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Abel Pineda, 26, appointed as San Pablo council member

Abel Pineda, 26, appointed as San Pablo council member

A highly-active 26-year-old San Pablo native is now a council member in his city. At its meeting on Monday, the San Pablo City Council appointed Abel Pineda, a Richmond High graduate, to fill the vacancy...

Mister Phillips opposes WCCUSD Board presidency selection

On Dec. 12, 2018, Tom Panas, member of the West Contra Costa Unified School District Board of Education, was chosen by fellow members as the Board's president for 2019. In the following opinion piece,...

CalFresh recipients receive benefits early due to federal shutdown

Contra Costa County began issuing benefits to CalFresh recipients for February today -- more than two weeks early -- due to the federal government shutdown. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), which oversees the Supplemental...
John Gioia selected as chair of county Board of Supervisors

John Gioia selected as chair of county Board of Supervisors

John Gioia was selected today to become the 2019 chair of the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors. Supervisor Candace Andersen was selected as the Vice Chair at today's Board meeting. Gioia, has been representing District...
Atchison Park likely to be renamed 'Richard J. Boyd Park'

Atchison Park to be renamed ‘Richard J. Boyd Park’

Atchison Park is set to be renamed Richard J. Boyd Park, as neighborhood residents look to honor the community activist and organizer who died last year. The park renaming proposal was approved at Tuesday night's...

San Pablo mayor housing Camp Fire victims in donated motorhomes

As we reported last month, San Pablo's mayor has been fundraising to provide motorhomes for people who lost their homes in the devastating Camp Fire in Butte County. Today, we learned Mayor Rich Kinney's "Motorhomes...
Want to get married at the John Muir House on Valentine's Day?

Want to get married at the John Muir House on Valentine’s Day?

For couples looking to get married on Valentine's Day, consider a romantic ceremony inside the picturesque and historic John Muir House in Martinez. In partnership with the National Park Service, the Contra Costa Clerk-Recorder will...
Richmond Promise launches workshops ahead of college financial aid deadlines

Richmond Promise workshops prep for college financial aid deadlines

With deadlines to apply for college financial aid fast-approaching, a Richmond program providing free scholarship money and support has launched an aggressive campaign to ensure every last high school senior from Richmond and North...
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...

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BART reports fatality on tracks at Richmond Station

BART is reporting a fatality on the tracks at the Richmond Station, prompting the temporary closure of the station Thursday morning. "Police say there was...

Mobile vaccination clinic to roll into Barrett Terrace Plaza on Oct. 8

Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) is encouraging community members to take advantage of its mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinic when it rolls into Barrett Terrace...
Betty Reid Soskin celebrates 100 with school named in her honor

Betty Reid Soskin celebrates 100 with school named in her honor

By Kathy Chouteau Richmond icon Betty Reid Soskin, the nation’s oldest living national park ranger, celebrated her 100th birthday today by cutting the ribbon on...