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Richmond city plaza occupation ends after council answers call

Richmond city plaza occupation ends after council answers call

By Mike Kinney A three-week-long occupation of Richmond Civic Center ended Tuesday, after the City Council formally acknowledged protesters’ calls for justice for slain Texas soldier Vanessa Guillen and changes in the military. On July 7,...

Pinole basketball court project to honor slain federal officer

A fundraising effort aims to renovate a basketball court at Fernandez Park in Pinole in memory of murdered Federal Protective Service Officer Dave Patrick Underwood. Underwood was a well-respected Pinole resident who spent much of...
‘Bridge the Ballot’ art exhibition set for fall

‘Bridge the Ballot’ art exhibition set for fall

By Kathy Chouteau A fall art exhibition leading up to the U.S. presidential election looks to underscore the importance of one person’s vote, as seen through the lens of Richmond artists. “Bridge the Ballot” will be...
Contra Costa County considers fining violators of COVID-19 public health orders

Contra Costa County will fine COVID-19 health order violators

Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to impose fines on people and businesses who violate COVID-19 public heath orders. The urgency ordinance is immediately effective. County supervisors and officials stressed an education-first approach...
Richmond Promise launches campaign to equip scholars with computers

Richmond Promise campaign aims to equip scholars with computers

By Kathy Chouteau Richmond Promise, a community-wide college success initiative dedicated to building a college graduating culture in Richmond, has launched a “Bridging the Digital Divide Campaign” to raise funding to equip student scholars with...
Rosie Rally goes virtual, welcomes tribute videos

Rosie Rally goes virtual, welcomes tribute videos

By Kathy Chouteau In a show of the indefatigable “We Can Do It” spirit, Rosie the Riveter Trust and the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park will be taking the annual Rosie Rally...
Proposed Richmond business tax change faces pushback

Proposed Richmond business tax change faces pushback

A proposal to place a measure on the November ballot that would change Richmond's business tax rate structure faced pushback at City Council last week after it was discovered that the business community had...
EL RISE! partnership to benefit English language learners

EL RISE! partnership to benefit English language learners

By Kathy Chouteau Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE) is teaming up with Californians Together, Sobrato Early Academic Language (SEAL) and Loyola Marymount University’s Center for Equity for English Learners (CEEL) to assist 19 county offices of education...
Richmond artist becomes creative entrepreneur amid pandemic

Richmond artist becomes creative entrepreneur amid pandemic

By Kathy Chouteau Difficult economic times have given rise to creative entrepreneurs. Richmond artist Tiffany Conway is among them. Just as the COVID-19 pandemic struck the U.S., the East Richmond resident and De Anza High graduate...

‘Her smile lit up the room:’ Zarrie Allen remembered as family seeks justice

By Mike Kinney Zarrie Allen had the brightest smile. The 18-year-old who had just finished her first year at Sacramento State smiled all the time. And she was filled to the brim with promise. These are...

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Blue Sky Sports to close after 40 years in Pinole

Blue Sky Sports to close after four decades in Pinole

By Mike Kinney Blue Sky Sports, the legendary local sporting goods store that's been operating in Pinole for four decades, is set to close in...
Census takers set to visit nonresponding households

Census takers set to visit nonresponding households

By Kathy Chouteau Households who haven’t responded to the 2020 Census can expect a knock on their door in the coming weeks. Starting today, census...

Richmond police investigating fatal shooting on Chanslor Avenue

A 50-year-old man was killed and a 46-year-old woman injured in a shooting in Richmond on Sunday, police said. Officers responded to a ShotSputter gun...