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San Pablo expands housing assistance for residents impacted by COVID-19

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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

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...
Riggers Loft to reopen in time for Independence Day

Riggers Loft reopening in time for Independence Day

By Kathy Chouteau Amid a multitude of Independence Day cancellations, there’s a bright light on the Richmond waterfront. Riggers Loft Wine Company will be reopening Thursday, July 2, just in time to celebrate the holiday with...
Richmond: Overall violent crime down 12-percent in 2018

Richmond forming task force to establish reduced policing model

Before July 2021, Richmond is set to have a re-imagined, and reduced, police force. And what that will look like will be determined as part of a community dialogue in the coming months. On Tuesday,...

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Free drive-thru food giveaway coming to Richmond Civic Center

Free drive-thru food giveaway coming to Richmond Civic Center

A free drive-thru food giveaway is set to be held Wednesday, July 29, at Richmond Civic Center. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 2...
Berkeley exhibit features late Richmond artist Rosie Lee Tompkins

BAMPFA exhibit features late Richmond artist Rosie Lee Tompkins

By Kathy Chouteau A virtual exhibition at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) is looking back at the prolific work of a...
Congressman seeks to expand Rosie the Riveter National Park

Congressman seeks to expand Rosie the Riveter National Park

By Kathy Chotueau Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) has introduced legislation to expand the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park to include a local...