Martha Ross, San Jose Mercury News

Martha Ross

San Jose Mercury News

Walnut Creek, CA, United States

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Recent:
  • San Jose Mercury News
  • Vacaville Reporter
  • East Bay Times
  • Santa Cruz Sentinel
  • Times-Standard
Past:
  • ChicoER
  • The Daily Democrat
  • O.C. Register
  • Boston Herald
  • L.A. Daily News
  • Oakland Tribune
  • The News-Herald

Recent articles by Martha:

Woman shot in Walnut Creek amid protests, looting

A woman was shot in downtown Walnut Creek Sunday as more than 200 people gathered in the area, some of them looting stores in and around Broadway Plaza. The young woman was among the crowd and was … → Read More

Coronavirus: California reaches more than 94,000 COVID-19 cases on Memorial Day weekend

The number of cases and deaths continue to grow as the state ramps up testing and counties ease restrictions on shelter-in-place orders and allow restaurants and houses of worship to reopen. → Read More

Coronavirus: Alameda County continues to lead Bay Area for total cases; 1 death in Contra Costa County

Over the past week, Alameda County has become the hardest hit county in the Bay Area, in terms of the number of total COVID-19 cases. → Read More

Coronavirus: Alameda County continues to lead Bay Area for total cases; 1 death in Contra Costa County

Over the past week, Alameda County has become the hardest hit county in the Bay Area, in terms of the number of total COVID-19 cases. → Read More

Antioch: Man arrested in shooting of three, including two teen victims

The victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries. → Read More

Three hospitalized after stabbing at Oakland home; suspect sought

The victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries. → Read More

Coronavirus: California reaches more than 94,000 COVID-19 cases on Memorial Day weekend

The number of cases and deaths continue to grow as the state ramps up testing and counties ease restrictions on shelter-in-place orders and allow restaurants and houses of worship to reopen. → Read More

Oakland: Homeless encampment fire stopped before it spreads

The fire sent smoke over the neighborhood near the encampment, west of International Boulevard. → Read More

Oakland: Homeless encampment fire stopped before it spreads

The fire sent smoke over the neighborhood near the encampment, west of International Boulevard. → Read More

Oakland first-grade teacher thought of late mother when Ellen DeGeneres called

The talk show host called Peter Limata to tell him he was receiving $25,000 for his work on behalf of his first-grade students at Emerson Elementary during the COVID-19 shelter in place. → Read More

‘No one wants to hear from Matt Lauer’: Hit piece on Ronan Farrow widely condemned by Meghan McCain, Twitter

In an op-ed, the former ‘Today’ host defended himself against rape charges by slamming Farrow’s ‘Catch and Kill,’ along with Ann Curry and his accusers. → Read More

Marlo Thomas and Phil Donahue: Love, quarantine and what makes a marriage work

Forty celebrity couples share insights into the 'secret sauce' of a happy marriage for a new book by Marlo Thomas and Phil Donahue. → Read More

Tekashi 6ix9ine, proving he’s still the ‘Donald Trump of music,’ escalates feud with Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber

Fresh from prison, Tekashi 6ix9ine is back to trolling, relying on his proven pre-pandemic strategy of shamelessly provoking outrage to stay in the spotlight. → Read More

Prince Andrew’s origin story: ‘Baby Grumpling’ and school bully, new biography reveals

As a child, Andrew was a ‘handful,’ and his arrogance continued into his teen years, with the future Jeffrey Epstein friend growing up to pursue ‘twin obsessions with women and mo… → Read More

12 Bay Area bookstores pick the best 50+ books for all ages

Book experts from a dozen Bay Area bookstores and a county library share their summer reading list for kids, teens and adults. → Read More

Summer reading: Book picks from Walnut Creek’s Flashlight Books

Flashlight's staff shares their best books -- about a private eye monkey, a ship full of female pirates and more -- for kids and teens. → Read More

COVID-19 finally pushes Howard Stern to turn on ‘friend’ Trump and his MAGA listeners

Howard Stern told his Trump-supporting Sirius XM listeners Tuesday: 'I don't hate Donald. I hate you for voting for him, for not having intelligence.' → Read More

Lori Loughlin’s ‘unbelievable arrogance’: Experts mull huge ‘blow’ to star’s defense

Following a judge's ruling, Loughlin, her husband and 12 other parents must now hope a jury will believe their argument that they were unwitting victims in the college admissions scandal, legal experts say. → Read More

Santa Clara: Identity released of woman killed while walking on U.S. 101

The woman was struck and killed Wednesday while walking on the freeway south of the San Tomas Expressway. → Read More

San Carlos: Two arrested in attempted gun shop burglary

San Mateo County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 27-year-old Menlo Park man and a 17-year-old San Jose boy in the attempted break-in at the gun shop on El Camino Real. → Read More