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.
Classic Chevy Catches Fire Forcing Shutdown Of Highway 4 In MartinezA classic 1958 Chevy Impala was seriously damaged in car fire on westbound Highway 4 in Martinez, Saturday evening.
Brush Fire Burns 30 Acres Near Highway 4 in MartinezContra Costa County fire crews have contained a 3-alarm brush fire that burned more than 30 acres Friday evening along westbound Highway 4 and Alhambra Avenue in Martinez.
Leaking Railcars Prompts Hazmat Response In MartinezAn odor associated with a flammable chemical leaking from a Union Pacific train car in Martinez prompted a response from firefighters and hazardous materials specialists Thursday afternoon.
All-Clear After Shell Martinez Refinery Incident Prompts Health AdvisoryAuthorities announced an "all-clear" after an incident at the Shell Refinery in Martinez early Friday morning prompted a health advisory.
Dance Teacher Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Teen StudentA 31-year-old man was arrested last week on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl when he was working at a dance instructor at a studio in Martinez.
Martinez Police Search For AT&T Store Robbery SupectsPolice in Martinez on Tuesday were searching for two suspects who allegedly stole cash and merchandise worth over $45,000 from an AT&T Wireless store Monday evening, authorities said.
Fatherly Love And Grilling Skills At BBQ Cook-OffBarbecuing is a time-honored tradition for dads, a sort of a rite of passage. But for those competing at the annual King of the County cook-off in Martinez, there’s a higher goal in mind.
Massive Oak Tree Crashes Down On Home, Cars, Power Poles In MartinezA massive oak tree came crashing down in a Martinez neighborhood, crushing cars, power poles and hitting a house.
Inmate Found Dead Inside Shower At Martinez JailAn inmate was pronounced dead while in custody Tuesday morning at the Martinez Detention Facility, according to the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office.
3-Alarm Fire Burns Mobile Homes Near MartinezA three-alarm fire in unincorporated Contra Costa County outside Martinez damaged several recreational vehicles and a boat Wednesday evening, according to authorities in the East Bay.
Firefighters Extinguish 'Suspicious' Grass Fire In MartinezContra Costa County firefighters say a one-alarm grass fire that broke out in Martinez Sunday afternoon was suspicious in nature.
Contra Costa County Deputy Accused Of Having Sex With 2 InmatesThe Contra Costa County Sheriff's office announced Thursday that a deputy has been arrested for allegedly having unlawful sex with two inmates, according to authorities.