Friday, September 18, 2020

Covid

Encouraging COVID-19 data prompts county health order update

Nail salons can operate outdoors in Contra Costa starting Wednesday

Effective 8 a.m. Wednesday, nail salons, body waxing studios and massage and skin care businesses can begin operating outdoors in Contra Costa County, per the latest public health order. The changes are the result of...
Abel Pineda, 26, appointed as San Pablo council member

San Pablo councilmember’s family battling COVID-19

By Mike Kinney A San Pablo councilmember announced Tuesday that several members of his family are battling COVID-19, including all members of his household with the exception of himself, who tested negative. Councilmember Abel Pineda, who...
Richmond area businesses feeling the pain from coronavirus outbreak

Love Your Block offers COVID-19 mini-grants for local projects

The City of Richmond's Love Your Block program is offering mini-grants of up to $500 for creative, volunteer projects that positively impact Richmond residents impacted by COVID-19. The Love Your Block COVID-19 Grant Application process...
Encouraging COVID-19 data prompts county health order update

Encouraging COVID-19 data prompts county health order update

By Kathy Chouteau A leveling off of COVID-19 transmissions in Contra Costa County during August has prompted slight changes to the current health order, according to Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS). August data indicates COVID-19 daily...
Richmond church aims to help 100 families with utility bills

Richmond church aims to help 100 families with utility bills

By Kathy Chouteau Help is on the way for local community members needing an assist with their water and PG&E bills during the pandemic. Maranatha Covenant Church at 3829 Macdonald Ave. in Richmond is offering partial...
Contra Costa County readies to review waiver applications for in-person elementary school classes

County to review waiver applications for in-person elementary school

By Kathy Chouteau Starting Wednesday, public and private elementary schools (TK-6th grade) in Contra Costa County can submit online applications to local health and education officials to allow on-campus, in-person instruction, according to Contra Costa Health...
Mechanics Bank's no fee coin collection expands to Hilltop branch

Mechanics Bank’s no fee coin collection expands to Hilltop branch

By Kathy Chouteau Mechanics Bank’s multi-branch coin collection effort in Contra Costa County has thus far collected $66,000 in change to support local businesses during the pandemic, according to the bank. Starting last week, the bank...
Contra Costa County considers fining violators of COVID-19 public health orders

Contra Costa County will fine COVID-19 health order violators

Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to impose fines on people and businesses who violate COVID-19 public heath orders. The urgency ordinance is immediately effective. County supervisors and officials stressed an education-first approach...
Pau Gasol summit aims to keep families healthy amid pandemic

Pau Gasol summit aims to keep families healthy amid pandemic

Finding solutions to the physical and mental health problems posed by COVID-19 pandemic confinement is a tall order. Thankfully, 7-foot NBA star Pau Gasol is rising to the challenge. Through the Gasol Foundation, the six-time...
Gov. Newsom: Schools must stay closed if county is on coronavirus watch list

Gov. Newsom: Schools must stay closed if county is on coronavirus watch list

Schools located in counties that are on the state's watchlist for concerning COVID-19 outbreaks must start the upcoming academic year with distance learning, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Friday. The mandate applies to both public...

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Richmond Art Center fundraising amid COVID-19

Richmond Art Center expands online offerings for fall session

By Kathy Chouteau Amid a pandemic rendering in-person classes unsafe, the Richmond Art Center (RAC) has expanded its online art class lineup to unveil a...

Triple shooting under investigation in Richmond

One man was killed and two other people were injured in a shooting just before noon today in the area of 4th Street and...
Boorman Park design designs finalized at virtual meeting

Boorman Park renovation designs finalized at virtual meeting

By Kathy Chouteau More than 50 Richmond residents gathered online last Saturday for a virtual design party where they finalized the designs for Boorman Park’s...