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Fresh Approach launches Market Match program at Richmond Farmers' Market

Fresh Approach launches Market Match at Richmond Farmers’ Market

By Kathy Chouteau Shopping at the Richmond Farmers’ Market on Fridays has just gotten more affordable for CalFresh/EBT users thanks to Fresh Approach, which has launched a Market Match program there. As part of the program,...

Thanksgiving charity effort to honor David Patrick Underwood

By Kathy Chouteau Richmond community organizer and activist, Antwon Cloird, will be celebrating the life of his slain friend this November when he hosts the First Annual David Patrick Underwood Thanksgiving Memorial Sun., Nov. 22, 2020 from...
‘Bike to Wherever Days’ off and rolling in September

‘Bike to Wherever Days’ off and rolling in September

By Kathy Chouteau Bike to Work Day in Richmond and beyond has been rescheduled with a twist. The annual event, which was cancelled in May due to the pandemic, has been reimagined by Bike East...
Moving Forward provides Richmond kids with school supplies, desks and headphones

Moving Forward preps Richmond students for distance learning

Over 100 bags full of school supplies, 40 desks and headphones were provided to Richmond families in need on Sunday, Sept 6. They were part of the fourth annual back-to-school program by Moving Forward, a...
Glass ‘Pumpkin Patch’ to usher in the fall season in Richmond

Glass ‘Pumpkin Patch’ to usher in the fall season in Richmond

By Kathy Chouteau In the first hint that fall is peeking around the corner, Richmond-based Slow Burn Glass shop has announced the dates for its annual Pumpkin Patch sale and Pumpkin Workshops. The fall fun is...
Online fundraiser launched for victim of I-80 car crash

Online fundraiser launched for victim of I-80 car crash

An online fundraiser has been launched for the victim of a car crash on Interstate Highway 80 in Richmond Friday night. The victim, identified by family members by her first name Alyssa, is a high...

Bay Area Rescue Mission to give 1,000 backpacks to WCCUSD students

By Kathy Chouteau This local backpack giveaway has grown from 20 backpacks donated 20 years ago, to 1,000 in 2020. The Bay Area Rescue Mission (BARM) and Chevron are teaming up to give away 1,000 backpacks...
Lucky pharmacies now offerings flu shots and immunizations

Lucky pharmacies now offerings flu shots and immunizations

All Save Mart, Lucky and Lucky California pharmacies throughout California and Northern Nevada began offering flu shots and immunizations this week. They are free of charge with most insurance plans. Lucky stores operate in El...
Coalition to rail against BNSF plan for Miller/Knox park Tuesday

East Bay parks to remain open Labor Day weekend, with restrictions

The East Bay Regional Park District says most parks will be open during the Labor Day weekend, but warned visitors about poor air quality from wildfires, a forecast of excessive heat and the expectation...
All Contra Costa County residents encouraged to read this book

All Contra Costa County residents encouraged to read this book

Imagine everyone in town reading the same book at the same time. The chatter in every shop and at every street corner would center on literature. That is the goal of a Contra Costa County...

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Boorman Park design designs finalized at virtual meeting

Boorman Park renovation designs finalized at virtual meeting

By Kathy Chouteau More than 50 Richmond residents gathered online last Saturday for a virtual design party where they finalized the designs for Boorman Park’s...
Hundreds of cars caravan across Richmond for racial justice

Contra Costa College to hold racial justice caravan and rally

Contra Costa College is set to hold a rally and vehicle caravan on Saturday "to highlight injustices experienced by people of color, and celebrate...
575 street sweeping signs proposed for Richmond neighborhoods

Richmond to resume street sweeping citations Oct. 1

Starting October 1, the Richmond Police Department Parking Unit will resume issuing citations to vehicles that are not moved for street sweeping, police announced...