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East Brother Beer wins silver medal at the Brewers Cup of California

East Brother Beer wins silver medal at the Brewers Cup of California

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By Kathy Chouteau East Brother Beer Co.’s flagship beer, Bo Pils, is the recipient of a silver medal from the Brewers Cup of California, held March 13 at The Crest Theatre in Sacramento by The...
Red Oak Victory kicks up its retro heels for ‘Spring Swing Dance’

Red Oak Victory kicks up its retro heels for ‘Spring Swing Dance’

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By Kathy Chouteau Big band-style music will fill the air aboard the Red Oak Victory when the ship’s “Spring Swing” hits the decks Saturday, April 20 from 6-10 p.m. on the Richmond shoreline. “Our Spring Swing...
East Bay BizFest spotlight’s local entrepreneurial endeavors 

East Bay BizFest to spotlight local entrepreneurs

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By Kathy Chouteau When it comes to Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center’s East Bay BizFest, visitors will experience a diversity of small businesses with offerings like tasty burgers, luxurious body butters, hair care products and more. Set for...
The Backyard’s ‘Easter Fest’ to feature 300-egg hunt

The Backyard’s ‘Easter Fest’ to feature 300-egg hunt

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By Kathy Chouteau When the “Easter Fest” hatches Sunday, March 31 at The Backyard, its egg hunt will send the kids scrambling for 300 treasure-filled eggs hidden throughout its abundant lot in Richmond. The annual seasonal...
WCCUSD Student Art Show poised to bloom at Richmond Art Center

WCCUSD Student Art Show poised to bloom at Richmond Art Center

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By Kathy Chouteau Three spring exhibitions are readying to debut Wednesday, April 10 at the Richmond Art Center (RAC), including the 58th Annual WCCUSD Student Art Show, Home Show and Art Blooms Here. The exhibitions will run...

Inaugural ‘Best of Richmond Contest’ launches

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The inaugural "Best of Richmond" contest launched today with the aim of celebrating local businesses and encouraging local shopping. The nominations period starts today and will continue for a month. Patrons of businesses can visit...
Richmond native 'lives rent-free' on SS Red Oak Victory

Richmond native lives on SS Red Oak Victory

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By Kathy Chouteau If you visit the SS Red Oak Victory ship on the Richmond waterfront, you might meet Desiree Heveroh, who lives there rent-free. She was the recent subject of a World of Nuance...
Pickleball Pavilion?

Pickleball Pavilion?

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By Kathy Chouteau A protest is planned at noon both Saturday and Sunday over Orton Entertainment’s installation of pickleball courts at Craneway Pavilion.  Unidentified protest organizers are asking community members to don Rosie the Riveter gear...
‘Brunch & Beats’ produces good eats and beats in Richmond

‘Brunch & Beats’ produces good eats and beats in Richmond

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By Kathy Chouteau Rich City Studios will team up with The Slap Camp for “Brunch & Beats,” a producer showcase plus some good eats, Sat., March 23 from 1-5 p.m. at BBG Studio in Richmond. The...
‘Gonzo’ Comedy Night coming to Riggers Loft

‘Gonzo’ Comedy Night coming to Riggers Loft

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By Kathy Chouteau A vintage night of comedy will be afoot when Dan “Gonzo” Machanik takes the stage Saturday, March 30 from 6-8 p.m. at Riggers Loft in Richmond. Admission to the Comedy Night is free,...

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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...