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Richmond's annual Black History celebration set for Saturday

Public asked to weigh in on mental health services for immigrants

The community is invited to participate in a public forum in Richmond to discuss how to best use state funding to provide mental health services to immigrant communities. The forum is set for Wednesday, Jan....
BART Board of Directors reinstates mask mandate

Starting next month, BART service will begin one hour later

Some Bay Area commuters will soon board a newly formed bus network called the Early Bird Express. That's because, starting on Feb. 11, BART is set to shift the start of train service from 4...
Richmond is just one week away from celebrating the highly-anticipated launch of San Francisco Bay Ferry service between the city and San Francisco. The community is invited to the launch party from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the brand new ferry terminal at The Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way South. The event will include speeches by local officials, a ribbon-cutting ceremony and short rides on the Ferry around the Richmond harbor, according to the online invitation. The Richmond High School Marching Band and Orchestra will perform during the event. By the time the party gets started, however, ferry service will already have launched. That same day, the first official ferry trip will depart at 6:10 a.m. from Richmond and head to the Ferry Building in downtown San Francisco. The ferry is operated by the Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA). Here's WETA's useful Q&A on the frequency and cost of the service: When will service begin? Service launches on January 10, 2019 at 6:10 a.m. How much will it cost? The adult cash fare will be $9, while Clipper Card users will receive a discounted adult fare of $6.75. The disabled, youth (5-18 years) and senior (65+) rate is $4.50. Click here for fare details. What will the ferry schedule be? See the Richmond schedule here. We are planning four runs from Richmond to San Francisco during morning commute hours and four runs from San Francisco to Richmond in the evening commute hours, with limited reverse commute service as well. Boats depart at the scheduled time. Boarding is first come, first served. Please arrive at the terminal and be ready to board at least five minutes prior to departure. How long is the ride? Transit time between Richmond and San Francisco is approximately 35 minutes. About our ferries San Francisco Bay Ferry carries 2.8 million customers a year on a fleet of 14 vessels (with more on the way). Learn more about the fleet. What is riding the ferry like? If you've never commuted by ferry, you're in for a treat. All of our vessels offer comfortable seating, snack bars with beverage service, complimentary WiFi, restrooms, and are ADA accessible. Oh, there are also some pretty nice views. Questions about riding the ferry? Visit our FAQ/rider info page. For information on schedules and service details visit here.

Richmond ferry service launches Jan. 10

Richmond's new ferry service to San Francisco will launch Thursday, Jan. 10. The inaugural trip to San Francisco’s Ferry Building leaves at 6:10 a.m. Later that day from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., the community...
Richmond parks and open spaces won big in this election

Bay Trail in Richmond grows from 12 to 35 miles in two decades

The Trails for Richmond Action Committee (TRAC) today released its 20th annual report on the progress made on filling gaps in the planned 500-mile Bay Trail. In the two decades since TRAC has partnered with...
County Library clears outstanding fines for all patrons

County Library clears outstanding fines for all patrons

As promised, the Contra Costa County Library system started off the New Year by clearing outstanding fines on all library accounts. Last month, the Library announced its plan to eliminate fines for overdue books and...

Dental program for uninsured launches in West County this month

Uninsured adults in West Contra Costa County will be able to receive dental services starting this month as part of a partnership between the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and Lifelong Medical Services. The...

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