Man Accused Of Setting Fire Inside Martinez StarbucksMartinez police arrested a man suspected of setting fire to a Starbucks coffee shop on Monday.
New Express Lane on SB I-680 Requires Toll For UseStarting Friday, riders can use a new 11-mile express lane on southbound Interstate Highway 680 from Martinez to Walnut Creek if they pay a toll.
'Watershed Moment;' Martinez To Build Dozens of Homes, New Park on Former Golf CourseAfter years of legal and political volleying, the Martinez City Council finally signed off on a developer's plan to build 65 homes on the former Pine Meadow Golf Course.
CoCo District Attorney Imposes $4 Million in Fines for Steel ManufacturerThe Pittsburg-based steel manufacturer USS-UPI agreed to pay $4 million in fines this week in a settlement deal over a series of hazardous waste violations going back to 2017, the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office announced Tuesday.
Fmr. City Lawmaker Helps Provide A Safe Place For Unhoused People In Martinez At 'Camp Hope'Homeless people in Martinez have had a place to call home during the pandemic thanks to this week's Jefferson Award winner and her volunteers, giving hope to the unhoused.
UPDATE: Contra Costa DA Finds 2018 Fatal Shooting of Paul Ridgeway by Deputy Was LawfulA Contra Costa County sheriff's deputy lawfully shot and killed a suspect during an attempted arrest in 2018, according to the results of an investigation released Monday by the District Attorney's Office.
COVID: Outbreak at 3 Contra Costa Jails Sickens Nearly 100 Inmates and StaffOfficials in the East Bay are trying to contain COVID-19 outbreaks at multiple Contra Costa County jails, according to officials.
Danville Police Officer Andrew To Stand Trial On Manslaughter Charge For 2018 Fatal Suspect ShootingDanville Police Officer Andrew Hall will stand trial on a voluntary manslaughter charge in the 2018 shooting death of Laudemer Arboleda, but a judge threw out a charge of assault with a semi-automatic weapon, saying at a preliminary hearing Tuesday the prosecutor didn't adequately prove the gun used was technically semi-automatic.
CoCo DA's Office Participating in State’s Resentencing Pilot ProgramThe Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office joined eight other counties around the state to participate in a resentencing pilot program funded by a budget bill Gov. Gavin Newsom recently signed into law, prosecutors said Tuesday.
East Bay Neighbors Baffled After Legal And Illegal 4th Of July Fireworks Spark FiresIt was a busy 4th of July night for firefighters in Contra Costa County, responding to more than 50 fires, most of them sparked by fireworks. The morning after, many residents were asking themselves if these traditional light shows are really worth the risk.
CoCo County Sees Biggest Grass Fire of 2021 During July 4th, Total Fires DownContra Costa County saw the number of fire incidents during this July 4th decrease from the year before, though celebrations resulted in the county’s largest vegetation fire of 2021.
Professional Fireworks Show at Concord Pavilion Sparks 2 Grass FiresEven in a controlled environment, things can go wrong with fireworks, which is exactly what happened at a professional pyrotechnics display at the Concord Pavilion Sunday night.
Fireworks Spark Pittsburg, Antioch Home Fires; Martinez Hillside Blaze Threatened NeighborhoodContra Costa County fire crews were busy Sunday night responding to a flurry of 911 calls reporting several blazes including a home fires in Pittsburg and Antioch, a hillside brushfire threatening homes in Martinez and two small blazes ignited during a July 4th fireworks show at the Concord Pavilion.
CoCo Supes Hear First Report On County's Racial Equity and Social Justice IssuesA new task force addressing racial equity issues in Contra Costa County reported to the county Board of Supervisors Tuesday that many residents fear and mistrust county decision makers.
Martinez Vegetation Fire Causing Train DelaysA vegetation fire in Martinez was delaying trains in the area, authorities said. Friday.