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Less trash talk: Richmond residents and businesses can now recycle these items

What a waste! Richmond residents paying for unpaid trash bills

Fees are piling up for Richmond residents who failed to pay their garbage bills last year. On Tuesday, Richmond City Council will consider a resolution allowing the city to place liens against properties where waste...
Richmond metal plating company forced to shut down due to hazardous waste violations

Richmond metal plating company facing hazardous waste charges

A Richmond metal plating company located near homes on Nevin Avenue is facing 23 charges for allegedly storing hazardous chemicals in a manner that posed an unreasonable risk of fire, explosion or toxic chemical...
A suspected Richmond pimp is being charged with abducting a prostitute last month as she was headed to an interview with police to discuss his abuse.

Police cracking down on Ohio Avenue prostitution

Richmond police have launched a crackdown on prostitution along Ohio Avenue and are asking residents to call dispatch if they see such activity. "We will be making contact with Johns in the area," the department...
Residents of Richmond's 'uninhabitable' Hacienda will soon relocate

Hacienda public housing tenants to be relocated

The 130 residents of the pest-infested Hacienda public housing complex will soon be relocated following a Tuesday vote by Richmond City Council and housing commissioners. Residents will be moved from the aging building at 1300...
Investors vow to 'immediately' re-file lawsuit if Richmond, Calif. mayor's stalled eminent domain proposal is revived.

For Richmond supports new plan to address city’s blighted properties

A new proposal to rehabilitate hundreds of blighted homes in Richmond has gained support from the nonprofit For Richmond, which said in a blog post Wednesday it wants to connect the plan with local...
23rd Street fight turns fatal

Richmond police seize two guns after stolen vehicle pursuit

With help from a police canine, Richmond cops seized two guns and arrested the driver of a stolen vehicle who led them on a lengthy chase Tuesday night, police said. The incident unfolded about 8:30...
Grand jury offers harsh critique on Richmond Housing Authority

Richmond housing authority charged with nepotism

The nephew of Kathleen Jones, a top official at the Richmond Housing Authority, was paid more than double his salary in overtime and other perks as a public housing maintenance worker last year, according...
Standard & Poor's has upgraded Richmond's bond rating, citing in part a strong economy.

Standard & Poor’s upgrades Richmond’s bond rating

Standard & Poor's has upgraded Richmond's bond rating based on the strength of the local economy and the city’s financial performance. The upgrade from AA-  to A+ should lead to lower interest rates and less...
Suspects in getaway car thwarted by construction of Richmond underpass named after fallen cop

Richmond’s Moody underpass project facing delay

Bad news for Marina Bay businesses: the much-anticipated reopening of Marina Bay Parkway between Meeker Avenue and Regatta Boulevard is facing a delay. The parkway was closed Sept. 3 due to construction of the Officer...
The historic Hotel Mac in Point Richmond will soon offer five new rooms that will reportedly be available to visitors seeking an extended stay.

Historic Point Richmond hotel adds five rooms

Five new extended-stay rooms will soon open at the historic Hotel Mac in Point Richmond. The Richmond Convention and Visitors Bureau provided an image of one of the new rooms on its Facebook page this...

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Police chief: ‘Richmond remains a busy place’

On Friday, Feb. 9, Richmond police responded to a domestic violence call and learned an oft-abused woman had, weeks earlier, awakened to her husband...
Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia encourages citizens to apply for civil grand jury

County accepting applications for Civil Grand Jury service

The Contra Costa County Superior Court is accepting applications for Civil Grand Jury service for the fiscal year 2018-2019. Nineteen members will be selected to...

Unique NIAD fundraiser readies for sixth rendition

By Zach Chouteau One of Richmond’s most vital artistic hubs has unveiled the details for its sixth annual Win Win fundraiser—with the festive function all...