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Volunteers invited to tree planting event in Richmond

Volunteers invited to tree planting event in Richmond

Richmond Trees is inviting volunteers to its next volunteer planting session this Sunday, Feb. 10, at Burg Park. Volunteers will meet at the park at 2910 Clinton Ave. at 9 a.m., then break into groups...
Richmond-San Rafael Bridge closed due to falling chunks of concrete

Richmond-San Rafael Bridge closed due to falling chunks of concrete

UPDATE: As of 9 p.m., the bridge has reopened in both directions. Both directions of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge were closed Thursday morning after large pieces of concrete reportedly fell from the upper span to...
RPD gets neighbor's help with roaming horses

RPD gets neighbor’s help with roaming horses

In terms of banding together to solve problems, the Richmond community doesn't horse around. On Wednesday morning, Richmond police officers responded to a call about two horses roaming the area of Sheldon Elementary School, located...
VIDEO: Crash blocks Harbour Way off-ramp for 45 minutes

VIDEO: Crash blocks Harbour Way off-ramp for 45 minutes

The off-ramp at Harbour Way on Interstate Highway 580 in Richmond was closed for 45 minutes yesterday while crews removed this crashed truck from the roadway, according to the California Highway Patrol, which shared...

Richmond BART tile replacement project to impact service

During three consecutive weekends starting Feb. 16, portions of the platform at the Richmond BART Station will be closed for a tiles replacement project. The construction will impact train service, leading to single-tracking, the...

Transforming lives, one bike at a time

By Mike Aldax, Mike Kinney and Rafael Lima On MLK Jr. Day in Richmond, 15-year-old Dynel Bailey set out on a search for local underserved kids who lacked a bicycle. His goal? Bring them over to...

Lake Elementary hosts 3rd Annual African-American Read-In

Lake Elementary hosted its African-American Read-In on Tuesday, where community members went to the school in San Pablo to act as guest readers as part of a yearly Black History Month event, according to...

Public invited to discuss 2nd phase of Central Ave project

Community members are encouraged to attend a discussion Thursday on the second phase of the Central Avenue at Interstate 80 Local Road Improvement Project, which aims to reduce traffic backups on the corridor. The meeting...

Charitable effort leads to repairs at Tara Hills baseball fields

Four baseball fields at the Tara Hills Complex are undergoing repairs thanks to the charitable efforts of the nonprofit More Than A Game (MTAG) and partner companies. About 30 volunteers are working on the project...
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Richmond raises Pan-African flag for Black History Month

Richmond celebrated its inaugural raising of the Pan-African RBG Flag on the main flagpole at City Hall today. The flag raising followed a proclamation recognizing Black History Month at the Richmond City Council on Tuesday. The...

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Dr. Mayra Padilla of Contra Costa College (photo above) about the importance of college and life experiences. Padilla received her PhD in Neuroscience from U.C. Berkeley and was a lead researcher at Stanford for a time before becoming an educator.

Apply now for Chevron’s Somos Employee Network college scholarship

For an 11th consecutive year, the Somos Employee Network at Chevron Richmond is offering $1,000 scholarships to qualifying high school seniors.
Volunteers needed to clean up Richmond Little League fields

Volunteers needed to clean up Richmond Little League fields

As Richmond Little League preps for the 2019 season, its fields could use a bit of love and attention.

Payless to close all stores

By Mike Kinney Payless ShoeSource Inc. has announced plans to close all of its roughly 2,300 stores.