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Richmond toy drive ‘well short’ of donations

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With the Dec. 20 deadline for donations fast-approaching, the Richmond Fire and Police Holiday Toy Program is appealing to the community for help, as the 33rd annual drive has fallen "well short" of the...
East Brother Beer to hold 2nd Annual Summer Classic this Sunday

East Brother Beer Co. hosting fundraiser for RAICES on Thursday

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East Brother Beer Co. is hosting a fundraiser on Thursday, Dec. 12, supporting RAICES, or Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services. The nonprofit provides free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant...
Richmond High program preps students for emerging e-bike industry

Richmond High e-bike program preps students for emerging industry

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Need an electric bike? Just call Richmond High students Sachneet Arora and Amritpal Singh. In just two hours, the juniors can log onto the Internet and procure all the parts necessary to make one,...

Animal Services offering $5 adoptions Friday and Saturday

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Can you offer holiday hope to homeless pets? Contra Costa Animal Services (CCAS) will offer $5 adoptions for all animals on Friday, Dec. 13 and Saturday, Dec. 14, as part of the Bissell Pet Foundation’s...

11 cannabis operators invited to apply to locate in unincorporated Contra Costa

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The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday invited 11 cannabis operators -- four proposing to operate storefront dispensaries and seven proposing cultivation sites -- to apply for land use permits to operate...
Coronavirus causes WCCUSD to close all schools for three weeks

WCCUSD: Staff cuts unavoidable to solve budget deficit

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Facing a projected $47.8 million budget deficit in the 2020-21 fiscal year, the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) held a community forum Monday with the stated aim of launching a public input...

Subway campaign raises $14,600 for Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano

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A Subway campaign held in recognition of Hunger Action Month in September raised $14,600 for the Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano. On Wednesday, Akki Patel, CEO of Letap Group and local franchisor for...

Why El Tapatio is proposing this 1,800 square foot addition

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A well-known food business on 23rd Street is seeking to construct a new building on its property that aims to make its operations more environmentally friendly. El Tapatio at 910 23rd St., located between Wendell...

Arturo Cruz selected as San Pablo’s first Latino mayor

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San Pablo not only has a new mayor. The 71-year-old city also has its first Latino mayor. Arturo Cruz, a lifelong San Pablo resident and longtime community advocate who was most recently elected to council...

The Salvation Army heads into BART stations to help homeless

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The Salvation Army's seasonal "Red Kettle Campaign" has entered BART stations with the aim of raising funds to assist homeless individuals who seek shelter inside the transit system. As part of the "Partners for Change...

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‘Drive-Up Dinner for a Cause’ to support youth club

‘Drive-Up Dinner for a Cause’ to support youth club

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By Kathy Chouteau It’s an opportunity to take the night off from cooking dinner while supporting a great local cause—and all you have to do...
Casablanca cruises into the Red Oak Victory’s theatre Thursday

Casablanca cruising into the Red Oak Victory theatre

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By Kathy Chouteau While most classic movie buffs will have seen the film “Casablanca,” the Red Oak Victory ship in Richmond is ready to “play...
Embezzler agrees to get job, pay back what she stole, or go to prison

Embezzler agrees to get job, pay back what she stole, or go to prison

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A 53-year-old former accountant charged with embezzling over $900,000 from her employer, a Richmond paver company, had her 10-year prison term suspended for three...