A Martinez store owner is heartbroken to start the New Year cleaning up damage by a vandal who attached an explosive to a window and then sped away as the explosion blasted a hole in the glass.
It was a historic day in the Bay Area as hospital workers in San Francisco and Contra Costa County were the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday.
A former Martinez resident was sentenced Monday to 2 1/2 years in prison for scheming with a California state employee to file hundreds of thousands of dollars in fraudulent claims for disability insurance benefits.
A 21-year-old man was shot and three other people were stabbed in an altercation near the Martinez waterfront on Sunday night, police said.
The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s office on Tuesday announced a settlement with Safeway stemming from charges of price gouging during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The fire was reported around 12:35 p.m. and is burning near Vista Oaks Drive.
Governor Gavin Newsom and a host of other officials will appear in a 6 p.m. live webcast celebrating the farm's donation to the National Park Service by the John Muir Land Trust.
Attorneys for the couple accused of defacing a Black Lives Matter mural in Martinez appeared in court Tuesday. Meanwhile, 60 protesters surrounded the courthouse where two were cited in a confrontation.
"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.
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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.