Friday, May 14, 2021

Richmond

Wildcat Creek Restoration and Greenway Trail project opens to public

San Pablo completes Wildcat Creek restoration and trail project

The Wildcat Creek Restoration and Greenway Trail Project is completed and the trail is now open to the community, the City of San Pablo announced Wednesday. "The project restored 2,200 linear feet of creek and...

Richmond school campus closes after discovery of concerning graffiti

King Elementary in Richmond has been closed for in-person learning this week following the discovery on Friday of concerning graffiti spray-painted on an abandoned van parked across the street. “School Shooting May 26” was spray-painted...
Join National Park Service ranger, Betty Reid Soskin for an hour long informal virtual chat, every Thursday, at 2 pm, beginning May 13. Betty will share her thoughts and insights and answer questions in this informal virtual gathering. For those who have met her, this will be another opportunity to connect and share. For those who have yet to meet her, this will be a chance to ask those questions you have always wanted to ask. The session will be moderated by Ranger Armand Johnson, and may vary in length depending on how Betty is feeling. This free program is open to all ages and no reservations are required. To view the virtual event or for more information, please visit the park website at www.nps.gov/rori. Or call the Rosie the Riveter/ WWII Home National Historical Park (NHP) Visitor Education Center at (510) 232-5050 x 0. At Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front NHP, Betty illuminates the invisible histories of African Americans and other people of color, and her efforts, demonstrate how her work has impacted the way the National Park Service conveys such history to audiences across the United States. Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, CA is the flagship National Park Service site selected to tell the story of Rosie the Riveter and WWII Home Front workers of all kinds. This unique park chronicles the explosive growth of wartime industry, the innovations fostered by visionaries like Henry J. Kaiser, and the extraordinary history of ordinary people who were challenged as never before and came together to overcome wartime odds. The Rosie the Riveter Visitor Education Center is open seven days a week from 10 AM to 5 PM and is located at 1414 Harbour Way South, suite 3000, Richmond, CA 94804. For more information and directions to the Visitor Education Center, please call (510) 232-5050 x0 or visit to http://www.nps.gov/rori/planyourvisit/directions.htm. Admission to the Visitor Center and programs is free.

National Park Service to host virtual chat with Betty Reid Soskin

Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park is inviting the community to an informal virtual chat with the great Betty Reid Soskin on Thursday, May 13. The free event will start at 2...
Michelle Obama School Virtual Grand Opening announced

Michelle Obama School gifted 500 cyber safety workbooks

By Kathy Chouteau Richmond’s Michelle Obama School is set to be the lucky recipient of 500 cyber safety workbooks entitled “Ready, Get Set, Connect!” thanks to a donation from cloud security leader Menlo Security, which partnered with...
Disc golf course no longer planned for Hilltop Lake Park

Disc golf course no longer planned for Hilltop Lake Park

By Mike Kinney The plan for a disc golf course at Hilltop Lake Park has ended up deep in the rough, after the Richmond Recreation and Parks Commission declined to recommend the project’s approval at...
Roma Caffe and Bar opens in Point Richmond

Roma Caffé and Bar welcomed to Point Richmond

Point Richmond has a new cafe. Local and family-owned Roma Caffé and Bar opened in March and currently serves coffee, breakfast and lunch, and will soon be serving wine and craft beer, according to...
Gyuto Foundation hosts prayer service for COVID-ravaged India

Gyuto Foundation hosts prayer service for Covid-ravaged India

By Mike Kinney The Gyuto Foundation Buddhist Monastery in Richmond hosted a special prayer ceremony Saturday for the victims of the Covid-19 pandemic in India and Nepal. A devastating surge in cases has overwhelmed India's...
Richmond pools reopen after 13-month closure

Richmond pools reopen after 13-month closure

After a 13-month closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, both of Richmond's public pools reopened this week. "Patrons lined up outside at 6:45 a.m. for the inaugural swim at the Richmond Plunge and the Richmond...
Fire breaks out at Richmond homeless encampment for second straight night

Fire breaks out at Castro Street encampment for 2nd straight night

By Mike Kinney For a second straight night, Richmond firefighters battled a large blaze at a homeless encampment in the area of Castro and Hensley streets near Richmond Parkway. Firefighters responded to the incident about 11...
Art in Windows exhibitions featured at two downtown locations

Art in Windows exhibitions featured at two downtown locations

If you haven't viewed the Art in Windows exhibition in Richmond yet, you're missing out. But you have time. The exhibition featuring eight local artists at two city locations will remain on public display through...

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