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Avila Farias responds to ‘attack’ regarding pay, vacation time

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a direct response from Dist. 5 Supervisorial candidate AnaMarie Avila Farias regarding the letter published above alleging Avila Farias misused taxpayer funds. “When the political machine is threatened, they strike out like a cornered snake. This filing with the District Attorney is an attempt at …

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Tom Powers asks DA to launch investigation into candidate

Today (Oct. 31) I personally delivered the attached letter to District Attorney Mark Peterson’s office (at 3:18 p.m. PST) requesting an official investigation into AnaMarie Avila Farias’s official use of her time and resources at her Section 8 government job at the Contra Costa Housing Authority. It has been brought …

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‘Martinez deserves honesty, transparency’

For weeks, Federal Glover’s camp has been sending out false information about AnaMarie Avila Farias. Whether you support her or not, you should not accept lies about any candidate in a campaign. Such deceit simply makes the participating perpetrator(s) unworthy of public service. The Glover camp has promoted that AnaMarie …

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Remembering Nancy

I just want to thank all of you for your kind and heartfelt deeds and sincere expressions of sorrow, loss, love and support. If Nancy were here, she’d be the life of the party for all her friends. Much love from her to you. – Guy Cooper

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Stand up to outside interest mudslinging

Like you, I’ve received a bunch [of] mailers filled with mistruths about AnaMarie Avila Farias in the mail. It infuriated me to see that independent expenditures on behalf of Federal Glover would stoop to the lowest level of mudslinging and tied three council members to the piece. At the last …

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Horse owners held to different standard?

While running to and from Briones park recently, avoiding various piles of horse manure, it dawned on me that horse owners are not held to the same standard as dog owners and required to clean up droppinga from their domesticated animals. Why is this the case?  They present the same …

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DeLaney endorses Federal Glover for Dist. 5 Supervisor

As an 18-year employee of Contra Costa County and a 14-year member of the Martinez City Council, I have a unique insight into the two candidates for the District 5 Supervisor race, having worked with both for several years. Consequently, I am supporting Supervisor Federal Glover. Federal has demonstrated over …

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Local politicians taking heat

‘Mudslinging’ amps up as General Election nears By E. CLARK Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Several local candidates for public office, as well as politicians not on the ballot this year, are taking heat for their alleged involvement in “hit pieces” coming through the mail, on social media and other …

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Local nonprofit, RES Success, to host annual fundraiser

MARTINEZ, Calif. – RES Success, a local nonprofit, presents the 17th annual “Artistry for Autism,” Sunday, Nov. 6, from 1-4 p.m. All proceeds for the event will be going towards programs that provide adults with developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorders an enriched environment in which they can become successful …

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