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New agreement aims to save local drinking water, protect bay

New agreement aims to save local drinking water, protect bay

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By Kathy Chouteau An updated agreement between West County Wastewater District (WCWD) and East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) aims to both preserve drinking water and keep almost all of the wastewater treated by WCWD...
North Richmond pastor cited for violating COVID-19 health order

North Richmond pastor cited for violating COVID-19 health order

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A North Richmond pastor was given a misdemeanor citation for violating the public health order at his church on Sunday, where about 40 people had gathered, according to the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office. At...

Spend ‘Sundays in the Garden’ with virtual garden visits

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By Kathy Chouteau Bringing Back the Natives is hosting a series of virtual garden visits April 26, May 3 and May 10 with its “Sundays in the Garden” offering. The organization, which hosts Bay Area garden...
El Cerrito woman makes Forbes 2020 list of billionaires

El Cerrito woman makes Forbes 2020 list of billionaires

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An El Cerrito woman made Forbes' 34th annual world's billionaires list, which was released last week.  Alice Schwartz, whose net worth is pegged at $1.8 billion, launched Bio-Rad Laboratories with her late husband David in...
Point Richmond call-in radio show lifts spirits during pandemic

Point Richmond call-in radio show lifts spirits during pandemic

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By Kathy Chouteau A new daily call-in internet radio show/podcast out of Point Richmond is providing critical info while lifting people’s spirits during the shelter-at-home order. Point Connect, launched day two of the shelter-at-home order by...
Richmond community dropping off PPE at pop-up donation sites

Richmond community dropping off PPE at pop-up donation sites

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By Mike Kinney A Kennedy High administrator dropped of 15 combined boxes of eyewear and gloves. Someone came by with 1,000 surgical and cloth masks. Even senior citizens stopped with gifts of N95 masks and...
AC Transit service changes effective Dec. 3

AC Transit now limiting number of passengers aboard buses

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AC Transit will limit the number of passengers on its buses to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The transit agency will limit its 30-foot feeder coach to 6 passengers, its 40-foot articulated coach to 10...
Richmond mayor, vice mayor face backlash over anti-Israel resolution 

City of Richmond to host ‘COVID-19 Online Town Hall’

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By Kathy Chouteau The City of Richmond is hosting a “COVID-19 Online Town Hall” Fri., April 17 at 11 a.m. to offer an update on the Emergency Operations Center, the impact to City services/response and...
Bike to Work Day in Richmond set for May 10

Bike to Work Day postponed from May 14 to Sept. 24

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Bike to Work Day, held annually during the month of May, which is National Bike Month, has been postponed to Thursday, Sept. 24, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Bike East Bay. Bike to...
Gov. Newsom: Expect 'new normal' as California develops strategies to reopen

Newsom: Expect ‘new normal’ as California develops strategies to reopen

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California residents can expect "a new normal" as the state begins to examine strategies on easing COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, Gov. Newsom said Tuesday. Restaurants could be required to have fewer tables. Its waiters may...

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Richmond police conduct high-visibility patrols after fatal shootings

Richmond police conduct high-visibility patrols after fatal shootings

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The Richmond Police Department is conducting high-visibility patrols after three people were killed in two fatal shootings that occurred within hours in the city. Two...
City celebrates expansion of Richmond Moves, low-cost Uber

City celebrates expansion of Richmond Moves, the ‘low-cost Uber’

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By Mike Kinney Richmond city leaders and state policymakers gathered at Civic Center Plaza Tuesday to celebrate the citywide expansion of Richmond Moves, described as...
Two people dead, others injured in shooting in Richmond

Two people killed in Richmond shooting

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Two people died and two others were injured in a shooting in Richmond late Tuesday afternoon, police said. At about 4:15 p.m., Richmond Police Department...