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Pickleball Pavilion?

Pickleball Pavilion?

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By Kathy Chouteau A protest is planned at noon both Saturday and Sunday over Orton Entertainment’s installation of pickleball courts at Craneway Pavilion.  Unidentified protest organizers are asking community members to don Rosie the Riveter gear...
Help Pogo Park finish Richmond’s Harbor-8 Park

Help Pogo Park finish Richmond’s Harbor-8 Park

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By Kathy Chouteau Pogo Park is hosting a “Fundraising Party” Fri., Nov. 10 from 5-8 p.m. in Richmond to complete a park and playground at the city’s under-construction Harbour-8 Park. But first: Help the organization...
Richmond Promise welcomes essential staffers into the fold

Richmond Promise welcomes essential staffers into the fold

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By Kathy Chouteau Richmond Promise has welcomed two new staff members onto its team, including Director of Development Maya Kamath and Director of Communications Ben Enos. Executive Director Chris Whitmore welcomed Kamath and Enos to the...
Adaptive traffic signal technology planned for 23rd St. and San Pablo Ave.

Adaptive traffic signal technology planned for 23rd St. and San Pablo Ave.

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Smart traffic signal control technology may soon be installed at 10 intersections along San Pablo Avenue and 11 intersections along 23rd Street in Richmond. The adaptive system can analyze and adjust traffic signals at multiple...
How local grocer became a natural wonder

How local grocer became a natural wonder

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By Mike Kinney Bob Gerner, founder of the popular El Cerrito Natural Grocery Company (which, in fact, is actually located within Richmond city limits), has been dedicated to the natural food business for more than...
'Nevin Resilience Hub' to provide relief to residents during extreme heat

‘Nevin Resilience Hub’ to provide relief to residents during extreme heat

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The City of Richmond is set to unveil the Nevin Resilience Hub, which will be used to provide relief to residents during periods of extreme heat. On Thursday, Oct. 26, the city is inviting the...
Red Oak Victory kicks up its retro heels for ‘Spring Swing Dance’

A Few of My Favorite Things: Fleet Week pancakes aboard Red Oak Victory

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By Kathy Chouteau The Red Oak Victory Ship’s last Pancake Breakfast of the season—during Fleet Week—will happen Sun., Oct. 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., making it a mega meetup of two of my...
West County Salesian Youth Club to host pickleball clinic

West County Salesian Youth Club to host free pickleball clinic

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Interested in giving pickleball a try? The West County Salesian Youth Club is hosting a free clinic for adults and children in its gymnasium on Saturday, Jan. 27. Top nationally ranked player, Gizmo, will host...
Richmond cop and shopkeeper share special bond

Richmond cop and shopkeeper share special bond

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By Mike Kinney A Richmond police officer and a popular local shopkeeper are setting the example of what “community policing” can mean. Richmond police Officer Steve Purcell routinely starts his day by drinking coffee at Shop...
East Bay Leadership Council webinar to focus on ending homelessness

East Bay Leadership Council webinar to focus on ending homelessness

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By Kathy Chouteau A conversation centered on ending chronic homelessness will be the topic of a Zoom webinar hosted by the East Bay Leadership Council (EBLC) Thurs., Apr 6, from 12- 1:15 p.m. The webinar,...

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12 speeding citations in less than two hours on 23rd Street

12 speeding citations in less than two hours on 23rd Street

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A Richmond Police Department traffic enforcement operation on 23rd Street on Wednesday, April 17, yielded 12 speeding citations in less than two hours. The operations...
Richmond residents encouraged to participate in revamp of high school campuses

Two-story classroom buildings planned for high school campuses

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Richmond City Manager Sasha Curl encourages community members to participate in the ongoing effort to redesign the Kennedy High School and Richmond High School...
PATROL ACTIVITY REPORT – WEEKLY OVERVIEW: APRIL 8 – 14, 2024 Below is an overview of significant service activity provided by RPD patrol officers during their scheduled shifts. Please note that activity shared in these segments are provided only as an overview, and do not reflect the entirety of service calls and reports taken throughout each shift. 4/8 – EMBEZZLE LEASED/RENTED VEHICLE-RECOVERY Officers responded to a Flock alert for a stolen vehicle in the area. Officers located the vehicle occupied and conducted an enforcement stop. The solo occupant was taken into custody without incident. #3579 4/10 – TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT OPERATION Officers conducted a traffic enforcement operation along the 23rd St corridor to address various issues such as speeding and pedestrian safety. The operation yielded 24 citations: 19 for speed, 2 for unsafe lane changes, 1 red light, 1 not yielding to pedestrians in a crosswalk, and 1 not yielding to an ambulance 4/10 – GRAND THEFT Officers responded to Stenmark Dr for a report of wire theft. Witnesses saw two subjects cutting wires and attempted to contact the subjects, but fled on foot. With the use of a drone (UAS), Officers located the two suspects near Point Molate Beach. Both suspects were taken into custody without incident. A search of the suspects revealed several Sawzall blades and a small amount of narcotics. Both suspects were booked into RPD jail. #3611 4/11 - MISC INFORMATION Officers responded to the 700 block of Amador St for a report of an unknown issue. Upon arrival, officers located a subject laying on the grass, unconscious and not breathing. Officers began life saving measures and administered Narcan, AMR arrived on scene and took over life saving measures. The subject regained consciousness a few moments later and was transported to a local hospital for further treatment. #3663 4/12 – ARMED ROBBERY Officers responded to the area of S. 23rd St & Ohio Ave for a report of a robbery. Officers learned the victim was driving when two suspect vehicles blocked the victim’s roadway and two suspects ordered the victim to exit his vehicle while brandishing firearms. The suspects removed cash from the victim’s pockets and fled prior to officers’ arrival. Officers conducted an area check with negative results. 4/14 – STOLEN VEHICLE/RECOVERY Officers responded to a Flock alert for a stolen vehicle in the area. Officers located the vehicle occupied and conducted an enforcement stop. The solo occupant was taken into custody without incident. #3707 4/14 – FELON IN POSSESSION OF A FIREARM/ EVADE POLICE Officers on patrol saw a vehicle driven by a suspect who had outstanding warrants and was believed to be armed. Officers attempted to conduct an enforcement stop but the suspect failed to yield. Officers pursued the vehicle to the area of Highway 4 and Pine St in Martinez where the suspect’s vehicle became disabled after colliding with another vehicle. All occupants attempted to flee on foot after the collision but were quickly taken into custody. During the pursuit, officers saw what appeared to be a firearm being discarded from the suspect vehicle, officers searched the area and located the discarded firearm with the assistance of a police K-9. #3731

Richmond police use drone to bust suspected wire thieves

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Below is an overview of significant service activity provided by RPD patrol officers during their scheduled shifts. Note that activity shared in these segments...