Parents, School Board Upset As Martinez Votes To Open Pot Dispensary Near High SchoolDespite vocal opposition, the Martinez City Council voted Wednesday to move ahead with a plan to place a marijuana dispensary within 1,000 feet of Alhambra High School.
Martinez News-Gazette Ends Print Publication After 161 YearsOne of the longest-running newspapers in California printed its final edition on Sunday, ending 161 years of publishing news about Martinez.
Man Jailed After Trying To Make Citizen's Arrest Of Martinez Mayor Rob SchroderA man who tried to make a citizen's arrest of the mayor of Martinez was arrested on suspicion of battery Thursday afternoon after a tussle with officers, police said.
Martinez Student Arrested For Allegedly Threatening Violence At Alhambra HighA student was arrested early Thursday morning after he allegedly made an anonymous threat to carry out a shooting at Alhambra High School, the Martinez Unified School District superintendent told parents.
Possible Threat At Alhambra High School In Martinez Prompts Increased Police PresenceThere will be an increased police presence at Alhambra High School in Martinez on Monday after a third-person report about a possible shooting threat at the school, according to the Martinez Unified School District.
East Bay Salvation Army Bell Ringers Attacked, Robbed Of Red KettlesIn a cold-hearted crime before Thanksgiving, thieves targeted Salvation Army bell ringers in two East Bay cities. They stole the red kettles with hundreds of dollars inside. One woman was physically attacked.
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.
City of Martinez Makes Progress Convincing Homeless to Accept HelpMartinez has received awards for its work to help the homeless and its efforts go beyond making arrests or moving encampments. The goal is to get people off the streets for good.
East Bay Color Guard Highlights Abilities Of Members With Special NeedsStudents with disabilities put on performances like superstars, thanks to a Martinez woman who highlights their abilities.
Martinez Homeless Camp Erupts In Flames; Capitol Corridor Service DelayedA homeless encampment located near the railroad tracks in Martinez erupted into flames early Wednesday, delaying commuter train traffic, officials said.
Fire In Residential Martinez Neighborhood Put Out, Evacuations LiftedEvacuations caused by a 50-acre wildfire in southern Martinez Sunday afternoon were lifted early Sunday evening, according to firefighters with the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District.
Winds Topple Tree Onto Martinez Farmers Market Trick-Or-Treaters; Nine InjuredNine people were injured when forceful winds knocked over a 30-foot-tall tree Sunday morning at the farmers market in Martinez.
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.
Man Accused Of Riding Bike Into Martinez Home Depot With Shotgun Pleads Not GuiltyA probationer who allegedly fled from police by riding a bicycle into a hardware store in Martinez while armed with a sawed-off shotgun pleaded not guilty to all charges Wednesday morning.
Martinez Man Allegedly Rode Bike Into Home Depot Armed With Loaded ShotgunA was booked on several charges after he allegedly pointed a shotgun at a woman outside a shopping center, and then evaded police by riding a bike into a nearby home improvement store as he allegedly carried the firearm