Monday, May 25, 2020

Richmond

Kennedy High seniors pick up caps and gowns to cheers, applause

WCCUSD announce car-based ceremonies for Class of 2020

By WCCUSD Superintendent Matthew Duffy Summer is rapidly approaching  and we have a lot of work to do to end the school year positively and productively. I know that you have been waiting to get...
Richmond art hubs offer escape during shelter-at-home period

Richmond Art Center’s ‘Morning Cup’ mixes up coffee & creativity

By Kathy Chouteau Fancy sipping your favorite morning brew while getting creative with the Richmond Art Center (RAC)? This Friday, May 22 from 10-11 a.m., the RAC will kick off its first online event with...
Richmond school staffers launch fundraiser for struggling families

Staff at Richmond school launch fundraiser for struggling families

By Kathy Chouteau A trio of office staffers from Richmond’s Mira Vista Elementary have launched an online Go Fund Me fundraiser in support of the K-8 school’s struggling families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Equipped with $500...
Fab Lab Richmond, Chevron partner to produce face shields for frontline workers

Fab Lab Richmond, Chevron partner to produce face shields for frontline workers

In normal times, the Fab Lab at Kennedy High inspires students from the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) and community members to innovate, design and produce pretty much anything using 3D printers,...
GRIP providing services to about 150 families at Hilltop hotel

GRIP providing services to about 150 families at Hilltop hotel

By Mike Kinney The Greater Richmond Interfaith Program (GRIP) has expanded its homeless services amid the COVID-19 pandemic to managing a hotel that's serving as a protective shelter for the homeless. The Courtyard Marriott Hotel in...
Contra Costa coronavirus cases 'not rising as fast as the worst case scenario'

Contra Costa County allowing curbside retail starting Tuesday

By Kathy Chouteau Starting Tuesday, May 19 at 6 a.m., "non-essential" retail stores in Contra Costa County may offer curbside sales or other outdoor pickups of orders but must implement safety measures to prevent the...
GRIP seeks volunteers to help prep 800 meals daily for County's homeless

GRIP seeks volunteers to help prep, serve meals daily for homeless

By Mike Kinney The dining area at the Greater Richmond Interfaith Program (GRIP) facility on 22nd Street in Richmond is closed, but the kitchen remains busy prepping hundreds of meals daily to support homeless residents...
Richmond Grows to host free online class, 'Seed Saving in a Time of Crisis'

Richmond Grows to host free online class, ‘Seed Saving in a Time of Crisis’

The Richmond Grows Seed Lending Library is offering a free, online class on Seed Saving in a Time of Crisis -- a How To Class on Saturday, May 30 from 1-3 p.m. Registration and...
Richmond-made masks support both safety and at-risk youth

Richmond-made masks support both safety and at-risk youth

By Mike Kinney Face masks are in high-demand as public health officials urge the public to wear them in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. But these ones being produced in Richmond are playing...
County Tax Collector’s Office taking appointments starting May 18

County Tax Collector’s Office taking appointments starting May 18

By Kathy Chouteau Need a little one-on-one time with the tax man? Starting Monday, May 18, the Contra Costa County’s Tax Collector’s Office in Martinez will be open for visits from the public.   Office visits...

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Red Oak Victory to close for restoration work

City floats berth rental fee for Red Oak Victory amid budget deficit

By Kathy Chouteau Amid a $27 million budget deficit that’s been compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Richmond is assessing possible budget balancing...
West County businesses aim to get word out about curbside service

West County businesses aim to get word out about curbside service

By Mike Kinney Yao Saechao, store manager at Richmond Blueprint & Lithograph, sported a large smile while pointing at the "Open" sign in front of...
Over 30 cited in operation targeting speeders, distracted drivers in Richmond

Over 30 cited in operation targeting speeders, distracted drivers in Richmond

By Mike Kinney Over 30 citations were issued Thursday in an operation targeting speeders and distracted drivers on Richmond Parkway and San Pablo Avenue, police...