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Safeway Shopping Center in Hercules celebrates grand opening

Safeway Shopping Center in Hercules celebrates grand opening

The Safeway Shopping Center in Hercules celebrated its grand opening on Wednesday. The new grocery store, along with a Chase Bank, Peet's Coffee and a Safeway fuel center, are located at the corner of San...
since last year

Cheers in order for San Pablo taqueria

A taqueria that's been operating since last year at the location formerly occupied by Weinerschnitzel in San Pablo received approval Monday to sell beer and wine, which the owner says will help his business...
3 free roundtrip ferry rides offered to eligible local residents

3 free roundtrip ferry rides offered to eligible local commuters

Three free roundtrip rides on the Richmond Ferry, which currently takes commuters to and from San Francisco during weekday commute hours, are being offered to local residents who would have otherwise driven alone to...
April 15-25 Veterans Memorial Hall: 968 23rd. St, Richmond Antioch Community Center: 4703 Lone Tree Way, Antioch April 26 – May 2 Albert D. Seeno Jr. Pittsburg Youth Development Center: 1001 Stoneman Ave., Pittsburg John Missionary Baptist Church - South Campus: 662 S. 52nd. St, Richmond May 3-6 Meadow Homes Elementary School: 1371 Detroit Ave., Concord May 3-9 St. John Missionary Baptist Church - North Campus: 29 8th St., Richmond

Walk-in vaccine clinic now open at Richmond’s Veterans Memorial Hall

A walk-in vaccine clinic opened today at Veterans Memorial Hall in Richmond, according to Contra Costa Health Services. It's one of several pop-up walk-in clinics opening countywide in the coming weeks, part of a partnership...
San Pablo cuts ribbon for new state-of-the-art Fire Station 70

Ribbon cut for new Fire Station 70 in San Pablo

By Mike Kinney The new, state-of-the-art fire station on 23rd Street in San Pablo is set to begin functioning with fire personnel on Monday, April 19, and will have a four-person ladder truck crew and...
Contra Costa College Foundation erases debt of its May 2021 graduates

Contra Costa College Foundation erases debt of May 2021 graduates

By Kathy Chouteau With graduation day in sight, the Contra Costa College Foundation has just given Contra Costa College’s May 2021 graduating class the ultimate gift by erasing all of its leftover debt, clearing away...

Virtual ‘Genius Founders Showcase’ to feature local teen entrepreneur

By Kathy Chouteau The Hidden Genius Project—an Oakland-based nonprofit that trains and mentors Black male youth in technology creation, entrepreneurship and leadership skills—will host the virtual “Genius Founders Showcase” Thursday, April 22 from 5-7:30 p.m. The...

Richmond gets grant to equip English language learners with job skills

By Kathy Chouteau The California Employment Development Department (EDD) has awarded the Richmond Workforce Development Board a $274,300 grant to implement programs that develop critical job skills that English language learners need to enter careers...
Richmond park named in honor of its Native American heritage

Richmond park named in honor of its Native American heritage

By Kathy Chouteau Richmond’s new park site at South 27th St. & Pierson Ave. in Marina Bay will now be known as Ookwe Park in a move that honors the land’s Native American roots. At...

Nystrom students get school supplies, health education ahead of campus return

By Mike Kinney With in-person learning set to resume April 19, community leaders joined volunteer healthcare professionals on Saturday to provide 100 backpacks and other school supplies to students at Nystrom Elementary School in Richmond,...

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Council approves contract to restore Booker T. Anderson Community Center

Council approves contract to restore Booker T. Anderson center

A construction contract to restore the fire-damaged Booker T. Anderson Community Center was approved earlier this month by Richmond City Council, but city officials...
Hilltop Mall

Prologis closes on Hilltop Mall acquisition, releases statement on plans

By Kathy Chouteau Prologis, a logistics company, announced that it closed on its acquisition of Richmond’s Hilltop Mall today. According to Gergana Pomerantz, senior manager,...
FAA abandons plan to divert flight paths over Richmond, nearby cities

FAA no longer plans to divert flight paths over Richmond, nearby cities

By Kathy Chouteau A proposed plan by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to divert flights off existing paths in the Oakland hills to fly over...