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Community bowls strikes for one of their own

By Mike Kinney While in line at the Lucky's supermarket at El Cerrito Plaza, Antwon Cloird caught the attention of a woman behind him in line. She wanted to know why Cloird, co-founder of the...
Union Pacific to close Market Ave. railroad crossing for track repairs

3 killed after train and vehicle collide at Richmond crossing

Three occupants of a vehicle were killed in a collision with an Amtrak train at a Richmond crossing just after midnight today. A northbound Coast Starlight Train 14 collided with the vehicle at a crossing...

About 100 people participate in Floating Pumpkin Patch

City officials called this year's Floating Pumpkin Patch at the Richmond Swim Center a success, as about 100 people participated and all the pumpkins were sold out. "Children and parents were lined up and excited...

Residents unite at 33rd Annual GRIP Harmony Walk to end hunger

By Mike Kinney Community members gathered for an annual tradition at Nicholl Park in Richmond Saturday that calls for an end to homelessness and hunger in Contra Costa County. The 33rd Annual GRIP Harmony Walk featured...

Richmond Promise Scholar spotlight: Chandani Battle

Meet the Richmond Promise Scholars, a growing movement of hundreds of students from Richmond and North Richmond who are currently attending over 100 colleges and universities. They are beneficiaries of the Richmond Promise college...

Soulful Softball Sunday invites community to bowl for breast cancer

By Mike Kinney The people behind the popular Soulful Softball Sunday in Richmond are inviting the community to bowl for breast cancer in Pinole on Saturday. In honor of local breast cancer survivors, the 5th Annual...
Donations sought for annual charity benefiting Verde Elementary

Date set for annual holiday party benefiting Verde Elementary students

For the last 21 years, Contra Costa County John Gioia's office has sponsored a successful Toy & Coast Drive for Verde Elementary students, although in recent years the benefit has provided books and hoodies...

Power shutoff planned again this weekend, impacting Contra Costa

PG&E is planning another widespread power shut off this weekend that is expected to impact Contra Costa County. Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia reported online that the county has received preliminary information from PG&E...

IBX Fitness launches at Richmond community center

By Mike Aldax and Rafael Lima When he went to college at U.C. Berkeley, Ian Birnam suffered the fate of many young former athletes. No longer active in gymnastics and swimming, he gained a lot...

3-acre grass fire in Richmond sends up plume of smoke

No one is injured nor structures under threat by a 3-acre grass fire that broke out in marshland along the Richmond shoreline Thursday afternoon, fire officials said. Firefighters responded to the blaze west of the...

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Dr. Damon A. Bell selected as Contra Costa College interim president

Dr. Damon A. Bell has been selected as interim president of Contra Costa College. He assumes the post following the controversial resignation of former...

Backyard nano-brewery bustling in Richmond’s North & East

By Kathy Chouteau A big idea sparked during grad school at the University of San Francisco has evolved today into a bustling, woman-powered, backyard nano-brewery...

Assemblymember Wicks, Mayor Butt set for Richmond Chamber luncheon

The community is invited to the Richmond Chamber of Commerce's annual Meeting & Legislative Luncheon this Thursday, Nov. 14, which will feature Mayor Tom...