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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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Chief proposes changes to municipal code changes

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Police Chief Manjit Sappal is proposing changes to the Martinez Municipal Code that could give his officers clarification about what homeless people and others can and cannot do within city limits. He presented his suggestions to the Martinez Public Safety ...

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PRMCC hears mural proposal, dog park supporters

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Parks, Recreation, Marina and Cultural Commission has seen how the grieving family of a 14-year-old girl killed last year when she was struck by a train wants to thank their community for its support during their darkest hours. At the ...

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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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Martinez Chamber selects new executive director

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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Hit & run victim in critical condition; suspect arrested

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – A motorist has been arrested and an accident victim remains in critical condition after a vehicle collided Saturday afternoon with a pedestrian in a wheelchair in the intersection of Alhambra Avenue and Virginia Hills Drive, Cpl. Mike Estanol said. Martinez Police ...

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