onlookers his companion began painting over …

Read More »

Adjusting to the New Normal at our Farmers Markets

BY DEBRA J. MORRIS Summer is here, the corn and tomatoes are being harvested, the planting of fall crops has begun, and your local farmers’ markets continue to supply good wholesome fruits and vegetables, even in the midst of a pandemic. We are looking for the light at the end …

Read More »

NFL’s hypocrisy on full display with Juneteenth and Kaepernick

BY J.A. SCHWARTZ On June 19th, 1865, a proclamation was read in the city of Galveston, Texas. Union Army General Gordon Granger declared that by federal order, all slaves in Texas were now free. The date would ultimately become known as “Juneteenth”, in recognition of its historic significance. On June …

Read More »

Kaepernick’s stance might finally be resonating four years later

BY J.A. SCHWARTZ After first being moved to protest police brutality during the 2016 preseason, Colin Kaepernick stated that his decision to sit during the national anthem of the 49ers third preseason game was motivated by his desire to bring attention to issues that resonated with him following the death …

Read More »

CC County Extends Modified Eviction Protection & Rent Freeze

At a special Board meeting on May 26, 2020, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed an urgency ordinance that continues an eviction moratorium for residential tenants and small businesses in the County through July 15, 2020.  The urgency ordinance also continues a moratorium on certain residential rent …

Read More »

Farmers Markets continuing to be a direct-to-consumer outlet

BY DEBRA J. MORRIS Lawmakers across the state continue to weigh the pros and cons of reopening farmers markets, even though they have been declared essential businesses. It is still up to individual cities and counties to make the final decision on whether to reopen, leaving us with a patchwork …

Read More »

American Red Cross reporting severe blood shortage

The American Red Cross is reporting a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Healthy individuals willing to donate are needed now to help patients counting on lifesaving blood. “I used to donate every 8 weeks. 9/11 was the …

Read More »

49ers All-Pro tackle Joe Staley announces retirement

The San Francisco 49ers announced today that Joe Staley, a three-time All-Pro tackle and six-time Pro Bowl selection, has retired from the National Football League.   “For the last 13 years, Joe Staley conducted himself in a manner that epitomizes the 49ers way and set a tremendous example for his …

Read More »