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Richmond, Oakland neck and neck in Census challenge

Richmond, Oakland neck and neck in Census challenge

It's anyone's game. Richmond and Oakland are in a tight race to see who can get as many of their residents to complete the 2020 Census. On social media Monday, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf posted...
Richmond Rotary to mark solemn WWII anniversary with peaceful tribute

Rotary to mark solemn WWII anniversary with tribute to peace

By Kathy Chouteau Richmond Rotary is hosting a special bell ringing event at Shimada Friendship Park this week to commemorate 75 years of peace since the atomic bombs were released over Japan during WWII. Set for...
Downtown Richmond Virtual Merchants Showcase is next-level online shopping

Downtown Richmond Virtual Merchants Showcase is next-level online shopping

The Richmond Main Street Initiative (RMSI) is taking online shopping to the next level in support of downtown businesses. At 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8, the Downtown Richmond Virtual Merchants Showcase will provide a...
Youth ambassadors beautify Richmond's downtown while gaining real-world experience

Youth ambassadors beautify downtown Richmond while gaining real-world experience

Kathy Chouteau With shovels in hand, a group of local teens got to work Friday morning rehabilitating large planters along the Richmond BART station’s exterior, in addition to nearby tree wells that were overgrown with...
Richmond gas station fueling families with free food

Richmond gas station fueling families with free food

By Mike Kinney Even before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic shelter-in-place orders, the owners of several gas stations in the Bay Area, including the ARCO at 23rd Street and Barrett Avenue in Richmond, recognized...
Free EV charging station installed near Richmond BART

Free EV charging stations installed near Richmond BART

Electric vehicle charging stations that are free for the public's use have been installed near the Richmond BART station.  The stations are located in front of CoBiz Richmond, the new coworking space and business incubator...
If you've received unsolicited seeds from China, don't plant them

If you’ve received unsolicited seeds from China, don’t plant them

Authorities are warning residents who receive unsolicited envelopes of assorted plant seeds in the mail from China to not plant the seeds or open the packets. Homeowners throughout the U.S., including in Contra Costa County,...
Kennedy welding teacher finalist for teaching excellence prize

Kennedy High welding teacher finalist for teaching excellence prize

By Kathy Chouteau A Kennedy High School Eagle has been nominated for a special honor. Welding teacher Benjamin Carpenter is one of eight skilled trades teachers from California high schools and among 50 teachers and...
Photo Courtesy of Charles Turner Rich City Studios

Fundraiser to benefit Rich City Studios owner following car accident

By Kathy Chouteau A Richmond business owner is appealing for community support after experiencing a series of misfortunes during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the temporary closure of his business and a serious car accident. Charles Turner,...

Richmond councilman: ‘We’ve already defunded the police department’

Just over five years ago, the Richmond Police Department was garnering widespread recognition for years of steady crime reduction with a focus on community policing, a strategy that encourages officers to be involved in...

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San Pablo launches citywide beautification program in August

San Pablo launches citywide beautification program

By Mike Kinney A citywide effort in San Pablo throughout August aims to tackle illegal dumping, trash, abandoned vehicles and graffiti. The City of San Pablo's...
Blue Sky Sports to close after 40 years in Pinole

Blue Sky Sports to close after four decades in Pinole

By Mike Kinney Blue Sky Sports, the legendary local sporting goods store that's been operating in Pinole for four decades, is set to close in...
Census takers set to visit nonresponding households

Census takers set to visit nonresponding households

By Kathy Chouteau Households who haven’t responded to the 2020 Census can expect a knock on their door in the coming weeks. Starting today, census...