Gentle soul, accordion player, mushroom lover: Half Moon Bay victim mourned

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By Alexandra Ulmer HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (Reuters) – When friends of farm supervisor Marciano Martinez heard of the shooting at the Half Moon Bay mushroom plantations on Monday, they had a sinking feeling. They knew he had to have been there: Martinez, a migrant from Mexico, worked every day except Saturdays. He rarely took time off for holidays like Thanksgiving. When an alarm went off at night, he’d rush on site. Even with friends in social situations, he’d lament when a crop didn’t turn out well, blaming poor seeds, or he’d rave about a stellar harvest. “He took so much pride in his job,” c…

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