Contra Costa Supervisors Approve Demolishing Old County Jail, Administration BuildingThe Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors unanimously decided Tuesday to demolish the old county jail – which has been on the site since 1903 – along with the 12-story former county administration building at 651 Pine St. in Martinez.
COVID: Martinez Council Pursues Small Business Microgrants, Backs Cap On Food Delivery FeesA microgrant program to help Martinez small businesses and offering support for a Contra Costa County-wide cap on what food delivery services like DoorDash and GrubHub are among the measures Martinez leaders hope to approve this month.
Investigation Underway After Contra Costa Jail Inmate Ezekiel McCoy Dies Following FightA 30-year-old Contra Costa Jail inmate died Tuesday afternoon at the Martinez jail, about 24 hours after having been in a fight with fellow inmates at the West County Detention Facility in Richmond and subsequently treated for injuries at a Martinez hospital.
Many Contra Costa Voters Submit Ballots At Elections Office, Official Drop Boxes Over USPS MistrustThere’s been a steady stream of people visiting the Contra Costa Elections Office to place their ballots into the drop box out front.
Contra Costa County Aligns With COVID-19 State Guidelines, Eases RestrictionsContra Costa County Health officials have decided to align the county guidelines with the state, effectively doing away with any local restrictions.
1 Rescued After Fire Breaks Out At Martinez Aquatic CenterOne person was rescued and taken to the hospital after a fire broke out at the Rankin Aquatic Center in Martinez on Saturday morning.
Contra Costa County Supes Tightening Rules On Short-Term RentalsThe Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors approved the basics of a short-term rental ordinance regulating Airbnb-type rentals. The supervisors expect to formally approve the ordinance at their March 31 meeting.
Martinez Gives Pot Dispensary Permit To Son Of Retired California CongressmanThe Martinez City Council has chosen the operator for its second retail marijuana dispensary - a firm led by the son of retired longtime U.S. Rep. George Miller.
CoCo County Supes Approve Ban On Polystyrene Food, Beverage Containers, Effective In 2020An ordinance prohibiting the use of polystyrene food and beverage containers by vendors in unincorporated Contra Costa County will go into effect May 1, 2020, following a unanimous vote of the Board of Supervisors.
Critical Musical Instruments Stolen From Martinez Junior High Ahead Of ParadeThe Homecoming parade is an annual tradition in the city of Martinez, but this year, the Martinez Junior High School band is missing a few thousand dollars' worth of key instruments and equipment. 
Martinez: Police Find Woman Unconscious On Street, Struck By Hit-And-Run DriverA woman was found in critical condition late Thursday night in Martinez after a vehicle struck her in a hit-and-run collision.