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Contra Costa supes extend moratoriums on evictions, rent increases

Contra Costa supes extend moratoriums on evictions, rent increases

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously passed an urgency ordinance that extends moratoriums on evictions for residential tenants and small businesses countywide, as well as on certain residential rent increases,...
Richmond plans for eventual reopening of pools amid pandemic

Richmond plans for eventual reopening of pools amid pandemic

By Kathy Chouteau Pending Contra Costa County health directives, Richmond hopes to open its pools soon so that the community can enjoy a summertime splash. According to the Richmond City Manager’s report for the week ending...
California, Oregon and Washington form pact to reopen economies

How Gov. Newsom’s latest COVID-19 order impacts Contra Costa County

In Contra Costa County, offices for "non-essential" business sectors, as determined by the state, must close, along with hair salons, barber shops and indoor malls, following an order by Gov. Gavin Newsom Monday that...
Bay Area extended shelter-in-place order eases some restrictions

Contra Costa prohibits indoor worship, tightens mask mandate amid COVID-19 case uptick

Contra Costa County health officials are tightening face-covering requirements and temporarily prohibiting indoor worship in response to an 8.04 percent rise in the percentage of COVID-19 tests returning positive in the community. A revised health...
Las Montañas Supermarket funds gift cards for families amid pandemic

Las Montañas Supermarket funds grocery gift cards for families amid pandemic

July 2 was a banner day for a local grocery store that supported local families in need amid the COVID-19 pandemic. On Thursday, July 2, Leftside Printing owner Diego Garcia donated a banner to recognize...
WCCUSD to start next school year with distance learning

WCCUSD to start next school year with distance learning

When school resumes on Aug. 17, West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) students will continue distance learning, with only some high-needs students allowed to learn on campuses, according to a draft plan released...
San Pablo expands housing assistance for residents impacted by COVID-19

San Pablo council approves new COVID-19 housing assistance grant program

The San Pablo City Council last week amended and extended the city's COVID-19 Housing Assistance Grant Program with the aim of maximizing its benefit to residents economically impacted by the pandemic. The council approved increasing...
Red Oak Victory to close for restoration work

County heath order cancels Red Oak Victory’s July 4 reopening

The SS Red Oak Victory will no longer hold its grand reopening on Independence Day after county health officials decided Tuesday that a spike in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations warranted a delay in the...
Contra Costa supes extend moratoriums on evictions, rent increases

Contra Costa County pauses COVID-19 reopening

Contra Costa County public health officials announced Monday they are delaying the reopening of businesses and activities that were set to resume on July 1 due a spike in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. Previously, the...
Fund boosts struggling undocumented residents amid pandemic

Fund aids struggling undocumented residents amid pandemic

By Kathy Chouteau Amid the pandemic, they're caring for children, providing day labor, working in food service roles and fulfilling many other essential jobs. But Contra Costa County's more than 77,500 undocumented immigrants, who make...

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Proposed Richmond business tax change faces pushback

Richmond council places business tax change on November ballot

Richmond City Council on Tuesday voted to place a measure on the November ballot to change the city's business tax structure despite vehement opposition...
Kennedy teacher’s art works set for de Young exhibition

Kennedy High teacher’s artworks set for de Young exhibition

By Kathy Chouteau A Richmond teacher is “on the edge” of fulfilling his lifelong dream. Steve Mainini, who has worked as a visual arts teacher...
County no longer eyeing purchase of Hilltop Marriott to serve homeless

County no longer eyeing purchase of Hilltop Marriott to serve homeless

By Mike Kinney Contra Costa County is no longer looking to purchase the 190-unit Hilltop Courtyard by Marriott in Richmond for the purpose of developing...