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Ellen McDonnell appointed as Contra Costa County's new public defender

Ellen McDonnell appointed as Contra Costa County’s new public defender

Contra Costa County didn't have to look far to find its new public defender. Ellen McDonnell had served in the Contra Costa County Public Defender’s Office for two decades before the County Board of...
Apply now for Chevron’s Black history awareness scholarship

Apply now for Chevron Richmond’s Black history awareness scholarship

High school seniors in the West Contra Costa Unified District (WCCUSD) are encouraged to apply for the annual Chevron Richmond Black History Awareness Scholarship program. Applications can be accessed here and must be received by email on...
It is with great sadness and heartbreak that I share the news of the passing of one of my students at Grant in West Contra Costa Schools. Guadalupe, or Lupita to those of us who know and love her, was 10 years old. Her passing was not COVID related. The family is in need to cover the costs involved with a funeral. They have a GoFund Me page; however, cash donations would be beneficial and faster. I have numerous items by Avon that have been given to me by my mom to sell as a form of a fundraiser for the family. It’s the season of giving so please stop by if you’re nearby to buy the items, which you can give as gifts. Please pray for the family and us for losing a beautiful member of our community.

Community mourns sudden passing of 10-year-old girl

Community members are promoting a GoFundMe fundraiser to support the family of a 10-year-old student at Grant Elementary who recently died. Guadalupe Canchola, also known as Lupita, unexpectedly passed away from a heart attack the...
Uniting Hearts brings people together for Community Toy Giveaway

Uniting Hearts brings people together for Community Toy Giveaway

By Kathy Chouteau Uniting Hearts, a Richmond nonprofit that provides essentials and basic needs items to families, children and day workers in need via donation events, is hosting a Community Toy Giveaway this weekend. Set for...
Alysa Liu chosen to compete at Olympic Winter Games in Beijing

Alysa Liu selected to compete at Winter Olympic Games in Beijing

Alysa Liu, 16, of Richmond, is set to compete in her first Olympic Games. On Saturday, U.S. Figure Skating announced Liu among the three athletes selected for the women's singles team that will compete in...
EBHQ's Voices in Cloth 2022. Pic courtesy of EBHQ

East Bay Heritage Quilters announce return to Craneway

By Kathy Chouteau East Bay Heritage Quilters (EBHQ) will host “Voices in Cloth (VIC) 2022,” the region’s largest nonprofit quilt show, at Richmond’s Craneway Pavilion Sat., March 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and...
Bay Area crabbing season delayed to protect humpback whales, sea turtles

Bay Area Dungeness crab season to start Dec. 29

Dungeness crab season within Zone 3 -- from the Sonoma/Mendonico county line to Pigeon Point just south of Half Moon Bay -- will open for recreational crab trap fishing at 9 a.m. Friday, while...

Richmond advises residents on ‘treecycling’ options

By Kathy Chouteau With the holiday season in the rearview mirror, the City of Richmond’s Environmental and Health Initiatives Division has released options for residents to properly dispose of their trees. Here are some of...
Richmond company recognized in magazine’s Station Design Awards

Richmond company recognized in magazine’s Station Design Awards

By Kathy Chouteau The construction company behind Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (Con Fire) Station 70, a 15,000-square-foot two-story fire station in San Pablo, received recognition in Firehouse Magazine’s 2021 Station Design Awards. The...
Richmond resident calls on neighbors to join battle against bad taxes

Richmond resident calls on neighbors to join battle against bad taxes

By Mike Kinney As the famous quote by Benjamin Franklin goes, "...In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." While that may be so, 36-year Richmond resident Denise Gianni is...

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Richmond Chamber set for first in-person mixer since start of pandemic

Stand-up comedy coming to The Factory

By Kathy Chouteau The Factory Bar is tickling Richmond’s funny bone via a new monthly live standup-comedy showcase called “Comedy at The Factory.” The first...
San Pablo police release body cam footage of fatal officer-involved shooting

San Pablo police release body cam footage of fatal officer-involved shooting

The San Pablo Police Department on Friday released body camera footage from a fatal officer-involved shooting involving an armed man Wednesday, Dec. 15.  The Police...
Richmond Art Center unveils trio of winter exhibitions

Richmond Art Center unveils trio of winter exhibitions

By Kathy Chouteau The Richmond Art Center (RAC) has announced its Winter Exhibitions will encompass the 25th Anniversary of Art of the African Diaspora, the...