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Beyond Richmond

Richmond workshop on Tuesday to connect locals with state job openings

RichmondWORKS, the city's employment and training department, is partnering with the the California Department of General Services in an effort to connect local residents with "hundreds of job openings." At 10 a.m. Tuesday, the city...

Richmond mayor praises Amtrak service expansion

Richmond Mayor Tom Butt on Monday praised an announcement that Amtrak will be offering a seventh daily roundtrip between Bakersfield and Oakland, which stops in Richmond. The route between the Bay Area and the San...
Loved ones mourning Kennedy High grad killed in motorcycle crash

Loved ones mourning Kennedy High alum killed in motorcycle crash

Pedro Naranjo Jr., 26, a Tracy resident and graduate of Kennedy High School in Richmond, was killed in a motorcycle crash in the unincorporated community of Sky Londa in San Mateo County on Saturday,...
California launches free mattress recycling program to reduce waste, tackle blight

California launches free mattress recycling program to reduce waste, tackle blight

California has launched a mattress recycling program that allows residents to drop off old mattresses and box springs at designated collection sites for free. Many abandoned mattresses are needlessly crowding up landfills, supporters say, while...
Program enables Richmond homeowners to pay for energy, water upgrades with property tax bill

Program enables Richmond homeowners to pay for energy, water upgrades with property tax bill

In response to the ongoing drought, Richmond has become the latest California city to launch a low-interest financing program that allows homeowners to use their property tax bill to pay for improvements to energy...
Starting Tuesday, a new California law requires drivers to stay three-feet from bicyclists when passing them.

California law requiring drivers to stay three feet from cyclists starts Tuesday

Starting Tuesday, a new California law requires drivers to stay three feet from bicyclists when passing them. The law was authored by Assemblyman Steven Bradford, who says an existing law requiring drivers to pass a...
Assemblymember Tony Thurmond among lawmakers pushing for major tobacco reform

Assemblymember Tony Thurmond among lawmakers pushing for major tobacco reform

Assemblymember Tony Thurmond, D-Richmond, joined four other California lawmakers on Wednesday in announcing a collective legislative effort to curb tobacco use in the state. The five lawmakers are each pushing their own legislation, with Thurmond's...
West County schools featured in AP article about preparing kids for online state tests

West County schools featured in AP article about preparing kids for online state tests

Kids as young as 5 are learning basic computer skills in U.S. classrooms, skills they will need in order to excel on standardized tests that are now being offered online by a majority of...

Richmond gardeners defend library seed exchanges following Pennsylvania crackdown

Gardeners nationwide are "on alert" following a crackdown by Pennsylvania regulators on a library seed exchange program, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. But Richmond's green thumbs are prepared to defend the noncommercial exchange of...
East Bay Municipal Utility District postpones water rate increase after December rainfall

Drought update: New list of water use restrictions imposed on East Bay residents

The East Bay Municipal Utility District announced Tuesday a new list of mandatory statewide watering restrictions that are effective immediately. The list, approved by EBMUD’s board of directors Tuesday, includes limiting watering of outdoor landscapes...

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$825,000 gift to support Contra Costa College business students

Retired biz professor’s estate gifts $825,000 to Contra Costa College

The Contra Costa College Foundation announced Monday that it received a gift of $825,000 from the estate of retired business professor Stephen C. Schaefer...
East Brother Beer Co., Richmond Promise to host teacher appreciation event Wednesday

East Brother Beer Co., Richmond Promise to host teacher appreciation event Wednesday

Teachers and counselors will be celebrated at East Brother Beer Co. in Richmond on Wednesday, Sept. 27, when the brewery hosts the first "Cheers...

Richmond police convince suicidal man to drop knife

An armed, suicidal man in an Iron Triangle home took to Facebook Live during his moment of heightened distress last week -- but two...