Latest Martinez, California Stories

2008-09-25 21:00:21

By editorial FOUR YEARS AGO, the East Bay Regional Park District and Contra Costa supervisors devised a proposal to buy undeveloped land in 13 locations in the county. It was a well-meaning plan to obtain land for parks.

2008-09-05 06:00:10

By Mike Martinez TRACY -- The City Council decided to join other governments in San Joaquin County in expressing opposition to a Peripheral Canal.

2008-09-04 12:00:04

By Lisa P White It may seem obvious today, but 28 years ago it was hard to convince people that building high-density housing next to a BART station was a good idea.

2008-08-29 03:00:44

By Caroline An PASADENA - With one week to go before the start of school, parents and students attended John Muir High School's Freshman Orientation on Thursday to get a glimpse of the major changes implemented at the school.

2008-08-27 12:00:55

By Denis Cuff A conservation group is buying 423 acres of Franklin Canyon land in Hercules where local residents voted in 2004 to block a developer's plans for 500 proposed homes, a hotel and shops.

2008-08-27 12:00:27

By BAY AREA NEWS GROUP SCENE ON THE STRAIT, a major art festival featuring works by many talented East Bay plein air artists, has its 12th annual outing from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Martinez Regional Shoreline. Parking and admission are free.

2008-07-31 12:00:45

By Lisa P. White, Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, Calif. Jul. 31--MARTINEZ -- Brentwood has the CornFest, and Gilroy is famous for its annual celebration of the stinking rose. Now, Martinez has the Beaver Festival.

2008-07-17 00:00:35

SEATTLE _ Martin Martinez says the small, private collective and outreach group he runs from a storefront are legal, a place for medical-marijuana patients to get help growing the medicine they need to manage their pain.

2008-07-15 15:00:28

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, Calif., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- On July 17, 2008, at 10:30am, AvalonBay Communities, Inc., Millennium Partners, the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART), and the County of Contra Costa will host a groundbreaking ceremony for a innovative public/private transit- oriented development, Avalon Walnut Creek at Contra Costa Centre.

2008-06-25 21:02:51

By Matthias Gafni, Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, Calif. Jun. 25--Having your street slurried is a minor hassle for all residents. When Alisa Rosillo found out her Concord block was to be resurfaced today her mind immediately started racing.

Word of the Day
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.