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Youth receiving tennis instruction on newly refurbished courts at MLK Park

Youth receiving tennis instruction on newly refurbished courts at MLK Park

Over 230 kids recently refined their tennis skills at Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Richmond after the park’s long-dormant tennis courts received extensive repairs, according to the city. As part of an ongoing effort...
No injuries in shooting on I-580 in Richmond Saturday night

No injuries in shooting on I-580 in Richmond Saturday night

No injuries have been reported following a shooting on eastbound Interstate Highway 580 in Richmond on Saturday night, authorities said. A California Highway Patrol officer was conducting a traffic stop on the highway west of...
Man fatally shot in Richmond Thursday morning

Victim of S. 15th Street homicide identified

The Contra Costa County coroner's office on Friday identified the victim of a homicide in Richmond on Thursday as 35-year-old Mark Johnson Jr. of Richmond. Johnson was found fatally shot in the 200 block of...
Point Molate housing plan moving forward after judge's ruling

Point Molate housing plan moving forward after judge’s ruling

A plan to build at least 670 residential units at Point Molate and to preserve 70-percent of the 270-acre Bayfront property as open space is moving forward after a federal judge approved a legal...
Man fatally shot in Richmond Thursday morning

Man fatally shot in Richmond Thursday morning

A man was fatally shot in the 200 block of S. 15th Street Thursday morning, marking the city's third homicide since Saturday. Officers responded to the area about 9:40 a.m. and found the victim at...

Op-Ed: School mental health intern writes in support of Measures E and K

An op-ed by Marlene Clarivel Meza, Richmond resident: Having grown up in Richmond, I thought I knew pretty much what to expect when I started working as a mental health intern at a local...
Town hall on community-police relations set for Monterey Pines

Town hall on community-police relations set for Monterey Pines

A "Real Talk" town hall meeting about community and police relations is set to take place at the Monterey Pines housing complex at 680 S. 37th St. on Saturday, April 21. Months in planning, the...

Local filmmaker’s next project to shine light on inner-city ‘nerds’

Filmmaker Jayson Johnson's next project is a story about a typical inner city kid, but not the kind that Hollywood typically portrays. The El Cerrito resident is trying to shine a light on a protagonist...
After months of relative peace, this resurgence of gun violence has parts of Richmond on edge. We cannot afford to be complacent.

Richmond mayor releases statement on recent gun violence

By Richmond Mayor Tom Butt After attracting media attention for going nearly five months without a single homicide, this past week -- Saturday afternoon and again Monday night – Richmond suffered the tragic loss of...
WCCUSD superintendent addresses reports of immigration enforcement

WCCUSD aims to retain teachers with home down-payment assistance program

Teachers and other staff in the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) now have access to a home down-payment assistance program as part of an effort by the district to recruit and retain...

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WCCUSD board votes to maintain SRO funding, staff levels

WCCUSD to maintain SRO funding, staffing levels

Proposals to reduce funding levels for school resource officers (SRO) at West Contra Costa Unified schools failed to gain traction at Wednesday's Board of...
Groundbreaking ceremony set for 42-unit North Richmond project

Groundbreaking ceremony set for 42-unit North Richmond development

A groundbreaking ceremony is set for Thursday, May 3 for the Heritage House, a 42-unit multifamily affordable housing development that will be built on...
Free, family-friendly Water Safety Day set for Richmond Swim Center

Free, family-friendly Water Safety Day set for Richmond Swim Center

The community is invited to attend a free Water Safety Day this Sunday, April 29 at the Richmond Swim Center, 4300 Cutting Blvd. From noon...