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23rd Street Cinco de Mayo festival uplifts Richmond

23rd Street Cinco de Mayo festival uplifts Richmond

With the aim of enhancing economic activity and safety on 23rd Street in Richmond, a group of merchants decided to throw a big party about 13 years ago. Today, that party, a collaboration among local...
Dia de los Niños celebration inspires budding readers

Dia de los Niños celebration inspires budding readers

By Kathy Chouteau There’s nothing better than seeing a gaggle of little children smiling from ear-to-ear and having the time of their lives. About 60 young children and their families attended the wildly successful “¡Dia...
Richmond Promise to honor fourth class of Scholars

Richmond Promise to honor fourth class of Scholars

Right now across the U.S., over 900 students benefiting from the Richmond Promise program are representing Richmond at 97 colleges and universities. And more are coming. This Friday, the four-year-old program providing both college scholarships and...

Gyuto Spring Fest enlivens and enlightens community

By Zach Chouteau A brisk wind didn’t prevent countless community members from having a fine time at the Gyuto Spring Festival in East Richmond Heights last Saturday. The fun included a children’s playground and bounce...
Health officials warn about national rise in measles cases

Health officials warn about national rise in measles cases

County and regional health officials are warning resident planning to travel internationally to be sure they have received the recommended two doses of measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine, following a nationwide spike in...
Neighbors cheer successful dog rescue in El Sobrante

Neighbors cheer successful dog rescue in El Sobrante

Richmond City Manager Carlos Martinez is praising the work of city and county firefighters who collaborated in a dog rescue in El Sobrante earlier this month. Just after 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, Richmond...
License plate reader technology pitched for Richmond BART parking areas

BART Board approves license plate readers for parking areas

BART stations including Richmond and El Cerrito del Norte Station will soon be equipped with Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) systems aimed at cracking down on crimes such as auto thefts and burglaries. On Thursday, the...

Residents encouraged to join County boards and commissions

Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia is encouraging fellow community members to consider joining commissions and boards with the County. Currently, there are openings on the Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council (three adults, two youth), the...
9th Annual North Richmond Earth Day Fest called best yet

9th Annual North Richmond Earth Day Fest called best yet

By Rafael Lima The community came together in North Richmond for the 9th consecutive year to celebrate Earth Day with community services projects and a festival on Saturday, April 20. The annual beautification event that also...
Free Richmond summer camp helping to close achievement gap

Free Richmond summer camp helping to close achievement gap

A free summer camp serving Richmond's lowest-income neighborhoods has continued to report positive student gains. Camp Achieve, offered since 2013 to combat summer learning loss for students between the ages of six and 12, serves...

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San Pablo hosting next Dumpster Day for residents on March 13

San Pablo hosting Dumpster Day for city residents

San Pablo's Public Works Department is hosting a Dumpster Day on Saturday enabling city residents to get rid of old items. What's not accepted: mattresses,...
Man allegedly points gun at people, fires round into air in Pinole

Man allegedly points gun at people, fires round into air in Pinole

A man was arrested in Pinole after he allegedly pointed a gun at people on San Pablo Avenue, then walked away and fired off...
Bay Area Rescue Mission gives update on ‘Bridge of Hope’ construction

Bay Area Rescue Mission gives update on ‘Bridge of Hope’ construction

By Kathy Chouteau Construction on the Bridge of Hope Center project is slated to be completed in November,  Bay Area Rescue Mission (BARM) Development Manager...