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City promises dog park workshop

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune The next step in Martinez’s exploration of dog park options will be a workshop early in December, City Engineer Tim Tucker told Martinez City Council Wednesday night. While Mayor Rob Schroder insisted, “We want to get it right,” and the process couldn’t be rushed, ...

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Commission agrees pipeline consistent with General Plan

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Planning Commission agreed Tuesday that extending a franchise agreement with Plains All-American Pipeline is consistent with the city’s General Plan. The 20-year extension also would allow moving about 1,804 feet of pipeline from wetlands area to land next to city ...

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CHP offers safety tips for Halloween

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune The California Highway Patrol wants both children and adults to have fun Saturday for Halloween, Sgt. Brandie Dressel said. But that means choosing a designated driver for adults going to Halloween parties and preparing children so they are visible to motorists when they go ...

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Thompson votes for Bipartisan Budget Act

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune U.S. Representative Mike Thompson, the Napa Democrat who represents Martinez in the House, voted in favor of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015. The bill passed by a bipartisan vote of 266-167, and has been sent to the Senate for its consideration. That act, ...

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Ferrari catches fire at gas station

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – A car fire last week at a Martinez Chevron gas station, 1250 Morello Ave., could have been worse. A black Ferrari identified as belonging to Al Cui caught fire after a spark ignited gasoline fumes when he was refueling his car ...

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