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Richmond

Grand-opening celebrated for Miraflores Senior Apartments

Grand-opening celebrated for Miraflores Senior Apartments

Miraflores Senior Apartments, a long-awaited affordable housing development in Richmond's Park Plaza neighborhood, had its grand opening celebration last week. Over 15 years in the making, the project provides 79 new affordable senior rental apartments...
Contra Costa County seeks volunteers for annual homeless count

Contra Costa seeks volunteers for annual homeless count

Volunteers are being sought for Contra Costa County's annual point-in-time count of residents who are experiencing homelessness. Working in groups, volunteers stationed at specific community sites will conduct surveys with homeless individuals between Tuesday, Jan....
Richmond cop witnesses hit-and-run involving pedestrian, makes arrest

Richmond cop witnesses hit-and-run involving pedestrian, makes arrest

A Richmond police officer witnessed a hit-and-run collision that injured a pedestrian at 23rd street and Macdonald Avenue, then made an arrest. The incident occurred about 1:30 a.m. when the police officer saw the car...
Mashallah Food Truck spices up local scene

Mashallah Food Truck spices up local scene

By Kathy Chouteau The Mashallah Halal Food Indian and Pakistani Food Truck recently rolled onto the streets and if its flavorfully spicy Indian and Pakistani dishes are any indication, it’s the hottest thing happening...

Sup. Gioia celebrates 20 years of holiday drives at Verde Elementary

Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia and his staff expressed gratitude to the community this week for pulling off yet another successful holiday drive at Verde Elementary. Sup. Gioia has been holding a holiday drive...
WCCUSD schools to close Friday due to poor air quality

WCCUSD board approves $12.5M in cuts

The West Contra Costa Unified School District Board of Education voted Wednesday night to cut $12.5 million in expenses, including 82.4 full-time equivalent positions, to close its structural budget deficit and ensure a balanced...
East Brother Beer to hold 2nd Annual Summer Classic this Sunday

East Brother Beer set to release Camp Fire relief IPA

As promised, Richmond-based East Brother Beer Co. is set to release the Resilience IPA on Thursday, Dec. 20, and will donate all money from its sales to the Camp Fire relief efforts. As we reported...
Volunteers prep for massive Richmond toy/food drive

Volunteers prep for massive Richmond toy/food drive

It felt like a grand, secret toy store. But in reality, it was only a storage space at a Richmond fire station that was jam-packed with thousands of toys. On Wednesday, volunteers with Chevron Richmond...

Donut-spinning driver collides with car containing father and child

A man was injured, but thankfully his 11-year-old daughter wasn't, when a driver doing donuts in his car in Richmond collided into their vehicle Wednesday afternoon, police said. Officers responded to the accident scene at...
Chevron employee’s Knit for GRIP sets donation record

Chevron employee’s Knit for GRIP sets donation record

Longtime Chevron employee Ann Ciurczak is helping to keep dozens of local families warm this holiday season, all because she loves knitting and crocheting. It began about a decade ago, when Ciurczak, who had been...

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Over 650 served at 71st Charles Reid Foundation Christmas Party

By Mike Kinney After 71 consecutive years, the Charles Reid Foundation Christmas Party hasn’t skipped a beat. Over 650 attendees received toys and clothing during the...
49ers, Giants greats join Richmond native's 4th annual toy drive

49ers, Giants greats join Richmond native’s annual toy drive

Thanks to Stephen Ashford's 4th annual toy drive, kids in need in Richmond and East Palo Alto will have some cheer this holiday season. The...
Bridge Holiday Open House delivers art, merriment and more

Bridge Holiday Open House delivers art, merriment and more

By Kathy Chouteau Bridge Storage and ArtSpace’s Holiday Open House and Block Party on Saturday touted “The More the Merrier” as its art exhibition mantra,...