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Basketball Rec League welcomes youth of all skill levels for sign-ups

By Kathy Chouteau The West Contra Costa Salesian Boys & Girls Club “Basketball Rec League” is accepting players ages 7 through 14 of all skill levels for its five-week league beginning July 18 through Aug....
Six Flags tickets offered to Californians getting first COVID-19 vaccine

Six Flags tickets offered to Californians getting first COVID-19 vaccine

By Kathy Chouteau Local residents aged 12 and over who receive their first COVID-19 vaccine dose at two local clinics operated by LifeLong Medical Care will get a free ticket to Six Flags, according to...
Video shows man leave El Cerrito Walgreens with $500 in stolen items

Video shows man leave El Cerrito Walgreens with $500 in stolen items

El Cerrito police released video surveillance Tuesday of a man leaving the Wagreens store with $500 worth of unpaid items last week after threatening employees who tried to stop him. Officers responded to the store...

Happy Lot Farm & Garden to unveil new treasures at its urban oasis

By Kathy Chouteau The Happy Lot Farm & Garden, a formerly blighted lot that’s been transformed into a place where neighbors can grow organic food themselves, is hosting a “Mural & Little Libraries Unveiling” Wednesday,...
WCCUSD tentative deal with union reduces class sizes, increases counselors

WCCUSD tentative deal with union reduces class sizes, increases counselors

A tentative one-year labor agreement reached Monday between the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) and its teachers union would restore cuts made in response to the district's budget crisis last year and...
Richmond YouthBUILD’s recent grads ready for construction careers

Richmond YouthBUILD’s newest grads ready for construction careers

By Kathy Chouteau Last year, Jesus Parra said his life ran into a “dead end” and he ended up in Juvenile Hall and received probation. YouthBUILD was recommended to him. “They offered us the right path...
Richmond celebrates Juneteenth with cross-town caravan, rally

Richmond celebrates Juneteenth with cross-town caravan, rally

By Mike Kinney Richmond residents gathered to honor and commemorate Juneteenth 2021 with a caravan across the city followed by a rally at Kennedy High School on Saturday. Cars began from the historic North Richmond Missionary...
Richmond's Bayview and West Side library branches to reopen for in-person services

Richmond library branches to reopen for in-person services

Richmond Public Library's Bayview and West Side branches will resume in-person services on Tuesday, June 22, from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Going forward, the branches will be open Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, library...
Richmond rolls out first bikeshare program with Usain Bolt’s company

Richmond rolls out first bikeshare program with Usain Bolt’s company

By Kathy Chouteau Richmond is launching its first-ever bikeshare program, with a fleet of 250 electric-assist e-bikes rolling into hub locations at the ferry terminal and BART station starting this week and continuing throughout the...
Ferry service to San Francisco Giants games resumes

Ferry service to San Francisco Giants games to resume

Ferry service is returning to San Francisco Giants games starting Friday, June 25, when the Giants host the Oakland Athletics for a weekend series, according to the Water Emergency Transportation Authority, which oversees the...

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Caltrans contractor struck by vehicle that fled on I-580 on-ramp

DUI suspected in fatal collision at Richmond intersection

One driver was killed and another driver was arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence in connection with a two-vehicle collision in...
Richmond recipients awarded millions toward mobility projects

$2M awarded for zero-emission mobility projects in Richmond

By Kathy Chouteau Two Richmond recipients have been awarded $1 million each by the new Clean Mobility Options Voucher Pilot Program (CMO) to develop and...
Betty Reid Soskin event tonight in Richmond

El Sobrante middle school renamed in honor of Betty Reid Soskin

By Kathy Chouteau Betty Reid Soskin, the iconic 99-year-old park ranger at the Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, now...