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Man arrested for murdering woman, setting her ablaze in San Pablo

Man arrested for murdering woman, setting her ablaze in San Pablo

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A homeless man was arrested on charges that he murdered a woman before setting her on fire in San Pablo on Tuesday, July 2. San Pablo police and Con Fire responded at about 1:23 a.m....
Richmond sees reduction in fireworks reports during July 4 holiday

Richmond sees reduction in fireworks reports during July 4 holiday

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By Mike Kinney It might not have sounded this way to some Richmond residents, but reports of illegal fireworks and explosives in the city were significantly reduced during the July 4 holiday than last year,...
Music director at Richmond church arrested for rape

Music director at Richmond church charged with raping student

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A volunteer music director at a Richmond church is accused of raping one of his students in the music program over a period of several years, beginning when she was a minor. On March 21,...
Richmond police activity report from June 17-23

Richmond police activity report from June 17-23

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PBelow is an overview of significant service activity provided by RPD patrol officers during their scheduled shifts. Activity shared in these segments are an overview and do not reflect the entirety of service calls...
Man arrested for murdering woman, setting her ablaze in San Pablo

2 men charged with severing utility line, disabling 911 service

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The Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office has charged two men in connection with the severing of a utility line that cut 911 service for residents in Pinole, Hercules and San Pablo. Jesus Francisco Arias-Ayala, 31,...
Man arrested for murdering woman, setting her ablaze in San Pablo

Two shot, one fatally, at apartment complex in Richmond

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Two people were shot, one fatally, at an apartment complex on Richmond Parkway on Sunday. Elizander Navarez-Fernandez, 26, of Richmond, was identified by the Contra Costa County Coroner's Office on Wednesday as the victim who...
Man arrested for murdering woman, setting her ablaze in San Pablo

Copper theft suspects busted after 911, business lines disrupted

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On June 4, a copper theft led to the disabling of the 911 and business lines at the Pinole Police Department’s West Bay Communications Center, which provides enforcement-related dispatch services to Pinole, Hercules and...
Man arrested for murdering woman, setting her ablaze in San Pablo

Richmond police arrest four suspects, seize four firearms in 30-hour period

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Richmond police made four arrests and seized four firearms within a 30-hour period starting Wednesday. The series of arrests started around the same time in which Richmond police announced high visibilty patrols in the wake...
Richmond police conduct high-visibility patrols after fatal shootings

Richmond police conduct high-visibility patrols after fatal shootings

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The Richmond Police Department is conducting high-visibility patrols after three people were killed in two fatal shootings that occurred within hours in the city. Two people were killed and two others injured in a shooting...
Man arrested for murdering woman, setting her ablaze in San Pablo

Two people killed in Richmond shooting

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Two people died and two others were injured in a shooting in Richmond late Tuesday afternoon, police said. At about 4:15 p.m., Richmond Police Department dispatch responded to a ShotSpotter activation and reports of a...

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San Pablo EDC hosting virtual hiring fair for local healthcare jobs

San Pablo EDC hosting virtual hiring fair for local healthcare jobs

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The San Pablo EDC is hosting a Virtual Hiring Fair featuring local healthcare jobs.  The fair takes place on Wednesday, July 24, from 2-3...
Val Betti Plumbers serving East Bay customers for nearly 75 years

Family-owned Val Betti Plumbers still going strong after 74 years

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By Mike Kinney How does one family keep a business going strong for 74 consecutive years? "I can’t speak for the success of the past generations,...

Richmond K9 Association receives donation from son of former RPD handler

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The son of a former Richmond Police Department K9 handler recently made a heartfelt donation to the RPD K9 Unit in remembrance of his...