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Want to get married at the John Muir House on Valentine's Day?

Want to get married at the John Muir House on Valentine’s Day?

For couples looking to get married on Valentine's Day, consider a romantic ceremony inside the picturesque and historic John Muir House in Martinez. In partnership with the National Park Service, the Contra Costa Clerk-Recorder will...
Richmond Promise launches workshops ahead of college financial aid deadlines

Richmond Promise workshops prep for college financial aid deadlines

With deadlines to apply for college financial aid fast-approaching, a Richmond program providing free scholarship money and support has launched an aggressive campaign to ensure every last high school senior from Richmond and North...
BART installs overnight homeless outreach in Contra Costa

BART installs overnight homeless outreach in Contra Costa

BART’s overnight outreach team, which launched at San Francisco stations in November 2017, became active at Contra Costa County stations this week with the aim of connecting the homeless with services, including shelter, the...
More improvements planned for Habour-8 Park

More improvements planned for Habour-8 Park

The ever-evolving Harbour-8 Park in Richmond’s Iron Triangle neighborhood will undergo more improvements this year, according to Pogo Park, the nonprofit that employs a staff of local residents from the neighborhood to transform underutilized...
Memorial to slain Richmond teen headed to Milo Foundation

Memorial to slain Richmond teen planned at Milo Foundation

A grieving Richmond mom says she's grateful for community members who are helping to keep the memory of her son alive. Josie Martinez's son, Otilio "Nico" Martinez, was walking home from work on Sept. 19,...
Richmond Ferry ridership exceeds first month expectations

New Richmond ferry gets rousing welcome

The excitement on the Richmond waterfront Thursday was palpable, as hundreds gathered to celebrate the launch of brand new ferry service to downtown San Francisco. The first ferry left at 6:10 a.m. from the new...
CVS Pharmacy locations now have drop boxes for unwanted medicines

CVS Pharmacy locations now have drop boxes for unwanted medicines

Twenty-seven CVS Pharmacy locations in Contra Costa County now have drop boxes where residents can safely dispose of unwanted prescription medicines, Contra Costa Health Services announced today. In addition, 10 Kaiser facilities in the county...
Richmond councilmembers to be sworn in tonight

Richmond councilmembers to be sworn in tonight

Tonight, Richmond will swear-in re-elected Mayor Tom Butt along with three city councilmembers. The ceremony is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. tonight in Richmond City Council Chambers, 440 Civic Center Plaza. The community is...
Lifeguards sought for Richmond's public pools

Richmond Plunge remains closed for repairs

Unfortunately, the New Year hasn't ushered in the reopening of the Richmond Plunge. Closed for repairs on Sept. 1, the Plunge won't reopen until at least Jan. 31, according to the city. Last fall, we were...

Richmond Chamber, Rotary to hold New Year Mixer Thursday

Although the New Year's Eve festivities have passed, Richmond isn't done partying. The Richmond Chamber of Commerce and Richmond Rotary are inviting the community to their annual New Year Mixer this Thursday, Jan. 10, hosted...

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Movie Nights’ return to Red Oak Victory after pandemic pause

Red Oak Victory announces ‘2022 Home Front Film Festival’ schedule

By Kathy Chouteau The SS Red Oak Victory, a WWII Victory ship berthed on Richmond’s waterfront, has announced the movie lineup for its 2022 Home...
Brooklyn and her sister are also highly active in the community. They've adopted families at Richmond Bay Area Rescue Mission and held kids events, such as a huge slime event and toy drive at a Barbershop on Macdonald Avenue last year. Brooklyn and her older sister saved over $2,000 of their own money to create the toy drive, and gave out toys to underserved kids for Christmas.

8-year-old Richmond artist soars in DJ Khaled competition; needs your votes

For 8-year-old Brooklyn Ivy, talent is not the issue. Right now, votes are what she needs. The Richmond resident is currently soaring in a national...
Con Fire unveils hotlines for reporting illegal fireworks’ use and sales

Con Fire unveils hotlines for reporting illegal fireworks’ use and sales

By Kathy Chouteau Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (Con Fire) is making it easier than ever for residents to report illegal fireworks use with...