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Programa de Reparaciones Gratuitas para Adultos Mayores Ahora en San Pablo

Programa de Reparaciones Gratuitas para Adultos Mayores Ahora en San Pablo

El programa de Rotary Home Team, que provee asistencia a adultos mayores con reparaciones domésticas comunes, será ofrecido a los residentes de San Pablo a partir del 30 de Septiembre. El programa, que se extendió...
El Sobrante Library's new Mini-Park set for ribbon-cutting

El Sobrante Library’s new Mini-Park set for ribbon-cutting

The community is invited to a ribbon-cutting on Sept. 9 for extensive new improvements of the public space surrounding the El Sobrante Library.   Enhancements include a new Mini-Park, small amphitheater and improved parking lot, according...
Weekend heat wave prompts county health warnings

Weekend heat prompts county health warnings

Contra Costa County health officials are urging residents to stay cool and hydrated, as a heat warning has been issued for the holiday weekend in the Bay Area. Friday's high temperatures in Richmond are expected...

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...
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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...
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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...
Suspect in deadly San Pablo crash ID'd; victims described as Napa family

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,...

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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...