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Teacher, 79, maintains Kennedy High gardens amid pandemic

79-year-old teacher maintains Kennedy High gardens amid pandemic

By Mike Kinney While the Kennedy High campus has lacked the typical bustling student activity during the COVID-19 pandemic, its evolving gardens remain vibrant. A big reason for that is Salvatore Morabito, the 79-year-old teacher who...
SOS! Richmond brings ‘Shower Power’ to people facing homelessness

SOS! Richmond brings ‘Shower Power’ to people facing homelessness

By Kathy Chouteau A local organization is bringing “Shower Power” to the people, specifically those facing homelessness in Richmond. As part of its efforts, Safe Organized Spaces (SOS!) Richmond is deploying three-unit mobile shower trailers...
COVID-19 restrictions further tightening in Contra Costa County

COVID-19 restrictions further tightening in Contra Costa County

A sharp increase in COVID-19 cases across the nation and California has Gov. Gavin Newsom rolling back reopening plans statewide, prompting Contra Costa County to be set back to the most restrictive "purple" tier...

No dance at 68th Annual Snow Ball, but scholarship competition will go on

By Mike Kinney Despite the pandemic, the Richmond Community Services Department is still planning to crown a king and queen at its 68th Annual Snow Ball event, set to take place virtually this December. High school...
Contra Costa supes extend moratoriums on evictions, rent increases

Contra Costa County orders closures of indoor dining and indoor gyms

By Kathy Chouteau Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) issued an order today to close indoor dining, indoor fitness centers and concession stands at movie theaters in Contra Costa County to contain the spread of COVID-19....

Pickleball workshops coming to Booker T. Anderson Park

By Kathy Chouteau Want to try your hand at the sport currently sweeping the nation? Pickleball—a mish-mash of tennis, badminton and Ping Pong—is coming to Richmond courtesy of a Love Your Block grant awarded to...
Richmond's Snapper Seafood to launch food truck in 2020

Richmond: Snapper’s Seafood to launch food truck in early 2021

By Mike Kinney Snapper's Seafood Restaurant in Richmond plans to launch a food truck in February 2021 in order to "spread our passion for Louisiana-style seafood and chicken to a greater area," owner Jabari Muhammed...
AC Transit seeks public input on fare hike proposals

AC Transit testing sensors that detect rider capacity on buses

AC Transit has installed sensors on one of its bus lines that can detect rider capacity, with the aim of helping to avoid overcrowding during the COVID-19 pandemic. Automated passenger counter sensors are currently embedded...
Richmond: Donations sought for 'Urgent Winter Coat Drive'

Richmond: Donations sought for ‘Urgent Winter Coat Drive’

By Mike Kinney Richmond minister and motivational speaker Audra 'Golddie' Williams has launched an Urgent Winter Coat Drive benefiting youth in Richmond and Oakland. Williams is working on the effort with 2nd Chance 4 Kids Inc.,...

CCC Veterans Day event to feature inspiring military women

By Kathy Chouteau This Veterans Day, Contra Costa College will celebrate inspiring women in the military when it hosts, “In Command: The Struggles and Victories of Women in Leadership,” a free virtual event. Top military women...

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Food bank to host giveaway event at Richmond Ferry Terminal

Food bank to host giveaway at Richmond Civic Center

The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano is hosting drive-thru food giveaway at Richmond Civic Center Plaza on Monday from 11 a.m. to...
License plate reader technology pitched for Richmond BART parking areas

BART: Track replacement project ongoing near Richmond Station

BART has begun work on replacing nearly 50-year-old trackway components next to Richmond Station, a project that will lead to track closures at the...
Museum Educator Tatiana Ortiz

Museum art program takes students on virtual trip around the world

By Kathy Chouteu This December, local students can take a virtual trip around the world to experience how different cultures celebrate the holidays, followed by...