An elderly woman who mistook the gas pedal for the brake ran over and killed her husband this morning at their home near Martinez, according to the California Highway Patrol.
With the region’s water supply already stretched thin by drought conditions, the Contra Costa Water District, along with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, is looking at further expanding the Los Vaqueros Reservoir in Contra Costa County.
Police arrested a man after he allegedly entered a home Monday morning but fled when three kids and a dog inside the home startled him.
A wildfire sparked by a turkey vulture that caught fire after shorting out two power lines according to a witness burned parts of an RV and two properties in Martinez Tuesday morning, causing an estimated $80,000 in damage, a fire official said.
A high speed chase through the Bay Area Wednesday ended with a crash in Martinez.
Martinez police are looking for two men who allegedly robbed a Subway sandwich shop at gunpoint Monday evening.
A horse was euthanized after it and the rider plunged down an embankment at an East Bay park Tuesday, resulting in the horse getting stuck in a tree.
Firefighters battled a two-alarm blaze at an apartment complex in Martinez Wednesday morning.
Some parents were offended when a school board member said kids at predominantly white John Swett Elementary need A/C, and kids at predominately Hispanic/Latino La Juntas Elementary don’t.
A Martinez man charged in federal court last year with luring a teenage girl across state lines for sex is now facing new child pornography charges involving more than 300 victims, officials said Friday.