Man In Custody After Claiming To Have Bomb On Benicia Bridge, Forcing ClosureThe Benicia Bridge completely reopened early Saturday following an incident in which a man threatened to jump off the bridge and claimed he had explosives in his pickup truck.
Sales Taxes Rising In Several Bay Area CommunitiesHigher sales tax rates went into effect in more than 50 communities across California on Monday, including in a dozen Bay Area jurisdictions.
Bumps Added To Roads Near Briones Park To Discourage SideshowsContra Costa County Public Works is trying something new to discourage sideshow activity by adding bumps to the roadway surface.
Contra Costa Fire Official Arrested For Possession Of Controlled SubstancesThe chief of Emergency Medical Services for the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District was arrested Sunday on suspicion of illegal possession of controlled substances, fire officials said Tuesday.
9 Displaced in Martinez House Fire Ignited by Hot Ashes in Garbage BinNine people were displaced by a house fire in Martinez early Sunday morning which was ignited by hot ashes that were placed in a plastic garbage container near a gas meter.
1 Killed, Another Seriously Hurt in 2-Car Highway 4 Crash Near MartinezOne person died and another was seriously injured in a two-car crash Tuesday morning on Cummings Skyway just north of Highway 4.
Martinez Church Teetering On Eroded Creek Bank Seeks HelpEach week, church members come to the Second Baptist Church in Martinez to worship, but their faith in the building is being tested.
Man Shot Dead By Sheriff's Deputy Near Martinez IdentifiedA 41-year-old Discovery Bay man fatally shot by a sheriff's deputy after allegedly firing his own gun at the deputy in unincorporated Contra Costa County near Martinez on Wednesday has been identified by the sheriff's office as Paul Ridgeway.
Deputy Shoots, Kills Wanted Suspect Near MartinezA man on a no-bail warrant was shot dead by a sheriff's deputy near Martinez Wednesday morning after firing a shot at the deputy during a struggle, according to authorities.
Inmate Dies After 'Medical Situation' At Martinez Detention FacilityThe Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office said in a statement Sunday that deputies were alerted to a "medical situation" in a holding room Saturday night.
Martinez Man Charged With Sexually Abusing Child Under 13A 21-year-old Martinez man has been charged with child molestation and the production, distribution and sale of child pornography, Contra Costa County prosecutors said Friday.
Martinez Police Arrest Suspect for Car Theft, Gun and Drug OffensesA 35-year-old Richmond man was arrested Saturday night on suspicion of stealing a car and handgun and several drug-related offenses, police said.
Officials Break Ground On I-680 Express Lane In Contra Costa CountyTransportation officials in Contra Costa County held a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday morning on a $127 million project that will add 11 miles of a southbound carpool express lane from Martinez to Walnut Creek.
Growing Concern Over Proposed Pot Dispensary Next To Martinez Youth CenterThe City of Martinez is debating whether a pot shop and a youth center can exist side-by-side.
One Injured In Explosion At Martinez Water PlantAn employee was injured Thursday morning by an explosion at the Martinez water treatment plant, according to a city news release.