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Planet Fitness invites high school students to work out for free this summer

Planet Fitness freezes all memberships during COVID-19 lockdown

Planet Fitness has proactively frozen all memberships and will not charge members during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. "You will not be charged any fees during this time," the company announced. "Unfortunately, the timing of mandates...
Felony arrests on BART increased by 62 percent from 2022 to 2023

BART reducing service starting Monday as ridership nosedives

BART is reducing its service starting Monday due to a vast reduction in ridership since the COVID-19 pandemic prompted a Bay Area shelter-in-place order. Starting Monday, BART service will provide service Monday to Friday from...
AC Transit service changes effective Dec. 3

AC Transit nixes fares, implements rear-door boarding

AC Transit is providing free bus service and allowing only rear door boarding during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown, effective today. The transit agency says it is committed to continuing to provide regular service, except for...
Annie's Annuals to host 'Native Plant Extravaganza Day'

Annie’s Annuals & Perennials a safe, springtime escape

By Kathy Chouteau Just in time for spring, Richmond’s Annie’s Annuals & Perennials has announced it remains open during California’s shelter-at-home order. The 2.5 acre plant nursery is open to customers from 9 a.m. to...
Congressman DeSaulnier to visit U.S.-Mexico border, tour facilities

Congressmember Mark DeSaulnier in critical condition

Congressmember Mark DeSaulnier, who recently suffered a traumatic rib fracture when he fell during his daily run in Washington D.C., is in critical condition, according to his office. DeSaulnier was admitted to the hospital on...
Salesian reports success in first week of virtual school

Salesian reports success in first week of distance learning

Salesian College Preparatory in Richmond is reporting success in the first week of using its distance learning program, Schoology. The program launched Tuesday as schools closed in compliance with the coronavirus-related shelter-in-place order. After a...
Contra Costa County Library offers members free access to movies and more

Contra Costa County Library offers free access to movies and more

By Kathy Chouteau The Contra Costa County Library is offering sweet relief for members seeking an escape during California’s shelter-at-home order. Even better? You can file this free golden opportunity under “cultural enrichment.” For the next...
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Ed Fund appeals for donations for WCCUSD families in need

By Kathy Chouteau The Ed Fund is rallying community support for West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) families in need during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. In a statement on its website, the Richmond-based nonprofit appealed...
Richmond coffee houses ready “to-go” serving caffeine-loving community

Richmond coffee houses ready ‘to-go’ serving community

By Kathy Chouteau If there’s one thing you can always rely on in Richmond, it’s that the city’s coffee purveyors will always find a way to serve their caffeine-loving public. During the coronavirus (COVID-19) shelter-at-home order,...
The Mobile Farmers' Market is returning to its post-winter routes in Richmond and San Pablo.

Fresh Approach Mobile Farmers’ Market modifies service stops

By Kathy Chouteau The Fresh Approach Mobile Farmers’ Market has suspended its downtown and North Richmond stops at this time, but has continued its service at the Richmond Civic Center. The decision comes on the...

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Richmond police investigate homicide on Pullman Avenue

Richmond police investigate fatal shooting on Pullman Avenue

Richmond police detectives are investigating a homicide after three people were shot, one fatally, in the 3100 block of Pullman Avenue on Saturday, May...

ROP grads prep for bright futures in fuels and petrochemicals industries

By Mike Aldax Rumil Mitchell signed up for the Regional Occupational Program (ROP) because he wanted a change in his life and career trajectory. Eighteen...
Richmond's e-bikeshare program launches membership pricing, eyes new hubs

Richmond e-bikeshare program unveils membership pricing, eyes new hubs

Richmond is rolling out a new membership pricing model for its recently relaunched electric bikeshare service and is also surveying residents on possible locations...