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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…)

Tesoro Agrees To Spend Millions In Air Pollution Settlement With U.S. EPA

Environment – Sanfrancisco Cbslocal Jul 18: The settlement with Tesoro and Par H.I. Refining resolves alleged violations of the federal Elegant Air Act including 5 refineries that Tesoro operates in Martinez here in the Bay Area as well as Kenai, Alaska;… (more…)

Suggestion to move John Muir's remains is dead on arrival

Crime and news – Mercurynews Jul 17: GRAVE CONCERN: More than a century after he was buried along Alhambra Creek in Martinez, environmental hero John Muir is back in the news. (more…)

Pleasant Hill: Forgotten phone gives away suspect in robbery, burglary

Crime – Mercurynews Jul 10: He was booked at County Jail in Martinez and has a bail of $170,000. (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.