"She made it possible for me to get a credit card in my own name."
City officials on Wednesday announced at a city council meeting that the mural would be covered due to a street paving project in October.
Cristina Rendon reports.
Other speakers said they fear the streets of a nearby housing tract would become clogged with parked cars owned by apartment residents or visitors.
Ballots should be sent out on Oct. 5, 2020. Polling sites will still open on Nov. 3, but Bay Area counties are urging people to vote early.
Two people whose images went viral last month as they were shown trying to paint over the "Black Lives Matter" mural on a downtown Martinez street pleaded not guilty Tuesday morning to hate crime and vandalism charges.
The company is also putting a New Mexico refinery on indefinite hold and announced that most jobs would be lost at the two sites, with phased layoffs starting in October.
A protest in Martinez Monday called for the closure of one juvenile facility and preservation of another.
Things get pretty tense when a woman inside a Martinez Walmart refuses to wear a mask. She tells customers that she doesn't have to, it's not the law. And they try to set her straight.
An attorney in Martinez has made a big impact in his community by donating money to create the meal program that helps struggling restaurants and people in need of a meal.
District Attorney Diana Berton's office did not elaborate on who the threats were coming from, but did say they were over the office's decision to charge Nicole Anderson, 42, and David Nelson, 53, with vandalizing the artwork on July 4.
Extensions of a temporary prohibition on rental tenant evictions and of a residential rent increase moratorium, as many renters are losing some or all of their income due to the COVID-19 pandemic, were both approved by the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.
The march took place in the wake of a series of local developments over the last several weeks related to national protests against police brutality.
The fire went to a second alarm before forward progress was stopped and while numerous structures were threatened, none were damaged, and there were no injuries to firefighters or the public.
Firefighters responded to the blaze at 1 p.m. Sunday.
Leigh Martinez reports.
The march was held on Sunday, July 12, 2020.
Martinez is bracing for a huge protest- and possible counter-protest- this weekend.
After a Black Lives Matter street mural in downtown Martinez was defaced, police expect several thousand protesters to participate in a protest on Sunday, now that several groups, including one with a national profile, are involved.
Contra Costa County District Attorney's office on Tuesday charged two people with a hate crime for defacing a Black Lives Matter mural in Martinez on July 4.