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Richmond mayor sounds alarm on Marin plans for water line across bridge

Richmond mayor sounds alarm on Marin plans for water line across bridge

Richmond Mayor Tom Butt says plans by the Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD) to construct a water pipeline across the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge and related facilities in Richmond will have adverse impacts in his...
‘A Space for Girls’ film takes Richmond program out of this world

‘A Space for Girls’ film takes Richmond program out of this world

By Kathy Chouteau A nonprofit’s work with youth at Richmond’s Crescent Park apartments has blossomed into a powerful educational program spotlighted in a short film currently entered into the Houston Cinema Arts Festival and other...
Richmond celebrates Arbor Day with tree-planting project

Richmond celebrates Arbor Day with tree planting project

In honor of Arbor Day on Saturday, the Richmond Parks and Landscaping Division and the Urban Forestry Advisory Committee conducted a tree planting project at Bay Vista Park, 3455 Park Ridge Drive near Richmond...
RAC to host Fall Family Day with Día de los Muertos celebration

RAC to host Fall Family Day with Día de los Muertos celebration

By Kathy Chouteau Get ready families because…it’s baaack! Fall Family Day is making its grand return to the Richmond Art Center (RAC) with an outdoor celebration of Día de los Muertos Sat., Oct. 23, from...
Council approves emergency repairs for North Richmond Pump Station

Richmond public safety task force to launch ‘Community Conversation’ series

By Kathy Chouteau Richmond’s Reimagining Public Safety Community Task Force is hosting the first of a series of “Community Conversations” with residents Wed., Oct. 20 from 6-7 p.m. on Zoom. The focus of the first...

Contra Costa County to lift mask mandate in certain settings on Nov. 1

By Kathy Chouteau Contra Costa County residents will be able to go maskless in specified indoor settings where everyone is fully vaccinated as of Mon., Nov. 1, according to an announcement from Contra Costa Health...
Richmond eyes vacant property tax to fund fight against blight

Richmond calls upon residents to complete community survey

By Kathy Chouteau The Richmond City Manager’s Office is appealing to city residents to complete a biannual community survey where they can offer feedback to help inform the city’s future direction. The deadline to complete...
Artisan Kitchen and Café unveils new Wine Garden Friday

Artisan Kitchen and Café unveils new Wine Garden Friday

By Kathy Chouteau Richmond has a new spot where people can relax and sip a locally-sourced glass of wine after a long week at work. The Artisan Kitchen and Café in the city’s Marina Bay neighborhood...
Richmond Promise invites community to spooky virtual wine tasting fundraiser

Richmond Promise invites community to spooky virtual wine tasting fundraiser

A "spooky" virtual wine-tasting fundraiser on Friday, Oct. 29, will support an important effort to create a college-going and college-success culture in Richmond. The Richmond Promise Spooky Sips Virtual Wine Tasting celebration will take place...
El Cerrito High football coach placed on leave over controversial drill

El Cerrito High coach placed on leave over controversial football drill

El Cerrito High's head football coach has been placed on administrative leave after a 2019 video surfaced showing a controversial football drill, according to the West Contra Costa Unified School District. The video showed a...

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Kennedy High welding teacher wins $50K national teaching prize

Kennedy High welding teacher wins $50K national teaching prize

By Kathy Chouteau Kennedy High School welding teacher Ben Carpenter was honored with a $50,000 national teaching prize Thurs., Oct. 21 during a surprise check...
Flea market in El Sobrante to raise funds for unsheltered West County residents

Flea market in El Sobrante to raise funds for unsheltered residents

Volunteers with Safe Organized Spaces Richmond (SOS! Richmond), a community organization working to address the problems of homelessness in collaboration with public, private and...
Prologis, new owner of Hilltop Mall property, donates backpacks to local kids, offers update on site's future

Prologis, new owner of Hilltop Mall property, donates backpacks to local kids, offers update...

By Kathy Chouteau Prologis, the new owner of the former Hilltop Mall property, recently donated 150 backpacks for Highland Elementary School students and Hilltop Community...