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San Pablo mayor housing Camp Fire victims in donated motorhomes

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As we reported last month, San Pablo's mayor has been fundraising to provide motorhomes for people who lost their homes in the devastating Camp Fire in Butte County. Today, we learned Mayor Rich Kinney's "Motorhomes...
Want to get married at the John Muir House on Valentine's Day?

Want to get married at the John Muir House on Valentine’s Day?

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For couples looking to get married on Valentine's Day, consider a romantic ceremony inside the picturesque and historic John Muir House in Martinez. In partnership with the National Park Service, the Contra Costa Clerk-Recorder will...
Richmond Promise launches workshops ahead of college financial aid deadlines

Richmond Promise workshops prep for college financial aid deadlines

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With deadlines to apply for college financial aid fast-approaching, a Richmond program providing free scholarship money and support has launched an aggressive campaign to ensure every last high school senior from Richmond and North...
BART installs overnight homeless outreach in Contra Costa

BART installs overnight homeless outreach in Contra Costa

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BART’s overnight outreach team, which launched at San Francisco stations in November 2017, became active at Contra Costa County stations this week with the aim of connecting the homeless with services, including shelter, the...
More improvements planned for Habour-8 Park

More improvements planned for Habour-8 Park

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The ever-evolving Harbour-8 Park in Richmond’s Iron Triangle neighborhood will undergo more improvements this year, according to Pogo Park, the nonprofit that employs a staff of local residents from the neighborhood to transform underutilized...
Memorial to slain Richmond teen headed to Milo Foundation

Memorial to slain Richmond teen planned at Milo Foundation

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A grieving Richmond mom says she's grateful for community members who are helping to keep the memory of her son alive. Josie Martinez's son, Otilio "Nico" Martinez, was walking home from work on Sept. 19,...
Richmond Ferry ridership exceeds first month expectations

New Richmond ferry gets rousing welcome

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The excitement on the Richmond waterfront Thursday was palpable, as hundreds gathered to celebrate the launch of brand new ferry service to downtown San Francisco. The first ferry left at 6:10 a.m. from the new...
CVS Pharmacy locations now have drop boxes for unwanted medicines

CVS Pharmacy locations now have drop boxes for unwanted medicines

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Twenty-seven CVS Pharmacy locations in Contra Costa County now have drop boxes where residents can safely dispose of unwanted prescription medicines, Contra Costa Health Services announced today. In addition, 10 Kaiser facilities in the county...
Richmond councilmembers to be sworn in tonight

Richmond councilmembers to be sworn in tonight

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Tonight, Richmond will swear-in re-elected Mayor Tom Butt along with three city councilmembers. The ceremony is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. tonight in Richmond City Council Chambers, 440 Civic Center Plaza. The community is...
Summer swim lessons offered at Richmond pools

Richmond Plunge remains closed for repairs

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Unfortunately, the New Year hasn't ushered in the reopening of the Richmond Plunge. Closed for repairs on Sept. 1, the Plunge won't reopen until at least Jan. 31, according to the city. Last fall, we were...

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Tacos El Tucan sizzles it up Tijuana style on San Pablo Ave.

Tacos El Tucan sizzles it up Tijuana style on San Pablo Ave.

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By Kathy Chouteau When was the last time you had some Tijuana-style tacos at Tacos El Tucan? If you pass by Tacos El Tucan on San...
The Factory Bar makes down-time rewarding for local teachers

The Factory Bar makes down-time rewarding for local teachers

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By Kathy Chouteau The Factory Bar in Richmond is ringing in its “Second Annual Teacher’s Attendance Contest” this week, much to the anticipated delight of...
Richmond couple's heartwarming story of senior dog earns Petco rescue grant

Richmond couple’s heartwarming story of senior dog earns Petco rescue grant

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A Richmond couple's heartwarming story about their adopted senior dog Maya won Petco’s annual ‘Love Stories” contest, leading to a $10,000 grant for a...