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Richmond resident’s book shares smarts from life on the streets

Richmond resident’s book shares smarts from life on the streets

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By Kathy Chouteau A Richmond resident has written a book informed by his experiences growing up on inner-city streets. Author Tyvon Price’s fictional narrative, “Adopted by the Streets” draws from his own family life growing up...
WCCUSD to hold meeting on fate of Manzanita Middle School Charter

Manzanita Middle School to remain open after winning appeal

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By Mike Kinney Manzanita Middle School in Richmond will remain open after the Contra Costa County Board of Education (CCCBOE) voted June 17 to renew its charter for a five-year term starting July 1. The 4-1...

Richmond Little League and Girls Softball season canceled

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By Mike Kinney Richmond Little League and Girls Softball has officially canceled its season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, league President Mark Torres said. The league launched in 2006 after a decade in which Richmond lacked...
24 local organizations awarded ECIA grants

24 local organizations awarded ECIA grants

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Twenty-one local organizations were recently approved for funding this year from the Environmental and Community Investment Agreement (ECIA) grant program. The Richmond RotaCare Free Clinic, Youth Code Now and the Richmond Museum of History & Culture are among...
Richmond’s Red Oak Victory ship seeks volunteers

County heath order cancels Red Oak Victory’s July 4 reopening

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The SS Red Oak Victory will no longer hold its grand reopening on Independence Day after county health officials decided Tuesday that a spike in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations warranted a delay in the...
El Garage flourishes from humble roots to downtown Richmond digs

El Garage flourishes from humble roots to downtown Richmond digs

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By Kathy Chouteau One of the Bay Area's most anticipated restaurant openings of 2020 has grown from humble roots selling irresistible quesabirria tacos out of a garage on Garvin Ave. to now being on the...
Point Richmond call-in radio show lifts spirits during pandemic

Fundraiser launched for victim of DUI accident near Ferry Point tunnel

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An online fundraiser has been launched to support the man who was seriously injured after being pinned between two parked vehicles as the result of a DUI crash near the Ferry Point tunnel in...
Contra Costa supes extend moratoriums on evictions, rent increases

Contra Costa County pauses COVID-19 reopening

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Contra Costa County public health officials announced Monday they are delaying the reopening of businesses and activities that were set to resume on July 1 due a spike in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. Previously, the...
Op-Ed: Standardized testing maintains systemic racism in public schools

Op-Ed: Standardized testing maintains systemic racism in public schools

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By Consuelo Lara The destructive effects of standardized testing have been verified from numerous studies.  These tests have a long connection with the stigmatizations of children of color and children of poverty. These tests have...
DA Becton applauds Gov. Newsom’s signing of Safer Streets for All Act

Contra Costa DA bans use of carotid restraint technique

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Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton has implemented a new policy banning the use of the carotid hold technique for peace officers within the DA’s Office. Senior inspectors within the DA's Investigative Unit...

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Richmond police arrest four suspects, seize four firearms in 30-hour period

Richmond police arrest four suspects, seize four firearms in 30-hour period

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Richmond police made four arrests and seized four firearms within a 30-hour period starting Wednesday. The series of arrests started around the same time in...
BART assigns restroom attendants at El Cerrito Del Norte Station

BART assigns restroom attendants at El Cerrito Del Norte Station

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By Kathy Chouteau BART has assigned restroom attendants to monitor the newly renovated El Cerrito Del Norte Station. The assignment marks the first time BART has...
Richmond Planning Commission approves new hotel at Hilltop

Richmond Planning Commission approves new hotel at Hilltop

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By Kathy Chouteau The Richmond Planning Commission on Thursday unanimously approved a conditional use permit and the design for Homewood Suites Hotel, an extended stay...