Alleged Martinez Black Lives Matter Mural Vandals Charged With Hate CrimeThe Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday it would be charging the man and woman caught on camera vandalizing the Black Lives Matter mural on July 4 with multiple misdemeanors including a hate-crime charge.
Martinez: Birthplace Of Martinis, DiMaggio Now Home Of Angry Backlash Over Black Lives Matter SignMartinez was a small town in the East Bay, famous for being the birthplace of both Joe DiMaggio and the martini. But thanks to a video gone viral, city leaders fear that now the world sees Martinez as a hostile place for a Black Lives Matter mural.
Man Arrested For Pointing Gun At Group Gathered At Martinez 'Black Lives Matter' Street MuralA 30-year-old Martinez man was arrested Sunday night on suspicion of brandishing a loaded firearm and possession of a loaded and concealed weapon after an argument with another person at the "Black Lives Matter" mural downtown, Martinez police said.
Vandals Deface Martinez 'Black Lives Matter' Street MuralAuthorities intensified their search Sunday for a man and woman who defaced the "Black Lives Matter" mural painted on a downtown Martinez street.
Caught On Camera: Martinez Hit-And-Run Crash Leaves Boy Seriously HurtThe Contra Costa division of the CHP is asking for the public's help identifying a hit-and-run driver whose van struck a seven-year-old boy riding his scooter in Martinez Thursday afternoon.
7-Year-Old Boy Suffers Major Injuries in Martinez Hit-and-RunEast Bay law-enforcement officers are looking for the driver of a white van that hit a 7-year-old boy in Martinez Thursday and then took off.
Busy Afternoon For Contra Costa Firefighters; Brushfire Halted Near Downtown MartinezA vegetation fire burned about 2 acres immediately adjacent to the Martinez Amtrak station Saturday afternoon, but it was contained before it could spread south to downtown businesses, the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District said.
Police Nab 2 Suspected Catalytic Converter Thieves Casing Cars At San Bruno ParkDrugsPolice credit a vigilant resident for the arrest of two suspected catalytic converter thieves allegedly casing cars at San Bruno City Park.
Reopening: Martinez Officials To Shut Down Downtown Streets To Allow For Sidewalk Merchants Starting next week, the city of Martinez will close parts of two downtown streets off to vehicle traffic on weekends, allowing restaurants to serve meals and retailers to display their wares on sidewalks and street space near their businesses.
Bay Area Public Defenders Protest As Part Of Nationwide Day Of Solidarity With Black Lives MatterPublic defenders around the Bay Area held protests on Monday, as part of a nationwide day of solidarity involving at least 70 other public defender offices in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Contra Costa County Reopening Stores, Businesses, Camps, Allows Services With 'Close Customer Contact'Contra Costa County is expanding the number of businesses and services allowed to reopen in its latest COVID-19 health order which covers shopping, childcare, social gatherings, even protests.
Road Construction To Shut Down Highway 4/Interstate 680 InterchangeThe Contra Costa Transportation Authority and Caltrans will conduct overnight highway and connector ramp closures in the state Highway 4/Interstate Highway 680 interchange starting Thursday night.
Man Allegedly Tried To Meet 14-Year-Old For Sex At Hotel In MartinezThe Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office on Tuesday announced charges against a 40-year-old Clayton man who allegedly attempted to meet with a minor for sex.
Bay Area Courthouses Begin Process To Resume Jury Trials In Age Of COVID-19Across the Bay Area, court systems are starting to reboot after being largely shut down since the middle of March. The changes necessary to proceed during the coronavirus pandemic, however, will be significant.
Coronavirus Update: 'Can't Risk The Public's Safety'; Martinez Officials Vote To Cancel July Fourth CelebrationsWith little hope of public gatherings being allowed by July, the Martinez City Council has voted to cancel the community's popular Fourth of July fireworks show and annual Independence Day parade.