From cold nights to an unexpected sign illuminating Martinez history, these are some of the most-read stories of the week on Martinez Patch.
A run of frigid nights was cold news for homeless people in Martinez and environs. It's a matter of survival, said Doug Stewart, the founder of Central County Homeless Outreach.
County supes framed a $20.7 million program for re-routing inmates in the wake of the state's mandated reorganization of incarceration.
Deidre Siguenza was selected to fill the Martinez school board seat vacated by Vicki Gordon, who was elected in November to the Contra Costa County College District board.
The American Lung Association gave Martinez enough good marks in smoke-free outdoor environments, smoke-free housing and regulating the sale of tobacco to bring the city to a B grade in its "State of Tobacco Control 2013" report.
A little piece of history was uncovered in a seismic retrofit project on Castro Street. A post office sign. Sometime before 1936, the building was the post office. Who knew?