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Center, Morello re-paving slated

Arnold Drive, Howe Road & other streets to be patch-paved By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez motorists who have been frustrated with conditions on Morello and Center avenues are about to get relief. The Martinez City Council has hired MCK Services to repave portions of those ...

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Annual financial report to show city ‘in the black’

One-time revenues boost Martinez finances; $2.3 million surplus shown in General Fund By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – One-time revenue sources will put Martinez’s finances in the black, as described in the upcoming Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) the Martinez City Council will see Nov. 4. But ...

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City explores improving ties with sister city in Scotland

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune Martinez’s sister city is reaching out from across the ocean, hoping to reinforce the tie the two cities share – John Muir. In a presentation to the City Council Wednesday night, Mark Thomson and Bruce Campbell, wearing kilts in the tartan patterns of their ...

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Mayor returns from ‘investment trip’ to China

Mayor Rob Schroder (center), speaks at a conference during the “Silicon Valley Mayors China Trip.” (COURTESY / On File)

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune Like a gardener who plants seeds, Martinez Mayor Rob Schroder won’t know right away if his 10 days in China will produce a harvest. However, past trips by San Francisco Bay Area mayors have been productive and Schroder is hoping one day the Silicon ...

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City manager featured speaker at Martinez Rotary

City Manager Rob Braulik during a meeting of the Martinez Rotary this week. (PAUL CRAIG / Courtesy)

By PAUL CRAIG Special to the Tribune City Manager Rob Braulik told Rotary that he sees Martinez in the context of history. One hundred sixty-five years ago, Martinez became the County seat. A century ago, Shell arrived. Today the County, Shell and the county hospital are our major employers. Over ...

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Annual financial report to show city ‘in the black’

One-time revenues boost Martinez finances; $2.3 million surplus shown in General Fund By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – One-time revenue sources will put Martinez’s finances in the black, as described in the upcoming Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) the Martinez City Council will see Nov. 4. But ...

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Some parents disappointed by ‘Tot Time’ program closure

File cabinets and text books fill a classroom at Martinez Adult Education.
Mothers speaking to the Martinez Unified School District
Board of Education want the room for a Tot Time class. (MYKEL RODRIGUEZ / Courtesy)

Parents say preschool allowed parent/student education at affordable cost; urge board to bring program back By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. –A class offered through Martinez Adult Education for about 20 years established a cooperative opportunity for parents of young children to participate in their children’s preschool education ...

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Martinez Unified reassesses ‘lease-leaseback’ construction

Board also declares Oct. 11-17 ‘The Week of the School Administrator’; hears report from student Alicia Marazzani By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune In lease-leaseback construction delivery the way it’s done in Martinez’s school district, an architect is chosen through requests for proposals and builders are selected after requests for ...

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Martinez Chamber selects new executive director

Julie Sabbagh, the new executive director of the Martinez Chamber of Commerce. (DONNA BETH WEILENMAN / Martinez Tribune)

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Chamber of Commerce has chosen Julie Sabbagh, the former director of operations at the Vacaville Chamber of Commerce, as its new executive director. Sabbagh, who started her new job Tuesday, also marketed her city through previous employment as the office ...

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CHP reminds motorists to make room for cyclists

Approximately 2,700 Bay Area bicyclists injured or killed last year in motor vehicle encounters By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune More than 140 bicyclists are killed in traffic collisions statewide each year, said Officer Daniel Hill, public information officer of the Golden Gate division of California Highway Patrol. He said ...

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