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Rich City Rides loses multiple bikes, tools in theft at Unity Park

Rich City Rides bikes and tools stolen in break-in at Unity Park

Rich City Rides reported Tuesday that its storage hub at Unity Park, located at S. 16th Street and the Richmond Greenway, was broken into on Friday and that 18 bikes, tool sets and two...
Kennedy High welding teacher wins $50K national teaching prize

Kennedy High welding teacher wins $50K national teaching prize

By Kathy Chouteau Kennedy High School welding teacher Ben Carpenter was honored with a $50,000 national teaching prize Thurs., Oct. 21 during a surprise check presentation ceremony in his classroom. While Kennedy’s skilled trades program...
Thousands to participate in Great Shakeout in Contra Costa County

Thousands in Contra Costa County plan to ‘drop, cover and hold on’ for Great...

Over 30 million people worldwide have signed up to participate in the 2021 Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill at 10:21 a.m. Thursday, including 136,784 participants in Contra Costa County, of which 116,277 are students and...
‘A Space for Girls’ film takes Richmond program out of this world

‘A Space for Girls’ film takes Richmond program out of this world

By Kathy Chouteau A nonprofit’s work with youth at Richmond’s Crescent Park apartments has blossomed into a powerful educational program spotlighted in a short film currently entered into the Houston Cinema Arts Festival and other...
Richmond artist colors our world with an eye toward sustainability

Richmond artist colors world with eye on sustainability

By Kathy Chouteau A Richmond-based textile artist is taking a sustainable approach to textile arts from her live/work space in Artisan Cove. Martha Egan, whose artistry centers on dyeing yarns, may have taken a circuitous...
RAC to host Fall Family Day with Día de los Muertos celebration

RAC to host Fall Family Day with Día de los Muertos celebration

By Kathy Chouteau Get ready families because…it’s baaack! Fall Family Day is making its grand return to the Richmond Art Center (RAC) with an outdoor celebration of Día de los Muertos Sat., Oct. 23, from...
Pinole Valley High School celebrates its annual Homecoming Parade.

Pinole Valley High homecoming parade cancelled due to weather

By Kathy Chouteau The Pinole Valley High School annual Homecoming Parade that was scheduled for this Friday has been cancelled due to weather, according to the Pinole Police Department. The parade had been scheduled to kick...
BART reducing service starting Monday as ridership declines 90 percent

BART to mandate COVID-19 vaccination for all employees

BART’s Board of Directors voted to mandate COVID-19 vaccination for all employees, requiring proof of vaccination by Dec. 13. The decision passed with an 8-1 vote at the Board’s meeting Thursday despite opposition from a...
Flea market in El Sobrante to raise funds for unsheltered West County residents

Flea market in El Sobrante to raise funds for unsheltered residents

Volunteers with Safe Organized Spaces Richmond (SOS! Richmond), a community organization working to address the problems of homelessness in collaboration with public, private and nonprofit partners, have announced they will host a flea market...
Council approves emergency repairs for North Richmond Pump Station

Richmond public safety task force to launch ‘Community Conversation’ series

By Kathy Chouteau Richmond’s Reimagining Public Safety Community Task Force is hosting the first of a series of “Community Conversations” with residents Wed., Oct. 20 from 6-7 p.m. on Zoom. The focus of the first...

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Kennedy High welding teacher wins $50K national teaching prize

Kennedy High welding teacher wins $50K national teaching prize

By Kathy Chouteau Kennedy High School welding teacher Ben Carpenter was honored with a $50,000 national teaching prize Thurs., Oct. 21 during a surprise check...
Flea market in El Sobrante to raise funds for unsheltered West County residents

Flea market in El Sobrante to raise funds for unsheltered residents

Volunteers with Safe Organized Spaces Richmond (SOS! Richmond), a community organization working to address the problems of homelessness in collaboration with public, private and...
Prologis, new owner of Hilltop Mall property, donates backpacks to local kids, offers update on site's future

Prologis, new owner of Hilltop Mall property, donates backpacks to local kids, offers update...

By Kathy Chouteau Prologis, the new owner of the former Hilltop Mall property, recently donated 150 backpacks for Highland Elementary School students and Hilltop Community...