Despite the school district's opposition, Martinez City Council voted on Wednesday to approve an operating permit for a cannabis dispensary near a Alhambra High School.
Rick Jones, the Martinez News-Gazette's editor, said he wasn't certain whether the news outlet covering the city of nearly 40,000 will continue publishing online.
The newspaper ended a 161-year run. Elissa Harrington reports.
On Monday night, the second night of the eight-day Hanukkah celebration, there will also be music, coffee, sufganiyah (round jelly doughnuts traditionally enjoyed at Hanukkah) and other family fun.
The new baseball team is the Martinez Mackerel, and the team and the Pecos League of Professional Baseball Clubs LLC intend the team to be ready to play at the start of its 2020 season in late May.
Eli Dominguez apparently tried to arrest Mayor Rob Schroder sometime before police responded at 3:21 p.m. to the 600 block of Main Street.
Though the superintendent asserted the threat was "not viable," he also said "making threats against a school, including false threats, is against the law."
Authorities are investigating an apparent murder-suicide in unincorporated Martinez that began as a missing person case.
Anonymous shooting threat at Alhambra High School in Martinez.
The blaze was first reported at 11:05 p.m. at 4950 Alhambra Valley Rd., near John Swett Elementary School, per fire dispatch.
Fireworks may have been to blame.
Rick Jones, the Gazette's editor the past six years, said on Sunday that he isn't sure whether the paper will continue as an online-only endeavor. The Gazette has been sustained largely by paid legal advertising, which Jones said would not carry over to online.
Contra Costa County Fire Protection District announced Friday that three wildfires that began in the afternoon hours last Sunday in Lafayette and Martinez were caused by PG&E equipment.
The fire is burning on Alhambra Ave and Forrest Way. As of 4:20 p.m. Sunday, the fire was reported to be 5-acres in size.
The youngest injured was a child just under 2 years old, who suffered minor injuries, while the oldest was 73.
In May, the City Council identified these annexations as one of the council's top five goals for the next two years.
Jake Larson showed us his many war medals from his home in Martinez Thursday, from his Bronze Star to the French Legion of Honor.
For decades, the main mission of the Second Baptist Church near downtown Martinez has been to help those who are homeless or struggling.
The City of Martinez marked a sad anniversary Thursday. It was 10 years ago when a police sergeant died trying to save several people from a crazed gunman. Now for the first time since his death, his widow is sharing her story.
Complaints about inconsistent service from the postal service prompted a town hall meeting Wednesday night in Martinez. Amber Lee reports.