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Hilton hotel proposed for former Chevy's site in Hilltop

Hilton hotel proposed for former Chevy’s site in Hilltop

By Mike Kinney The Hilltop District Neighborhood Council is requesting feedback from neighbors on a proposal to replace the former Chevy's restaurant site with a Homewood Suites by Hilton. The 5-story hotel development would cover 73,599...
Richmond author’s book examines tie between incest and prostitution

Richmond author’s book examines tie between incest and prostitution

By Kathy Chouteau East Richmond Heights author and agent of social change Dr. Betty Burrus-Wright, PhD, MFT is set to release her book, “Searchers: Brave a Thousand Deaths,” Wed., Feb 1st.  The book, which she...
Urban gardening volunteers to receive skills and free food

Urban gardening volunteers to receive skills and free food

By Kathy Chouteau Farms to Grow, Inc., an Oakland nonprofit that’s been advocating for Black and other underrepresented farmers for nearly two decades, has launched its latest Urban Garden Project in Richmond and is looking...
Pinole Valley High Spartans win historic state football title

Pinole Valley High football victory parade and rally set for Feb. 4

The Pinole Valley High parade and rally to celebrate both the school's and the school district's first state champion football team is scheduled to start at 11 a.m. at Pinole Valley Park on Saturday,...
North Richmond Mobile Tool Library marks Grand Opening

North Richmond Mobile Tool Library marks Grand Opening

By Kathy Chouteau The North Richmond Mobile Tool Library celebrated its Grand Opening event Sat., Jan. 21 at the North Richmond Missionary Baptist Church parking lot on Fred Jackson Way, according to the Richmond City...

Romance is in the air as Friends of the El Sobrante Library prep for...

The Friends of the El Sobrante Library (FESL) is inviting the community to a book sale at the Library. The book sale will take place Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Library at 4191 Appian Way...
West County pays tribute to Janet Abelson

West County pays tribute to Janet Abelson’s lasting legacy

By Kathy Chouteau Former El Cerrito City Councilmember Janet Abelson, 76, passed away peacefully Jan. 26, according to the City. Her longtime legacy of public service in El Cerrito was hailed by local leaders spanning...
Richmond firefighters fielded average of 42 calls per day in 2022

Richmond firefighters battle two home fires within a two-hour period

Richmond firefighters responded to two destructive fires to homes Monday evening, and thankfully no injuries were reported. The first fire was reported at 6 p.m. at a home in the 200 block of 4th Street,...
CoBiz Richmond virtual panel to discuss workforce strategies to 'come back stronger'

New book ‘Amplify Student Voices’ to be celebrated at CoBiz Richmond

By Kathy Chouteau “The Practice Space Book Party” is coming to downtown Richmond Fri., Feb. 3 from 4-7 p.m. at CoBiz Richmond as the local nonprofit celebrates the release of its new book, “Amplify Student...
'Destination Weddings' to park at Martinez museum on Valentine's Day

‘Destination Weddings’ to park at Martinez museum on Valentine’s Day

The Contra Costa County Clerk Recorder is bringing its popular Destination Weddings feature to a new location this coming Valentine's Day: the Cobra Experience Museum in Martinez. Appointments are going quickly and only a few...

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CoBiz Richmond creators unveil STEAM career app

CoBiz Richmond creators unveil STEAM career app

By Kathy Chouteau A new STEAM The Streets App aims to raise awareness and access for youth to high-demand career opportunities in STEM and arts....
Take a stroll around Point Pinole during Black History Month

Take a stroll around Point Pinole during Black History Month

By Kathy Chouteau Celebrate Black History Month with a stroll around Richmond’s beautiful coastline at Point Pinole Regional Shoreline Park Sat., Feb. 11. The event...
Richmond police patrol activity report: Dec. 9-11

Richmond police patrol activity report for Jan. 27-29

Below is an overview of significant service activity provided by RPD patrol officers during their scheduled shifts. Officers responded to 645 calls for service...