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Downtown safety ambassadors assist in swift response to fire

Downtown safety ambassadors assist in swift response to fire

"All in a day's work." That was the start of a post on the Richmond Main Street Initiative (RMSI) Facebook page about how two alert Safety1st Neighborhood Ambassadors spotted a small grass fire this morning...
Contra Costa College warehouse training program accepting applicants

Contra Costa College warehouse training program orientation set for Aug. 21

Local job seekers are encouraged to apply to receive training in the Contra Costa College Forklift, Logistics, Operations and Warehouse program (FLOW) program. The FLOW program is holding an orientation on Aug. 27 for the training...
Beloved Richmond veterinarian retires

Beloved Richmond veterinarian retires

A giant in the pet owners community, Dr. Han, known as the exceptionally talented veterinarian and owner of the Richmond Veterinary Hospital on Macdonald Avenue, retired at the end of July. On Sunday afternoon, about...
Richmond council places two tax measures on November ballot

Richmond council places two tax measures on November ballot

Richmond City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved placing two tax measures before voters on the November ballot: a proposal to increase the real estate transfer tax for city properties valued at over $1 million,...
Richmond whiz kids spend summer working in Chevron Richmond labs

Richmond whiz kids spend summer working in Chevron Richmond labs

As Richmond High students delivered their end-of-summer presentations on Tuesday, chemistry teacher Mr. Hung Pham became emotional. In that moment, students became the teacher, he said. “I got teary eyed seeing them using these words I...

Extreme fire conditions prompt ban on outdoor burning at state parks

As of Wednesday at 8 a.m., the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) has banned all outdoor burning due to extreme fire conditions until further notice. All East Bay Regional Parks are...

Rosie Rally Home Front Festival set for this Saturday, Aug. 11

The annual Richmond tradition that inspires hundreds of residents and visitors to dress up like Rosie the Riveter is set for the Craneway Pavilion this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Rosie Rally...
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National Night Out in Richmond promotes bond between police, residents

By Mike Kinney National Night Out was Tuesday night, and the Richmond community in typical fashion came together to celebrate and, most importantly, form partnerships aimed at crime prevention. The kick off event started at 4:30...
San Pablo pet care provider donates 10-percent of earnings to local nonprofits

San Pablo pet care provider donates 10-percent of earnings to local nonprofits

By Mike Kinney Rebecca Marlin, formerly an international Human Rights attorney in New York City, is now a San Pablo resident -- and our community, including its many beloved pets, is lucky for that. After moving...
Chevron brings local kids -- and STEM Zone -- to Oakland A's game

Chevron brings local youth and STEM Zone to Oakland A’s game

Not only did they watch the Oakland A's edge the Detroit Tigers 2-1 in a pitcher's duel on Saturday, a group of over 100 Richmond kids and their family members also watched a spectacular...

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Local girls and Chevron Richmond mentors team up to make ice cream

Here's one thing that will inspire anyone to want to be a scientist: learning to make ice cream. Eighteen members of Girls Inc. of West...
Richmond rapper celebrates birthday by holding school backpack drive

Richmond rapper celebrates birthday by holding school backpack drive

An emerging 13-year-old rap artist from Richmond decided to celebrate his birthday last weekend by giving back to his community. One5mani, known to his teachers...
Sandy Hook Promise program coming to Contra Costa County schools

Sandy Hook Promise program coming to Contra Costa County schools

Programs from the Sandy Hook Promise initiative are coming to Contra Costa County middle and high schools aimed at preventing gun violence on school...