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GRIP seeks volunteers to help prep 800 meals daily for County's homeless

GRIP seeks volunteers to help prep, serve meals daily for homeless

By Mike Kinney The dining area at the Greater Richmond Interfaith Program (GRIP) facility on 22nd Street in Richmond is closed, but the kitchen remains busy prepping hundreds of meals daily to support homeless residents...
Richmond Grows to host free online class, 'Seed Saving in a Time of Crisis'

Richmond Grows to host free online class, ‘Seed Saving in a Time of Crisis’

The Richmond Grows Seed Lending Library is offering a free, online class on Seed Saving in a Time of Crisis -- a How To Class on Saturday, May 30 from 1-3 p.m. Registration and...
Richmond-made masks support both safety and at-risk youth

Richmond-made masks support both safety and at-risk youth

By Mike Kinney Face masks are in high-demand as public health officials urge the public to wear them in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. But these ones being produced in Richmond are playing...
County Tax Collector’s Office taking appointments starting May 18

County Tax Collector’s Office taking appointments starting May 18

By Kathy Chouteau Need a little one-on-one time with the tax man? Starting Monday, May 18, the Contra Costa County’s Tax Collector’s Office in Martinez will be open for visits from the public.   Office visits...
Richmond: Paving on Bissell Avenue from May 18-22

Richmond: Paving on Bissell Avenue from May 18-22

A smoother Bissell Avenue is on its way. Starting Monday through Friday, Richmond city crews will pave the avenue between 21st Street and Broadway. Work will be done from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., during which...
575 street sweeping signs proposed for Richmond neighborhoods

575 street sweeping signs proposed for Annex neighborhoods

By Kathy Chouteau Richmond’s Public Works Department is requesting funding approval from the City Council for the installation of 575 street sweeping parking restriction signs in the Richmond Annex and Panhandle Annex Neighborhoods. The department...
Contra Costa stay-at-home order extension includes new directives

Contra Costa County to allow vehicle-based gatherings, services

Starting Tuesday, May 19, Contra Costa County will allow outdoor vehicle-based gatherings, providing new options for religious services and graduation ceremonies.  “The evidence suggests that the shelter-at-home order and other social distancing measures that we...
Kennedy High seniors pick up caps and gowns to cheers, applause

Kennedy High seniors pick up caps and gowns to cheers and applause

By Mike Kinney "Nothing Can Stop Us." The message is stated on a t-shirt that was passed out Thursday to Kennedy High seniors preparing to graduate at an unusual and difficult time in world...
Contra Costa coronavirus cases 'not rising as fast as the worst case scenario'

Contra Costa County extends isolation period for people with COVID-19

People who test positive for COVID-19 should remain in isolation for 10 days after symptoms begin rather than the initially mandated seven days, according to a new order issued Thursday by Contra Costa County...
CoBiz Richmond virtual panel to discuss workforce strategies to 'come back stronger'

CoBiz Richmond to host virtual panel on workforce strategies

On Friday at noon, CoBiz Richmond, in partnership with Alfredo Mathew III and a panel of speakers, is inviting the community to a virtual conversation about “Putting America to Work: Creating New Workforce Strategies...

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CVS in Pinole offering no-cost drive-thru COVID-19 testing

CVS in Pinole offering no-cost drive-thru COVID-19 testing

CVS today expanded its COVID-19 test sites at CVS Pharmacy drive-thru locations, including at the location at 1617 Canyon Drive in Pinole. The self-swab tests...
$12.7M in state grants awarded to enhance two Richmond parks

Pogo Park presents park expansion plan to Richmond City Council

By Kathy Chouteau The Richmond City Council received a presentation May 26 from Pogo Park Executive Director Toody Maher about the organization’s plans for using...
Richmond man, 20, drowns in Lake Berryessa

Richmond man, 20, drowns in Lake Berryessa

A 20-year-old Richmond man drowned in Lake Berryessa Wednesday evening, according to the Napa Valley Register. The body of Christopher Ricardo Terlesky was found shortly...