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Ways to give thanks this Thanksgiving

5 ways to give thanks this Thanksgiving

By Kathy Chouteau With Thanksgiving season upon us, there’s no time like the present to show off your attitude of gratitude and give thanks for all that’s good in your world. As luck would have...
Video! Kite surfer rescued by U.S. Coast Guard near Pinole

Video! Kite surfer rescued by U.S. Coast Guard near Pinole

A kite surfer struggling to return to shore near Pinole Shores Park in unincorporated Contra Costa County was rescued Tuesday morning thanks to a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew. The kite surfer was struggling for...
Teachers union calls for school closures due to Camp Fire smoke

Teachers union calls for school closures due to Camp Fire smoke

West Contra Costa Unified (WCCUSD) schools remained open Tuesday despite a request by its teachers union Monday to close them until the air quality improves. After the fast-moving, devastating Camp Fire in Butte County began...
Expanded express bus service proposed for West County

Expanded express bus service proposed for West County

West County commuters are being asked for their input on a plan to expand express bus service in the region. Despite hair-pulling congestion on Interstate Highway 80, there is currently no direct express bus service...
San Pablo is set to become the latest Bay Area city to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products. Last week, the city’s Council voted 3-1 in favor of amending the city’s ordinance to prohibit the sale of flavored tobacco products citywide, including menthol and e-cigarettes; to establish a minimum pack size of 6 for cigars, cigarillos and little cigars, and to establish a minimum price for cigars of $10 per cigar. The ordinance amendment will return for a second vote at Council’s Nov. 19 meeting. Should it pass, it will take effect February next year, city officials said. The aim of the ordinance amendments is to reduce the sale of an unhealthy product that youth advocates are specifically marketed to kids with the aim of getting them addicted to tobacco. Richmond, El Cerrito and Contra Costa County have passed similar bans, along with San Francisco, Oakland, Hayward, Berkeley and several North Bay jurisdictions. Alameda is currently going through the ordinance amendment process. In San Pablo, there are between 30 and 50 tobacco retailers, according to the state Board of Equalization. Of them, 28 are within 1,000 feet of a public school, the city said.

San Pablo set to ban sales of flavored tobacco products

San Pablo is set to become the latest Bay Area city to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products. On Nov. 5, the city’s Council voted 3-1 in favor of amending the city’s ordinance to...
Youth Entrepreneur Day to focus on downtown innovation

Youth Entrepreneur Day to focus on downtown innovation

For insight into Richmond’s future, we ought to consult with local youth who are, naturally, Richmond's future. This Saturday, Nov. 17, young adults, including high school students, are invited to a unique Youth Entrepreneur Day...

Veterans find home at Chevron Richmond Refinery

Jeanne Barker set out to conduct an experiment at the Chevron Richmond Refinery on Wednesday. The Chevron business/systems analyst asked a room filled with Refinery employees to stand up if they were military members. A...
A unique and important Salute to Veterans in Richmond

A unique and important Salute to Veterans in Richmond

Veteran's Day isn't until Sunday, but it was celebrated in a big way yesterday inside the famous former Ford Assembly Plant on Richmond's historic waterfront. The Salute to Veterans event at the Craneway Pavilion, sponsored...
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Video! Time-lapse of mural created at Richmond Senior Center

The Create Peace Project, an organization founded by Ross Holzman in 2008 that aims to promote peace through the creative arts, shared a neat time-lapse video of its project this year to create the...

Heavy smoke from Camp Fire prompts Spare the Air alert

Heavy smoke from the Camp Fire in Butte County has caused hazy conditions, especially in the North and East Bay, prompting a Winter Spare the Air Alert today. "Burning wood, including manufactured fire logs or...

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After Salute's closure, Thanksgiving charity event headed to GRIP

After Salute’s closure, Thanksgiving charity event headed to GRIP

The closure of Salute e Vita Ristorante in Marina Bay has not stopped charitable restaurateur Menbere Aklilu from wanting to continue her Thanksgiving tradition...

Where to get your turkey on around town

Thanksgiving is a-comin’ and with each passing nanosecond, the anticipation is growing for the great American feast. The Rich Life checked out some options available...
Richmond police investigate hit-and-run at Esmond/24th

Richmond police investigate hit-and-run at Esmond/24th

Richmond police are investigating a hit-and-run accident that occurred Wednesday morning. At 9:11 a.m., officers responded to a roll-over collision at 24th Street and Esmond...