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$65K grant aims to reduce dangerous driving in Hercules

El Sobrante: Body found decomposed; arrest made

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The discovery of a decomposed body of a 64-year-old man in an El Sobrante man has led to the arrest of a 48-year-old man who lived with him, according to the Contra Costa County...
FBI probes possible white van link in Santa Cruz, Oakland ambushes on officers

FBI probes possible van link in officer ambushes in Santa Cruz, Oakland

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The van driven by a suspect arrested in connection with an ambush attack on Santa Cruz County sheriff's deputies in Ben Lomond on Saturday is being investigated as possibly linked to the shooting of...
San Pablo's first Latino mayor inspired by immigrant grandfather's work ethic

San Pablo’s first Latino mayor inspired by immigrant grandfather’s work ethic

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By Mike Kinney 1948 – the year the City of San Pablo was incorporated – is the same year Manuel Cruz arrived in the U.S. from Mexico as part of the Bracero program, which aimed...
El Cerrito restaurant owners make video plea after 90 percent drop in sales

El Cerrito restaurant owners make video plea amid COVID-19 lockdown

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The family that owns a Thai restaurant in El Cerrito recently made a heartbreaking plea on YouTube to the community amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In the video, Ann and Paul Chan, who own Larb Thai...
Inmate tests positive for COVID-19 at Contra Costa County jail

Inmate tests positive for COVID-19 at Contra Costa County jail

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An inmate booked into custody at the Martinez Detention Facility on Tuesday tested positive for COVID-19, the county announced today. The inmate, who is in stable condition, is in isolation and the county says...
$65K grant aims to reduce dangerous driving in Hercules

El Cerrito police investigate shooting on Ohlone Greenway

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El Cerrito police are investigating a shooting that injured a man on the Ohlone Greenway on Friday. Just after 3 p.m., police were called to a shooting on the pathway just north of Blake Street...
Pinole welcomes Que Onda Tacobar

Pinole welcomes Que Onda Tacobar

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By Kathy Chouteau “All you need is love and tacos.” That's the case made by owners of a new taco bar in Pinole. On Friday, Pinole Mayor Roy Swearingen and his wife, Rose, helped cut the...
Hercules named as candidate for Capitol Corridor station

Hercules named as candidate for Capitol Corridor station

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The first step to establish a long-planned new train station on the Hercules shoreline took place earlier this month. On Feb. 12, the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) voted to grant the city "candidate...
San Pablo City Hall construction nears completion

San Pablo City Hall construction nears completion

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By Mike Kinney If the weather stays as nice as it has recently, the brand new San Pablo City Hall should open in April, said Charles Ching, the community and economic development director for the...
Mixed-use development approved for ex-San Pablo City Hall site

San Pablo bans smoking and vaping in most multi-unit housing

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San Pablo, the city that received an “F” for smoke-free outdoor air and for smoke-free housing from the 2018 State of Tobacco Control Report, hopes to improve its grade after its City Council on...

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Latin American Independence Day Parade to make history on 23rd Street

Latin American Independence Day Parade to make history on 23rd Street

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Richmond and San Pablo will host the area's first-ever Latin American Independence Day Parade on Sept. 14. The parade will celebrate the independence anniversaries of...
Pogo Park hosting ‘Throwback Skate Party’

Pogo Park hosting ‘Throwback Skate Party’

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By Kathy Chouteau Get ready for a 70s-style blast from the past when Pogo Park hosts its “Throwback Skate Party” Friday, May 24 from 4-8...
Are you looking for a meaningful job where you can help serve the local community? The San Pablo EDC is hosting a Virtual Hiring Fair with local nonprofit VistAbility on Wednesday, May 22, from 2-3 p.m. Register ahead of time for this Zoom hiring event by clicking this link and following the registration instructions. VistAbility is a large nonprofit agency that provides services to 1,000 children, teens, and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities every day. Based in Martinez, VistAbility offers a wide variety of services in Richmond, Concord, Antioch, and Castro Valley. VistAbility is dedicated to providing direct services and advocacy to assist those they serve in achieving their highest level of personal independence and self-sufficiency VistAbility is currently hiring for numerous positions at all their sites, including: Day Program Instructors After School Program Teachers In-Home Caregivers Employment Advocates Inclusion Advocates Preschool Instructors and Assistants Job Skills Trainers Direct Support Professionals Quality Support Specialists Community Vocational Specialists Representatives from VistAbility will briefly introduce their agency and speak about their open positions, and job seekers will have the opportunity to submit questions via the event’s online chat, which will be given to the agency representatives by EDC Staff.  Hearing directly from employers at hiring events, whether virtual or in-person, is a great way to network with companies that are looking to hire, and to find out more about how to apply and be considered for open positions.  If you or anyone you know is looking for a great community-oriented job – be sure to tune in. Visibility offers competitive pay and great benefits for their full-time positions.

San Pablo EDC hiring fair to feature nonprofit VistAbility

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Are you looking for a meaningful job where you can help serve the local community? The San Pablo EDC is hosting a Virtual Hiring Fair...