Black Lives Matter: Thousands March In Martinez In A Peaceful Protest For Social JusticeBetween 1,500 and 2,000 people walked from the downtown Martinez courthouse to Martinez Waterfront Park in a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest Sunday afternoon.
Thousands March in Martinez at Black Lives Matter RallyBetween 1,500 and 2,000 people walked from the downtown Martinez courthouse to Martinez Waterfront Park in a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest Sunday afternoon.
2-Alarm Martinez Brush Fire Contained After Threatening StructuresA vegetation fire that started shortly before 1 p.m. Sunday at Vista Oaks and Douglas drives in Martinez has been contained, the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District said.
Tensions Running High On Eve Of Martinez Black Lives Matter ProtestMartinez Police Chief Manjit Sappal made a public appeal for calm as the East Bay city prepared for a large Black Lives Matter protest on Sunday afternoon.
Vandalism Of Black Lives Matter Sign Thrusts Quiet City Of Martinez Into Spotlight No One WantsThe quiet city of Martinez was suddenly thrust onto the national stage last week, when a video of two Trump supporters painting over a Black Lives Matter sign in front of the courthouse went viral, but it's a spotlight no one here wants.
Alleged Martinez Black Lives Matter Mural Vandals Charged With Hate CrimeThe Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday it would be charging the man and woman caught on camera vandalizing the Black Lives Matter mural on July 4 with multiple misdemeanors including a hate-crime charge.
Martinez: Birthplace Of Martinis, DiMaggio Now Home Of Angry Backlash Over Black Lives Matter SignMartinez was a small town in the East Bay, famous for being the birthplace of both Joe DiMaggio and the martini. But thanks to a video gone viral, city leaders fear that now the world sees Martinez as a hostile place for a Black Lives Matter mural.
Man Arrested For Pointing Gun At Group Gathered At Martinez 'Black Lives Matter' Street MuralA 30-year-old Martinez man was arrested Sunday night on suspicion of brandishing a loaded firearm and possession of a loaded and concealed weapon after an argument with another person at the "Black Lives Matter" mural downtown, Martinez police said.
Vandals Deface Martinez 'Black Lives Matter' Street MuralAuthorities intensified their search Sunday for a man and woman who defaced the "Black Lives Matter" mural painted on a downtown Martinez street.
Caught On Camera: Martinez Hit-And-Run Crash Leaves Boy Seriously HurtThe Contra Costa division of the CHP is asking for the public's help identifying a hit-and-run driver whose van struck a seven-year-old boy riding his scooter in Martinez Thursday afternoon.
7-Year-Old Boy Suffers Major Injuries in Martinez Hit-and-RunEast Bay law-enforcement officers are looking for the driver of a white van that hit a 7-year-old boy in Martinez Thursday and then took off.
Busy Afternoon For Contra Costa Firefighters; Brushfire Halted Near Downtown MartinezA vegetation fire burned about 2 acres immediately adjacent to the Martinez Amtrak station Saturday afternoon, but it was contained before it could spread south to downtown businesses, the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District said.
Police Nab 2 Suspected Catalytic Converter Thieves Casing Cars At San Bruno ParkDrugsPolice credit a vigilant resident for the arrest of two suspected catalytic converter thieves allegedly casing cars at San Bruno City Park.
Reopening: Martinez Officials To Shut Down Downtown Streets To Allow For Sidewalk Merchants Starting next week, the city of Martinez will close parts of two downtown streets off to vehicle traffic on weekends, allowing restaurants to serve meals and retailers to display their wares on sidewalks and street space near their businesses.
Bay Area Public Defenders Protest As Part Of Nationwide Day Of Solidarity With Black Lives MatterPublic defenders around the Bay Area held protests on Monday, as part of a nationwide day of solidarity involving at least 70 other public defender offices in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.