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Richmond

23rd Street fight turns fatal

Police seek suspects in alleged illegal street racing fatality on Richmond Parkway

Police are seeking the public's help in identifying suspects involved in a deadly crash on Richmond Parkway last week that was reportedly the result of an illegal street race. A woman driving a green Ford...
Across the world as well as in Richmond on Wednesday, cyclists will participate in a "Ride of Silence" for all those who have been injured or killed while riding two-wheelers.

Ride of Silence especially solemn this year after an organizer’s death

Across the world as well as in Richmond on Wednesday, cyclists will participate in a "Ride of Silence" for all those who have been injured or killed while riding on public roadways. The event was...
Community View: Illegal dumping along section of Richmond Greenway 'out of control'

Police Chief Chris Magnus warns against cutting code enforcement

Richmond Police Chief Chris Magnus took to Facebook Friday to make his pitch for keeping the Richmond Police Department's code enforcement unit intact. Richmond is grappling with a ballooning $7 million deficit that is...
Fresh off the iTunes chart-topping album, Richmond's Heartbreak Gang sat down for an interview with kids in Hollywood.

iTunes chart-topping Iamsu and Heartbreak Gang interviewed by kids

Fresh off his iTunes chart-topping album release Tuesday, Iamsu! and his Richmond crew, The Heartbreak Gang, agreed to be interviewed by kids at a Hollywood studio. The resulting video is golden. The interview included HBK members...
A group of low-income Richmond students showed consistent academic progress and attendance this school year, and we think they deserve some summer fun.

Richmond cops seek donations to send deserving Crescent Park kids on summer trips

A group of low-income Richmond students showed consistent academic progress and attendance this school year, and we think they deserve some summer fun. The Richmond Police Department is seeking donations to help send the youths...
National Public Radio aired a great segment Thursday about Betty Reid Soskin, who at age 92 is the oldest national park ranger.

Betty Soskin on Rosie the Riveter: ‘That really is a white woman’s story’

National Public Radio aired a great segment Thursday about Betty Reid Soskin, who at age 92 is the oldest national park ranger. The radio program interviewed Soskin for its Wisdom Watch program, which interviews folks...
The Richmond Confidential published a video about a Richmond native advocating for improving health in her city with Building Blocks for Kids.

Video highlights Richmond woman advocating for her neighbors’ health

The Richmond Confidential on Thursday published a moving video about Richmond native JoAnn Ford, who after tackling her health struggles has become an advocate for improving health in Richmond with Building Blocks for Kids...
Solano Playlot traffic calming measures approved by Richmond City Council.

Neighbors hope plan to ease traffic near Solano Playlot moves forward

Boyd Avenue in Richmond's North & East neighborhood might soon become a one-way street for the purpose of protecting Solano Playlot visitors from speeding drivers. Community members have been calling for a number of traffic...
West County students are encouraged to participate in a statewide contest to create a billboard educating Californians about the state's water supply.

Water supply contest offers students chance to diplay art on major billboard

West County students are encouraged to participate in a statewide contest to create a billboard educating Californians about the state's water supply. The contest, from Next10.org, applies to all students from elementary school up through...
Kennedy High School rooms ransacked, valuables taken, in heartless burglary

Kennedy High School locked down after off-campus shooting injures student

Kennedy High School was briefly placed on lockdown Wednesday morning after a 14-year-old student was shot in the leg off-campus, police said. The shooting apparently occurred about 8:30 a.m. in or near John F. Kennedy...

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Richmond’s Soulful Softball Sunday brings its magic to prison

By Rodney Alamo Brown The people of Richmond have proven in recent years that we can work together to build a safer community that focuses...
Man killed in shooting on 20th Street in Richmond

18-year-old Richmond man fatally shot Saturday; father arrested

A father has been suspected in the fatal shooting of his 18-year-old son in Richmond on Saturday, according to the Contra Costa Coroner's Office. Carlos...
Taxpayer advocacy comes to West County

Taxpayer advocacy comes to West County

By Susan L. Pricco Who enjoys paying taxes?  In the words of Benjamin Franklin, “…in this world nothing can be said to be certain,...