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Supervisor Gioia's campaign committees cited by state commission

Gioia’s campaign committees cited by state commission

Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia has agreed to pay a $14,000 administrative penalty for violations of the Political Reform Act related to the campaign committees he formed during the 2010 and 2014 elections,...
Rubicon Programs providing locals tools for economic mobility

Rubicon Programs providing locals with tools for economic mobility

By Sandy Karp A formally incarcerated man from San Pablo cleared his credit, earned his driver’s license, and purchased a car with insurance. Meanwhile, a homeless mother of two got help to achieve sobriety, a...

2-acre hillside blaze near San Pablo Dam Road under investigation

by Mike Kinney A 2-acre vegetation fire that crept up a hill near 3400 San Pablo Dam Road Friday night was contained about 7 p.m. with no reported injuries, a fire battalion chief. Eight fire engines...
Police find woman inside donation box in El Cerrito, arrest her

Police free woman from donation box in El Cerrito

A woman found trapped in a clothing donations box in El Cerrito earlier this month was arrested after police helped free her, according to a police blotter report and further details from the East...

National Night Out aims to build safety via block parties

Dozens of Richmond police officers and firefighters mingled with community leaders and residents in the Target parking lot on Tuesday night before setting off on caravans throughout the city -- all part of a...
Opinion: Enough Already, Let’s Keep BART Running

‘Large stick’ assault at El Cerrito del Norte Station leads to arrest

A man was arrested at BART's El Cerrito del Norte on Thursday on charges that he struck a person with a large stick, police said. The incident occurred at 2:21 p.m., when officers responded to...
County board approves new regulations on flavored tobacco sales

County board approves new regulations on flavored tobacco sales

The sale of flavored "e-liquids" for electronic vaping devices will soon be banned in unincorporated areas of Contra Costa County following a unanimous vote by the county's Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. Also, menthol cigarettes,...
Cal State East Bay engineering camp serves 72 from Contra Costa

Cal State East Bay engineering camp serves 72 from Contra Costa

In case you missed it, KTVU (Ch. 2) recently covered a unique, week-long engineering camp offered to low-income high school students from Contra Costa County. Seventy-two students ate, slept and studied at Cal State East...

County Agency reports drop in Richmond homeless population

By Zach Chouteau The Contra Costa County Council on Homelessness has issued a new report indicating a significant decrease in the Richmond and West County homeless population. The 2017 Point in Time Count, A Snapshot of...

City soccer league seeks teams for new season

The City of Richmond’s Community Services Department announced the return of its popular 8v8 Adult Soccer League for the fall. The fun kicks off on August 25 and the season will run through November 10....

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Mayor to explore dissolving Richmond Housing Authority

By Richmond Mayor Tom Butt While the longstanding and increasingly acrimonious issues between the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Richmond...
Map points out Richmond's many new and old attractions

Map points out Richmond’s many new and old attractions

Melinda McCrary, the executive director of the Richmond Museum of History, was touted in City Manager Bill Lindsay's newsletter for attracting attention to her...
4 teens arrested following gunpoint robbery in Pinole

4 teens arrested following gunpoint robbery in Pinole

Four teenagers -- three from Richmond and one from El Sobrante -- were arrested on suspicion of robbing a person at gunpoint in Pinole,...