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Martinez, California is located in Contra Costa County. Zip codes in Martinez, CA include 94553. The median home price in Martinez is $439,900 which is roughly $308/per square foot. More Martinez information.

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43 min ago | Contra Costa Times

Public meetings

The City Council is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 26, in the council chamber of the Civic Center.

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4 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times

Chevron money already influencing Richmond mayoral race

A councilman for nearly two decades and arguably the most powerful and popular man in the affluent Point Richmond neighborhood -- a local eatery has a sandwich named after him -- Tom Butt is not accustomed to playing the role of underdog.

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16 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times

Library Corner

All Contra Costa County library branches offer programs for children, teens, adults and families.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Contra Costa Times

Curtain Calls by Sally Hogarty: Onstage show a comedic family balancing act

Playwright James Sherman takes on the age-old problem of how to make your parents happy and still live the way you want in his romantic comedy "Beau Jest."

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Inside Bay Area

Martinez's Foulger gets upset win in late model stock car division

Late model stock car driver Troy Foulger of Martinez upset a field of California's top drivers Aug. 16 at Antioch Speedway while behind the wheel of the Oakley-based car owned by Billy Bowers.

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Contra Costa Times

Martinez brothers memorialized in World War II book

As the number of World War II veterans dwindles, so do the chances to preserve eyewitness accounts of the bloodiest conflict in human history.

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Contra Costa Times

Martinez police report: Explosive device thrown from roof damages vehicle

At 6:36 a.m., a vehicle on Ashwood Drive was burglarized and a laptop, DVDs and other items were stolen.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

SFGate

Best ride to Levi's? Amtrak

Young and old in a sea of red and gold, they came from any number of points on the compass, but all agreed on one thing: riding Amtrak's Capitol Corridor to Levi's Stadium was just about as easy as it could get.

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Contra Costa Times

Barnidge: Contra Costa's best teachers find they can learn from their students

The Contra Costa Teacher of the Year Program goes to great lengths to select the two representatives who advance to state competition.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

SFBay

Lucky dog rescued from sewage plant

A dog was rescued from a sewage water treatment plant in North Richmond Friday morning after a worker spotted it stuck in a vault, fire officials said.

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Santa Cruz Sentinel

Coast Lines

The Homeless Services Center has recruited a new executive director to fill a position left vacant since former director Monica Martinez left the agency in May. New hire Jannan Thomas spent the last 3.5 years serving as the Executive Director of Action Ministries' Housing program in Atlanta, Georgia and will take the helm in Santa Cruz in October.

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ClayCord.com

Teen Soldier from Martinez Returns Home from Afghanistan to Emotional Welcome

U.S. Army Spc. Jeremy Scott, who served his first deployment in Afghanistan over the past nine months, emerged from a plane at San Francisco International Airport to an emotional welcome from his closest family and friends, and a group of United Service Organization, or USO, members.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Antioch man arrested in connection with Bay Point homicide

Police have arrested a 19-year-old Antioch man in connection with a fatal shooting in Bay Point that took the life of 25-year-old Paul Chambers.

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KTVU Oakland

Alleged East Bay cab thief arrested after wild freeway ride

A woman was arrested Friday morning after allegedly stealing a taxicab and driving the wrong way on state Highway 4 in Martinez, causing two crashes and shutting down the roadway, authorities said.

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Examiner.com

Gentle seniors rescued from an inhumane situation are now desperate for a home

Two, 10-year-old pit bulls were taken to the Contra Costa Animal Services facility in Martinez, Calif., after animal control officers were alerted to the fact that the elderly dogs were living in inhumane conditions.

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Wrong Way Driver Crashes on HWY 4, 2 WB Lanes Closed

A wrong-way driver on state Highway 4 in Martinez this morning caused a traffic collision that closed two lanes of the highway, according to the California Highway Patrol.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

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Ex-Elementary School Teacher Acquitted of Molestation Charges

A Concord elementary school teacher was acquitted today of molestation charges involving three former students and a Contra Costa County Superior Court jury deadlocked on counts involving nearly a dozen others.

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Courthouse News Service

Patients Fight Closing of Hospital Unit

Contra Costa County's plan to close the cardiac care unit of the Doctors Medical Center will be "catastrophic" for residents of the Health Care District, particularly the elderly, African Americans, poor people and the disabled, a class action claims in Federal Court.

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Phone, Internet service down at Contra Costa agencies

A damaged AT&T wire knocked out phone and Internet communications in the area Tuesday afternoon, and AT&T workers continued work Wednesday to restore communications to the area, including Contra Costa County buildings, school and sanitary districts and California Highway Patrol offices.

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Contra Costa Times

ViewPoints by Rob Schroder: Neighborhood Watch works in helping prevent crime

I bought my home on Green Street in downtown Martinez in 1992. Not long after moving in someone broke into the house through a rear window that opened into the basement.

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