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Armed, ski-mask wearing Hercules teen arrested in Richmond

Armed, ski mask-wearing Hercules teen arrested in Richmond

A Richmond police operation targeting recent armed street robberies involving suspects wearing ski masks led to the bust of a 17-year-old Hercules resident seizure of a handgun, police said. The incident unfolded at about 8:15...
Betty Reid Soskin wows with wisdom in MAKERS interview

Betty Reid Soskin wows with wisdom in MAKERS interview

After greeting Richmond resident Betty Reid Soskin for an interview at the 2018 MAKERS conference, author Luvvie Ajayi remarked she felt "like I'm sitting on stage next to a unicorn." Listen to the rest of...
On Valentine's Day, county reminds public about STDs

On Valentine’s Day, county reminds public about STDs

Bay Area public health officials are using Valentine's Day as an opportune time to remind citizens about sexually transmitted diseases. Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) is urging sexually active people to use preventative measures and...
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Fire near Civic Center damages truck, building, tree

By Mike Kinney No one was injured in a fire near the intersection of Barrett Avenue and Civic Center Street that damaged two units of a four-unit apartment building Tuesday afternoon, along with a parked...
150 Kennedy High freshman tour UC Davis

150 Kennedy High freshman tour UC Davis

A large group of high school freshman from Richmond thought a lot about college last week. On Friday, 150 Kennedy High ninth-graders were treated to a day trip at the University of California, Davis, where...
Surprise visits for award-winning local teachers

Surprise visits for award-winning local teachers

On Monday, five public school teachers were surprised at their schools by students, local officials and family members as winners of the West Contra Costa Public Education Fund's 2018 Teaching Excellence Award. The winners included Verde...
Community invited to annual Richmond chess tournament

Community invited to annual Richmond chess tournament

The Richmond community is invited to participate in the 7th Annual McKinley Williams - John Easterling Community Chess Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Recreation Complex at 3230 Macdonald Ave. Registration runs from 10:30...
PVHS students turn into teachers with WE Science Club

PVHS students turn into teachers with WE Science Club

By Zach Chouteau The Tara Hills Elementary School cafeteria was buzzing with activity on the evening of Wednesday, Feb. 7, with kids ranging from Kindergarten through sixth grade engaging with everything from pasta rockets to...
Teacher housing eyed for Quarry Residential Development

Quarry Residential Project headed for council review

After nearly 600 condo-converted homes in the Marina Bay neighborhood in Richmond sold in less than 3 years -- many in the $300-$500K range -- a developer is inching closer to building nearly 200...

Richmond youth encouraged to apply for summer jobs

Richmond youth are encouraged to apply for summer jobs through the City of Richmond’s YouthWORKS Summer Youth Employment Program. Starting Feb. 1, young people from ages 16 to 21 can access the online application here....

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Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia encourages citizens to apply for civil grand jury

County accepting applications for Civil Grand Jury service

The Contra Costa County Superior Court is accepting applications for Civil Grand Jury service for the fiscal year 2018-2019. Nineteen members will be selected to...

Unique NIAD fundraiser readies for sixth rendition

By Zach Chouteau One of Richmond’s most vital artistic hubs has unveiled the details for its sixth annual Win Win fundraiser—with the festive function all...
Chevron accepting applications for Operator Trainee jobs at Richmond Refinery

Chevron accepting applications for Operator Trainee jobs at Richmond Refinery

Starting today, Feb. 22, Chevron began accepting applications for Operator Trainee positions at the Richmond Refinery. Interested applicants should click here to create a profile...