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Richmond teen earns paid internship with Bank of America

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By Kathy Chouteau A recent Pinole Valley High School grad has scored a prestigious, paid internship with Bank of America’s (BoA) Student Leaders program. Richmond resident Kassandra Ruiz, 17, who plans to attend the University of...
Richmond resident launches food truck after COVID-19 layoff

Richmond resident launches food truck after COVID-19 layoff

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By Mike Kinney In about eight years, Richmond resident Ely Flores worked his way up in the Bay Area restaurant industry from a dishwasher to the second in command of the kitchen in an upscale...
San Pablo expands housing assistance for residents impacted by COVID-19

San Pablo council approves new COVID-19 housing assistance grant program

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The San Pablo City Council last week amended and extended the city's COVID-19 Housing Assistance Grant Program with the aim of maximizing its benefit to residents economically impacted by the pandemic. The council approved increasing...
72-year-old Catholic school in Richmond to close

Diocese to close 72-year-old Catholic school in Richmond

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St. Cornelius Catholic School in Richmond will close due to declining enrollment, The Catholic Voice, a publication of the Diocese of Oakland, reported on Monday. Founded in 1948, the K-8 school located at 201 28th...
Large vigil held for slain soldier Vanessa Guillen in Richmond

Richmond vigil honors slain soldier Vanessa Guillen

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By Mike Kinney A candlelight vigil for 20-year-old U.S. Army First Class Private Vanessa Guillen drew a large gathering at Richmond Civic Center Plaza on Monday night. The vigil was preceded by a lengthy caravan...

Fundraiser supports family of eight that lost home in fire

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By Kathy Chouteau Eliana Castro—a relative of a family of eight who lost their San Pablo apartment in an electrical fire—has  established a Go Fund Me campaign to help them in their time of need. The...
Richmond: Candlelight vigil for Vanessa Guillen at City Hall tonight

Richmond: Candlelight vigil for Vanessa Guillen at City Hall tonight

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By Mike Kinney A candlelight vigil is set to be held in Richmond tonight in memory of murdered 20-year-old Army Specialist Vanessa Guillen. The event is set for 7 p.m. at Richmond Civic Center. At...
Over a dozen fires across Contra Costa on July 3, at least three due to fireworks

Over a dozen fires in Contra Costa on July 3, at least 3 from...

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A vegetation fire Friday in a vacant lot near Market Avenue and Harold Street in North Richmond grew "to the size of a house," according to the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (Con...
Richmond coffee houses ready “to-go” serving caffeine-loving community

Catahoula beans boost BLM movement

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By Kathy Chouteau Catahoula Coffee Company has created a way to not only indulge your love of the caffeinated bean, but also to support the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement at the same time. Starting Saturday,...
Michelle Obama School campus in Richmond nears completion

Michelle Obama School campus in Richmond nears completion

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By Mike Kinney Construction on the state-of-the-art Michelle Obama School campus in Richmond is set to be completed by the end of next month. Staff at Overaa Construction Company, which is building the project at...

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‘Drive-Up Dinner for a Cause’ to support youth club

‘Drive-Up Dinner for a Cause’ to support youth club

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By Kathy Chouteau It’s an opportunity to take the night off from cooking dinner while supporting a great local cause—and all you have to do...
Casablanca cruises into the Red Oak Victory’s theatre Thursday

Casablanca cruising into the Red Oak Victory theatre

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By Kathy Chouteau While most classic movie buffs will have seen the film “Casablanca,” the Red Oak Victory ship in Richmond is ready to “play...
Embezzler agrees to get job, pay back what she stole, or go to prison

Embezzler agrees to get job, pay back what she stole, or go to prison

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A 53-year-old former accountant charged with embezzling over $900,000 from her employer, a Richmond paver company, had her 10-year prison term suspended for three...