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Flag Raising Ceremony – Thursday, September 11th at the Amtrak Station Memorial Site in Martinez at 8:00am. The Martinez Police Department Honor Guard will lead a flag raising ceremony at the 911 m...

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Can you believe it's been 10 years since I brought the idea of an annual service day to Pleasant Hill city leaders? When we launched our first Community Service Day in 2005, I had great expectation...
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Martinez Twilight Fishing Derby
Join us on Friday, September 12 from 6:30-8pm for a free evening of fishing at the Martinez Marina. All children ages 5-15 are invited to participate in the Martinez Recreation 16th Annual Fall Fis...
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Friends of the Library Book Sale
On Saturday, September 13 from 10am-3pm, head to the Pleasant Hill Library's book sale. Find great deals on books of all kinds and support your library at this quarterly book sale. Sales are held i...
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Pittsburg police have released video in the fatal hit-and-run crash that left a 50-year-old woman dead this weekend.

On Sunday evening Pittsburg resident Michelle Braz was hit by a truck heading west on Willow Pass Road near Mountain View Avenue.

The truck can be seen in the video veering off the road, hitting a light pole and finally hitting Braz, who was pushing a shopping cart on the sidewalk.

Braz was pronounced dead on the scene.

The driver of the truck is described as a white or Hispanic male, unknown age, with black short hair. The suspect’s vehicle is possibly a 2001/2002 Chevrolet 1500 Side Step Silverado, silver or light beige in color.

The truck should have heavy front end damage as well as damage to the roof and bed of the truck, sustained in the crash.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Pittsburg police at (925) 252-4151.

2014-09-02 22:10:20 -0700

Buster Posey homered, doubled twice and drove in four runs, rallying the San Francisco Giants past the Colorado Rockies 12-7 on Tuesday night.

Posey's solo homer in the sixth keyed a three-run burst as the Giants raced back from a 7-1 deficit to remain on the heels of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West. He hit a two-run double in a six-run seventh.

Hunter Pence had two hits to extend his hitting streak to 15 games for the Giants.

George Kontos (4-0) kept the Giants in striking distance with 1 2-3 scoreless innings until the bats could heat up.

When they did, the Rockies couldn't cool them off, as starter Jordan Lyles allowed six runs in 6 1-3 innings before giving way to reliever Matt Belisle (4-7), who surrendered another four before being pulled after getting just one out.

Down six runs in the sixth, the Giants began to climb back into the game with Posey's 19th homer of the season and later a two-run shot from Andrew Susac.

A seventh inning that featured five extra-base hits began with pinch-hitter Matt Duffy grounding out. San Francisco had a two-run double by Posey, an RBI single from Pence, a run-scoring double by Gregor Blanco that gave the Giants the lead, an RBI double from Susac and a run-scoring triple from Brandon Crawford.

The inning ended with the pinch-hitter Duffy striking out.

Josh Rutledge had a two-run triple in the third and DJ LeMahieu followed a two-run homer for the Rockies, who have the worst record in the National League.

Lyles kept the Giants bats at bay with a new grip on his changeup until unraveling in the sixth.

Yusmeiro Petit was hit hard, allowing six runs in four innings but was let off the hook with a no-decision by his team's comeback. The righty shut down the Rockies when he faced them last week.

2014-09-02 21:54:52 -0700

Building inspectors today continued their second round of evaluations of structures that were damaged in the magnitude-6.0 South Napa earthquake nine days ago.

Napa officials said there are 129 red-tagged buildings and more than 1,000 structures remain on the yellow tag list. Officials also announced that 20 red-tagged structures were moved to the yellow or green tag list.

Damaged structures have closed Franklin Street from First to Clay streets, Second Street from Combs to Main streets and Brown Street from Second to Third streets. One lane of First Street is closed from Main Street to School Street.

The Community Services Building at 1600 First St. reopened Tuesday to issue permits for needed repairs. Inspection and permit fees are being waived for those who have suffered damage from the earthquake.

The Senior Center is red-tagged and remains closed.

Since the earthquake, 130 waterline breaks have been repaired, but the Water Division is responding to new reports of breaks. There is no backlog or repairs resulting in loss of water service to customers, city officials said.

Tap water remains safe for bathing and household uses, but those who lost water service completely for any period of time are advised to use bottled water or tap water that has been boiled for one full minute before using it for drinking or cooking. City officials said they expect to rescind this advisory soon.

Napa Valley College has made showers available in its gym locker rooms in the 600 Building. The gym is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Stonebridge School resumes classes Wednesday, Sept. 3.

The American Red Cross overnight shelter at the Crosswalk Community Church, 2590 First St. offers people a place to stay, food and clothing, cleaning supplies, emotional support and other services.

The Red Cross Assistance Shelter at the Marriott Hotel at 3425

Solano Ave. is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. for one-on-one sessions with a caseworker about how to recover from the quake damage. More information is available by calling (877) 978-2725.

The City's public information line is (707) 258-7817, and regular status reports are available at

2014-09-02 21:36:39 -0700

Hayward police are seeking the public's help in locating a 12-year-old boy missing since Tuesday afternoon.

Jaime Segura was last seen at Winton Middle School at 119 W. Winton Ave. around 3 p.m., police said.

Jaime is described as a Hispanic boy standing about 5 feet tall and weighing around 90 pounds. He was last seen wearing a light gray sweater, gray pants and black shoes, according to police.

Anyone with information on Jaime's whereabouts is asked to call Hayward police at (510) 293-7000.

2014-09-02 21:07:14 -0700

San Jose Police are hoping the public can help officers piece together what happened at Fowler Creek Park where a group of people assaulted an older man inside a public restroom.

In the video, you can hear the constant wailing from an elderly man in cell phone video obtained by KTVU. You can also see the repeated blows from a father who alleges the older man showed his private parts to his son.

“Assaulting the alleged suspect of indecent exposure is not okay and that itself is a crime,” said San Jose Police Sgt. Heather Randol.

Police say this attack happened around 8 p.m. on Tuesday in a public restroom at Fowler Creek Park.

A woman in the video is also heard pleading for the attacker to stop and to call 911.

The call is eventually made but not before the father leaves the older man bloody and swollen in the face.

“We don't ever condone vigilantism. We want people to call the police. We want them to wait, look at the suspect and keep them in your view,” said Sgt. Randol.

While police have talked to the older man who has limited English skills, they now they want to find the people seen beating him up.

“I think the idea of confronting him was good yet the idea of assaulting him wasn't the best idea,” Park visitor Edwin Tran said.

KTVU showed the video to Tran who is frequent visitor of Fowler Park.

He said, he could see how the assault initially stemmed from anger and frustration but said the attacker took it too far.

“I felt it was a lot of miscommunication and understanding of different cultures,” said Tran. “If you heard something like that you would be all up in their face. I don't think they understand the idea it's possible for him not to understand what was actually going on.”

A lot of questions remain as to what exactly happened in the restroom. San Jose Police are asking anyone who was at the park at the time to call them.

2014-09-02 19:25:37 -0700
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