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'Hood healers:' Richmond health store opens at critical time

Richmond business’ healing powers come at critical time

By Mike Kinney Meet the “hood healers.” In May last year, Dasan and Free Mahaway, as well as Eddy Perez and Janika McDaniel, collaborated to open Natrully Herbs and More at 4113 Macdonald Ave. in Richmond,...
First COVID-19 vaccine shipment to Contra Costa County could happen next week

Contra Costa residents 65 and older now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) announced that residents ages 65 and older are now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccination. Residents over age 75 have priority. These residents can request a vaccine appointment with the...
Rosie the Riveter trailblazer, Agnes Moore, passes away at 100

Rosie the Riveter trailblazer, Agnes Moore, passes away at 100

By  Kathy Chouteau Agnes Moore, a Rosie the Riveter wartime welder on the Richmond Home Front and a woman ahead of her time, passed away Jan. 6 at the age of 100. Moore exemplified what...
El Cerrito PD to enforce 4-hour residential parking starting Jan. 1

El Cerrito PD to enforce 4-hour residential parking starting Jan. 1

El Cerrito police will resume enforcement of four-hour residential parking zones beginning Jan. 1. The enforcement had ceased “in an abundance of understanding and compassion for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic,” police said. Since then,...
Bank of America seeks high school students for paid summer internships

Bank of America seeks high school students for paid summer internships

By Kathy Chouteau Are you a civic-minded high school junior or senior with a passion for improving your community? If so, Bank of America’s Student Leader’s program—which offers paid summer internships at local nonprofits—may be...
(Photo credit: Kathy Chouteau

Beer Can Monolith pops up atop Point Potrero

By Kathy Chouteau An extraordinary new landmark has sprouted up atop the hill above Point Potrero in Richmond that stands as an ode to regional craft beer, the recent pop-up monoliths and a spectacular celestial...
Food bank food giveaway coming to Richmond Civic Center

Food bank giveaway coming to Richmond Civic Center

The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano will be giving away some post-Christmas Day food at Richmond Civic Center on Wednesday, Dec. 30. The drive-thru distribution event will occur from 11 a.m. to 2...
Rep. DeSaulnier: 'History will not forgive' Trump

Rep. DeSaulnier: ‘History will not forgive’ Trump

By Mike Kinney Congressman Mark DeSaulnier today said the 25th Amendment "should be immediately invoked to remove the President from control" following the stunning siege of the U.S. Capitol Building by Trump supporters on Wednesday....
Port of Richmond director passes away from COVID-19Port of Richmond director passes away from COVID-19

Port of Richmond director dies from COVID-19

By Kathy Chouteau Port of Richmond Director Jim Matzorkis has passed away from complications due to COVID-19, Mayor Tom Butt announced in his eForum Sunday. Matzorkis, who was 68, died Dec. 20, 2020, at his home...
Father and his two sons driving force behind J&E Auto Repairs

Father and sons driving force behind J&E Auto Repairs

By Mike Kinney Ever wonder what the "J" and "E" stand for in J&E Auto Repairs on 23rd Street in Richmond? It stands for a father and his two sons working together to continue a...

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San Pablo pastors seek funding for soon-to-launch re-entry home

San Pablo pastors seek funding for soon-to-launch re-entry home

By Kathy Chouteau A trio of San Pablo pastors is appealing for community support toward the purchase of a re-entry home that aims to help...

TikTok video featuring dancing Richmond principal goes viral

A TikTok post featuring a popular Richmond principal dancing while on a distance-learning call with young students is going viral. As of this writing, the...
575 street sweeping signs proposed for Richmond neighborhoods

Richmond council votes to suspend street sweeping citations, consider voluntary program

Richmond City Council on Tuesday voted to suspend ticketing for street sweeping violations during the COVID-19 shelter-in-place period, and to consider modifying the program...