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San Pablo hosting next Dumpster Day for residents on March 13

San Pablo hosting Dumpster Day for city residents

San Pablo's Public Works Department is hosting a Dumpster Day on Saturday enabling city residents to get rid of old items. What's not accepted: mattresses, electronic devices, tires, batteries and all hazardous materials. Commercial vehicles...
Bay Area Rescue Mission gives update on ‘Bridge of Hope’ construction

Bay Area Rescue Mission gives update on ‘Bridge of Hope’ construction

By Kathy Chouteau Construction on the Bridge of Hope Center project is slated to be completed in November,  Bay Area Rescue Mission (BARM) Development Manager Riley Silva recently announced in a video posted to social...
Body found in Bay believed to be missing teen Antoine Whittley

Body found in Bay believed to be missing teen Antoine Whittley

A body recovered from the waters of San Pablo Bay today is believed to be that of 17-year-old Antoine Whittley, the Kennedy High student who was last seen Wednesday, Feb. 10, after he exited...
Safeway partners with WCCUSD to provide back-to-school vaccines

Safeway partners with WCCUSD to provide back-to-school vaccines

By Kathy Chouteau The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) and Safeway are teaming up to host a clinic on Monday, July 26 that will provide free, required school vaccines, as well as the...
Contra Costa coronavirus cases 'not rising as fast as the worst case scenario'

Contra Costa County health officials urge employers to require COVID-19 vaccinations

Health officers representing Contra Costa, San Francisco and Santa Clara counties are urging employers to require that their workers are fully vaccinated. In a joint statement, the health officials for the three counties cited rising...
New Richmond victory garden to supply fruits, veggies to people in need

New Richmond victory garden to supply fruits, veggies to people in need

By Mike Kinney A new victory garden in Richmond built with the help of local youth will one day provide fruits and vegetables to disadvantaged communities. On Wednesday, Groundwork Richmond, tasked since 2010 with improving the...
Fallen Con Fire firefighters honored with radio call, moment of silence

Fallen Con Fire firefighters honored with radio call, moment of silence

The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (Con Fire) paid tribute to two fallen firefighters on Wednesday morning with a radio call and moment of silence. To honor their heroism, a radio call was...
Richmond museum readies to reopen, debuts Arnauoff mural

Museum exhibit offers visitors chance to learn Ohlone dialect

By Kathy Chouteau The Richmond Museum of History and Culture has announced its newest interactive exhibit offers Bay Area residents the chance to learn to speak Chochenyo—one of eight language dialects of the East Bay...
Over two dozens volunteers help spruce up Richmond Recreation Complex

Over two dozen volunteers help spruce up Richmond Recreation Complex

A mighty band of 28 community volunteers came out on Saturday to help spruce up the Richmond Recreation Complex. They removed 28 bags of litter and weeds, and also pruned rose bushes, installed weed fabric...

Contra Costa joins state program aiming to rectify excessive prison sentences

A state pilot program will help the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office process resentencing applications from inmates in state prisons in a more timely manner. On Friday, the DA's office was notified that it...

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Join National Park Service ranger, Betty Reid Soskin for an hour long informal virtual chat, every Thursday, at 2 pm, beginning May 13. Betty will share her thoughts and insights and answer questions in this informal virtual gathering. For those who have met her, this will be another opportunity to connect and share. For those who have yet to meet her, this will be a chance to ask those questions you have always wanted to ask. The session will be moderated by Ranger Armand Johnson, and may vary in length depending on how Betty is feeling. This free program is open to all ages and no reservations are required. To view the virtual event or for more information, please visit the park website at www.nps.gov/rori. Or call the Rosie the Riveter/ WWII Home National Historical Park (NHP) Visitor Education Center at (510) 232-5050 x 0. At Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front NHP, Betty illuminates the invisible histories of African Americans and other people of color, and her efforts, demonstrate how her work has impacted the way the National Park Service conveys such history to audiences across the United States. Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, CA is the flagship National Park Service site selected to tell the story of Rosie the Riveter and WWII Home Front workers of all kinds. This unique park chronicles the explosive growth of wartime industry, the innovations fostered by visionaries like Henry J. Kaiser, and the extraordinary history of ordinary people who were challenged as never before and came together to overcome wartime odds. The Rosie the Riveter Visitor Education Center is open seven days a week from 10 AM to 5 PM and is located at 1414 Harbour Way South, suite 3000, Richmond, CA 94804. For more information and directions to the Visitor Education Center, please call (510) 232-5050 x0 or visit to http://www.nps.gov/rori/planyourvisit/directions.htm. Admission to the Visitor Center and programs is free.

Rosie Trust gala to celebrate Betty Reid Soskin’s 100th birthday

By Kathy Chouteau Rosie the Riveter Trust, the nonprofit partner of Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, has announced...
San Pablo back-to-school drive with Family Giving Tree enters 11th year

San Pablo back-to-school drive with Family Giving Tree enters 11th year

A partnership headed into its 11th year between the City of San Pablo and Family Giving Tree Agency is poised to equip undeserved children...
Caltrans contractor struck by vehicle that fled on I-580 on-ramp

One killed, two injured in Richmond shootings Sunday

Two shootings in Richmond on Sunday claimed the life of one person and injured two others, a police captain said. At 6:34 p.m. Sunday, officers...