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Richmond's weekend-long Back to School Carnival starts Aug. 25

Richmond’s weekend-long Back to School Carnival starts Aug. 25

Richmond's annual Back to School Carnival -- a full weekend of amusement rides, carnival games, fair food and a school supplies giveaway -- will take place at Civic Center Plaza and Macdonald Avenue from...
Building Blocks for Kids Richmond Collaborative seeks new ED

Building Blocks for Kids Richmond Collaborative seeks new ED

The Building Blocks for Kids Richmond Collaborative (BBK), the nonprofit that brings together government agencies, nonprofit groups and local leaders with the purpose of supporting programs for Iron Triangle neighborhood children and families, is...
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...
Richmond educators encourage dads to take kids to first day of school

Richmond educators encourage dads to take kids to first day of school

Richmond educators are encouraging fathers and father-figures to take their children or a child to their first day of school. And employers are being asked to give fathers and male mentors a couple hours off...
Mayor: 13 applicants to replace Gayle McLaughlin on council

Mayor: 13 applicants to replace Gayle McLaughlin on council

By Mayor Tom Butt Applications to replace Gayle McLaughlin closed today with 13 applicants who will make a pitch at the September 12 City Council meeting. The candidate statements to fill the Council vacancy are...
Cookie Monster, Ernie, Bert and 100-plus books color Sesame Street Literacy Fair

Cookie Monster, Ernie, Bert and 100-plus books color Sesame Street fair

More than 125 backpacks and 100 books were passed out at the first Sesame Street Literacy Fair at the Monterey Pines Community Room in Richmond on Aug. 10. The event, a collaboration between Praise Fellowship...
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Point Richmond Music’s next free summer concert set for Sept. 8

Two summer concert dates remain in the Point Richmond Music's (PRM) free concert series. The video above shows images from the most recent concert on Friday, Aug. 11. On Friday, Sept. 8, Evie Ladin Band (Neo-Trad...

Richmond to host first ‘Movies in the Plaza’ event this Friday

Richmond will hold its very first free Movies in the Plaza event this Friday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Residents are asked to bring their lawn chairs and blankets and snuggle up to a...
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The Ambitious Mom holds backpack, school supplies giveaway

By Mike Kinney The Ambitious Mom, a new, local volunteer-run organization, held its third event since launching earlier this year by donating dozens of backpacks and school supplies to local children. The event took place at...

Police investigating two recent homicides in Richmond

Richmond police are searching for suspects in connection with two separate fatal shootings this month. The latest homicide occurred Saturday about 2:30 a.m. in the area of Florida Ave. and Harbour Way South, Richmond police Sgt....

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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...
Map points out Richmond's many new and old attractions

Map points out Richmond’s many new and old attractions

Melinda McCrary, the executive director of the Richmond Museum of History, was touted in City Manager Bill Lindsay's newsletter for attracting attention to her...
4 teens arrested following gunpoint robbery in Pinole

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,...