Thursday, June 24, 2021

Richmond

North Richmond house fire contained to one room

North Richmond house fire contained to one room

A fire at an abandoned, boarded-up North Richmond home on Tuesday was brought under control within 10 minutes and contained to one room, according to Richmond Firefighters Local 188. At 8 p.m., Richmond firefighters responded...

Basketball Rec League welcomes youth of all skill levels for sign-ups

By Kathy Chouteau The West Contra Costa Salesian Boys & Girls Club “Basketball Rec League” is accepting players ages 7 through 14 of all skill levels for its five-week league beginning July 18 through Aug....
Six Flags tickets offered to Californians getting first COVID-19 vaccine

Six Flags tickets offered to Californians getting first COVID-19 vaccine

By Kathy Chouteau Local residents aged 12 and over who receive their first COVID-19 vaccine dose at two local clinics operated by LifeLong Medical Care will get a free ticket to Six Flags, according to...
MADD honors RPD officers who excelled at taking impaired drivers off road

MADD honors RPD officers for taking impaired drivers off road

Four of the six Richmond police officers recognized Monday by the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) collectively took 174 impaired drivers off the city's roads last year, according to the Richmond Police Department. Honored during...

Happy Lot Farm & Garden to unveil new treasures at its urban oasis

By Kathy Chouteau The Happy Lot Farm & Garden, a formerly blighted lot that’s been transformed into a place where neighbors can grow organic food themselves, is hosting a “Mural & Little Libraries Unveiling” Wednesday,...
Richmond YouthBUILD’s recent grads ready for construction careers

Richmond YouthBUILD’s newest grads ready for construction careers

By Kathy Chouteau Last year, Jesus Parra said his life ran into a “dead end” and he ended up in Juvenile Hall and received probation. YouthBUILD was recommended to him. “They offered us the right path...
Congressman DeSaulnier to host Coronavirus and Education Virtual Town Hall

Congressman DeSaulnier releases statement in wake of mass shooting in Richmond

Congressman Mark DeSaulnier released a statement Monday in the wake of a mass shooting in Richmond Sunday night that killed three people and wounded five others. The congressman's statement follows in full: “Yet again, we grieve...
Caltrans contractor struck by vehicle that fled on I-580 on-ramp

Three killed, five injured, in Richmond shooting

By Mike Kinney Three people were killed and five others wounded in a shooting in Richmond Sunday night. The shooting occurred just before 11 p.m. in the 2100 block of Dunn Ave., police said. Police state...
Richmond celebrates Juneteenth with cross-town caravan, rally

Richmond celebrates Juneteenth with cross-town caravan, rally

By Mike Kinney Richmond residents gathered to honor and commemorate Juneteenth 2021 with a caravan across the city followed by a rally at Kennedy High School on Saturday. Cars began from the historic North Richmond Missionary...
Richmond Progressive Alliance-led council votes to defund RPD by $3M

Richmond Progressive Alliance-led council votes to defund RPD by $3M

The community policing model that led to vast crime reduction in Richmond during the mid-2010s and became a national model for effective policing can no longer be maintained, according to public safety officials and...

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Caltrans contractor struck by vehicle that fled on I-580 on-ramp

DUI suspected in fatal collision at Richmond intersection

One driver was killed and another driver was arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence in connection with a two-vehicle collision in...
Richmond recipients awarded millions toward mobility projects

$2M awarded for zero-emission mobility projects in Richmond

By Kathy Chouteau Two Richmond recipients have been awarded $1 million each by the new Clean Mobility Options Voucher Pilot Program (CMO) to develop and...
Betty Reid Soskin event tonight in Richmond

El Sobrante middle school renamed in honor of Betty Reid Soskin

By Kathy Chouteau Betty Reid Soskin, the iconic 99-year-old park ranger at the Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, now...