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East Brother Beer to hold 2nd Annual Summer Classic this Sunday

East Brother Beer Co. offers $1 pints to federal employees

East Brother Beer Co. has brewed beer to benefit wildfire victims, hosted fundraisers for a local holiday festival, and has also given thanks to local teachers. Now, the community-minded brewery has its focus on local...

Richmond Planning Commission approves RYSE expansion project

A major renovation and expansion of the RYSE youth center in Richmond received unanimous approval from the city’s Planning Commission last week. The Planning Commission approved a conditional use permit and design review permit for...
City invites residents to assess Richmond parks

Residents invited to workshop on improving Richmond parks

Twenty-five parks in Richmond have been assessed and the results are in, leading to a community workshop at Nevin Community Center, 598 Nevin Ave., this Saturday, Jan. 26. The results from the workshop will be...
Harbour-8 Park: For the people, by the people

Harbour-8 Park: For the people, by the people

Within two blocks of Harbour-8 Park, there are five schools serving about 2,500 kids. That’s quite a bit more than the new, evolving park along the Richmond Greenway near Harbour Way can handle –...

Legal pros needed for county’s high school mock trial program

Soon-to-be, practicing, and retired law professionals are encouraged to volunteer their time for the 38th Annual Contra Costa County High School Mock Trial Program. The program is held on seven early weekday evenings during late...
Richmond High band director wins emerging educator award

Richmond High band director wins emerging educator award

Richmond High's inspiring young band director won an emerging educator award this month from the California Music Education Association, a recognition that doesn't surprise his students or the school district in the least. Four years...

Volunteers honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with Day of Service

Back when he first began participating in the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service in Richmond, the effort occurred in "one event, one place," Richmond Mayor Tom Butt said Monday. Not so...

Your guide to MLK Jr. Day of Service events in Richmond

The power of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy shows itself in many ways across the nation, and one of those ways is through the hundreds of local community members who gather every year...
$3M litter solution for Meeker's Slough

$3M solution for Meeker Slough litter problem

The trash problem in Meeker Slough is set to have a $3 million solution. The Caltrans grant, which appears on the Richmond City Council agenda this coming Tuesday, will pay for the construction of two...
By Mike Kinney In recent weeks, local residents have watched daily as construction crews worked to demolish the shuttered Doctor's Medical Center at 2000 Vale Road in San Pablo. So what's next for the 8.5-acre site? Expanded casino parking. The Lytton San Pablo Casino and Lytton Band Pomo purchased the property for $13.5 million in order to expand the casino’s parking capacity from X surface slots to 1,000. The new expanded lot is expected to be completed in early 2020, according to Doug Elmets, a spokesman for the casino. The additional parking will benefit the neighboring community, said Elmets, as customers will park in the casino lot rather than in adjacent neighborhoods. “It is ideal to have the ability to park on Casino property," Elmets said. Ample casino customers means ample revenue for the city of San Pablo. Over 50-percent of the city’s general fund operating revenue comes from the casino. "The Lytton Casino San Pablo values being an economic asset to the City of San Pablo," Elmets said. Originally known as Brookside Hospital, Doctors Medical Center closed in April 2015 after 61 years in service due to financial struggles. The hospital had served many of the community’s uninsured and underinsured.

Doctors Medical Center is gone — what’s next for the site?

By Mike Kinney In recent weeks, local residents have watched daily as construction crews worked to demolish the shuttered Doctor's Medical Center at 2000 Vale Road in San Pablo. So what's next for the 8.5-acre site?...

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Junior Giants STEM Zone event launches field of future dreams

Junior Giants STEM Zone event launches field of future dreams

By Kathy Chouteau About 150 youth players from Richmond’s Junior Giants baseball, T-ball and softball teams gathered at Nicholl Park Tuesday afternoon for a STEM...
Mechanics Bank's no fee coin collection expands to Hilltop branch

Mechanics Bank relaunches no-fee collection drive for coins

By Kathy Chouteau Mechanics Bank has announced it is renewing its efforts to assist local businesses short on change by inviting community members to exchange...
Richmond Art Center welcomes Roberto Martinez as new curator

Richmond Art Center welcomes Roberto Martinez as new curator

By Molly Myman The Richmond Art Center recently announced the arrival of its new curator, Roberto Martinez. Martinez is described by the Art Center as an...