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Your guide to MLK Jr. Day of Service events in Richmond

The power of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy shows itself in many ways across the nation, and one of those ways is through the hundreds of local community members who gather every year...
$3M litter solution for Meeker's Slough

$3M solution for Meeker Slough litter problem

The trash problem in Meeker Slough is set to have a $3 million solution. The Caltrans grant, which appears on the Richmond City Council agenda this coming Tuesday, will pay for the construction of two...
By Mike Kinney In recent weeks, local residents have watched daily as construction crews worked to demolish the shuttered Doctor's Medical Center at 2000 Vale Road in San Pablo. So what's next for the 8.5-acre site? Expanded casino parking. The Lytton San Pablo Casino and Lytton Band Pomo purchased the property for $13.5 million in order to expand the casino’s parking capacity from X surface slots to 1,000. The new expanded lot is expected to be completed in early 2020, according to Doug Elmets, a spokesman for the casino. The additional parking will benefit the neighboring community, said Elmets, as customers will park in the casino lot rather than in adjacent neighborhoods. “It is ideal to have the ability to park on Casino property," Elmets said. Ample casino customers means ample revenue for the city of San Pablo. Over 50-percent of the city’s general fund operating revenue comes from the casino. "The Lytton Casino San Pablo values being an economic asset to the City of San Pablo," Elmets said. Originally known as Brookside Hospital, Doctors Medical Center closed in April 2015 after 61 years in service due to financial struggles. The hospital had served many of the community’s uninsured and underinsured.

Doctors Medical Center is gone — what’s next for the site?

By Mike Kinney In recent weeks, local residents have watched daily as construction crews worked to demolish the shuttered Doctor's Medical Center at 2000 Vale Road in San Pablo. So what's next for the 8.5-acre site?...
Richmond Virtual Rec Center helps alleviate shelter-at-home doldrums

McKinley Williams-John Easterling chess tourney set for Jan. 26

The 8th Annual McKinley Williams-John Easterling Community Chess  Tournament is set for Saturday, Jan. 26. The whole community is invited to this free tournament at the Richmond Recreation Complex at 3230 Macdonald Ave. The quad-style tourney...
Abel Pineda, 26, appointed as San Pablo council member

Abel Pineda, 26, appointed as San Pablo council member

A highly-active 26-year-old San Pablo native is now a council member in his city. At its meeting on Monday, the San Pablo City Council appointed Abel Pineda, a Richmond High graduate, to fill the vacancy...

Mister Phillips opposes WCCUSD Board presidency selection

On Dec. 12, 2018, Tom Panas, member of the West Contra Costa Unified School District Board of Education, was chosen by fellow members as the Board's president for 2019. In the following opinion piece,...

CalFresh recipients receive benefits early due to federal shutdown

Contra Costa County began issuing benefits to CalFresh recipients for February today -- more than two weeks early -- due to the federal government shutdown. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), which oversees the Supplemental...
John Gioia selected as chair of county Board of Supervisors

John Gioia selected as chair of county Board of Supervisors

John Gioia was selected today to become the 2019 chair of the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors. Supervisor Candace Andersen was selected as the Vice Chair at today's Board meeting. Gioia, has been representing District...
Atchison Park likely to be renamed 'Richard J. Boyd Park'

Atchison Park to be renamed ‘Richard J. Boyd Park’

Atchison Park is set to be renamed Richard J. Boyd Park, as neighborhood residents look to honor the community activist and organizer who died last year. The park renaming proposal was approved at Tuesday night's...

San Pablo mayor housing Camp Fire victims in donated motorhomes

As we reported last month, San Pablo's mayor has been fundraising to provide motorhomes for people who lost their homes in the devastating Camp Fire in Butte County. Today, we learned Mayor Rich Kinney's "Motorhomes...

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Social justice leader/author Uma Mishra to speak at Richmond Library

Social justice leader/author Uma Mishra to speak at Richmond Library

Uma Mishra, a Richmond resident, social justice and women's rights leader, speaker, and coauthor of the children's book, Loujain Dreams of Sunflowers, is coming...
Wild photos from accident near Jack in the Box drive thru

No injuries in solo-vehicle accident at Jack in the Box in San Pablo

San Pablo police shared wild photos from an unusual solo-vehicle accident at the drive-thru of a Jack in the Box. Police got a call about...
Fundraiser aims to help Richmond family who ‘lost everything’ in fire

Fundraiser aims to help Richmond family who ‘lost everything’ in fire

By Kathy Chouteau and Mike Kinney A GoFundMe fundraiser has been launched for a Richmond family of six who lost everything in a house fire...