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Locals encouraged to contribute to 30th Richmond/El Cerrito Fire & Police Holiday Program

30th annual Richmond/El Cerrito Fire & Police Holiday Program needs toys, funds

For the 30th year, the local community has been challenged to come up big for kids in the holiday season by contributing unwrapped toys -- and, even better, money -- to the Richmond/El Cerrito...
Richmond Promise program seeks Development & Communications Director

Richmond Promise early application deadline is Friday, Dec. 16

The early-application deadline for students applying for Richmond Promise scholarships is Friday, Dec. 16 -- and those who submit a completed application by that date will be entered to win a $400 Book Scholarship,...

Nevin Avenue construction from 19th to 27th streets is ’99-percent complete’

The Nevin Avenue Pedestrian & Bicycle Improvement project from 19th to 27th streets is "99-percent complete," project outreach coordinator Jacqueline Majors said in a letter to neighbors last weekend. The letter thanked locals for "putting...
21st Annual Senior Winter Ball set for Dec. 15

‘STEM Games’ coming to Richmond

The Richmond Memorial Auditorium and Convention Center has been billed as an ideal venue for boxing, but early next year the bell will ring on a different kind of bout. On Saturday, March 4, the...
Council votes to include charter and private schools in Richmond Promise, sets award amount

WCCUSD students encouraged to apply for Chevron’s Dr. William F. King Scholarship

The application process has opened for the annual Chevron Richmond Black Employee Network (BEN) scholarship, which has provided college funding and guidance to more than 40 West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) graduates...
Contra Costa County seeks volunteers for annual homeless count

RPAL ‘Love ‘N A Can’ project needs donations of gift cards, toiletries

A Richmond Police Activities League (RPAL) event on Dec. 19 that will have local youth directly providing assistance to the homeless is still in need of donations, organizers said. RPAL has set out to help...

Food Emporium to return to Hilltop on Black Friday; volunteers needed

Food Emporium, Richmond's own community-run version of Off the Grid, is returning this Friday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Hilltop Lake Park. Organizers are seeking volunteers to help with setting up and breaking...

Disney grant to launch musical theater program at two Richmond schools

A $100,000 Disney grant is set to launch musical theater programs at two schools in Richmond and five in Oakland. The program administered by Bay Area Children’s Theatre (BACT) expanded into Richmond in its second...

Best Buy grant to fund laptops, software for Richmond library student program

The Richmond Public Library has received a $6,410 grant from the Best Buy Foundation to purchase laptops, software and trainers for a web development program serving high school students. The grant will fund the 4-week...
Richmond group sets goal to plant 40 trees in Atchison Village Park on Cesar Chavez Day

Volunteers encouraged to help plant 20 redwood trees in Boorman Park

Volunteers are encouraged to help local nonprofits plant 20 redwood trees at Richmond's Boorman Park on Nov. 19. Richmond Trees is partnering with The Watershed Project to plant the trees at the park at S....

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Over 650 served at 71st Charles Reid Foundation Christmas Party

By Mike Kinney After 71 consecutive years, the Charles Reid Foundation Christmas Party hasn’t skipped a beat. Over 650 attendees received toys and clothing during the...
49ers, Giants greats join Richmond native's 4th annual toy drive

49ers, Giants greats join Richmond native’s annual toy drive

Thanks to Stephen Ashford's 4th annual toy drive, kids in need in Richmond and East Palo Alto will have some cheer this holiday season. The...
Bridge Holiday Open House delivers art, merriment and more

Bridge Holiday Open House delivers art, merriment and more

By Kathy Chouteau Bridge Storage and ArtSpace’s Holiday Open House and Block Party on Saturday touted “The More the Merrier” as its art exhibition mantra,...