Thursday, September 17, 2020

Richmond

GRIP gifted teddy bears and masks for homeless children

GRIP gifted teddy bears and masks for homeless children

By Mike Kinney The Greater Richmond Interfaith Program (GRIP) was recently gifted mask-wearing teddy bears, along with kid-sized masks, to give to homeless children it serves. The teddy bears were donated to MediMasks by Samantha Grier...
Health officials warn against swimming at Keller Beach

Health officials warn about ‘swimmer’s itch’ at Keller Beach

Contra Costa County health officials are warning residents and visitors against swimming at Keller Beach due to recent incidents of "swimmer's itch." Recent visitor experiences "have led us to suspect that there are tiny organisms...
Richmond: Mural emerging at Pullman Portal Park

Richmond: Mural emerging at Pullman Portal Park

By Kathy Chouteau A new mural is underway at Richmond’s Pullman Portal Park that reflects the neighborhood it calls home. Lead project artist Rebeca Garcia-Gonzalez and a team of Groundwork Richmond worker bees are hard at...
Richmond student receives full ride as 2020 Blank School Scholar

Richmond student receives full ride as 2020 Blank School Scholar

By Kathy Chouteau Richmond resident Shruti Jain has been honored as a scholar by The Arthur M. Blank School of Entrepreneurial Leadership Scholar at Babson College in Wellesley, Mass. As part of her honor, Jain...
Food bank to host giveaway event at Richmond Ferry Terminal

Food bank to host giveaway event at Richmond Ferry Terminal

The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano is holding a drive-thru food giveaway on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at the Richmond Ferry Terminal, 1453 Harbour Way S. The food giveaway will run from 11 a.m....

3 DUI arrests, 102 citations at Marina Way/Barrett checkpoint

A sobriety checkpoint at Marina Way and Barrett Avenue in Richmond on Friday, Sept. 11, resulted in 102 citations, three DUI arrests, two warrant arrests, one firearm confiscated and 11 cars impounded, police said. The...
East Brother re-releases world class Festbier ahead of Oktoberfest

East Brother re-releases world class Festbier ahead of Oktoberfest

By Kathy Chouteau What better way to celebrate Oktoberfest 2020 amid a global pandemic than by enjoying a world class beer that’s made locally? Richmond’s own East Brother Beer Company is delivering on that tall...
Betty Reid Soskin event tonight in Richmond

Betty Reid Soskin 99th bday event to promote voter registration

By Kathy Chouteau America’s oldest National Park ranger is set to celebrate her 99th birthday by putting a spotlight on National Voter Registration Day. Park ranger, author and Richmond living legend, Betty Reid Soskin, welcomes the...
Encouraging COVID-19 data prompts county health order update

Nail salons can operate outdoors in Contra Costa starting Wednesday

Effective 8 a.m. Wednesday, nail salons, body waxing studios and massage and skin care businesses can begin operating outdoors in Contra Costa County, per the latest public health order. The changes are the result of...
Richmond City Council candidate forum set for Sept. 15

Richmond City Council candidate forum set for Sept. 16

Richmond voters will have an opportunity to learn about the candidates running for City Council in the coming November elections at a virtual forum on Wednesday, Sept. 16 from noon to 1:30 p.m. The forum,...

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575 street sweeping signs proposed for Richmond neighborhoods

Richmond to resume street sweeping citations Oct. 1

Starting October 1, the Richmond Police Department Parking Unit will resume issuing citations to vehicles that are not moved for street sweeping, police announced...
Galileo Club bridges the gap between past and future

Richmond: Free household hazardous waste, mattress drop-off event

Richmond is hosting a free one-day household hazardous waste and mattress drop-off event on Saturday, Sept. 19, in the parking lot of the Galileo...
Online fundraiser launched to support family of Erick Galeana

Online fundraiser launched to support family of Erick Galeana

A GoFundMe fundraiser has been launched to support the family of Erick Galeana, the 22-year-old San Pablo resident who was fatally shot in Richmond...