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Richmond Promise scholarship applications open

Donations deadline approaches for Richmond Holiday Food Drive

The City of Richmond Community Services Department's Holiday Food Drive -- where city centers throughout the community harbor donation bins for canned good and other items -- ends on Dec. 18, and residents are...
Residents encouraged to help construct new Carlson Meadow

Residents encouraged to help construct new Carlson Meadow

A new park called Carlson Meadow -- located at Carlson Boulevard and the Richmond Greenway -- is being constructed as part of an ongoing project to revitalize the Greenway via a partnership between Groundwork...

Armed student causes Richmond High lock down

Richmond High was placed on lock down Friday morning in connection with an armed student who was "quickly taken into custody" by a School Resource Officer, police said. Police reported about the incident on Twitter...
Chevron pledges $1M for Bay Area scholarships

Chevron pledges $1M for Bay Area scholarships

After pledging $1 million in October to fund requests by local teachers for classroom projects as part of the annual Fuel Your School program, Chevron this week announced yet another $1 million donation toward...
CCC grad's inspiring road to the Richmond Police Department

CCC grad’s inspiring road to the Richmond Police Department

A Contra Costa College alumna and Richmond native went from struggling with poverty, domestic violence and hopelessness to becoming a college-education officer for the Richmond Police Department. Carmen Santana's inspiring story of juggling work, school...
School closures from NorCal wildfires cost district $3M

School closures during NorCal wildfires cost district $3M

The devastating Northern California wildfires in October have had far-reaching consequences. For one, the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) says it lost $3 million in state funds because it closed down schools on...
Richmond law enforcement officials, church partner to help homeless

Richmond law enforcement officials, church partner to help homeless

With cold temperatures in the Bay Area, particularly in the middle of the night, law enforcement officials teamed with a Richmond church Monday night to deliver resources and supplies to homeless encampments. Two Richmond police...
Volunteers sought for Richmond tree planting event Dec. 10

Volunteers sought for Richmond tree planting event Dec. 10

The nonprofit Richmond Trees is encouraging volunteers to participate in a planting event on Sunday, Dec. 10. Volunteers are asked to meet at 9 a.m. at Burg Park at 2910 Clinton Ave. in Richmond and to...

Richmond Rotary Club’s uplifting holiday auction item

It seems everyone is taking advantage of the legalization of recreational marijuana in California — even members of the charitable Richmond Rotary Club. The highly active, or perhaps in this case actively high, Richmond Rotarians...
Nystrom Elementary joins National Historic Registry

Nystrom Elementary joins National Historic Registry

By Zach Chouteau Richmond’s Nystrom Elementary School, which was re-launched last fall following a major multiyear makeover, has made news of a completely different kind this autumn. The Harbour Way South venue was recently placed on...

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Gov. Jerry Brown visits El Sobrante Sikh temple

by Mike Kinney California Gov. Jerry Brown stopped by the Gurdwara Sahib temple at 3550 Hillcrest Road in El Sobrante on Sunday in order...
Benoit-Casper hosting barrel aged bottle release party

Benoit-Casper hosting barrel aged bottle release party

Delicious alert: On Saturday, Benoit-Casper Brewing in Richmond is holding a Barrel Aged Bottle Release Party that will also feature a pop-up food option...

Richmond residents paving way to a better alley

Residents are literally paving their way to a better community with ongoing, community-driven improvements on an alley near 23rd Street, according to community advocate...