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WCCUSD launches meal distribution service today; updates locations

WCCUSD reaches tentative agreement with union on back-to-school schedule

This fall, instructional days for West Contra Costa Unified students, who will start the year with distance learning due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, will start at 10 a.m. and end by 3 p.m.,...
Private security systems help cops catch Top Gas robber

Private security systems help cops catch Top Gas robber

San Pablo police tracked down and arrested the suspect in a knife-point robbery at Top Gas on Rumrill Boulevard on Thursday, Aug. 6. Just before 10 a.m., the man entered the store of the gas...
Two new COVID-19 testing centers in Richmond

Two new COVID-19 testing sites in Richmond

A new free COVID-19 testing center has opened in North Richmond, and another is set to open at Richmond Civic Center starting Monday, officials said. A testing site opened Tuesday at Second Street and W....
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...
County no longer eyeing purchase of Hilltop Marriott to serve homeless

County no longer eyeing purchase of Hilltop Marriott to serve homeless

By Mike Kinney Contra Costa County is no longer looking to purchase the 190-unit Hilltop Courtyard by Marriott in Richmond for the purpose of developing permanent housing for previously homeless individuals. The county had considered applying...
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...
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 Beautification program is a partnership involving the city's police, public...
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...

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Two new COVID-19 testing centers in Richmond

Two new COVID-19 testing sites in Richmond

A new free COVID-19 testing center has opened in North Richmond, and another is set to open at Richmond Civic Center starting Monday, officials...

Murder-suicide suspected in Parchester Village

Richmond police are investigating a murder-suicide in the Parchester Village neighborhood. Police responded to a home in the neighborhood just after 9 a.m. to conduct...
Private security systems help cops catch Top Gas robber

Private security systems help cops catch Top Gas robber

San Pablo police tracked down and arrested the suspect in a knife-point robbery at Top Gas on Rumrill Boulevard on Thursday, Aug. 6. Just before...