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Galileo Club bridges the gap between past and future

Richmond: Free household hazardous waste, mattress drop-off event

Richmond is hosting a free one-day household hazardous waste and mattress drop-off event on Saturday, Sept. 19, in the parking lot of the Galileo Club. The event will run 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in...
AC Transit providing free masks, hand sanitizer to riders

AC Transit providing free masks, hand sanitizer to riders

AC Transit began rolling out a plan Tuesday to provide riders with free masks and hand sanitizer dispensers on buses, with the aim of preventing the spread of COVID-19. The process to equip the entire...
Partnership yields 700 backpacks for San Pablo students

Partnership yields 700 backpacks for San Pablo students

By Kathy Chouteau While the local landscape has changed significantly since the start of the pandemic, one thing remains the same: San Pablo kids got their backpacks. The City of San Pablo and the Family Giving...
Contra Costa health officials advise against trick-or-treating on Halloween

Contra Costa health officials advise against trick-or-treating on Halloween

By Kathy Chouteau With the COVID-19 pandemic adding next-level scariness to Halloween this year, Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) has advised county residents to avoid trick-or-treating, haunted houses and large holiday gatherings. “COVID-19 can easily pass...
GRIP gifted teddy bears and masks for homeless children

GRIP gifted teddy bears and masks for homeless children

By Mike Kinney The Greater Richmond Interfaith Program (GRIP) was recently gifted mask-wearing teddy bears, along with kid-sized masks, to give to homeless children it serves. The teddy bears were donated to MediMasks by Samantha Grier...
Health officials warn against swimming at Keller Beach

Health officials warn about ‘swimmer’s itch’ at Keller Beach

Contra Costa County health officials are warning residents and visitors against swimming at Keller Beach due to recent incidents of "swimmer's itch." Recent visitor experiences "have led us to suspect that there are tiny organisms...
Richmond student receives full ride as 2020 Blank School Scholar

Richmond student receives full ride as 2020 Blank School Scholar

By Kathy Chouteau Richmond resident Shruti Jain has been honored as a scholar by The Arthur M. Blank School of Entrepreneurial Leadership Scholar at Babson College in Wellesley, Mass. As part of her honor, Jain...
Food bank to host giveaway event at Richmond Ferry Terminal

Food bank to host giveaway event at Richmond Ferry Terminal

The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano is holding a drive-thru food giveaway on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at the Richmond Ferry Terminal, 1453 Harbour Way S. The food giveaway will run from 11 a.m....
East Brother re-releases world class Festbier ahead of Oktoberfest

East Brother re-releases world class Festbier ahead of Oktoberfest

By Kathy Chouteau What better way to celebrate Oktoberfest 2020 amid a global pandemic than by enjoying a world class beer that’s made locally? Richmond’s own East Brother Beer Company is delivering on that tall...
Betty Reid Soskin event tonight in Richmond

Betty Reid Soskin 99th bday event to promote voter registration

By Kathy Chouteau America’s oldest National Park ranger is set to celebrate her 99th birthday by putting a spotlight on National Voter Registration Day. Park ranger, author and Richmond living legend, Betty Reid Soskin, welcomes the...

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Richmond Art Center fundraising amid COVID-19

Richmond Art Center expands online offerings for fall session

By Kathy Chouteau Amid a pandemic rendering in-person classes unsafe, the Richmond Art Center (RAC) has expanded its online art class lineup to unveil a...

Triple shooting under investigation in Richmond

One man was killed and two other people were injured in a shooting just before noon today in the area of 4th Street and...
Boorman Park design designs finalized at virtual meeting

Boorman Park renovation designs finalized at virtual meeting

By Kathy Chouteau More than 50 Richmond residents gathered online last Saturday for a virtual design party where they finalized the designs for Boorman Park’s...