Martinez Approves Foundation Of Small-Business Microgrant and Marketing ProgramMartinez city leaders approved an offering of grants of up to $5,000 to qualifying local businesses this week as part of a program that would also beef up efforts to market those businesses and make improvements in the city's commercial areas.
Martinez Sued By Concord-Based Developer In Rift Over Housing ProjectA Concord-based housing developer has sued the City of Martinez over what the developer sees as unwarranted barriers to building a housing tract on a former golf course.
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.
Martinez Police Investigate Homemade Bombing Of Sports Memorabilia StorePolice were investigating a New Year's Day bombing that left a long-time downtown sports-memorabilia store in shambles.
Martinez Family Seeks Answers After Teen Girl's Mysterious Sudden DeathThe Martinez family of a 15-year-old high school freshman is looking for answers as to why the girl died suddenly Sunday afternoon after waking up that morning not feeling well.
COVID: Restaurants’ Lawsuit Against Contra Costa County on HoldA lawsuit against Contra Costa County over its early adoption of a health order banning outdoor dining at restaurants is on hold since a state order went into full effect, making the county's earlier restrictions a moot point.
Suspect in July Crime Spree Pleads Guilty to Attempted Murder, CarjackingA Pittsburg man who carried out a two-day crime spree back in July pleaded no contest Friday to multiple felonies.
COVID Outbreak: 39 Inmates At CoCo Jails Test PositiveContra Costa County officials revealed Thursday that COVID-19 broke out at its jails, with 39 inmates testing positive for the virus as of that morning.
COVID Vaccine: CoCo Supes Ask State to Prioritize Teachers for VaccinesThe Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors approved a declaration this week that states that teachers should be considered "essential workers" and thus among the first people to get COVID-19 vaccinations.
COVID: Contra Costa Co. Gets A Dose Of Hope As Doctors Roll Up Their Sleeves To Get VaccineMore than 9000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been sent to Contra Costa Regional Medical Center. It’s a small number but the hope is with each dose, the Bay Area can finally contain the coronavirus.
COVID Restrictions: Restaurants Sue Contra Costa County To Overturn ShutdownThe latest stay-at-home orders have drawn criticism and even outright defiance from some businesses, but in Contra Costa County a group of restaurants is taking a different approach. They are taking the county to court.
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.
COVID: CoCo Nonprofits Receive $1.6M to Help Ease HardshipsTwo local non-profits donated $1.6 million in grants to community groups in Contra Costa County helping groups in need with food, shelter and other necessities.
Man Found Dead In Alhambra Creek In MartinezPolice in Martinez were determining what caused the death of a man whose body was found in Alhambra Creek Monday.
Contra Costa Supervisors Approve New Office of Racial Equity and Social JusticeContra Costa County supervisors unanimously approved the formation of an Office of Racial Equity and Social Justice, in the hopes that it expands on advances guided by social justice principles.