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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...
Assemblymember Buffy Wicks (right) and Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia (left) are partnering on a workshop

Rise in scams targeting seniors inspires free community seminar

With an ongoing rise in scammers targeting seniors, local leaders aim to educate the community on various scams in order to prevent incidents. On Friday, April 26, from 9-11 a.m., community members are invited to...
New Fire Station 70 dedicated to fallen firefighters

New Fire Station 70 dedicated to fallen firefighters

The deaths of two firefighters attempting to rescue two people from a burning San Pablo house on July 21, 2007 was called the worst tragedy in the Contra Costa Fire Protection District's (ConFire) history....
Target stores to sell cupcakes from Richmond-based Rubicon Bakers

Target’s car seat trade-in event runs through May 4

Target's annual car seat trade-in event began Monday and runs through May 4 at most stores, including the one at 4500 Macdonald Ave. in Richmond. Folks who trade in old car seats will receive a...

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Bay Area health officials issue indoor mask mandate

Bay Area health officers issue indoor mask mandate

Starting Tuesday, wearing masks while in public indoor settings will be required regardless of vaccination status in seven Bay Area counties. In a joint statement...
Richmond's iconic CJ's BBQ & Grill celebrated at anniversary gala

Richmond gala celebrates Charles Evans and CJ’s BBQ & Grill

By Mike Kinney Community members turned out Friday to celebrate milestones for two beloved Richmond staples: Chef Charles Evans, who has turned 75 years old,...
BART reducing service starting Monday as ridership declines 90 percent

BART returns to ‘near-regular’ service

Starting today, BART is operating at service levels nearing pre-pandemic levels, with increased frequencies, the extension of closing times from 9 p.m. to midnight...