Tag Archives: Martinez CA

School district eyes Muth successor

Superintendent Rami Muth to retire in 2016 By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – If negotiations go as expected, Deputy Superintendent C.J. Cammack will succeed Rami Muth as superintendent of Martinez Unified School District (MUSD). The decision to offer Cammack the job came during a closed session of …

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Hospice Tree of Lights to be lit in ceremony Saturday

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – The broad canopy of limbs of a tall oak that stands in the median of Morello Avenue north of Arnold Drive will sparkle in tiny lights Saturday night, the first of a series of Tree of Lights celebrations. This is the …

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Winter ‘Spare the Air’ season in effect

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune The Winter Spare the Air season started Sunday, November 1, Tom Flannigan, spokesperson for the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, said. The season lasts until Feb. 29, 2016. Martinez residents should watch for the district’s declaration of Spare the Air alerts, especially if …

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Smith leaning toward Trump vote

Martinez is about 67 percent Democrat, 30 percent Republican, and surprisingly, only 2 or so percent Independent. With the next presidential election in sight, I’m wondering how other people in Martinez feel about the candidates, and if they will opt to change parties in 2016. I’m a Democrat, but I’ve …

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Two Martinez teens killed Halloween night

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune California Highway Patrol is continuing its investigation into the 3 a.m. Sunday crash that killed two teenaged girls after a 16-year-old driver reportedly nodded off while driving east on Franklin Canyon Road west of McHarry Ranch Road. CHP Public Information Officer John Fransen said …

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Lady Dogs blocked out by Acalanes Dons

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune It was a neat, tidy, 59-minute match on the road in Lafayette for the Lady Bulldog volleyball team. In short, it was everything they didn’t want. Acalanes’ height, hitting and overall dominance was put on display on Tuesday night during their senior day celebrations as …

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Police search for suspect in restaurant robbery

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Police are searching for an armed suspect who robbed a McDonald’s Restaurant, 1185 Arnold Drive, late Tuesday, Sgt. Tyson Muncher said. The robbery began about 9:08 p.m. Tuesday when someone walked up to the restaurant’s drive-through window and demanded money …

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Council eyes strategic plan, hears general plan complaints

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council told a contracted guide Pat O’Keeffe, and municipal staff what changes they want to see in a draft of a new strategic plan for the community Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015. At the same meeting, residents who had been …

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Bulldog tennis ends on high

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune It’s been an unlucky season for the Bulldog tennis team. They play in one of the toughest leagues in the East Bay, and they didn’t win any matches in League play. They had solid performances in preseason, and then, on their senior day on Oct. …

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