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Richmond mayor briefed by PG&E on cause of power outages

Richmond mayor briefed by PG&E on cause of power outages

Widespread outages that cut power to thousands of customers in San Pablo, Richmond and El Cerrito over the weekend were weather related, a Pacific Gas & Electric Co. official told Richmond Mayor Tom Butt....
Richmond eyes vacant property tax to fund fight against blight

South Street renaming to be taken up by Richmond City Council

By Kathy Chouteau Richmond City Council on Tuesday will consider renaming South Street between the streets of Carlson Blvd. and Wall St. to Ethel Dotson South. The street renaming intends to "honor of Ms. Dotson’s contribution...
Retired RPD captain named Chief of Inspectors for Contra Costa DA's Office

Former RPD captain named Chief of Inspectors for Contra Costa DA

A retired Richmond police captain has been named permanent Chief of Inspectors for the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office, according to DA Diana Becton. Chief Arnold Threets, a U.S. Marine Corp. veteran who retired...
Urban Tilth plants permanent roots with North Richmond land acquisition

Urban Tilth plants permanent roots with North Richmond land acquisition

By Kathy Chouteau Urban Tilth, a youth-led farm located in North Richmond, has just taken its spot as the city’s first permanent farm, according to the nonprofit. The news follows the Contra Costa County Board...
Contra Costa Animal Services waiving adoption fees through Sept. 19

Contra Costa Animal Services waives adoption fees through Sept. 19

All adoptions from the Contra Costa Animal Services (CCAS) are free through Sept. 19 as part of a Clear the Shelter partnership with NBC Bay Area and Telemundo. Licensing and other fees may apply. Adoptions...
'Push-in' ceremony welcomes new fire truck to San Pablo station

‘Push-in’ ceremony welcomes new fire truck to San Pablo station

The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (Con Fire) on Wednesday welcomed a brand new fire truck to its fleet with a traditional "push-in" ceremony at Fire Station 70. During the days of horse-drawn fire...
Contra Costa County law enforcement personnel dispatched to Dixie Fire

Contra Costa County deputies, officers dispatched to Dixie Fire

Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office deputies, along with officers from Concord and the East Bay Regional Park District, are supporting Dixie Fire efforts in Plumas and Lassen counties, the Sheriff's Office said. On Thursday, the...
Fundraiser to help Meals on Wheels serve seniors during power shutoffs

Fundraiser to help Meals on Wheels serve seniors during power shutoffs

By Kathy Chouteau Meals on Wheels serving the West Contra Costa region is seeking community support to purchase a food storage shed. The nonprofit’s appeal comes as it readies to provide seniors with meals during...
Inflatables, pony rides and fall fun return to Hilltop

Inflatables, pony rides and fall fun return to Hilltop

By Kathy Chouteau They’re baaack! ABC Tree Farms and Pick of the Patch Pumpkins—a company that sets up temporary seasonal retail and entertainment spots—has reopened in Richmond just in time for the season of scary. Located...
Powering Richmond with clean energy

Powering Richmond with clean energy

By Kathy Chouteau Some Richmond community members may be unaware that there’s a giant solar farm – one of the Bay Area’s largest -- generating enough power for 3,900 homes right in their own backyard....

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Arson suspect arrested at Wildcat Canyon Regional Park

Fast-acting park visitors were lauded Friday for their help in dousing an arson fire at Wildcat Canyon Regional Park and for assisting police in...
Free EMS training available to qualified high school graduates

Free EMT training available to qualified high school graduates

By Kathy Chouteau Locals between the ages of 18-26 years old can receive free training as an emergency medical technician (EMT) as part of a...
Richmond Main Street Initiative names new executive director

Richmond Main Street Initiative names new executive director

By Kathy Chouteau Richmond Main Street Initiative (RMSI), a nonprofit that aims to revitalize downtown Richmond, has announced Andrea Portillo-Knowles as its new executive director....