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Richmond, Calif. has been ranked as the third best medium-sized U.S. city for women in the workforce.

Richmond, Calif. ranked third best medium-sized U.S. city supporting working women

Richmond, Calif. is the third best medium-sized U.S. city for women in the workforce, according to financial services information site NerdWallet. NerdWallet crunched data on 522 cities to determine what it believes are the best...
West Contra Costa Healthcare District

Plan pitched to downsize rather than shut down Doctors Medical Center

The financially unsustainable Doctors Medical Center (DMC) in San Pablo could be downsized rather than closed for good as part of a new plan pitched at a town hall meeting Monday night, according to...
The driver of a big rig that toppled over on Richmond Parkway on Monday was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of prescription narcotics.

Driver of big rig that toppled on Richmond Parkway arrested on suspicion of DUI

The driver of a big rig that toppled over on Richmond Parkway Monday afternoon, crushing cars it had been hauling on a trailer, was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of prescription...
A proposed $1.7 million renovation of the sports fields at the Shields-Reid Community Center is one City Council vote away from becoming a reality.

Shields-Reid Community Center sports fields could soon be renovated

A proposed $1.7 million renovation of the sports fields at the Shields-Reid Community Center in Richmond is a city council vote away from becoming a reality. The project, funded through several grants, including one from East...
Al Jazeera America examined a Richmond crime prevention program that offers free cash to reforming criminals.

Al Jazeera America examines Richmond program offering free cash to reforming criminals

Kamari Ridgle, a 19-year-old man who admits to committing multiple Richmond shootings in 2010, says he's no longer a criminal due to a controversial city program that offers various services to the city's most...
A 25-year-old burglary suspect's attempt to outrun Richmond cops by hopping backyard fences late Sunday afternoon failed, police said.

Burglary suspect not fast enough to outrun Richmond police

A burglary suspect's attempt to outrun Richmond cops by hopping the backyard fences of Iron Triangle homes ultimately failed on Sunday, police said. The incident unfolded about 4 p.m. in the 600 block of 3rd...
Richmond firefighters took time between service calls last week to help deliver more than 4,800 books to local elementary schools.

Richmond firefighters deliver books to elementary schools between service calls

Richmond firefighters took time between service calls last week to help deliver more than 4,800 books to local elementary schools. Nearly 1,600 transitional kindergarten and kindergarten student were the recipients of book bags containing three...
Now that schools are back in session, a renewed effort is being made to keep West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) students in classrooms.

Free summer algebra courses offered to students in middle school, 9th grade

Richmond parents who'd like their kids to hone their algebra skills can take advantage of a free six-week program this summer. For a second straight year, the Easter Hill United Methodist Church received a grant...
Design for garden project near The Plunge set to be unveiled Sunday

Residents proposing garden near Richmond Plunge launch fundraising campaign

Artistic local residents have designed a garden to be installed next to the Richmond Plunge and have now started an IndieGoGo campaign to help fund it. The Plunge, officially known as the Municipal Natatorium, was...
RPD's summer crime prevention fair Saturday offers food, fun and signatures for fix-it tickets

Councilman Bates: Layoffs ‘seem certain’ to close Richmond’s budget deficit

After a closed-door meeting with city officials this week to discuss Richmond's ballooning budget deficit, Councilman Nat Bates said Friday "it seems certain" layoffs will happen. During the executive session, City Manager Bill Lindsay presented...

Latest Articles

Fundraiser started in wake of De Anza High student’s death

The community is mourning the sudden passing of De Anza High student Christopher Walker, who reportedly died after collapsing at school last week. On Wednesday,...
Large MCE solar project at Chevron Richmond site progressing

MCE solar project at Chevron Richmond site progressing

The construction of MCE Solar One in Richmond — the Bay Area’s largest publicly-owned solar farm at a 49-acre site provided by Chevron Richmond...
San Pablo: Pedestrian fatally struck on San Pablo Avenue

San Pablo: Pedestrian fatally struck on San Pablo Avenue

A pedestrian was killed Monday morning after being hit by a vehicle on San Pablo Avenue just north of Shamrock Drive. A woman in her...