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Richmond school staffers launch fundraiser for struggling families

Staff at Richmond school launch fundraiser for struggling families

By Kathy Chouteau A trio of office staffers from Richmond’s Mira Vista Elementary have launched an online Go Fund Me fundraiser in support of the K-8 school’s struggling families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Equipped with $500...
Red Oak Victory to close for restoration work

City floats berth rental fee for Red Oak Victory amid budget deficit

By Kathy Chouteau Amid a $27 million budget deficit that’s been compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Richmond is assessing possible budget balancing strategies put forth by its departments. On the list of the...
Contra Costa County performing Zoom wedding ceremonies

Contra Costa County performing Zoom wedding ceremonies

By Kathy Chouteau In a true sign of the times during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Contra Costa County Clerk-Recorder’s Office has adapted its services to now offer virtual civil wedding ceremonies using Zoom or FaceTime. County...
Richmond art hubs offer escape during shelter-at-home period

Richmond Art Center’s ‘Morning Cup’ mixes up coffee & creativity

By Kathy Chouteau Fancy sipping your favorite morning brew while getting creative with the Richmond Art Center (RAC)? This Friday, May 22 from 10-11 a.m., the RAC will kick off its first online event with...
GRIP providing services to about 150 families at Hilltop hotel

GRIP providing services to about 150 families at Hilltop hotel

By Mike Kinney The Greater Richmond Interfaith Program (GRIP) has expanded its homeless services amid the COVID-19 pandemic to managing a hotel that's serving as a protective shelter for the homeless. The Courtyard Marriott Hotel in...
San Pablo's first Latino mayor inspired by immigrant grandfather's work ethic

San Pablo’s first Latino mayor inspired by immigrant grandfather’s work ethic

By Mike Kinney 1948 – the year the City of San Pablo was incorporated – is the same year Manuel Cruz arrived in the U.S. from Mexico as part of the Bracero program, which aimed...
Contra Costa County courts to reopen with health observances

Contra Costa County courts to reopen with health observances

By Kathy Chouteau The Contra Costa County Superior Court has announced that all court locations will reopen to the public as of 8 a.m. on May 26. While court facilities are reopening, there will be...
GRIP seeks volunteers to help prep 800 meals daily for County's homeless

GRIP seeks volunteers to help prep, serve meals daily for homeless

By Mike Kinney The dining area at the Greater Richmond Interfaith Program (GRIP) facility on 22nd Street in Richmond is closed, but the kitchen remains busy prepping hundreds of meals daily to support homeless residents...
Richmond Grows to host free online class, 'Seed Saving in a Time of Crisis'

Richmond Grows to host free online class, ‘Seed Saving in a Time of Crisis’

The Richmond Grows Seed Lending Library is offering a free, online class on Seed Saving in a Time of Crisis -- a How To Class on Saturday, May 30 from 1-3 p.m. Registration and...
Richmond-made masks support both safety and at-risk youth

Richmond-made masks support both safety and at-risk youth

By Mike Kinney Face masks are in high-demand as public health officials urge the public to wear them in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. But these ones being produced in Richmond are playing...

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Red Oak Victory to close for restoration work

City floats berth rental fee for Red Oak Victory amid budget deficit

By Kathy Chouteau Amid a $27 million budget deficit that’s been compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Richmond is assessing possible budget balancing...
West County businesses aim to get word out about curbside service

West County businesses aim to get word out about curbside service

By Mike Kinney Yao Saechao, store manager at Richmond Blueprint & Lithograph, sported a large smile while pointing at the "Open" sign in front of...
Over 30 cited in operation targeting speeders, distracted drivers in Richmond

Over 30 cited in operation targeting speeders, distracted drivers in Richmond

By Mike Kinney Over 30 citations were issued Thursday in an operation targeting speeders and distracted drivers on Richmond Parkway and San Pablo Avenue, police...