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Richmond Chamber invites community to Giving Tuesday Gala

Richmond Chamber invites community to Giving Tuesday Gala

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The Richmond Chamber of Commerce is inviting the community to support local nonprofits at its Giving Tuesday Gala this evening. The event will feature live music, food, wine and an auction at Rigger's Loft from...
Richmond Art Center celebrates Indigenous Peoples' Day through artmarking

RAC celebrates Indigenous Peoples’ Day through artmaking

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By Mike Kinney Dozens of community members and their families celebrated Indigenous Peoples' Day through artmaking at the Richmond Art Center on Saturday. It was part of the art center's annual "Fall Family Day," a fun,...
Richmond Public Library’s Bayview Branch to debut PBS documentary

Richmond Public Library’s Bayview Branch to screen PBS documentary

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By Kathy Chouteau Set your calendars for Thurs., June 29 from 5-7 p.m. for Accepted, a special film screening that’s part of the library’s Bayview Branch Film Series’ collaboration with PBS. The PBS documentary film “explores...
El Sobrante filmmaker’s movie poised for Bay Area premiere

El Sobrante filmmaker’s movie poised for Bay Area premiere

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By Kathy Chouteau Alex Zajicek began writing his first film, Sorry We’re Dead, back in 2016. Fast forward eight years, and the filmmaker is set for the Bay Area premiere of his 86-minute-long movie Saturday,...

Richmond sets the date for Juneteenth Family Parade & Festival

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By Kathy Chouteau Richmond’s “2023 Richmond Juneteenth Family Parade & Festival” is returning to Richmond on Sat., June 17, courtesy of the Neighborhood Block Association (NBA), City of Richmond and Chevron Richmond. Plans are for the...
Richmond director/choreographer premieres award-winning films

Richmond director/choreographer premieres award-winning films

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By Kathy Chouteau UpSwing Aerial Dance Company and Symmetricity will unveil “Sling Shot,” Sun., June 11 in Oakland, a film premiere of eight dance and music shorts, as well as a fundraiser. The event will spotlight...
Family Chess Day coming to Nicholl Park

Family Chess Day coming to Nicholl Park

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By Kathy Chouteau Nicholl Park will be “where it’s at” for Richmond’s first Family Chess Day in the Park this Sat., July 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., which also happens to be International...
Veterans Day celebration in Richmond to feature chess tournament

Veterans Day celebration in Richmond to feature chess tournament

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You can play chess while honoring veterans this Friday. As recently reported, the Veterans Resource Program is hosting a Veterans Day celebration in front of its headquarters at 934 Maine Ave. in Richmond on Friday....
UniverSoul Circus enters final week of performances in Richmond

UniverSoul Circus enters final week of performances in Richmond

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UniverSoul Circus is in in the midst of its final week of performances at Hilltop Mall in Richmond, running through June 19. UniverSoul was founded in Atlanta in 1994 by concert and theater promoter, Cedric...
‘RaiderMan from Richmond’ podcast readies to hit the airwaves

‘RaiderMan from Richmond’ podcast readies to hit the airwaves

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By Kathy Chouteau A soon-to-launch podcast created by Richmond native and resident, Akim Henderson, will offer a uniquely Richmond perspective on our city, and also his inside-the-Black-Hole take on Raiders football. The “RaiderMan from Richmond” podcast,...

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12 speeding citations in less than two hours on 23rd Street

12 speeding citations in less than two hours on 23rd Street

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A Richmond Police Department traffic enforcement operation on 23rd Street on Wednesday, April 17, yielded 12 speeding citations in less than two hours. The operations...
Richmond residents encouraged to participate in revamp of high school campuses

Two-story classroom buildings planned for high school campuses

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Richmond City Manager Sasha Curl encourages community members to participate in the ongoing effort to redesign the Kennedy High School and Richmond High School...
PATROL ACTIVITY REPORT – WEEKLY OVERVIEW: APRIL 8 – 14, 2024 Below is an overview of significant service activity provided by RPD patrol officers during their scheduled shifts. Please note that activity shared in these segments are provided only as an overview, and do not reflect the entirety of service calls and reports taken throughout each shift. 4/8 – EMBEZZLE LEASED/RENTED VEHICLE-RECOVERY Officers responded to a Flock alert for a stolen vehicle in the area. Officers located the vehicle occupied and conducted an enforcement stop. The solo occupant was taken into custody without incident. #3579 4/10 – TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT OPERATION Officers conducted a traffic enforcement operation along the 23rd St corridor to address various issues such as speeding and pedestrian safety. The operation yielded 24 citations: 19 for speed, 2 for unsafe lane changes, 1 red light, 1 not yielding to pedestrians in a crosswalk, and 1 not yielding to an ambulance 4/10 – GRAND THEFT Officers responded to Stenmark Dr for a report of wire theft. Witnesses saw two subjects cutting wires and attempted to contact the subjects, but fled on foot. With the use of a drone (UAS), Officers located the two suspects near Point Molate Beach. Both suspects were taken into custody without incident. A search of the suspects revealed several Sawzall blades and a small amount of narcotics. Both suspects were booked into RPD jail. #3611 4/11 - MISC INFORMATION Officers responded to the 700 block of Amador St for a report of an unknown issue. Upon arrival, officers located a subject laying on the grass, unconscious and not breathing. Officers began life saving measures and administered Narcan, AMR arrived on scene and took over life saving measures. The subject regained consciousness a few moments later and was transported to a local hospital for further treatment. #3663 4/12 – ARMED ROBBERY Officers responded to the area of S. 23rd St & Ohio Ave for a report of a robbery. Officers learned the victim was driving when two suspect vehicles blocked the victim’s roadway and two suspects ordered the victim to exit his vehicle while brandishing firearms. The suspects removed cash from the victim’s pockets and fled prior to officers’ arrival. Officers conducted an area check with negative results. 4/14 – STOLEN VEHICLE/RECOVERY Officers responded to a Flock alert for a stolen vehicle in the area. Officers located the vehicle occupied and conducted an enforcement stop. The solo occupant was taken into custody without incident. #3707 4/14 – FELON IN POSSESSION OF A FIREARM/ EVADE POLICE Officers on patrol saw a vehicle driven by a suspect who had outstanding warrants and was believed to be armed. Officers attempted to conduct an enforcement stop but the suspect failed to yield. Officers pursued the vehicle to the area of Highway 4 and Pine St in Martinez where the suspect’s vehicle became disabled after colliding with another vehicle. All occupants attempted to flee on foot after the collision but were quickly taken into custody. During the pursuit, officers saw what appeared to be a firearm being discarded from the suspect vehicle, officers searched the area and located the discarded firearm with the assistance of a police K-9. #3731

Richmond police use drone to bust suspected wire thieves

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Below is an overview of significant service activity provided by RPD patrol officers during their scheduled shifts. Note that activity shared in these segments...