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California, Oregon and Washington form pact to reopen economies

How Gov. Newsom’s latest COVID-19 order impacts Contra Costa County

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In Contra Costa County, offices for "non-essential" business sectors, as determined by the state, must close, along with hair salons, barber shops and indoor malls, following an order by Gov. Gavin Newsom Monday that...
Richmond mayor, vice mayor face backlash over anti-Israel resolution 

Protest planned in Richmond aims to unify community on peace and justice

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A protest planned by three sisters at Richmond Civic Center Plaza on Friday aims to create a collective call for peace. The protest will begin at 6 p.m., and community members are encouraged to...
The Factory bar sets opening date

The Factory bar sets opening date

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By Kathy Chouteau The long-awaited opening of The Factory is afoot. The ownership team behind Richmond’s newest neighborhood bar, located at 12517 San Pablo Ave. in Richmond, has set an opening date for Friday, Aug....
Richmond native Marlon Washington named Marin County probation chief

Richmond native named Marin County probation chief

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Richmond native Marlon Washington has been named as chief of the Marin County Probation Department. Washington will start in the role on Aug. 10 and is set to be introduced to the Marin County Board...
Bay Area extended shelter-in-place order eases some restrictions

Contra Costa prohibits indoor worship, tightens mask mandate amid COVID-19 case uptick

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Contra Costa County health officials are tightening face-covering requirements and temporarily prohibiting indoor worship in response to an 8.04 percent rise in the percentage of COVID-19 tests returning positive in the community. A revised health...
Richmond YouthBUILD program seeks applicants for Aug. 3 cohort

Richmond YouthBUILD program seeks applicants for Aug. 3 cohort

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Learn and earn. That's the basic truth behind RichmondBUILD's YouthBUILD program that provides free training for youth in construction careers. YouthBUILD, which assists low-income young people ages 16–24 in transforming their lives, is currently accepting...
Las Montañas Supermarket funds gift cards for families amid pandemic

Las Montañas Supermarket funds grocery gift cards for families amid pandemic

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July 2 was a banner day for a local grocery store that supported local families in need amid the COVID-19 pandemic. On Thursday, July 2, Leftside Printing owner Diego Garcia donated a banner to recognize...
City worker goes distance to return hot water to Richmond housing development

Nevin Plaza poised for redevelopment

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By Kathy Chouteau Richmond’s Nevin Plaza is getting a major makeover. The affordable housing community for seniors and people with disabilities at 2400 Nevin Ave. is set to be redeveloped by EAH Housing in an effort...
Bay Area school districts on high alert after widely distributed threat

WCCUSD to start next school year with distance learning

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When school resumes on Aug. 17, West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) students will continue distance learning, with only some high-needs students allowed to learn on campuses, according to a draft plan released...
Red Oak Victory procures long-sought-after WWII Navy deck gun

Red Oak Victory procures long-sought-after WWII Navy deck gun

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By Kathy Chouteau On Wednesday, a new addition embarked on a trek to come aboard Richmond’s Red Oak Victory ship. A 40,000-pound World War II U.S. Navy deck gun was relocated from the Treasure Island Development...

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RichmondBUILD set to graduate 54th cohort

RichmondBUILD set to graduate 54th cohort

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By Mike Kinney RichmondBUILD is set to graduate Cohort 54 at the job training center's headquarters on July 26. The ceremony will run from 10 a.m....
Vegan Market readies to pop-up at Exit Now

Vegan Market readies to pop-up at Exit Now

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By Kathy Chouteau The name of the game will be food, music and fun, when the “Vegan Pop-Up Market at Exit Now” returns Sun., July...

Richmond karaoke club proposal faces uphill battle

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The Richmond Police Department isn't singing the praises of a proposal to locate a karoke club in the Southwest Annex neighborhood. Applicant Tommy Cheng is...