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Former UC Berkeley campus singing eccentric to perform in San Pablo

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In his distinctive suits and fedora, Rick Starr sang off key into an unplugged microphone. Even so, he made a name for himself during the 1980s and 1990s by belting out Big Band-era hits...
San Pablo EDC holding Tuesday calls for local job seekers

Free job readiness bootcamp in San Pablo

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Looking for support with your job search?  Then don't miss the Removing Barriers Job Readiness Boot Camp orientation on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 3 p.m. at the San Pablo EDC, located at 13830 San...
Tattoo removal in San Pablo: Leaving behind the past

San Pablo EDC offers low-cost tattoo removal

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If tattoos are a part of that past you’d like to shed, there’s a local, low-cost clinic that may help you. San Pablo EDC runs a flat-fee tattoo removal clinic every second Saturday of the...

Former Oakland A’s great Mike Norris joins San Pablo Baseball Association

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Former Oakland A's pitching great Mike Norris is all too familiar with the highs and lows of being a famous professional athlete. While he won the Golden Glove award twice and was runner-up for...

Documentary film highlights San Pablo’s ‘most famous citizen’

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The community is invited to attend a premiere documentary film screening about San Pablo's "most famous citizen," Juan B. Alvarado, on Sunday, Jan. 12. The free screening will take place in the Wildcat Room of...

Pinole police deploy new strategy to comfort traumatized children

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Pinole police now have a new passenger in their patrol cars: a stuffed animal. And the cuddly new partner will have an important role in the response to traumatic events in the city. The police...
San Pablo residents can get rid of old stuff at Dumpster Day on May 13

San Pablo set to host first Dumpster Day of 2020

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San Pablo's Public Works Department is hosting its first Dumpster Day of 2020 on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 2600 Moraga Road (the old El Portal school site) from 7 a.m. until the dumpsters get...
CHP investigates shooting on I-80 in Richmond

Two killed in collision involving wrong-way driver on I-80

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Two people were killed in a head-on collision involving a driver who was traveling the wrong way on eastbound I-80 near the Appian Way exit Monday night, according to the California Highway Patrol. The CHP...

Janet Napolitano kicks off UC application period at Hercules schools

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University of California President Janet Napolitano visited Hercules middle and high schools last week in order to kick of the application filing period for the University of California. The UC Application Filing Period ends Nov....

Soulful Softball Sunday invites community to bowl for breast cancer

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By Mike Kinney The people behind the popular Soulful Softball Sunday in Richmond are inviting the community to bowl for breast cancer in Pinole on Saturday. In honor of local breast cancer survivors, the 5th Annual...

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Casablanca cruises into the Red Oak Victory’s theatre Thursday

Casablanca cruises into the Red Oak Victory’s theatre Thursday

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By Kathy Chouteau While most classic movie buffs will have seen the film “Casablanca,” the Red Oak Victory ship in Richmond is ready to “play...
Embezzler agrees to get job, pay back what she stole, or go to prison

Embezzler agrees to get job, pay back what she stole, or go to prison

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A 53-year-old former accountant charged with embezzling over $900,000 from her employer, a Richmond paver company, had her 10-year prison term suspended for three...
Bubble Sam poised to pop into Pinole Library

Bubble Sam poised to pop into Pinole Library

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By Kathy Chouteau The famed Bubble Sam—also known as the Bubble Lady from Berkeley—is popping into the Pinole Library Tuesday, June 18 at 6:30 p.m....