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Many well-known hospitals fail to score 5 stars in Medicare's new ratings

Health – Mercurynews Jul 27: Contra Costa Regional Medical Center in Martinez;… (more…)

Two minors arrested for sparking fire with fireworks

Crime – Kron4 Jul 26: MARTINEZ —Two minors were jailed in Martinez Tue evening for allegedly starting a 2-acre fire with illegal fireworks, a fire captain said. (more…)

Fireworks Spark Martinez Fire; 2 Minors Arrested

Crime and news – Sanfrancisco Cbslocal Jul 26: MARTINEZ — 2 minors were taken into custody in Martinez Tue evening after a fire sparked by fireworks burned roughly 2 acres near some properties a fire captain said. (more…)

Bay Area recycling centers struggle to survive

Environment – Long article from Mercurynews Jul 26: It’s a lot busier, remarked Robert Holcomb, owner of Recycle It in Martinez, following the closure of another recycling center nearby and a slew of centers in Contra Costa County. (more…)

U.S. Army members treat Contra Costa County animals

Health – Kron4 Jul 21: KRON4’s Philippe Djegal was at the animal shelter in Martinez. (more…)

Former prep standouts Gaffaney, Roach, Woodard playing in summer SF Bay Area Pro-Am

Sport – Lengthy story in Marinij Jul 19: Roach and Gaffaney are also playing in the Jerry Mac Summer League in Marin, while Woodard, when he’s home in Martinez, coaches at the Pirate Basketball Camp at Drake High. (more…)

Health advisory issued after incident at Tesoro refinery

Kron4 Jul 18: MARTINEZ — A public health advisory temporarily issued for many East Bay communities after reports of smoke at the Tesoro refinery in Martinez. (more…)





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Martinez (Block5)

PHOTOS: Martinez police seeking help identifying man

Crime – Kron4 Jun 8: The male suspect was witnessed stealing many hundred dollars worth of merchandise from Bill’s Ace Hardware located at 3610 Pacheco Blvd. in Martinez. (more…)

Breeze under 14s win Diamond Wars tournament

Petaluma360 Jun 7: The Petaluma Steal Breeze under fourteen fast pitch softball team played an impressive brand of softball last weekend, winning the DF Softball Diamond Wars tournament in Martinez with a perfect 6-0 record. (more…)

Ballot Drop-Off Box Available at Danville Town Offices

Politics – Danville Ca Jun 7: Ballots may also be dropped off at any polling place on Election Day, or at the County Elections Office in Martinez, located at 555 Escobar Street between 8:00 in the morning and 5:00 in the afternoon (more…)

Local Lumber Transforms into Great Furniture

Lamorindaweekly Jun 7: …board-feet a year. (One board-foot is 12-inches by 12-inches by one-inch thick.) Ridings adds that a typical log has about 150 to two hundred board-feet. In the air of the colossal warehouse in Martinez, light fragrance of trees softly drift through. (more…)


Martinez (Block6)

2010 SONC East Bay Regional Bocce tournement opening ceremony

Youtube: This event has been held at The Martinez Waterfront park in the city of Martinez.


Local Spots Celebrate National Parks’ Centennial

Lamorindaweekly May 19: …the most recent addition to the NPS in 2009 – and the John Muir National Historic Site that includes the home John Muir shared with his wife and daughters in Martinez, as well as Mt. Wanda, where Muir liked to take his daughters on nature walks. (more…)


21-year-old arrested for attempted homicide in Antioch

Crime – Kron4 May 15: Hall was booked in Martinez Detention Facility on a charge of attempted homicide along with related weapons charges. (more…)


Antioch man who allegedly went on crime spree, injured officer in shootout identified

Crime – Kron4 May 18: Serrano is scheduled to be arraigned on the charges Thu evening in Martinez. (more…)


Martinez Regional Shoreline

Traffic – Valleysentinel Jun 7: The park is a cooperative venture of East Bay Regional Park District and the city of Martinez. (more…)


AAA’s grip forcing tow companies out of business, owners say

Finance – Long article from Mercurynews May 15: For the past numerous years, Alberto Guzman’s towing and auto repair company, North Main Tow in Martinez, has struggled to stay afloat — a predicament he blames squarely on AAA and its dominating position in the emergency roadside service field. (more…)


Timeline of East Bay highway shootings

Traffic and crime – Kron4 May 19: McCoy Tiasawn, an alleged gang member, was jailed on suspicion of attempted murder and booked into the Contra Costa County Jail in Martinez on $1.3 mill. bail, CHP officials said. (more…)


Ballot Drop-off Boxes Return to County

Politics – Valleysentinel Jun 7: The secure, steel drop-off ballot boxes will be in place at all Contra Costa city halls and the County Administration Building, located at 651 Pine Street in Martinez, starting the week of May nineth – when permanent vote-by-mail ballots are mailed. (more…)


Martinez firefighters control two-alarm structure fire

Kron4 May 17: MARTINEZ — Firefighters in Martinez were battling a two-alarm structure fire on Tue night, firefighters said. (more…)