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BART installs overnight homeless outreach in Contra Costa

BART installs overnight homeless outreach in Contra Costa

BART’s overnight outreach team, which launched at San Francisco stations in November 2017, became active at Contra Costa County stations this week with the aim of connecting the homeless with services, including shelter, the...
More improvements planned for Habour-8 Park

More improvements planned for Habour-8 Park

The ever-evolving Harbour-8 Park in Richmond’s Iron Triangle neighborhood will undergo more improvements this year, according to Pogo Park, the nonprofit that employs a staff of local residents from the neighborhood to transform underutilized...
Memorial to slain Richmond teen headed to Milo Foundation

Memorial to slain Richmond teen planned at Milo Foundation

A grieving Richmond mom says she's grateful for community members who are helping to keep the memory of her son alive. Josie Martinez's son, Otilio "Nico" Martinez, was walking home from work on Sept. 19,...
Richmond Ferry ridership exceeds first month expectations

New Richmond ferry gets rousing welcome

The excitement on the Richmond waterfront Thursday was palpable, as hundreds gathered to celebrate the launch of brand new ferry service to downtown San Francisco. The first ferry left at 6:10 a.m. from the new...
CVS Pharmacy locations now have drop boxes for unwanted medicines

CVS Pharmacy locations now have drop boxes for unwanted medicines

Twenty-seven CVS Pharmacy locations in Contra Costa County now have drop boxes where residents can safely dispose of unwanted prescription medicines, Contra Costa Health Services announced today. In addition, 10 Kaiser facilities in the county...
Richmond councilmembers to be sworn in tonight

Richmond councilmembers to be sworn in tonight

Tonight, Richmond will swear-in re-elected Mayor Tom Butt along with three city councilmembers. The ceremony is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. tonight in Richmond City Council Chambers, 440 Civic Center Plaza. The community is...
Richmond Swims offering low-cost adult swim lessons

Richmond Plunge remains closed for repairs

Unfortunately, the New Year hasn't ushered in the reopening of the Richmond Plunge. Closed for repairs on Sept. 1, the Plunge won't reopen until at least Jan. 31, according to the city. Last fall, we were...

Richmond Chamber, Rotary to hold New Year Mixer Thursday

Although the New Year's Eve festivities have passed, Richmond isn't done partying. The Richmond Chamber of Commerce and Richmond Rotary are inviting the community to their annual New Year Mixer this Thursday, Jan. 10, hosted...
Karen Pinkos

El Cerrito has new city manager

The City of El Cerrito has announced the promotion of Karen Pinkos to the role of City Manager. Pinkos has filled the role left behind by former City Manager Scott Hanin, who retired in December...
Apply now for Chevron’s Dr. William F. King college scholarship

Apply now for Chevron’s Dr. William F. King college scholarship

The application period is now open for the Chevron Richmond Dr. William F. King college scholarship program. Since 2004, the Chevron Richmond Black Employee Network (BEN) has awarded over 40 scholarships to West Contra Costa...

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Masa Mexican taqueria in Point Richmond a dream realized

Masa Mexican taqueria in Point Richmond a dream realized

By Kathy Chouteau A newly opened restaurant is a dream realized for the mother and son behind it. Owner Johnathan Bermudez opened his restaurant, Masa, June...
Protesters camp at Richmond Civic Center to demand justice for Vanessa Guillen

Protesters camping at Richmond City Hall demand justice for Vanessa Guillen

By Mike Kinney Protesters have set up tents in Richmond Civic Center Plaza, where nightly vigils are being held in memory of slain Army soldier...
Council approves emergency repairs for North Richmond Pump Station

Council approves emergency repairs for North Richmond Pump Station

Local officials are racing against time to repair the North Richmond Pump Station ahead of the rainy season. On Tuesday, Richmond City Council voted unanimously...