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Contra Costa health officials provide update on COVID-19 vaccinations

Contra Costa health officials provide COVID-19 vaccination update

About 300,000 Contra Costa County residents will soon become eligible for COVID-19 immunization, after public health officials said Monday they expect to complete vaccinations of residents within the highest priority groups within the next...
Apply now for Chevron’s Black history awareness scholarship

Apply now for Chevron’s Black history awareness scholarship

High school seniors in the West Contra Costa Unified District (WCCUSD) are encouraged to apply for the annual Chevron Richmond Black History Awareness Scholarship program. Applications can be accessed here and must be received by...
Rosie the Riveter trailblazer, Agnes Moore, passes away at 100

Rosie the Riveter trailblazer, Agnes Moore, passes away at 100

By  Kathy Chouteau Agnes Moore, a Rosie the Riveter wartime welder on the Richmond Home Front and a woman ahead of her time, passed away Jan. 6 at the age of 100. Moore exemplified what...

Downtown musician gets business boost from timely grant

By Kathy Chouteau Local musician and businessman Charles Turner (“ChuckT”), owner of Rich City Studios, is among the beneficiaries of a national grant program aiming to help downtown businesses and business districts weather the COVID-19...
Rep. DeSaulnier: 'History will not forgive' Trump

Rep. DeSaulnier: ‘History will not forgive’ Trump

By Mike Kinney Congressman Mark DeSaulnier today said the 25th Amendment "should be immediately invoked to remove the President from control" following the stunning siege of the U.S. Capitol Building by Trump supporters on Wednesday....
Richmond council set to review hotly contested biz tax proposal tonight

Swearing-in Ceremony for Richmond City Council set for Tuesday

By Kathy Chouteau The three Richmond City Councilmembers who were elected in November are set to be sworn in on Tuesday, Jan. 12. The “City of Richmond Swearing-in Ceremony” for re-elected and newly elected councilmembers Melvin...
Rosie wartime worker and volunteer celebrates 95th birthday

Rosie wartime worker and volunteer celebrates 95th birthday

By Kathy Chouteau A Rosie the Riveter wartime worker and current Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park volunteer is celebrating her 95th birthday today. Born in 1926 in Eugene, OR, Marian Sousa still...

Richmond Promise marks major milestones in 2020 despite pandemic

By Kathy Chouteau A promise made is a promise kept. Amid a challenging year that drastically changed academic landscapes across the country, the Richmond Promise welcomed its largest class of scholars ever. In total, 503 new...
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Macy’s at Hilltop Mall to permanently close

Macy's at Hilltop Mall will permanently close and 133 employees will be laid off unless some transfer to other stores, Richmond Mayor Tom Butt announced in his e-forum newsletter. The mayor shared an email sent...

BART to shut down Richmond Station over five weekends

By Kathy Choteau BART is advising local residents that it will be shutting down the Richmond BART Station for a track construction project over five weekends starting Jan. 16 and ending in March. Work will...

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North Richmond pastor cited for violating COVID-19 health order

Tara Hills murder suspect in custody

The suspect in the shooting that killed 30-year-old Charles Johnson at a Tara Hills apartment complex on Sunday, Jan. 10, was arrested Friday following...
Father and his two sons driving force behind J&E Auto Repairs

Father and sons driving force behind J&E Auto Repairs

By Mike Kinney Ever wonder what the "J" and "E" stand for in J&E Auto Repairs on 23rd Street in Richmond? It stands for a...
Richmond Art Center exhibit examines shipping containers as metaphors

Richmond Art Center calling for artists for African Diaspora exhibit

By Kathy Chouteau The Richmond Art Center (RAC) is welcoming artist participants for its virtual “Art of the African Diaspora” exhibition, with the registration deadline...