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Families invited to sign up for holiday toy, food program on Saturday

Do you know a family in extra need of assistance this coming holiday season? Let them know: Sign-ups for the Richmond Fire and Police Holiday Toy & Food Program are set to take place Saturday,...

San Pablo police to award turkeys for kind deeds

Ahead of Thanksgiving, gratitude is already spreading in San Pablo. A new program called Project Gobble Gobble has San Pablo police officers handing out gift certificates for free turkeys to people they find have committed...

Halloween parade marches through Point Richmond

Hundreds of costume-clad students came armed with the saying, Trick or Treat, and boy did it ever work to get them candy from a variety of businesses in Point Richmond Historic Square this morning. As...

Richmond’s massive annual food, toy, and bike drive launches

The fundraising effort has launched for the 33rd Annual Richmond Fire & Police Holiday Program, which provides toys, bicycles and food to up to 1,200 local families. A fundraising breakfast is set to take place...

Baker from Hercules wins Food Network’s Halloween Baking Championship

Karl Fong finally gets to talk about who won the Halloween Baking Championship on the Food Network. And yes, it's him! The baker from Hercules, who owns Vallejo-based Cakes by Karl, was declared the winner in...

Temple Beth Hillel invites community to Speaker Series

Richmond-based Temple Beth Hillel is inviting the community to its Speaker Series on Sunday, Nov. 17, which will feature the authors of a new novel, The Rabbi Finds Her Way. Robert Schoen and Catherine deCuir,...

Richmond summer camp wins League of California Cities award

A summer camp offered for free to Richmond youth is now an award-winning program. The city's Community Services department was one of 12 California cities to win the Helen Putam Award by the League of...

Chevron employee-led food drive celebrates 30th anniversary

A healthy competition among employees at Chevron Richmond has led to massive donations of healthy foods to community members in need. Thirty years ago, now-retired Chevron employee Mark Okazaki and fellow colleagues launched a small...

Halloween houses haunt upon Barrett Avenue hill

By Kathy Chouteau High upon Barrett Avenue where the street winds uphill along the Richmond-El Cerrito border, an East Bay neighborhood is emerging as a go-to spot for Halloween trick-or-treaters. Their ominous invitation? A scattering...

Closure of East Bay Regional Park trails extended

The closure of all East Bay Regional Park District trails has been extended through 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31 due to ongoing weather and fire dangers, the district announced Monday night. While another wind event...

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Richmond man launches event to honor neighbors who are veterans

By Mike Kinney When Greg McConnell, a local realtor, moved to 27th Street in the North & East Neighborhood in Richmond from New York City...

Not in Our Town, El Sobrante to host film screening, discussion

Not In Our Town, El Sobrante, a group of local residents that is part a national movement aiming to rid communities of all forms...

Dr. Damon A. Bell selected as Contra Costa College interim president

Dr. Damon A. Bell has been selected as interim president of Contra Costa College. He assumes the post following the controversial resignation of former...