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Hell Holes & Hula Bears coming to Point Richmond Gallery

Hell Holes & Hula Bears coming to Point Richmond Gallery

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By Kathy Chouteau The Point Richmond Gallery is set to host an opening reception for late cartoonist and artist Joel Beck’s exhibition “WTF from Hell Holes to Hula Bears” Saturday, April 20 from 12-4 p.m. Beck’s...
Taqueria La Bamba’s handmade pupusas steal the show

Taqueria La Bamba’s handmade pupusas steal the show

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By Kathy Chouteau If you’re a Richmond local, chances are you know that Taqueria La Bamba on San Pablo Avenue sizzles up some of the best pupusas around. The taqueria’s secret ingredient? Hilda, a staff member...
Richmond Memorial Auditorium to host Bay Area Derby games

Richmond Memorial Auditorium to host Bay Area Derby games

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The Bay Area Derby is kicking off its 20th Anniversary season at Richmond Memorial Auditorium. Games will be played June 1, Sept. 14 and Oct. 19 at the auditorium, located at 403 Civic Center Plaza. The...
RYSE Center invites adults to experience its youth-designed campus

RYSE Center invites adults to experience its youth-designed campus

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The RYSE Center is hosting an exclusive one-night fundraising event during which adults are invited to experience its youth-designed campus. The event, RYSE to the Future: Creating the World Young People Deserve, will take place...
‘We Make Art in Richmond’ celebrates hyper-local creators

‘We Make Art in Richmond’ celebrates hyper-local creators

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By Kathy Chouteau NIAD Art Center’s new online and Main Gallery exhibition—“We Make Art in Richmond”—lives up to its name, with half of the participating artists working out of NIAD’s studio and the other half...
Visual Artists of Richmond featured in Countywide 'Art Passages' exhibition

Richmond artists featured in Countywide ‘Art Passages’ exhibition

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By Kathy Chouteau Works from the Visual Artists of Richmond, a project bringing together about 52 visual artists living in or working in Richmond, will be featured in the Countywide "Art Passages" exhibition. The exhibition is...
Families flock to new farmers market in Marina Bay

Families flock to new farmers market in Marina Bay

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By Kathy Chouteau The City of Richmond’s first farmers market in Marina Bay kicked off Sunday, with a large swell of community members coming out to enjoy the occasion. The long anticipated market set up shop...
Market Square Mall in Richmond fostering enterprise for 100 years

Market Square Mall in Richmond fostering enterprise for 100 years

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By Kathy Chouteau Since its inception as a department store, to its modern-day incarnation as a home to many Black-owned businesses, the Market Square Mall in downtown Richmond is marking 100 years. When the historic, brick...

Documentary screening, car show set for Contra Costa College

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The community is invited to a unique and free event at Contra Costa College this Friday that will feature a documentary screening, a car show and a panel discussion. American Homeboy, directed by Brandon Loran...
Point Richmond author pens book on trailblazing ‘Rebel Monk’

Point Richmond author pens book on trailblazing ‘Rebel Monk’

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By Kathy Chouteau Point Richmond resident Cindy Rasicot is set to release her newest book, This Fresh Existence: Heart Teachings from Bhikkhuni Dhammananda, on April 9 following her time learning from the pioneering female monastic. The...

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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...