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
Charges Filed In Connection With Recent East Bay SideshowsContra Costa County CHP announced Monday that eight criminal cases have been forwarded to the district attorney after three separate sideshows happened on the same day on August 11.
Livermore Veteran, Former Mayoral Candidate Accused Of Threatening JudgeA veteran who ran for mayor last year in Livermore has been charged with two felonies for allegedly threatening a judge, according to Contra Costa County court documents.
Brush Fire At Interstate 680, Highway 4 Junction In Pacheco ContainedA brush fire burning at the junction of state Highway 4 and Interstate 680 in Contra Costa County spread to a nearby storage facility Tuesday afternoon.
Fire Outside Industrial Building Seriously Damages 5 Vehicles In MartinezFive vehicles were seriously damaged Sunday afternoon in a fire outside a light-industrial building in unincorporated Martinez, the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District said.