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Richmond Cannabis Forum plans for Green Rush

Richmond Cannabis Forum plans for Green Rush

Ready or not, the Green Rush has struck Richmond. Eight cannabis cultivators and two cannabis manufacturers have begun operating in Richmond since the City Council lifted a ban on such activities in 2016. Another 10...
Fallen Richmond cop's sister turns pain into power with new book series

Slain Richmond cop’s sister turns pain into power with new book series

The sister of beloved Richmond police Officer Kaliah Ashante Harper, who lost her life in a domestic violence incident in 2006, is turning her "pain into power" by creating a children's book series in...
Volunteers clean up downtown Richmond park ahead of summer

Volunteers clean up downtown Richmond park ahead of summer

By Rafael Lima Richmond's downtown park, called the Community Green Space, received a much-needed sprucing ahead of summer on Saturday thanks to volunteers and a collaboration between the Richmond Main Street Initiative and the West...

Stolen puppy returned to San Pablo rescue shelter

We recently told you about Jelly's Place Animal Rescue of San Pablo holding adoption events for dogs at Pet Food Express locations in Pinole and Lafayette. Turns out that ended in a whirlwind after a...
Richmond church 'adopts' three schools

Kennedy High special ed aide named ‘Paraprofessional of the Year’

Sopheap Sap, known to the Kennedy High community as SoSo, is no average aide. Working in special education, she never forgets a birthday for students and staff. In her six years in the class,...
Before signing that commercial lease, attend this workshop

Before signing that commercial lease, attend this workshop

Before you sign a commercial lease, there is a lot to know that could make or break your business. Who’s responsible for ADA accessibility? If the roof leaks, how does that get handled? What...
Richmond Promise expanding mentorship program; seeks mentors

Richmond Promise expanding mentorship program, seeks mentors

The Richmond Promise is expanding its mentorship program and seeking individuals who can support its Scholars in their academic, personal, and career success.  Building on the success of our 2018 mentor pilot program, the Promise...
Overaa requesting bids for Wilson Elementary rebuild

Overaa requesting bids for Wilson Elementary rebuild

Richmond-based C. Overaa and Co. is seeking bids from qualified subcontractors and suppliers for the ongoing project to build a new Wilson Elementary School campus at 629 42nd St. The school has been operating this...
EBMUD's board approves significant rate hikes

EBMUD’s board approves significant rate hikes

East Bay residents and businesses can expect significant increases to water and wastewater rates over the next two fiscal years. On Tuesday, the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) board of directors voted 5-1 to...
Contra Costa health officials offer tips to beat the heat

Contra Costa health officials offer tips to beat the heat

It is HOT! Please share this guidance from County health officials. Residents, particularly those vulnerable to the more severe temperatures, should stick to air-conditioned buildings, drink plenty of water, and know the signs of...

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Richmond mayor seeks suggestions for naming ferry terminal

Richmond mayor: Weekend ferry service should begin in August

Weekend Richmond Ferry service should begin starting in August, Richmond Mayor Tom Butt announced today. The mayor, who long advocated for the new ferry terminal,...

Bank of America names Richmond High senior ‘Student Leader’

Navigating high school isn't easy. But Richmond High senior Ryan Saechao has still found time to serve on student councils and volunteer at a...

‘Where’s Pablo?’ off to a great start

Hannia (pictured above), an incoming sixth grader, was inspired to visit all 23 businesses in one day to collect Where’s Pablo playing cards. Her...