Crews Contain Brush Fire In MartinezFire crews have contained a brush fire near Martinez Friday that threatened some homes in the area, according to a spokesman with the Contra Costa Fire Protection District.
Car Plunges Off Highway 4 Into Backyard of Martinez Home, Injuring 1At least one person was seriously injured after a vehicle crashed off eastbound state Highway 4 and into the backyard of a home in Martinez early Sunday morning.
Woman Struck, Killed by Freight Train in MartinezA woman is dead after she was struck and killed by a BNSF Railway freight train just before 6:30 pm Saturday.
Martinez: Police Find Woman Unconscious On Street, Struck By Hit-And-Run DriverA woman was found in critical condition late Thursday night in Martinez after a vehicle struck her in a hit-and-run collision.
Caltrans To Temporarily Close Highway 4 In Martinez For Improvement ProjectCaltrans will close state Highway 4 in Martinez overnight on Thursday and Friday for the first phase of a project intended to reduce congestion and improve safety at the highway interchange with Interstate Highway 680.
Residents Lose Fight To Keep Large Redwood Tree In Martinez NeighborhoodA beloved redwood tree in Martinez had to be cut down because of its proximity to power lines, but neighbors did not want to let it go without a fight.
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.