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New Ace Hardware store to open in Pinole

New Ace Hardware store to open in Pinole

A new Ace Hardware store will open in Pinole on Aug. 8, with a grand opening slated for Sept. 13-15. The store will open in the former Orchard Supply Hardware location at 1440 Fitzgerald Drive,...
Overaa requesting bids for Wilson Elementary rebuild

Overaa requesting bids for Wilson Elementary rebuild

Richmond-based C. Overaa and Co. is seeking bids from qualified subcontractors and suppliers for the ongoing project to build a new Wilson Elementary School campus at 629 42nd St. The school has been operating this...
EBMUD's board approves significant rate hikes

EBMUD’s board approves significant rate hikes

East Bay residents and businesses can expect significant increases to water and wastewater rates over the next two fiscal years. On Tuesday, the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) board of directors voted 5-1 to...
East Bay Regional Park District warns public about rattlesnake season

East Bay Regional Park District issues rattlesnake advisory

The East Bay Regional Park District issued an advisory Tuesday about rattlesnakes, known to become more active in many of its parks as the weather heats up. "They like to explore when the weather gets...
Richmond set to celebrate new EVgo fast-charging hubs

Richmond to celebrate new EVgo fast-charging hubs

Earlier this year, we told you about two new fast-charging hubs for electric vehicles being installed in Richmond. On Saturday, June 22, the new hubs will be celebrated at a family-friendly event at Richmond Civic...
All sites where WCCUSD is serving summer meals to youth

60 sites where WCCUSD is serving summer meals to youth

Starting today, children under the age of 18 can eat a free breakfast, lunch and dinner at one of 60 locations in West Contra Costa County during the summer. The West Contra Costa Unified School...
Contra Costa health officials offer tips to beat the heat

Contra Costa health officials offer tips to beat the heat

It is HOT! Please share this guidance from County health officials. Residents, particularly those vulnerable to the more severe temperatures, should stick to air-conditioned buildings, drink plenty of water, and know the signs of...

I crossed an animal in distress in Richmond…

By Mike Kinney Have you ever crossed an animal in distress in our community and wondered what to do? A quick call to Contra Costa Animal Services does the trick. Having a veterinary technician as...
BART, AC Transit approve plan increasing late-night, weekend service between SF and Richmond

AC Transit fares to increase July 1

AC Transit fares will increase on July 1, with the adult cash fare rising from $2.35 to $2.50, and the youth/senior/disabled pass rising from $1.15 to $1.25. The adult 31-day pass will not increase, remaining...
Volunteers clean up downtown Richmond park ahead of summer

Volunteers clean up downtown Richmond park ahead of summer

By Rafael Lima Richmond's downtown park, called the Community Green Space, received a much-needed sprucing ahead of summer on Saturday thanks to volunteers and a collaboration between the Richmond Main Street Initiative and the West...

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Point Richmond kicks off annual summer concert series

Point Richmond kicks off annual summer concert series

By Zach Chouteau When it comes to local warm-weather traditions the whole family can enjoy, the Point Richmond Summer Music Festival—now in its 18th year—is...

Dialing 1 a must for 510 area codes starting June 22

Residents and businesses with the 510 area code must dial 1 before dialing their phone number for all calls starting Saturday, June 22, according...

PHOTOS! 2019 Richmond Juneteenth celebration

By Mike Aldax and Mike Kinney Community members came out in droves Saturday for yet another colorful Juneteenth Parade and Festival in Richmond. The annual community...