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Upcycling fest in Albany to feature Richmond’s artistic touch

By Kathy Chouteau An upcycling event happening this weekend in Albany is being powered, in part, by its Richmond organizer and a contingent of Richmond artists involved in it. The brainchild of Annex resident Katie...
San Pablo officers commended for handling of armed young person's mental health crisis

San Pablo officers commended for handling of armed young person’s mental health crisis

A San Pablo officer and a team of his colleagues received a Chief's Citation for their actions in responding to a volatile situation last month involving an armed young person suffering from a mental...
Urban Tilth plants permanent roots with North Richmond land acquisition

Urban Tilth plants permanent roots with North Richmond land acquisition

By Kathy Chouteau Urban Tilth, a youth-led farm located in North Richmond, has just taken its spot as the city’s first permanent farm, according to the nonprofit. The news follows the Contra Costa County Board...
Inflatables, pony rides and fall fun return to Hilltop

Inflatables, pony rides and fall fun return to Hilltop

By Kathy Chouteau They’re baaack! ABC Tree Farms and Pick of the Patch Pumpkins—a company that sets up temporary seasonal retail and entertainment spots—has reopened in Richmond just in time for the season of scary. Located...
24 cited for using cellphone while driving during Richmond operation

24 cited for using cellphone while driving during Richmond operation

By Mike Kinney Two dozen citations were handed out for using a cellphone while driving during a distracted driver operation in Richmond on Wednesday, Sept. 15, police said. The operation, funded by the state's Office of...
Study finds Richmond most diverse city in the U.S.

Study finds Richmond most diverse city in the U.S.

By Kathy Chouteau The Bay Area is the most diverse in the U.S., and guess which city is the most diverse in the Bay Area? Richmond, according to a new study by Finder. In identifying the...
Richmond mayor briefed by PG&E on cause of power outages

Richmond mayor briefed by PG&E on cause of power outages

Widespread outages that cut power to thousands of customers in San Pablo, Richmond and El Cerrito over the weekend were weather related, a Pacific Gas & Electric Co. official told Richmond Mayor Tom Butt....
Powering Richmond with clean energy

Powering Richmond with clean energy

By Kathy Chouteau Some Richmond community members may be unaware that there’s a giant solar farm – one of the Bay Area’s largest -- generating enough power for 3,900 homes right in their own backyard....
Veterans Memorial Hall to host Red Cross blood drive

Veterans Memorial Hall to host Red Cross blood drive

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at Veterans Memorial Hall in Richmond on Tuesday. The blood drive will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Hall, located at...
Richmond police aim to deflate sideshows

Richmond police aim to deflate sideshows

The Richmond Police Department is in the process of equipping patrol cars with tire deflation devices, and also hopes to staff 38 CCTV cameras that aren't currently being monitored in the city, as part...

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BART reports fatality on tracks at Richmond Station

A person died on the tracks at the Richmond Station this morning, prompting the temporary closure of the station Thursday morning. "Police say there was...

Mobile vaccination clinic to roll into Barrett Terrace Plaza on Oct. 8

Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) is encouraging community members to take advantage of its mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinic when it rolls into Barrett Terrace...
Betty Reid Soskin celebrates 100 with school named in her honor

Betty Reid Soskin celebrates 100 with school named in her honor

By Kathy Chouteau Richmond icon Betty Reid Soskin, the nation’s oldest living national park ranger, celebrated her 100th birthday today by cutting the ribbon on...