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Peaceful protests across West County this week

Peaceful protests across West County this week

Protests across West Contra Costa County this week demanding justice for George Floyd and an end to police brutality have been peaceful, drawing praise from local officials and residents alike. Thousands attended a protest in...
Kennedy Eagles fly toward futures in drive-through graduation

Kennedy Eagles fly toward futures in drive-through graduation

By Kathy Chouteau This morning, as Kennedy High School graduates rode onto campus in their family’s vehicle and exited, they were warmly welcomed by loud cheers, graduation music and the clanking of cowbells. Thursday’s graduation ceremony—which,...
Contra Costa County rescinds countywide curfew

Contra Costa County rescinds countywide curfew

Contra Costa County has rescinded its countywide curfew effective today at 1 p.m. The curfew, which prohibited citizens who are not public safety personnel from being in the streets and other public areas between the...
Brandy Varnado of The Black Market Group (TBM Skincare). (Photo provided by Richmond Main Street, and credited to Robin Lopez)

#HeartofRichmond series promotes small businesses

By Kathy Chouteau What do you get when you mix one part love with one part Richmond? Put them together and you get #HeartofRichmond, Richmond Main Street Initiative’s (RMSI) latest digital marketing initiative aimed at...
Richmond High celebrates Class of 2020

A bright future: Richmond High celebrates Class of 2020

By Mike Kinney Cars, trucks and SUVs rolled into Richmond High today decorated in flowers, helium balloons and homemade signs touting the names of very important people. The VIPs were among 290 graduating seniors from...
Three shot while barbecuing in Richmond

Woman’s remains found in fire in abandoned El Cerrito building

The body of an unidentified woman was discovered when authorities responded to a fire just after midnight on Monday at an abandoned building once occupied by a Taco Bell in El Cerrito. El Cerrito police...
Damien Carter deal to send 250K COVID-19 test kits to Richmond

Damien Carter deal to send COVID-19 test kits to Richmond

By Kathy Chouteau and Mike Kinney It seems the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Like his father before him, Damien Carter—son of legendary “Coach Carter” of Richmond High School basketball fame—is making waves...
West County businesses aim to get word out about curbside service

Contra Costa County allowing indoor retail, business offices to resume

Starting tomorrow, Contra Costa County is set to allow indoor retail shopping to resume and business offices to reopen with social-distancing restrictions. Office workplaces may open for business only if workers cannot perform their job...
De Anza High graduates roll toward bright futures

De Anza High graduates roll toward bright futures

By Kathy Chouteau Tuesday morning—amid a jubilant atmosphere that included graduation music, teachers clapping and their parents’ vehicles decorated in balloons and signage—a group of De Anza High School students celebrated their graduations. The drive-through graduation...

Online fundraiser launched for federal officers shot in Oakland

The supervisor of two federal officers who were shot amid protesting in Oakland -- including Dave Patrick Underwood of Pinole, who died from injuries sustained in the shooting -- has established an online fundraiser...

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Young organizers behind Richmond protest call for unity, action

Young organizers behind Richmond protest call for unity, action

By Mike Kinney At noon today, a protest is planned for Richmond Civic Center that will feature speeches and performances, followed by a march to...
Amid social unrest, diversity celebrated in Richmond

Amid social unrest, diversity celebrated in Richmond

An annual pledge to diversity and inclusion is taking place in Richmond this month with the raising of the Juneteenth and LGBT Pride flags...
FBI seeks help to ID van involved in shooting of federal officers

FBI seeks help to ID van involved in shooting of federal officers

The FBI San Francisco Division is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a white van used in the shooting of two federal officers...