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FoodMaxx, Lucky among local stores hiring in response to COVID-19 needs

FoodMaxx, Lucky stores still hiring, paying $2.50-$3.50 hourly bonuses

The Save Mart Companies announced Friday it still needs to hire temporary workers to meet the demand during the COVID-19 pandemic. "In addition to the union wages and benefits offered under the company’s contracts with...
Contra Costa County election results

Final election results: Measure R passes, Measure J fails

Measure R has passed and Measure J has failed, according to the Contra Costa County Elections Office's final official results for the March 3 Presidential Primary Election. Measure R, a $575 million school construction bond...
Former California Assemblymember Bob Campbell dies at 82

Former California Assemblymember Bob Campbell dies at 82

By Mike Kinney Robert 'Bob' Campbell, a former Richmond councilmember, California assemblymember and business owner known in the community for his sincerity, wry sense of humor and dedication to public service, has died following a...
Sen. Skinner provides useful guide to COVID-19 financial relief

Sen. Skinner provides useful guide to COVID-19 financial relief

After holding a teleconference Tuesday, Sen. Nancy Skinner released a wealth of information on how local community members and small business owners can access financial relief during the COVID-19 pandemic. For a link to...
Contra Costa College to start remote instruction Monday due to coronavirus

CCC Foundation buys 120 laptops to support remote learning

By Kathy Chouteau The Contra Costa College Foundation has risen up during the COVID-19 pandemic to support students in need.   When Contra Costa College closed March 15 due to the crisis, it transitioned into an...
Richmond cannabis stores mellower than grocery stores

Richmond cannabis stores mellow after being deemed essential service

By Mike Kinney After a rush in business at the onset of the COVID-19 shelter-in-place order, local cannabis retailers say their stores have mellowed out somewhat. And now, the focus is on safety. The initial announcement...
Don't flush disinfecting wipes down the toilet, please

Don’t flush disinfecting wipes down the toilet, please

Keep your wipes out of the pipes. That's the message from the West County Wastewater District, which is echoing a call by the California State Water Resources Control Board imploring citizens not to throw disinfecting...
Contra Costa Fire seeks applicants for firefighter, paramedic recruits

4 Con Fire employees test positive for COVID-19

Four Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (Con Fire) employees found to have tested positive for COVID-19 are in isolation. Their positive results "have had no adverse impact on operational staffing," as the employees...
East Bay parks increase restrictions after busy weekend

New restrictions at East Bay parks after busy weekend

The main parking area at Point Isabel Regional Shoreline will close starting Friday through at least April 30 as part of new measures announced by the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) to address...
Falcon Spirits Distillery, located at 3701 Collins Avenue in Richmond's Parchester Village neighborhood, is having more than a "mere" impact. His small business is among countless across the nation stepping up for the cause. This month, Falcon Spirits Distillery halted production of gin, amaro, brandy and other spirits. Now, it's producing hundreds of bottles of hand sanitizer to benefit local first responders and to some extent restaurants and retailers.

Richmond distillery producing hand sanitizer for first responders

By Mike Kinney "We are merely trying to help human beings to survive," Farid Dormishian said. But Falcon Spirits Distillery, which Dormishian operates at 3701 Collins Ave. in Richmond's Parchester Village neighborhood, is having more than...

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Bridge's 'Chef Popup and Pickup' launch includes free meals this month

Bridge’s ‘Chef Popup and Pickup’ offers free meals this month

By Kathy Chouteau Bridge Commissary Kitchen at Bridge Storage and ArtSpace in Richmond is rolling out the “Chef Popup and Pickup," and this month lunch...
Richmond Virtual Rec Center helps alleviate shelter-at-home doldrums

‘Eggcellent’ submissions wanted for Richmond virtual contest

By Kathy Chouteau In a sign of the times and of the season, the City of Richmond Library and Community Service Department is taking its...
El Cerrito police: Resident on Cutting Blvd. fatally shoots intruder

Man struck, killed by vehicle on Giant Road in San Pablo

A pedestrian was struck and killed in San Pablo on Friday night, police said. At 11:17 p.m., San Pablo police responded to the 2800 block...