Alhambra Principal Reports that Ryan Menjivar is in Good Health: The Martinez teen who went missing last month is safe, according to Nermin Fraser. Read the full letter.
Suspect Connected to Burglary of Christmas Charity Arrested Friday: The Martinez man was arrested after Christmas for Everyone's director found stolen items for sale at a North Concord flea market. Read the full story.
Crowd Prays, Sings For Menjivar Family: A crowd of 300 people stood vigil, holding waxen beacons of light, on Wednesday evening at Creekside Church in Martinez and listened to a prayer that Ryan Menjivar knows that he is cared for. Read the full story here.
Contra Costa Lawmakers Travel and Dine as Guests of Foundations, Think Tanks and Foreign Governments: The governments of St. Petersburg and Moscow paid for state Sen. Mark DeSaulnier (D-7) to travel to Russia for eight days last September to study transportation issues in that country. DeSaulnier is the chair of the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee. Read the full story here.
Martinez PD: Party Over? How Do You Know? Also, a report of a disorganized girl going through residential trash — and other unusual and sometimes criminal behavior in Martinez police reports from March 3 to March 5. Read the full story here.
Summer Camp Guide for Martinez: With the choice and variety of summer camps available in 2013, boredom won't be an option. Organizations, from the area colleges to your local parks and recreation department, offer dozens of camp choices for science, nature, sports, music and more. Whether you're looking for an all-around experience or a more focused camp, this list features a few in your town and nearby. See the guide here.
Brazen Burglars Take Donated Items From Charity: Grinches come in February and March, too. Burglars have hit Christmas For Everyone, a charity that makes Christmas brighter for needy people in Central Contra Costa County. Its big annual effort is a at the New Hope International Church on Olivera Court in Concord. Read the full story here.
Rep. Miller: Raise The Minimum Wage: Local Congressman George Miller, D-Martinez, is co-sponsoring a bill to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour. Read the full story here.
Martinez PD: Stolen Money and Fake Money—Plus, a noisy streetsweeper and other items that kept Martinez police busy between Feb. 27 and March 2. Read the full story here.