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County Tax Collector’s Office taking appointments starting May 18

County Tax Collector’s Office taking appointments starting May 18

By Kathy Chouteau Need a little one-on-one time with the tax man? Starting Monday, May 18, the Contra Costa County’s Tax Collector’s Office in Martinez will be open for visits from the public.   Office visits...
Richmond: Paving on Bissell Avenue from May 18-22

Richmond: Paving on Bissell Avenue from May 18-22

A smoother Bissell Avenue is on its way. Starting Monday through Friday, Richmond city crews will pave the avenue between 21st Street and Broadway. Work will be done from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., during which...
575 street sweeping signs proposed for Richmond neighborhoods

575 street sweeping signs proposed for Annex neighborhoods

By Kathy Chouteau Richmond’s Public Works Department is requesting funding approval from the City Council for the installation of 575 street sweeping parking restriction signs in the Richmond Annex and Panhandle Annex Neighborhoods. The department...
Contra Costa stay-at-home order extension includes new directives

Contra Costa County to allow vehicle-based gatherings, services

Starting Tuesday, May 19, Contra Costa County will allow outdoor vehicle-based gatherings, providing new options for religious services and graduation ceremonies.  “The evidence suggests that the shelter-at-home order and other social distancing measures that we...
Kennedy High seniors pick up caps and gowns to cheers, applause

Kennedy High seniors pick up caps and gowns to cheers and applause

By Mike Kinney "Nothing Can Stop Us." The message is stated on a t-shirt that was passed out Thursday to Kennedy High seniors preparing to graduate at an unusual and difficult time in world...
Contra Costa coronavirus cases 'not rising as fast as the worst case scenario'

Contra Costa County extends isolation period for people with COVID-19

People who test positive for COVID-19 should remain in isolation for 10 days after symptoms begin rather than the initially mandated seven days, according to a new order issued Thursday by Contra Costa County...
CoBiz Richmond virtual panel to discuss workforce strategies to 'come back stronger'

CoBiz Richmond to host virtual panel on workforce strategies

On Friday at noon, CoBiz Richmond, in partnership with Alfredo Mathew III and a panel of speakers, is inviting the community to a virtual conversation about “Putting America to Work: Creating New Workforce Strategies...
Richmond student journalists honored with countywide awards

Richmond student journalists honored with countywide awards

Kathy Chouteau Richmond student journalists have the “write stuff.” A total of 16 students from high schools in Richmond have earned honors in the 2020 Lesher Awards Competition, per an announcement this week by the California...
New normal for businesses reopening after eased shelter-in-place order

Businesses resume slowly, cautiously after eased shelter-in-place orders

By Mike Kinney Following Bay Area health order revisions on May 4 allowing preventative care in addition to emergency care, local dental offices are slowly reopening with the aim of meeting the challenges of new...
Richmond awarded $737K in grants for workers impacted by COVID-19

Richmond awarded $737K in grants for workers impacted by COVID-19

Richmond recently received a $575,000 federal grant to provide workforce training for 125 local residents who have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and another $162,000 state grant to provide supportive services...

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Red Oak Victory to close for restoration work

City floats berth rental fee for Red Oak Victory amid budget deficit

By Kathy Chouteau Amid a $27 million budget deficit that’s been compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Richmond is assessing possible budget balancing...
West County businesses aim to get word out about curbside service

West County businesses aim to get word out about curbside service

By Mike Kinney Yao Saechao, store manager at Richmond Blueprint & Lithograph, sported a large smile while pointing at the "Open" sign in front of...
Over 30 cited in operation targeting speeders, distracted drivers in Richmond

Over 30 cited in operation targeting speeders, distracted drivers in Richmond

By Mike Kinney Over 30 citations were issued Thursday in an operation targeting speeders and distracted drivers on Richmond Parkway and San Pablo Avenue, police...