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Richmond homeowners encouraged to apply for free home solar systems

Free home solar systems offered to Richmond, North Richmond residents

Eligible Richmond and North Richmond property owners are encouraged to fetch a free home solar system by attending a sign-up event on Jan. 25. The meeting runs from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the...
Suspect sought in attempted carjacking of Maserati outside El Cerrito Safeway

Suspect sought in attempted carjacking of Maserati outside El Cerrito Safeway

El Cerrito police are searching for a man who attempted to carjack a Maserati in the Safeway parking lot on Sunday. Police responded to the store at 11450 San Pablo Ave. about 10:25 p.m. The...

Residents encouraged to participate in free community chess tournament

An annual Richmond community chess tournament is set to take place Saturday, Jan. 28 -- now it's your move to register for the free competition. The 6th Annual McKinley Williams/John Easterling Community Chess Tournament is...
Richmond councilmembers to be sworn in Tuesday

Richmond councilmembers to be sworn in Tuesday

Re-elected Richmond Councilmember Jael Myrick, and newly elected Councilmembers Ben Choi and Melvin Willis, are set to be sworn into office in a public ceremony on Tuesday. The ceremony will take place at 6:30 p.m....

Richmond police dog’s bark convinces domestic violence suspect to surrender

A Richmond police dog is being credited with having a convincing enough bark to force an armed domestic violence suspect to surrender on New Year's Day. The incident unfolded about 1:25 p.m. when police were...

Big plans set for 10th Annual MLK National Day of Service on Richmond Greenway

Hundreds of community members are set to come together on Monday, Jan. 16 to make some interesting improvements in Richmond. Volunteers will help prepare for the groundbreaking of a new park -- Unity Park --...
Contra Costa judge to review arguments against Richmond rent control

EBT: County judge denies CAA request to halt Richmond rent control

A Contra Costa Superior Court judge on Friday denied a request to halt voter-approved rent control in Richmond, according to the East Bay Times. The California Apartment Association's (CAA) bid for a temporary restraining order...
County warns of widespread influenza, reminds us to cough into tissues or our elbows

County reports widespread influenza, reminds us to cough into tissues or our elbows

Everyone knows someone suffering from the cold or flu right now. The trend prompted Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) on Friday to cough up a statement that recommends vaccinations and provides an etiquette guide...
Small Biz Boost: Juan's Gym

Small Biz Boost: Juan’s Gym

Boxing is known as an activity that both bruises and heals at once, but the latter is why Juan Nunez incorporated the sport at his gym at San Pablo and Garvin avenues. "Everybody loves the...
With more rain coming this weekend, city and county offering free sandbags

With more rain expected this weekend, city and county offering free sandbags

With more rain expected throughout the Bay Area this weekend, city and county officials are reminding residents that free sandbags are available to residents. During the rainy season, the city of Richmond offers sand, bags...

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Richmond event aims to connect young people to volunteer opportunities

In honor of National Volunteer Week, a Young Adult Leadership Bootcamp will be held in Richmond this Saturday for residents between ages 16-24. The free...
Chevron Richmond Refinery Modernization Project inspires marriage

Modernized marriage: Chevron refinery upgrade leads to love connection

The ongoing $1 billion modernization project building a newer, safer and cleaner Chevron Richmond Refinery is now being credited for its part in building...
Richmond Promise to hold student-led college fair May 4

Richmond Promise to hold student-led college fair May 4

At Lovonya DeJean Middle School on Thursday, May 4, a unique college fair will have 9th graders at Kennedy High presenting their research on over...