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On her 100th birthday, WCCUSD to celebrate renaming school in honor of Betty Reid Soskin

On her 100th birthday, WCCUSD to celebrate renaming school in honor of Betty Reid...

By Kathy Chouteau Betty Reid Soskin, the nation’s oldest living national park ranger, will receive a very special gift from the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) for her 100th birthday: a middle school...
Technically it's illegal to fly kites in Richmond, but that will soon change

There’s a law against flying kites in Richmond, but that may soon change

Did you know there is a law against flying kites in Richmond? On May 15, 1922, the city adopted Ordinance No. 513, with the chapter entitled "Kite Flying." The ordinance states, "It shall be unlawful...
Richmond eyes vacant property tax to fund fight against blight

South Street renaming to be taken up by Richmond City Council

By Kathy Chouteau Richmond City Council on Tuesday will consider renaming South Street between the streets of Carlson Blvd. and Wall St. to Ethel Dotson South. The street renaming intends to "honor of Ms. Dotson’s contribution...
Fundraiser to help Meals on Wheels serve seniors during power shutoffs

Fundraiser to help Meals on Wheels serve seniors during power shutoffs

By Kathy Chouteau Meals on Wheels serving the West Contra Costa region is seeking community support to purchase a food storage shed. The nonprofit’s appeal comes as it readies to provide seniors with meals during...
Six WCCUSD schools close due to power outages

WCCUSD schools close due to power outages

Four West Contra Costa Unified School District schools closed for early dismissal at 10 a.m. Friday due to widespread power outages in Richmond and surrounding communities, the district said. Those schools include Coronado Elementary School,...
Contra Costa College to start remote instruction Monday due to coronavirus

Contra Costa college district to require student, employee vaccinations

All Contra Costa Community College District (4CD) employees, as well as students who attend at least one in-person class or who visit a college facility or campus, will need to be fully vaccinated starting...
Contra Costa college district remembers late educator Jean Knox

Contra Costa college district remembers late educator Jean Knox

By Kathy Chouteau The Contra Costa Community College District paid tribute this week to a Richmond resident and retired English teacher who recently died and left behind an impressive legacy at Contra Costa College and...
The Factory Bar in Richmond to require proof of vaccination

The Factory Bar to require proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test

Starting Wed., Sept. 15, proof of being age 21 or over won’t be the only documentation you’ll need to show The Factory Bar to get in—you’ll also need to present your Proof of Vaccination...
San Pablo launches citywide beautification program in August

San Pablo police advise residents against using garbage bins to save parking spots

The San Pablo Police Department is advising residents against using their garbage bins to save parking spots in front of their homes. Police will be out providing education and outreach where it is occurring,...
Kaleidoscope Coffee set to open renovated backyard next month

Kaleidoscope Coffee in Point Richmond for sale

Kaleidoscope Coffee in Point Richmond is for sale, owner and founder Cassi Lamb has announced. Lamb launched the cafe at 109 Park Place six years ago and it quickly developed into a popular gathering...

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Teen critically injured in Richmond shooting

Arson suspect arrested at Wildcat Canyon Regional Park

Fast-acting park visitors were lauded Friday for their help in dousing an arson fire at Wildcat Canyon Regional Park and for assisting police in...
Free EMS training available to qualified high school graduates

Free EMT training available to qualified high school graduates

By Kathy Chouteau Locals between the ages of 18-26 years old can receive free training as an emergency medical technician (EMT) as part of a...
Richmond Main Street Initiative names new executive director

Richmond Main Street Initiative names new executive director

By Kathy Chouteau Richmond Main Street Initiative (RMSI), a nonprofit that aims to revitalize downtown Richmond, has announced Andrea Portillo-Knowles as its new executive director....