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Groundbreaking celebrated for Yellow Brick Road project in Iron Triangle

Groundbreaking celebrated for Yellow Brick Road project in Iron Triangle

By Kathy Chouteau Richmond officials joined the nonprofit Pogo Park and other stakeholders in the Iron Triangle neighborhood on Wednesday to celebrate a groundbreaking for the long-planned, youth-inspired Yellow Brick Road project, which aims to...
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Water bills going up for East Bay Municipal Utility District customers

The water bill is set to increase starting next month for East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) customers, after the agency's Board of Directors unanimously approved rate increases as part of a two-year, $2.25...
Proposal for Dollar Tree Store in Richmond faces opposition

Proposal for Dollar Tree Store in Richmond faces opposition

By Mike Kinney A proposal to locate a Dollar Tree store in a vacant building on San Pablo Avenue in Richmond is facing opposition from neighbors. The city received a request for a design review permit...
Contra Costa College’s Demetria Lawrence receives statewide honor

Contra Costa College’s Demetria Lawrence receives statewide honor

By Kathy Chouteau Demetria Lawrence, an adult and alternative education transition specialist at Contra Costa College, has been honored with the 2021 Classified Employee of the Year Award by the California Community Colleges Board of...
Pride flag raised at Richmond elementary school

Pride flag raised at Richmond elementary school

By Kathy Chouteau About 50 community members gathered at the front gate of Mira Vista School in East Richmond Heights on Sunday to celebrate what a parent organizer called the first LGBTQIA rainbow flag raising...

Richmond composer hits high note with San Francisco Mime Troupe

By Kathy Chateau When the Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe kicks off its 62nd season with “Tales of the Resistance, Volume 2: Persistence” Sunday, July 4, Richmond’s own Daniel Savio will have added...
Join National Park Service ranger, Betty Reid Soskin for an hour long informal virtual chat, every Thursday, at 2 pm, beginning May 13. Betty will share her thoughts and insights and answer questions in this informal virtual gathering. For those who have met her, this will be another opportunity to connect and share. For those who have yet to meet her, this will be a chance to ask those questions you have always wanted to ask. The session will be moderated by Ranger Armand Johnson, and may vary in length depending on how Betty is feeling. This free program is open to all ages and no reservations are required. To view the virtual event or for more information, please visit the park website at www.nps.gov/rori. Or call the Rosie the Riveter/ WWII Home National Historical Park (NHP) Visitor Education Center at (510) 232-5050 x 0. At Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front NHP, Betty illuminates the invisible histories of African Americans and other people of color, and her efforts, demonstrate how her work has impacted the way the National Park Service conveys such history to audiences across the United States. Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, CA is the flagship National Park Service site selected to tell the story of Rosie the Riveter and WWII Home Front workers of all kinds. This unique park chronicles the explosive growth of wartime industry, the innovations fostered by visionaries like Henry J. Kaiser, and the extraordinary history of ordinary people who were challenged as never before and came together to overcome wartime odds. The Rosie the Riveter Visitor Education Center is open seven days a week from 10 AM to 5 PM and is located at 1414 Harbour Way South, suite 3000, Richmond, CA 94804. For more information and directions to the Visitor Education Center, please call (510) 232-5050 x0 or visit to http://www.nps.gov/rori/planyourvisit/directions.htm. Admission to the Visitor Center and programs is free.

Proposal would rename Richmond school after Betty Reid Soskin

Will Juan Crespi Middle School in El Sobrante be renamed after Betty Reid Soskin? During a Zoom meeting at 7 p.m. tonight, a committee appointed by the West Contra Costa Board of Education will explore...
Richmond Main Street Initiative earns 2021 national accreditation

Richmond Main Street Initiative earns 2021 national accreditation

By Kathy Chouteau  Citing a series of successes in supporting local residents and businesses amid the global pandemic, the Richmond Main Street Initiative (RMSI), tasked since 2002 with revitalizing the city’s downtown corridor, announced this...
Red Oak Victory to host ‘BYOB’ Father’s Day event

Red Oak Victory to host ‘BYOB’ Father’s Day event

By Kathy Chouteau The S.S. Red Oak Victory ship, a restored World War II Victory ship berthed on Richmond’s waterfront, is hosting a Father’s Day event Sunday, June 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m....
Richmond African American leaders weigh in on Juneteenth

Richmond revs up for ‘Juneteenth Caravan & Rally’

By Kathy Chouteau Richmond residents are invited to help honor and commemorate Juneteenth 2021 at the Juneteenth Caravan & Rally Saturday, June 19. Cars will begin lining up at 10 a.m. at the historic North Richmond...

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Happy Lot Farm & Garden to unveil new treasures at its urban oasis

By Kathy Chouteau The Happy Lot Farm & Garden, a formerly blighted lot that’s been transformed into a place where neighbors can grow organic food...
San Pablo police seek leads in murder of Shawn Anthony Tillis

San Pablo police seek leads in murder of Shawn Anthony Tillis

Just over one year after his murder, San Pablo police released a plea to the public on Tuesday to help find those responsible. Tillis, 27,...
WCCUSD tentative deal with union reduces class sizes, increases counselors

WCCUSD tentative deal with union reduces class sizes, increases counselors

A tentative one-year labor agreement reached Monday between the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) and its teachers union would restore cuts made...