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Volunteers needed for grocery giveaway at CoBiz Richmond

Volunteers needed for grocery giveaway at CoBiz Richmond

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By Mike Kinney CoBiz Richmond is teaming up with the Brothers of International Faith Inc. to host a grocery giveaway for the community on Wednesday, April 29. Anyone in need can pick up a bag of...
San Pablo Billiard & Restaurant hosting free community feeds

San Pablo Billiard & Restaurant hosting free community feeds

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UPDATE: The business is giving away free meals again Monday, May 4 and Tuesday, May 5 at the same hours. By Mike Kinney San Pablo Billiard & Restaurant is hosting a free community feed today and...
Bay Area extended shelter-in-place order eases some restrictions

Bay Area shelter-in-place order to be extended through May

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The Bay Area shelter-in-place order is set to be extended through May, as public health officials said Monday the COVID-19 pandemic is still in its early stages and warned that premature lifting of restrictions...
Happy birthday, San Pablo

Happy birthday, San Pablo

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The City of San Pablo is celebrating its 72nd birthday today, according to the San Pablo Historical and Museum Society. As the organization explained on Facebook: "The city was incorporated on April 27, 1948. Before World...
Temporary portable restrooms with hand-washing stations installed in Richmond

Temporary portable restrooms with hand-washing stations installed in Richmond

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Portable restrooms with hand-washing stations were placed in five Richmond locations on Sunday to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 among the homeless population, according to the Richmond Police Department, which helped in the...
Bay Area school districts on high alert after widely distributed threat

WCCUSD mulls grading policy amid COVID-19 lockdown

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The following is a communication about proposed grading policy amid the COVID-19 school closures released collectively by Matthew Duffy, WCCUSD superintendent; Jose DeLeon, president of the West Contra Costa Administrators Association; and Demetrio Gonzalez-Hoy,...
County providing emergency childcare for essential workers

County providing emergency childcare for essential workers

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The Contra Costa County Employment and Human Services Department (EHSD) is collaborating with several County partners to implement an emergency child care program to support all essential workers during the COVID-19 crisis. Care is being...
Contra Costa call center helps businesses navigate COVID-19 fallout

Contra Costa call center helps businesses navigate COVID-19 fallout

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By Kathy Chouteau Contra Costa County’s Workforce Development Board (WDB) has launched a new call center to serve local businesses. The news comes amid U.S. Department of Labor reports this week of COVID-19 related job...
Giving movement prompts urgent call for support from rescue mission

Bay Area Rescue Mission seeks support amid high demand for services

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By Kathy Chouteau Since the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, Richmond’s Bay Area Rescue Mission (BARM) has seen an increased demand for its services, which include providing food, shelter and other necessities for people in...
East Bay parks remind visitors to wear face coverings near others

East Bay park goers reminded to wear face coverings near others

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The East Bay Regional Park District is reminding park users to carry cloth face coverings and wear them when within six feet of others, including when hiking, running and biking. It's part of the...

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Richmond police arrest four suspects, seize four firearms in 30-hour period

Richmond police arrest four suspects, seize four firearms in 30-hour period

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Richmond police made four arrests and seized four firearms within a 30-hour period starting Wednesday. The series of arrests started around the same time in...
BART assigns restroom attendants at El Cerrito Del Norte Station

BART assigns restroom attendants at El Cerrito Del Norte Station

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By Kathy Chouteau BART has assigned restroom attendants to monitor the newly renovated El Cerrito Del Norte Station. The assignment marks the first time BART has...
Richmond Planning Commission approves new hotel at Hilltop

Richmond Planning Commission approves new hotel at Hilltop

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By Kathy Chouteau The Richmond Planning Commission on Thursday unanimously approved a conditional use permit and the design for Homewood Suites Hotel, an extended stay...