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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...
State of the City: Richmond faces difficult financial road

California Apartment Association seeks temporary restraining order to prevent Richmond rent control

Richmond's voter-approved rent control policy -- Measure L -- is facing a legal challenge by the California Apartment Association. On Friday at 10 a.m., a law firm representing the association is scheduled to appear before...
Richmond church helps inspire gangsta rapper to change lyrics

Richmond church helps inspire gangsta rapper to adjust lyrics

A Richmond church helped to inspire an Oakland rapper's transition to a Christian-centered brand of hip hop -- and the artist is now being credited with helping religious centers spread the Bible's teachings to...

WCCUSD invites community to final LCAP town hall of 2016-17 school year

The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) is inviting students, families, staff and community members to attend the final LCAP Community Town Hall Meeting for the 2016-17 school year. The meeting will take place...
Two arrested after spotted on tracks at Richmond BART station

Deceased dog on BART tracks causes minor delay

The discovery of a dog's body on the BART tracks between El Cerrito del Norte and Richmond stations led to a minor service delay this afternoon, a BART spokesman said. Crews were called out to...
NIAD Art Center delves into wide world of creatures in next exhibition

NIAD Art Center delves into wide world of creatures in next exhibition

The NIAD Art Center is holding an opening reception on Saturday, Jan. 14 for its next exhibit that highlights "creature art." The reception will run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the art center...

National Weather Service warns of potential for ‘prolific’ rain, flooding this weekend

Don't put away those umbrellas anytime soon, as the National Weather Service (NWS) on Tuesday announced the potential for "prolific," flood-causing rain this Saturday. While Richmond and the greater Bay Area are experiencing a moderate...
No injuries after train strikes car at Carlson and Cutting Friday night

Man fatally struck by train near Parr Blvd. on New Year’s Eve

A 47-year-old homeless man was struck and killed by a Union Pacific train in Richmond on New Year's Eve, a company spokesman said. Authorities said Donald Wallace was hit as he was walking on the...
'Food for Thought' program feeds students in need during winter break

Food for Thought program feeds students in need during winter break

About 150 families each received two boxes of food and a turkey last month as part of a collaborative program that aims to keep local students nourished during school breaks. Temple Beth Hillel, West County's...
Small Biz Boost: Plug Tattoos & Piercing

Plug Tattoos & Piercing draws inspiration from Richmond-area clientele

Jonny Rocket, a well-known Bay Area tattoo artist, is one of the many artists who say Richmond is often their muse. One of nine full-time artists/designers at Plug Tattoos & Piercing, located at San Pablo...

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