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Downtown Pinole streets close for explosive device probe

Pinole police temporarily shut down streets in their city's downtown Tuesday night following a report of an explosive device in the area.  About 6:45 p.m., police responded to the intersection of Tennent Avenue and San...

Motorized wheelchair sought for bed-ridden local woman

Longtime community member Carolyn Moore has spent the good part of more than two decades in a hospital bed, having suffered from a debilitating stroke in 1996 and congestive heart failure in 2013. And although...

New San Pablo Library celebrates grand opening

By Mike Kinney San Pablo's new library, which is nearly three times the size of the previous library, celebrated a well-attended ribbon-cutting today. The new library at 13731 San Pablo Ave. is 22,000 square feet, LEED...
State of the City: Richmond faces difficult financial road

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 Housing Authority (RHA) may be in some small part due...

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, police said. The robbery was reported around 4:25 p.m. in the...

No shortage of pride at Saturday’s Rosie Rally

By Zach Chouteau While the attempt at upping Richmond’s own Guinness World Record may have come up empty, there was definitely no shortage of pride, patriotism and just flat-out fun at Saturday’s Rosie Rally and...
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...

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Salesian College Preparatory to hold open house Sunday, Oct. 22

Salesian College Preparatory to hold open house Sunday, Oct. 22

Salesian College Preparatory is inviting prospective students and their families onto its campus at 2851 Salesian Ave. in Richmond this Sunday, Oct. 22, from...
Craneway Pavilion event to offer ideal venue to honor veterans

Craneway Pavilion event to offer ideal venue to honor veterans

On Friday, Nov. 10, the Craneway Pavilion will be an all-encompassing site where Richmond area residents will have an opportunity to honor those who...
Amazon headquarters proposal includes Richmond sites

Amazon headquarters proposal includes Richmond sites

Will Amazon locate its second headquarters in Richmond? Richmond was one of five Bay Area cities to take part in a joint application to Amazon...