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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...
Two dead after shooting in Richmond's Hilltop Green neighborhood

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,...
Rubicon Programs providing locals tools for economic mobility

Rubicon Programs providing locals with tools for economic mobility

By Sandy Karp A formally incarcerated man from San Pablo cleared his credit, earned his driver’s license, and purchased a car with insurance. Meanwhile, a homeless mother of two got help to achieve sobriety, a...

2-acre hillside blaze near San Pablo Dam Road under investigation

by Mike Kinney A 2-acre vegetation fire that crept up a hill near 3400 San Pablo Dam Road Friday night was contained about 7 p.m. with no reported injuries, a fire battalion chief. Eight fire engines...
Police find woman inside donation box in El Cerrito, arrest her

Police free woman from donation box in El Cerrito

A woman found trapped in a clothing donations box in El Cerrito earlier this month was arrested after police helped free her, according to a police blotter report and further details from the East...

National Night Out aims to build safety via block parties

Dozens of Richmond police officers and firefighters mingled with community leaders and residents in the Target parking lot on Tuesday night before setting off on caravans throughout the city -- all part of a...
Opinion: Enough Already, Let’s Keep BART Running

‘Large stick’ assault at El Cerrito del Norte Station leads to arrest

A man was arrested at BART's El Cerrito del Norte on Thursday on charges that he struck a person with a large stick, police said. The incident occurred at 2:21 p.m., when officers responded to...

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Richmond community encouraged to 'fill a bag, feed a family' by Dec. 18

Richmond community encouraged to ‘fill a bag, feed a family’ by Dec. 18

Community members are encouraged to "fill a bag, feed a family" as part of the 2nd Annual Holiday Food Drive benefiting the Iron Triangle-based...
Richmond man shot by BART police recovering

Richmond man shot by BART police recovering

The man who was shot by BART police near Richmond station last week has been identified as 21-year-old Jeremiah Witherspoon, who is recovering from...
Mayor recounts Hotel Mac's role in 'Annual Turkey Shoot'

Mayor recounts Hotel Mac’s role in ‘Annual Turkey Shoot’

Organizers of the Point Richmond Annual Turkey Shoot appear compelled to remind people that "no turkeys are harmed during this event." Recently, Mayor Tom Butt...