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Large Richmond homeless encampment given notice to vacate

An estimated 70 people living in a growing homeless encampment in Richmond were given notice by the city today that they have until March 18 to vacate. The tent encampment at 22nd Street and Carlson...

12th Annual Sisters in Solidarity event is this Saturday

A keynote speech by Contra Costa College President Katrina VanderWoude, along with a wealth of information from over 25 local organizations, highlights the 12th Annual Sisters in Solidarity Women’s Day Celebration in Richmond this...
College financial aid forms now part of Kennedy High curriculum

Richmond Promise application deadline is this Friday

The Richmond Promise Scholarship application is due this Friday, and there is still plenty of time for students to apply. Students needing help filling out the application can email info@richmondpromise.org and/or attend a last-minute deadline...
Atchison Park likely to be renamed 'Richard J. Boyd Park'

These 3 Richmond parks deserve ‘priority attention’

Following a community-led assessment of 25 Richmond parks in underserved neighborhoods, three have been selected as needing priority attention: Boorman Park, Richard J. Boyd Park (formerly known as Atchison) and Nicholl Park. This Saturday from...
Northland Sea Scouts to hold open house

Northland Sea Scouts to hold open house this Saturday

There’s plenty of history on the Richmond waterfront. The future is there, too. Richmond youth and their families are invited to the Northland Sea Scout open house event this Saturday, March 9. Up to 40 Sea Scouts...
Council approves emergency repairs for North Richmond Pump Station

Mayor’s State of the City warns of financial troubles ahead

Richmond’s financials are stable. The city saw growth last year in both property taxes (up $3.7 million last year) and sales taxes (up $1.9 million). Its bond rating has increased since souring in 2015....
Video! Tour Hilltop Mall's possible future

Video! Tour Hilltop Mall’s possible future

In August last year, we reported progress in the reinvention of The Shops at Hilltop, which received city approval to renovate the aging mall's exterior. It was one step in both shortterm and longterm plans...

Richmond teen reported missing

The community's help is sought in locating a teenager who hasn't been seen in a week. Julia Vogel-Holt, 16, of Richmond, was last seen when she went to bed in her room on Wednesday, Feb....

Mini storage/artist studios approved for 205 Cutting Blvd.

A proposal to construct a mini storage facility with artist studios at 205 Cutting Blvd. was approved by the Richmond Planning Commission last week. The proposal lured both supporters and opponents to Thursday's public hearing....
Free field trip program brings 800 kids to Richmond museum

Free field trip program brings 800 kids to Richmond museum

By Mike Kinney A new program offering free field trips to the Richmond Museum of History and SS Red Oak Victory has worked to educate hundreds of local youth. In a partnership with the West Contra...

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Classic car show revs up for Pinole return

Classic car show revs up for Pinole return

By Kathy Chouteau “Pinole’s Annual Classic Car Show” is cruising back into town Sun., Sept. 26 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., with downtown Pinole...
Moving Forward awards 7 local youth leaders with scholarships

Moving Forward awards 7 local youth leaders with scholarships

By Kathy Chouteau Moving Forward, an organization aiming to make a positive impact on the community through initiatives on health, academics and community service, hosted...
West Contra Costa communities might be just a little bit quieter after police in Pinole seized over a dozen M-1000 type illegal explosives during a bust involving a stolen vehicle early this morning. At 2:50 a.m., officers located a stolen vehicle in the 1400 block of Fitzgerald Drive and took the driver into custody without incident, police said. "Upon a search of the vehicle, officers located a clear plastic bag that contained what appeared to be at least a dozen M-1000 type illegal explosives," police said. "The area was cordoned off for safety and Walnut Creek PD's Bomb Squad responded to the scene. Bomb Squad Officers recovered the illegal explosives and verified they contained flash powder. [Fifteen] M-1000 type explosives were recovered from the vehicle."

Pinole police seize M-1000 fireworks from stolen vehicle

West Contra Costa communities might be just a little bit quieter after police in Pinole seized over a dozen M-1000 type illegal explosives during...