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31era Caminata/Carrera 5K de la Armonía de GRIP Fijada para el Sábado 28 de Octubre

31st GRIP Harmony Walk/5K run set for Saturday, Oct. 28

One of Richmond's most impactful, unifying community events -- the GRIP Harmony Walk/5K Run to end hunger and homelessness -- is returning for the 31st year on Saturday, Oct. 28. The fun competition, sponsored by...

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...

Contra Costa College gym becomes Red Cross evacuation center

The Contra Costa College gymnasium became an American Red Cross Evacuation Center last night with up to 500 bed spaces for fire victims from Napa and Solano counties, according to San Pablo and CCC...
School closures from NorCal wildfires cost district $3M

North Bay fires causing air quality concerns in Richmond

Richmond-area residents are huddling indoors amid poor air quality from the massive, devastating wildfires in the North Bay. The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) allowed classes to resume Tuesday despite reduced air quality....
North Bay fires impacting air quality region-wide

North Bay fires impacting air quality region-wide

Significant fires in Sonoma, Napa and Yuba counties have impacted air quality throughout the Bay Area, including in West Contra Costa County where residents posted photos to social media of smoke-hazed city streets and...
Nonprofit rallies Richmond for marquee makeover boost

Your online vote could help restore downtown Richmond marquee

Community members have a chance to help restore the marquee and sign at the historic Market Square Mall in downtown Richmond -- simply by voting online. Through Oct. 31, the public is asked to visit...
Republic Services driver honored for heroism during Richmond house fire

Get rid of household hazardous waste safely at Richmond event

West County residents are encouraged to dispose of their household hazardous waste for free at a one-day event in Richmond on Saturday, Sept. 30. From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on that day, Republic Services...
The cost of the NFL experience

The cost of the NFL experience

With the cost of parking, food and a few beers included, NFL fans attending a San Francisco 49ers game cough up on average 54-percent more than those who attend Oakland Raiders games, according to...
Diana Becton chosen as Contra Costa County DA

Diana Becton chosen as Contra Costa County DA

Diana Becton, a recently retired judge, has been selected as the new Contra Costa County district attorney and is slated to begin serving the county later this month. One of five finalists, Becton was selected...
El Cerrito del Norte station sting targets disabled parking misuse

El Cerrito del Norte station sting targets disabled parking misuse

Three people were cited at the Del Norte BART station in El Cerrito for using disabled parking placards belonging to someone else, while four citations were given to people parking in disabled spots --...

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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...