A woman killed when she was crushed by a toppling gravel load in Martinez on Monday afternoon has been identified as a 32-year-old mother.
A person inside a car in the driveway of a Martinez home was killed Monday when a gravel truck overturned onto it Monday, according to authorities.
The average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline in Northern California rose by 75 cents in the last month.
A police chase in Martinez came to an abrupt end Wednesday morning.
Police have arrested a fourth suspect in connection with a high-speed chase that ended in a crash Wednesday morning.
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.