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Recent News | Jan 18, 2017

Richmond council unanimously approves neighborhood parking permit proposal

A proposal to implement a neighborhood parking permit program in areas of Richmond where parking is a premium was unanimously …

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Recent News | Jan 18, 2017

Travis Credit Union to provide free tax prep services to eligible Richmond area residents

Travis Credit Union on Wednesday announced it will again this year provide free tax preparation services to low-to-middle income Richmond …

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Recent News | Jan 17, 2017

Congressman DeSaulnier announces he will skip Trump’s inauguration

Congressman Mark DeSaulnier, D-11, announced late last week that he will not attend the Inauguration of President-elect Donald J. Trump …

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Recent News | Jan 16, 2017

BMX bikes, accessories donated to local kids at Richmond’s developing ‘Dirt World’

More than a dozen BMX bikes, along with helmets and bike locks, were donated to local youth on the Richmond …

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Recent News | Jan 14, 2017

No injuries after train strikes car at Carlson and Cutting Friday night

The driver of a vehicle that was struck by an Amtrak train at Carlson and Cutting boulevards Friday night was …

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Recent News | Jan 13, 2017

Well-known Richmond tattoo artist returns to action following serious car accident

Before last year, Nunez Tattoo & Piercing had been going strong for 15 years at 12724 San Pablo Ave. in …

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Recent News | Jan 13, 2017

Ex-Richmond teacher faces minimum 900-year prison sentence for sexually assaulting kids

A former Richmond teacher was convicted of 87 of 90 counts of child molestation and kidnapping charges on Thursday and …

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Recent News | Jan 12, 2017

San Pablo police commander arrested on suspicion of domestic violence

A San Pablo police commander and former Vallejo police lieutenant was arrested in Roseville Sunday morning on suspicion of domestic …

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Recent News | Jan 12, 2017

Richmond council to consider renaming Richmond Greenway after Lillie Mae Jones

In its first meeting of the year Tuesday, Richmond City Council is set to consider renaming the Richmond Greenway bicycle …

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Recent News | Jan 12, 2017

City opens public comment period for proposed bike/ped trail on Goodrick Avenue

The Richmond community is being asked to review plans to construct a .3-mile bike and pedestrian trail along Goodrick Avenue …

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Recent News | Jan 12, 2017

GRIP to hold 50-year celebration at Richmond Memorial Auditorium Sunday

Fifty years ago, clergy from congregations of various faiths and cultural backgrounds in Richmond, San Pablo and El Cerrito banded …

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Recent News | Jan 12, 2017

San Pablo to install video cameras along I-80 in response to highway shootings

Three new video cameras will soon be pointed at Interstate Highway 80 near San Pablo Dam Road in response to …

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Recent News | Jan 11, 2017

Mechanics Bank’s new branch in Hilltop includes community room

Mechanics Bank celebrated a ribbon-cutting Monday for its newly renovated branch in Richmond’s Hilltop area. The branch, which replaces the …

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Recent News | Jan 11, 2017

Contra Costa County homeless count to be conducted Jan. 26-27

Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) announced Wednesday that it will conduct its annual count of residents who are experiencing homelessness …

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Recent News | Jan 11, 2017

Free home solar systems offered to Richmond, North Richmond residents

Eligible Richmond and North Richmond property owners are encouraged to fetch a free home solar system by attending a sign-up …

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Most Talked About

The Richmond-based House Rabbit Society is calling for a boycott on shopping at Whole Foods Market Inc. over the decision to sell rabbit meat.

Recent News | Jun 30, 2014

Whole Foods Market responds to complaint about rabbit meat sales

Officials at Whole Foods Market Inc. have responded to a complaint about the sales of rabbit meat at the grocer’s …

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Recent News | Feb 7, 2014

USPS responds to complaints about Richmond sorting facility

Although the US Postal Service says only a small percentage of packages end up lost or delayed at its national …

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Mock 'dirty bomb' drill will bring more than 200 soldiers, airmen, police and fire officials to Richmond

Recent News | Apr 3, 2015

Mock ‘dirty bomb’ drill to bring hundreds of soldiers, airmen, police and fire officials to Richmond

A “dirty bomb” will be located in Richmond on Saturday, April 11, and more than 200 soldiers, airmen, local law …

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31-year-old Richmond woman sentenced for killing 16-year-old who had fathered her child

Recent News | Oct 20, 2015

Richmond woman, 31, sentenced for killing 16-year-old ex-boyfriend

A 31-year-old Richmond woman was sentenced to 21 years in state prison Tuesday for fatally shooting a 16-year-old ex-boyfriend who …

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Recent News | Sep 14, 2016

Councilmember’s blindness mocked in ‘ugly’ display by RPA

Richmond Councilmember Jovanka Beckles “screamed” in the face of blind colleague Vinay Pimple following a vote Tuesday, calling him “disgusting” …

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Kaiser set to launch medical assistant training program in Richmond, offers 50-percent tuition discount

Recent News | Jan 9, 2017

Kaiser to launch medical assistant training program in Richmond, offers 50-percent tuition discount

The demand for medical assistants in the healthcare field is so high, Kaiser Permanente is offering a 50-percent tuition discount …

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RPD's summer crime prevention fair Saturday offers food, fun and signatures for fix-it tickets

Recent News | May 20, 2015

Richmond council passes resolution supporting ban on space-based weapons

The Richmond City Council passed a resolution Tuesday supporting a ban on space-based weapons after a lengthy discussion over whether …

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Selfie suspect turns self in

Recent News | Nov 18, 2015

El Cerrito robbery suspect’s selfies end up in victim’s cloud storage

The woman pictured is wanted by police in connection with the violent robbery of an El Cerrito High student on …

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Launch party for Menbe's Way Fund on Aug. 23 to kick-start expansion of Salute owner's charitable efforts

Recent News | Aug 8, 2016

Richmond mayor: Salute e Vita Ristorante receives 30-day notice to vacate

Richmond Mayor Tom Butt reported stunning news Monday: That popular Marina Bay restaurant Salute e Vita Ristorante, owned by the …

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Recent News | Nov 7, 2016

More than 100 Richmond horses face eviction

There is apparently little room for horseplay when it comes to city zoning rules. The owners and boarders of more …

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