Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Richmond

Michelle Obama School campus in Richmond nears completion

Michelle Obama School campus in Richmond nears completion

By Mike Kinney Construction on the state-of-the-art Michelle Obama School campus in Richmond is set to be completed by the end of next month. Staff at Overaa Construction Company, which is building the project at...
Riggers Loft to reopen in time for Independence Day

Riggers Loft reopening in time for Independence Day

By Kathy Chouteau Amid a multitude of Independence Day cancellations, there’s a bright light on the Richmond waterfront. Riggers Loft Wine Company will be reopening Thursday, July 2, just in time to celebrate the holiday with...
Richmond: Overall violent crime down 12-percent in 2018

Richmond forming task force to establish reduced policing model

Before July 2021, Richmond is set to have a re-imagined, and reduced, police force. And what that will look like will be determined as part of a community dialogue in the coming months. On Tuesday,...
El Sobrante: Body found decomposed; arrest made

Pt. Richmond resident arrested for swiping phone from woman filming him amid dispute

A Point Richmond resident was arrested on allegations of stealing a woman's phone and burying it in his yard after she used the phone to film him during a dispute, police said. On Tuesday at...
Richmond resident’s book shares smarts from life on the streets

Richmond resident’s book shares smarts from life on the streets

By Kathy Chouteau A Richmond resident has written a book informed by his experiences growing up on inner-city streets. Author Tyvon Price’s fictional narrative, “Adopted by the Streets” draws from his own family life growing up...
WCCUSD to hold meeting on fate of Manzanita Middle School Charter

Manzanita Middle School to remain open after winning appeal

By Mike Kinney Manzanita Middle School in Richmond will remain open after the Contra Costa County Board of Education (CCCBOE) voted June 17 to renew its charter for a five-year term starting July 1. The 4-1...

Richmond Little League and Girls Softball season canceled

By Mike Kinney Richmond Little League and Girls Softball has officially canceled its season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, league President Mark Torres said. The league launched in 2006 after a decade in which Richmond lacked...
24 local organizations awarded ECIA grants

24 local organizations awarded ECIA grants

Twenty-one local organizations were recently approved for funding this year from the Environmental and Community Investment Agreement (ECIA) grant program. The Richmond RotaCare Free Clinic, Youth Code Now and the Richmond Museum of History & Culture are among...
Red Oak Victory to close for restoration work

County heath order cancels Red Oak Victory’s July 4 reopening

The SS Red Oak Victory will no longer hold its grand reopening on Independence Day after county health officials decided Tuesday that a spike in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations warranted a delay in the...
El Garage flourishes from humble roots to downtown Richmond digs

El Garage flourishes from humble roots to downtown Richmond digs

By Kathy Chouteau One of the Bay Area's most anticipated restaurant openings of 2020 has grown from humble roots selling irresistible quesabirria tacos out of a garage on Garvin Ave. to now being on the...

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Masa Mexican taqueria in Point Richmond a dream realized

Masa Mexican taqueria in Point Richmond a dream realized

By Kathy Chouteau A newly opened restaurant is a dream realized for the mother and son behind it. Owner Johnathan Bermudez opened his restaurant, Masa, June...
Protesters camp at Richmond Civic Center to demand justice for Vanessa Guillen

Protesters camping at Richmond City Hall demand justice for Vanessa Guillen

By Mike Kinney Protesters have set up tents in Richmond Civic Center Plaza, where nightly vigils are being held in memory of slain Army soldier...
Council approves emergency repairs for North Richmond Pump Station

Council approves emergency repairs for North Richmond Pump Station

Local officials are racing against time to repair the North Richmond Pump Station ahead of the rainy season. On Tuesday, Richmond City Council voted unanimously...