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Rosie Rally goes virtual, welcomes tribute videos

Rosie Rally goes virtual, welcomes tribute videos

By Kathy Chouteau In a show of the indefatigable “We Can Do It” spirit, Rosie the Riveter Trust and the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park will be taking the annual Rosie Rally...
Proposed Richmond business tax change faces pushback

Proposed Richmond business tax change faces pushback

A proposal to place a measure on the November ballot that would change Richmond's business tax rate structure faced pushback at City Council last week after it was discovered that the business community had...
EL RISE! partnership to benefit English language learners

EL RISE! partnership to benefit English language learners

By Kathy Chouteau Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE) is teaming up with Californians Together, Sobrato Early Academic Language (SEAL) and Loyola Marymount University’s Center for Equity for English Learners (CEEL) to assist 19 county offices of education...
Richmond artist becomes creative entrepreneur amid pandemic

Richmond artist becomes creative entrepreneur amid pandemic

By Kathy Chouteau Difficult economic times have given rise to creative entrepreneurs. Richmond artist Tiffany Conway is among them. Just as the COVID-19 pandemic struck the U.S., the East Richmond resident and De Anza High graduate...

‘Her smile lit up the room:’ Zarrie Allen remembered as family seeks justice

By Mike Kinney Zarrie Allen had the brightest smile. The 18-year-old who had just finished her first year at Sacramento State smiled all the time. And she was filled to the brim with promise. These are...
BARM on mission to collect back-to-school supplies

BARM on mission to collect back-to-school supplies

By Kathy Chouteau Richmond’s Bay Area Rescue Mission (BARM) is on a mission to collect back-to-school supplies through Saturday, Aug. 15, to support local children who can't afford them. The nonprofit’s annual “Back-to-School Collections Drive” will...
Protest occupation at Richmond Civic Center heads into third week

Protest occupation at Richmond Civic Center heads into third week

By Mike Kinney A protest occupation at Richmond Civic Center Plaza has entered its third week, with 12 tents set up in the plaza as a 24/7 call for changes in the military. The tents...
Adopt-a-Senior program lends Richmond seniors a free assist

Adopt-a-Senior program lends Richmond seniors a free assist

By Kathy Chouteau Richmond is taking care of its elder community with some help from volunteers. The Richmond Community Services Department’s Love Your Block program is rolling out an “Adopt-a-Senior” initiative aimed at lending seniors a...
Kennedy High star TE Jermaine Terry commits to Cal

Kennedy High’s Jermaine Terry II to enroll in college early rather than play postponed...

CIF's announcement Monday that high school sports will be postponed till at least December or January due to the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted elite athletes to make the difficult decision of whether to play...
Former RPD school resource officer shares experience

Former RPD school resource officer shares experience

In the wake of the West Contra Costa Unified District Board of Education's decision last month to end contracts for policing services, including the on-campus school resource officer (SRO) program, the Richmond Police Department...

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Two new COVID-19 testing centers in Richmond

Two new COVID-19 testing sites in Richmond

A new free COVID-19 testing center has opened in North Richmond, and another is set to open at Richmond Civic Center starting Monday, officials...

Murder-suicide suspected in Parchester Village

Richmond police are investigating a murder-suicide in the Parchester Village neighborhood. Police responded to a home in the neighborhood just after 9 a.m. to conduct...
Private security systems help cops catch Top Gas robber

Private security systems help cops catch Top Gas robber

San Pablo police tracked down and arrested the suspect in a knife-point robbery at Top Gas on Rumrill Boulevard on Thursday, Aug. 6. Just before...