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They did it!

They did it!

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By Kathy Chouteau  A long-fought journey that started in Richmond culminated in 27 Rosie the Riveters being honored with Congressional Gold Medals April 10, with three of the ladies hailing from Contra Costa County. Jeanne Gibson,...
Richmond cop and shopkeeper share special bond

Richmond cop and shopkeeper share special bond

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By Mike Kinney A Richmond police officer and a popular local shopkeeper are setting the example of what “community policing” can mean. Richmond police Officer Steve Purcell routinely starts his day by drinking coffee at Shop...
'Chicken, Chitlins and Caviar' shares African American experience

‘Chicken, Chitlins and Caviar’ shares African American experience

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By Kathy Chouteau Lifelong Richmond resident April Wright’s Symphony Enterprises is producing “Chicken, Chitlins and Caviar,” a music revue appearing June 8-9 at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek With “Chicken, Chitlins and...
Richmond tykes ‘making history’ with art exhibition

Richmond children ‘making history’ with art exhibition

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By Kathy Chouteau The Children's Art Studio Richmond is partnering with the Richmond Museum of History & Culture for the "Modern Children's Art Exhibition: A Celebration of Creativity" May 18 to July 31 to showcase...
Bay Area school districts on high alert after widely distributed threat

Bay Area school districts on high alert after widely distributed threat

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An email threat sent this morning to multiple K-12 school districts in the Bay Area was deemed not credible by law enforcement.   The email reportedly claimed a bomb would detonate on campus until the release...
No trimming here: Richmond tree is naturally heart-shaped

No trimming here: Richmond tree is naturally heart-shaped

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It's true love. In August last year, a reader sent us a photo of this tree that is shaped like a heart on McBryde Avenue and McLaughlin Street. We published the photo, and of course...
RPD conducts another parking enforcement operation, tows 69 cars

RPD conducts another parking enforcement operation, tows 69 cars

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Richmond police towed away 69 vehicles and issued 15 citations during a parking enforcement operation targeting illegally parked vehicles in the city's Central District on Tuesday. It's part of a stepped up effort to prevent...
Ceramicist’s vending machine brings micropottery to the masses

Ceramicist’s vending machine brings micropottery to the masses

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By Kathy Chouteau A Richmond ceramicist created a new way to bring her art to the masses. Samantha Marie of PaperCut Pottery is providing “micropottery” from a vending machine. The micropottery fits in see-through, 2-inch plastic...
Earth Day event to inform residents on 'Richmond Rising' initiative

Earth Day event to inform residents on ‘Richmond Rising’ initiative

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An Earth Day event at Unity Park this Saturday April 20, will serve to inform residents about the Richmond Rising initiative. The free community event will feature gardening, mural painting, music, food, games, and other...
SWAT team assists in arrest of suspected shooter in San Pablo

SWAT team assists in arrest of suspected shooter in San Pablo

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With help from the San Pablo Police Department SWAT Team, El Cerrito police arrested a San Pablo man charged with opening fire at a passing vehicle on Moeser Lane last summer. The incident unfolded Aug....

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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...