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Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom to swear in Mayor-elect Butt, Councilmember Myrick

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom praises Richmond’s foster youth conference

Lt Gov Gavin Newsom last week praised Richmond's Foster Care Youth Conference, which will be held for a second consecutive year this Saturday at DeJean Middle School. The conference "is a wonderful opportunity" to connect...
A Richmond synogogue has a creative way to celebrate Passover year - freeing community members who are "enslaved" by clutter

Richmond synagogue to free ‘clutter-enslaved’ residents

A Richmond synagogue will celebrate Passover this year by "liberating" community members of clutter. Temple Beth Hillel at 801 Park Central St. is holding an "Interactive Decluttering Workshop" on Sunday,  March 23, led by two...
Richmond residents awakened by 11 gunshots Friday morning

Richmond shooting injures 20-year-old driver

A 20-year-old man was grazed by a bullet in a Richmond shooting Monday morning, police said. About 8:20 a.m., the Richmond resident was driving in the area of S. 33rd Street and Florida Avenue when...
The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) has released its weekly sports schedule: (Click to enlarge schedules).

West Contra Costa Unified’s weekly athletics schedule

Head out to the courts and fields this week to support West Contra Costa County's high school athletes. Below is the schedule through Saturday for West Contra Costa Unified School District sporting events. The district's...
Residents of Richmond's 'uninhabitable' Hacienda will soon relocate

Richmond public housing residents can again express concerns

Richmond public housing tenants have yet another opportunity to sound off about their living conditions this week. At 5 p.m. Wednesday, Councilmembers Nat Bates and Corky Booze will host a public forum in the community...
Check out video highlights to Dublin's win over Hercules in the North Coast Section Division II boys soccer playoffs

VIDEO! Hercules soccer falls in NCS II title bout

The Hercules soccer team came just short of winning the North Coast Section Division II championship, falling 3-1 in a penalty kick shootout to Dublin after two overtime periods on Saturday. The Gaels' halfback Matt...
Contra Costa Superior Court to restore some hours and services

Final defendant sentenced in Richmond High School rape case

The West County Times reported Friday afternoon that the final defendant has been sentenced in connection with the horrific Richmond High School rape case that drew national outrage. John Crane Jr., 47, of Richmond, received...
Grand jury offers harsh critique on Richmond Housing Authority

Richmond public housing problems to be revisited Tuesday

City Council on Tuesday will continue to address deplorable conditions at Richmond public housing developments. Council is set to decide whether an independent investigator should be hired to probe allegations that the Richmond Housing Authority...
Stockton, rather than Richmond, ends up with scrapped Google barge project

Google barge reportedly headed to Stockton, not Richmond

The Google barge would have been a sight to see at the Port of Richmond, but reports say the vessel's next home will be Stockton. The multi-story barge, which is not yet fully built, gained...
Hilltop Mall is good for clothes - and also kids - as it was honored Thursday for contributing to the Police Activities League last year.

Hilltop Mall honored for helping kids and cops

Hilltop Mall was honored Thursday for its support of the Richmond Police Athletic League last year, including hosting the Christmas "Shop with a Cop" event. The mall was honored at Richmond PAL's annual luncheon along...

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El Sobrante Gurdwara hosts community forum to battle hate crimes

El Sobrante Gurdwara hosts community forum to battle hate crimes

Several hundred community members gathered at the El Sobrante Gurdwara on Wednesday night in response to recent hate crimes. The event was a partnership between...
DeSaulnier to hold immigration town hall and resource fair in Richmond

DeSaulnier to hold immigration town hall and resource fair in Richmond

Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) announced Wednesday he will host an immigration town hall meeting and resource fair in Richmond on Thursday, June 1. "A panel...
Netflix series '13 Reasons Why' to hold Vallejo open casting call

Netflix series ’13 Reasons Why’ to hold Vallejo open casting call

Hugely popular Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" is holding an open casting call for its second season on Sunday, June 4 in Vallejo. West County...