Approximately two barrels of oil leaked into the Bay near the Martinez Shell refinery on Tuesday. According to the company, the leak was the result of tests being conducted on the line.
Contra Costa County Fire crews have a fire that grew to three-alarms at multiple homes in Martinez under control and one person is in custody for what officials say looks to be the work of a single arsonist.
As more and more Bakken crude oil is expected to be transported by railroad through the Bay Area, officials want to implement emergency plans in case of a derailment. But those plans are stalling out.
Contra Costa Regional Medical Center in Martinez and the Martinez Health Center remain was reported to have been briefly locked down on Tuesday.
Safety Information For Alhambra Trestle In Martinez And Other Bridges Kept By The Railroads, Part 2 Of 3
Some local, state and federal officials are concerned that an old railroad bridge in Martinez, used to transport increasing car loads of highly volatile crude oil from North Dakota to East Bay refineries, may be unsafe.
Aging Railway Infrastructure Raises Safety Concerns As Bay Area Readies To Receive Dramatic Increase Of Bakken Crude Oil, Part 1 Of 3
Questions are being raised about the safety of the century-old Alhambra railroad trestle in Martinez. Some local residents and officials are concerned because the bridge is carrying an increasing number of loads of a highly volatile cargo.
KCBS’ Jeffrey Schaub reports on the aging & possibly unsafe railroad bridge in Martinez…
Unbraked Parked Car In Martinez Rolls Into Gas Meter, Resulting In Brief Shelter-in-Place Order For Nearby Homes
A shelter-in-place order was lifted for Martinez residents in the area immediately surrounding an accident involving a gas leak Thursday morning, according to Contra Costa fire officials.
Where To Watch ‘The Interview’ Streaming Online Christmas Eve, and In Bay Area Theaters Christmas Day
After pulling “The Interview” from theatrical release in the face of terrorist threats traced to North Korea, Sony confirms it is changing plans and releasing the film online on Christmas Eve and in limited theaters on Christmas Day after all.
A woman was killed and a man was injured in a shooting in Martinez on Friday night, a police sergeant said.