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Steven Larsen April 23, 2014 at 05:34 PM
The letter from the City advises residents to require PGE to provide written proof of PGE's rightRead Moreto easment on residents' properties, as well as the permits required by the city to remove certain trees above a specific size. Apparently, the city isn't neutral in this battle, so I'd definitely get an inspector up there if they show up without paper. As far as the stakes go, I think I'd pull the ones that are in my way, but try to leave some that aren't; That might help you prove that you weren't just being malicious...
Chris Kapsalis April 23, 2014 at 06:31 PM
Yes I may have to pull the one blocking my gate pathway. Thanks Steven for the info!
Dena R April 20, 2014 at 12:28 PM
seriously, what is your problem??? so quick to judge, but yet, have NO business doing so...wacko
Lawrence Risner April 20, 2014 at 02:45 PM
Dena, I had to think about responding because this matter must remain civil - so I ask you toRead Moreplease re-read the post you are offended by and consider just the facts not any opinions. I am not commenting on what loaves does just where the want to do it and why that isn't so good. This is situation is an open issue and should not be taken to personal levels. Thank you!
Lawrence Risner April 21, 2014 at 02:27 PM
I would just like to close my posts here by saying that the Martinez senior citizens have been atRead Moreth eir current location for 25 years, they have more than 1400 members and these same seniors have lived, paid taxes, shopped and even donate to local needy causes when they can and now I would think they deserve some respect and concern for their "time in life" as they too have needs. The senior center is the only source for them in Martinez for activities, meetings, luncheons, trips and other social events. I understand the passion of those that are associated with Loaves and Fishes in fact some are members of the senior center as well. But what some may not be aware of is that there are a lot of volunteers that put in hundreds of hours and a lot of hard work every year to keep the senior center a pleasant and comfortable site for their activities. The members of the senior center share the same passions for their interests as does Loaves and Fishes for theirs. The one thing that gives all of this a bad taste is the way it was handled by the director. No one in the community was offered an opportunity to express their thoughts either for or against this move before it was finalized which does give it an "underhanded tone" even if it wasn't done intentionally. With actions the effect any community the members of that same community should be allowed to express their input, be it supportive or otherwise. Nothing personal here...
Chris Kapsalis April 18, 2014 at 10:30 AM
Our well water in Martinez is Not safe for humans, we were told. Polluted. Our ground water? WellRead Morewa ter should be among the cleanest of water, filtered naturally by rocks etc.. But ours is contaminated. This should tell us something. Our earth, at least here, is unhealthy, and you cannot even drink the water.
Lawrence Risner April 20, 2014 at 01:01 PM
Dena, nobody is questioning the value of Loaves and Fishes as far as providing meals for the needy. Read MoreThe question is "why in the business district of downtown and next to the senior center which has activities for Martinez seniors during the same hours?". There are other locations better suited for this than in the center of Martinez. You also might ask the business owners in town how happy they are with this and they have personal investments in their businesses. Downtown parking in the area is already saturated by the businesses and county employees so please ask the residences how they are going to like more vehicles impacting their personal parking. The lot at the senior center is full during these hours and is so small that even the seniors have difficulty finding street parking during these daytime hours. Is Loaves and Fishes going to help monitor the senior center parking lot and if they have security inside how does that answer to security problems outside. Go talk to the owner of Copper Kettle and the other businesses with the sidewalk patios if you think all is well for them!!! Try moving into Concord or "god forbid" downtown Lafayette... I don't think there is anyone siding against Loaves and Fishes for what they provide it's just that Martinez already has serious problems trying to improve it's image and attract new businesses and this is not a plus no matter what you may think or have been told. Even the city admits to having trying to stop the move but couldn't. So there it is - how many more shops do you want vacant on Main Street? And more importantly try applying some of your compasion to those you are going to negatively impact that rely on both the senior center services and customers to support local businesses - they matter too!!!
Dena R April 20, 2014 at 04:02 PM
How many of the patrons drive and park? not many, just sayin
Dena R April 20, 2014 at 04:05 PM
and the lot is saturated with court visitors...hello
Susan C. Schena April 15, 2014 at 09:47 AM
Chris, you took this picture!? If so, from what part of town?
Chris Kapsalis April 15, 2014 at 11:46 AM
From our house near the High School. We went out at 11 30 and it was hazy. We drove to the Marina,Read Morel ooked clearer that way, but it was not. Then we drove all the way out Alhambra valley, but it was even worse, by time we got back home it was clear. lol. We should have stayed put..