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BART reducing service starting Monday as ridership declines 90 percent

Person struck by BART train at El Cerrito Del Norte Station

A person was struck and injured by a BART train at the El Cerrito Del Norte Station this afternoon, according to news reports and BART officials. The person was on the tracks at 12:36 p.m....

Coca-Cola ‘energizes’ Richmond first responders

A Coca-Cola Company tractor trailer rolled into Richmond today with the goal of energizing local first responders -- and to thank them for working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Richmond Police...
Despite uncertainty, local small businesses step up for first responders

Small business owners step up for first responders

By Kathy Chouteau and Mike Kinney After a nurse-friend who works at Kaiser Vacaville shared the difficulties of serving on the COVID-19 front lines, Jennifer Arrouzet, who co-owns Café Soleil in El Sobrante with her...
WCCUSD takes action after Gov. Newsom's remarks on school closures

WCCUSD takes action after Newsom’s remarks on school closures

By Kathy Chouteau On the heels of California Gov. Gavin Newsom indicating the likelihood of schools remaining closed for the rest of the academic year due to COVID-19, the West Contra Costa Unified School District...
Audubon Society unveils bird and nature fun for kids

Audubon Society unveils bird and nature fun for kids

By Kathy Chouteau The Golden Gate Audubon Society (GGAS) has rolled out some free bird-and-nature-centric educational activities for children sheltering at home with their families. The best part? Richmond’s resident ospreys, Rosie and Richmond, play...
San Pablo parking lot construction deemed 'essential'

San Pablo parking lot construction deemed ‘essential’

By Mike Kinney and Kathy Chouteau Parking lot construction on Vale Road in San Pablo -- part of a $6.2 million project to restore a 2,200 foot linear stretch of Wildcat Creek between Vale Road...
Blue Apron co-founder to speak at West Contra Costa Economic Summit

Richmond’s Craneway becoming COVID-19 medical station

By Kathy Chouteau The Richmond home front will once again mobilize in a “wartime” effort, this time in the nation’s fight against coronavirus (COVID-19). Richmond’s Craneway Pavilion, located on Harbour Way along the city’s shoreline, is...
FoodMaxx, Lucky dedicate shopping hours to first responders, medical personnel

FoodMaxx, Lucky dedicate shopping hours to first responders

Starting today, the Save Mart Companies, operators of Save Mart, FoodMaxx and Lucky, will have dedicated shopping hours for first responders at all stores amid the COVID-19 crisis. First responders, defined as law enforcement, fire...
DonorsChoose to supply teachers with remote-learning grants

DonorsChoose to supply teachers with remote-learning grants

Shelter-in-place orders that have closed schools across the Bay Area have shined a spotlight on the potential of remote learning. But they have also exposed significant inequities at the highest-need schools, including many here...
Congressman DeSaulnier to visit U.S.-Mexico border, tour facilities

Rep. DeSaulnier remains in critical condition but ‘showing progress’

Congressman Mark DeSaulnier remains in critical condition, "but is stable and continues to be characteristically resilient," his sons Tristan and Tucker announced Tuesday. “While his situation remains serious, he is showing progress as his doctors...

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Bridge's 'Chef Popup and Pickup' launch includes free meals this month

Bridge’s ‘Chef Popup and Pickup’ offers free meals this month

By Kathy Chouteau Bridge Commissary Kitchen at Bridge Storage and ArtSpace in Richmond is rolling out the “Chef Popup and Pickup," and this month lunch...
Richmond Virtual Rec Center helps alleviate shelter-at-home doldrums

‘Eggcellent’ submissions wanted for Richmond virtual contest

By Kathy Chouteau In a sign of the times and of the season, the City of Richmond Library and Community Service Department is taking its...
El Cerrito police: Resident on Cutting Blvd. fatally shoots intruder

Man struck, killed by vehicle on Giant Road in San Pablo

A pedestrian was struck and killed in San Pablo on Friday night, police said. At 11:17 p.m., San Pablo police responded to the 2800 block...