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Contra Costa College celebrates groundbreaking for science center

Contra Costa College held a groundbreaking ceremony last week for a $73 million Science Center that features a 55-seat planetarium and rooftop astronomical observation deck. The 3-story building, set to be completed in fall 2021,...

Girls Inc. to host fundraiser at Shops at Hilltop bookstore

Holiday shoppers can make a big impact in the lives of local girls -- and also fetch a gorgeous wreath -- at a fundraiser at the Multicultural Children's Bookstore in the Shops at Hilltop...

Acts of kindness recognized in San Pablo

A good Samaritan who found a missing 4-year-old child in San Pablo didn't only receive praise, but also a gesture of gratitude: a delicious turkey. On Thursday, officers responded to a report the child had...

Go fish! 2,000 pounds of lightning trout added to East Bay lakes

Just in time for Thanksgiving, the East Bay Regional Park District is set to plant 2,000 pounds of lightning trout at four lakes from Monday through Friday. About 500 pounds will be planted at each...

Bookstore finds sweet spot at The Shops at Hilltop

The situation couldn't be any sweeter for lovers of bookstores, especially children's books. The Multicultural Children’s Bookstore recently celebrated a grand-reopening in a new, larger space at The Shops at Hilltop -- and right across...

Richmond jewelry artist aims to laser-cut her costs

A Richmond resident has launched a crowdfunding campaign with the aim of procuring a laser cutter to boost her local business, an art-inspired handmade jewelry company Darling Marcelle. Jewelry artist Kaelen Van Cura is owner...
Driver killed in crash on I-580 in Richmond

Pedestrian fatally struck by vehicle in El Sobrante

A pedestrian was fatally struck by vehicle in El Sobrante Thursday night, according to the California Highway Patrol The Contra Costa County Coroner's Office identified the victim as David Gonzales, 36, who was described as...

Dinner collects furry friends for kids in crisis

By Kathy Chouteau When life brings the unexpected, sometimes all we need is someone to hug. An upcoming dinner hosted by Richmond’s Santa Fe Neighborhood Council—and operating under this premise—will collect teddy bears from attendees...

The Natural Grocery Company bans sale of single-use plastic water bottles

The Natural Grocery Company, an employee-owned company with locations in Berkeley and El Cerrito, is no longer selling individual size single use plastic bottles of water in all three of our locations. "In our stores...

Richmond residents launch organized effort to help wildfire victims

When the destructive Kincade Fire broke out in Sonoma County in late October, destroying a total of 374 structures, including 174 homes, an extraordinarily organized group of Richmond residents wanted to help in any...

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Richmond High program preps students for emerging e-bike industry

Richmond High e-bike program preps students for emerging industry

Need an electric bike? Just call Richmond High students Sachneet Arora and Amritpal Singh. In just two hours, the juniors can log onto the...

Animal Services offering $5 adoptions Friday and Saturday

Can you offer holiday hope to homeless pets? Contra Costa Animal Services (CCAS) will offer $5 adoptions for all animals on Friday, Dec. 13 and...

11 cannabis operators invited to apply to locate in unincorporated Contra Costa

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday invited 11 cannabis operators -- four proposing to operate storefront dispensaries and seven proposing cultivation...