Fire Forces Evacuation Of County Hospital In MartinezA fire in the boiler room of the county hospital in Martinez Friday afternoon forced some evacuations before being brought under control, according to authorities.
Martinez Crash, Acid Spill Results In Injury, Shelter-In-Place OrderA hydrochloric acid and chlorine spill in unincorporated Martinez Wednesday morning resulted in at least one minor injury, a shelter-in-place order and a road closure, according to Contra Costa County firefighters.
Shell Settles With 7 Bay Area Counties Over Misleading Gift Card AdvertisingShell Oil has agreed to pay more than $762,000 in civil penalties to settle allegations brought by seven Bay Area counties of misleading advertising for gift cards.
Fireworks Spark Martinez Fire; 2 Minors ArrestedTwo minors were taken into custody in Martinez Tuesday afternoon after a fire sparked by fireworks burned roughly two acres near some homes, a fire captain said.
Distinctive Bronze Statues Stolen From East Bay HomeSeveral distinctive bronze statues, a Dodge truck and other items were taken in three thefts last week from a home in unincorporated Martinez, officials with the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office said Friday.
Contra Costa Animal Services Mistakenly Euthanized Two DogsContra Costa County Animal Services is investigating why two dogs were mistakenly euthanized after local rescue groups proposed saving the animal earlier this month, a department spokesman said Thursday.
Vegetation Fire Near East Bay Park ContainedA vegetation fire that was rapidly growing on the edge of Martinez's city limits Wednesday afternoon has been contained
Anti-Violence Squad Serving Search Warrant In Martinez Finds 1 Person Shot, Another StabbedOne person was shot and another suffered stab wounds at roughly the same time that law enforcement officials were attempting to serve a search warrant in a home in unincorporated Martinez.
Driver Hurt After Losing Control, Crashing Into Tree On Highway 4A 72-year-old Rodeo woman suffered major injuries after she lost control of her car, went down an embankment and crashed into a tree.
Early Morning Fire Races Through Martinez Apartment ComplexTwo apartments were destroyed and seven others heavily damaged as a twp-alarm fire raced through a Martinez apartment complex early Tuesday, authorities said.
WWI Cannon Stolen Over Weekend Recovered In MartinezA World War I cannon that had been stolen from a veterans hall in Richmond over the weekend was recovered Thursday, according to police.
$5 Adoptions! Big Dogs Piling Up At East Bay Animal SheltersBig dogs are creating crowded conditions at Contra Costa County animal shelters, and shelter officials are hoping some animal lovers will take advantage of a special offer to adopt them.

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