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Vandals repeatedly tag Veterans Memorial Hall in Richmond

By Mike Kinney A Richmond police captain is encouraging residents near the 23rd street corridor to look out for vandals who have been tagging Veterans Memorial Hall at 968 23rd St. The vandals are frustrating efforts...
Two suspected car burglars nabbed at Pacific East Mall

Two suspected car burglars nabbed at Pacific East Mall

Two suspected car burglars were recently arrested at Pacific East Mall, as police respond to a "slight spike" in car burglaries in Richmond, police said. On Saturday, Jan. 24, a security guard called police about...
Bay Area Rescue Mission seeks manager for Center for Women and Children

Bay Area Rescue Mission seeks manager for Center for Women and Children

The Bay Area Rescue Mission has a job opening for Manager of its Center for Women and Children at 224 Macdonald Ave. in Richmond. According to BARM: "The right candidate will be a grounded and...
Sims Metal to host town hall to discuss Jan. 30 fire

Sims Metal to host town hall to discuss Jan. 30 fire

Sims Metal Management is holding a town hall on Wednesday, Feb. 7 in order to have a conversation with residents about the Jan. 30 fire at its Richmond metal recycling facility. Sims Metal Regional President...

Apprentices chosen, public meetings set for Rancho Market mural project

A mural planned for North Richmond's only non-alcohol-selling grocer is moving forward following the selection of local apprentices to assist in the community design process, according to local officials. Apprentices Alfonso Leon, Azia Marie Banagan,...
Electronic bike locker units installed at Richmond BART

Electronic bike locker units installed at Richmond BART

Eight electronic bike locker units have been installed at the renovated eastern entrance of the Richmond BART Station, according to the Richmond Main Street Initiative’s latest newsletter. The lockers are located at street level, next...

Child suffers minor injuries after dog bite at Point Pinole Regional Park

A 6-year-old girl suffered minor injuries when bitten by a leashed pit bull on a trail at Point Pinole Regional Park on Sunday, according to the California Highway Patrol, which landed a helicopter in...
23rd Street human trafficking operation leads to arrest

23rd Street human trafficking operation leads to pimp’s arrest

A human trafficking operation on 23rd Street in Richmond on Thursday night led to the arrest of a 35-year-old man suspected of pimping a 17-year-old girl, police said. The incident occurred about 10 p.m., when...
Richmond, Chevron fire chiefs combine efforts to battle Sims Metal blaze

Air samples from Sims Metal fire released

The Point Richmond area was exposed to elevated levels of potentially harmful chemicals and smoke particulates during the Sims Metal fire, according to a statement by Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) on Friday. But...
Galileo Club bridges the gap between past and future

Galileo Club bridges the gap between past and future

By Zach Chouteau We stopped by one of Richmond’s most storied venues earlier this week—the Galileo Club on 23rd St. South—and discovered a handsome and historic bastion of lively events and local pride. “My current aim...

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Food production biz set to hire 200-plus Richmond residents

A food production company set to open in Richmond is not only investing $15 million in improvements in a 102,000 square industrial building on...
Richmond rising as events hub

Richmond rising as events hub

By Zach Chouteau A look at the recent revamp of the Visit Richmond website reveals a sleekly improved platform with a renewed emphasis on luring...

Chevron Speaks to Don Lorz, Metals Craft Trainer at the Richmond Refinery

Tell us about your career at Chevron. I started as an apprentice at Chevron in 1985, following in my dad’s footsteps who was a pipefitter...