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Unity Park set for two sculptures, two murals

40 trees planned for Unity Park as part of Arbor Day this Saturday

The community in encouraged to volunteer for Arbor Day at Unity Park in Richmond this Saturday, Oct. 21, to help plant 40 new trees at the under-construction park. The event will run from 9 a.m....

WCCUSD schools to remain closed Friday due to air quality

By WCCUSD Superintendent Matt Duffy We have continued to monitor the weather and air quality forecasts and decided that it is in the best interests of our students and staff to keep our...
Richmond author promotes African American scientists, inventors

Richmond author promotes African American scientists, inventors

Nearly two decades ago, when Tamara Shiloh was using Microsoft Publisher to create small pamphlets and booklets for a business owner, she received an email that contained a short story about African American inventors...
Air quality complaints from wildfires continue in Richmond

Air quality complaints from wildfires persist in Richmond

UPDATE WEDNESDAY, 4:50 P.M.: All West Contra Costa Unified School District schools will be closed on Thursday, Oct. 12, due to “rapidly changing air quality conditions” resulting from the massive North Bay fires, Superintendent...

Facebook’s Returning the Favor segment surprises Richmond music teacher

Former DeJean Middle School music director Tim Wilson's inspirational story of giving to his students has become a national sensation -- leading to yet another round of new musical instruments for the underserved Richmond...
Bay Area Rescue Mission sets out to ensure folks are fed on Thanksgiving

Richmond’s Bay Area Rescue Mission dispatches food, supplies to North Bay

On Tuesday, Richmond-based Bay Area Rescue Mission dispatched a truck with food and supplies to help victims of the North Bay's massive, deadly fires. Additionally, the nonprofit organization -- which provides shelter and services to...
Callejón cerca a la Calle 23 limpiado como parte de Revitalización

Alley near 23rd Street spruced up as part of revitalization

By Mike Kinney Community members banded together on Saturday to clean up a long-blighted alley that runs parallel to 23rd Street in Richmond. Dozens of residents helped round up litter in the alley between 22nd and 23rd...
'Taco Tuesday Paint Nite' to benefit youth scholarship program

‘Taco Tuesday Paint Nite’ to benefit youth scholarship program

You've heard of painting workshops paired with delicious wines, where after you have finished painting and drinking, you get to take your artwork home. In Richmond, there's an event like that coming up -- with...
Community mourns young Richmond swim instructor's death

Community mourns young Richmond swim instructor’s death

The community is mourning the unexpected passing of John Nuss, a well-regarded 22-year-old Richmond city employee and Pinole Valley High graduate known as a friendly personality at the Richmond Plunge and Richmond Swim Center...
De Anza High's Paula Raj named county's Teacher of Year

De Anza High’s Paula Raj named county’s Teacher of Year

De Anza High veteran Spanish teacher Paula Raj was named one of Contra Costa County’s 2017-18 Teachers of the Year. Raj, who received the honor during an annual gala at Concord Hilton last week, is...

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Richmond community encouraged to 'fill a bag, feed a family' by Dec. 18

Richmond community encouraged to ‘fill a bag, feed a family’ by Dec. 18

Community members are encouraged to "fill a bag, feed a family" as part of the 2nd Annual Holiday Food Drive benefiting the Iron Triangle-based...
Richmond man shot by BART police recovering

Richmond man shot by BART police recovering

The man who was shot by BART police near Richmond station last week has been identified as 21-year-old Jeremiah Witherspoon, who is recovering from...
Mayor recounts Hotel Mac's role in 'Annual Turkey Shoot'

Mayor recounts Hotel Mac’s role in ‘Annual Turkey Shoot’

Organizers of the Point Richmond Annual Turkey Shoot appear compelled to remind people that "no turkeys are harmed during this event." Recently, Mayor Tom Butt...