Sunday, January 24, 2021

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575 street sweeping signs proposed for Richmond neighborhoods

Richmond council votes to suspend street sweeping citations, consider voluntary program

Richmond City Council on Tuesday voted to suspend ticketing for street sweeping violations during the COVID-19 shelter-in-place period, and to consider modifying the program so that it is less punitive in its efforts to...
Richmond Promise Scholar Graduate Cynthia Ramirez-Parra courtesy RP

Richmond Promise, FASFA/Dream Act deadlines fast approaching

By Kathy Chouteau Two important scholarship deadlines are approaching in March for high school students in Richmond with aspirations of pursuing a post-secondary education. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)/Dream Act application is...
Richmond author’s children’s book answers call of ADHD community

Richmond author’s children’s book answers call of ADHD community

By Kathy Chouteau Richmond resident and author Rayna Best has written a children’s book called Animated Like Me with a resounding message about self-acceptance and inclusion. Best’s 36-page book, which was published in paperback this...
Hundreds of sleeping bags distributed to Richmond homeless on MLK Jr. Day

100 sleeping bags distributed to Richmond homeless on MLK Day

By Mike Kinney Martin Luther King Jr. Day wasn't just a day of service in Richmond on Monday, but also one of hope. That hope came in the form of 100 sleeping bags, along with...

Richmond Memorial Auditorium to become COVID-19 vaccination site

Richmond Memorial Auditorium is being set up as a COVID-19 vaccine distribution site. The city is partnering with Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) on the effort. "Once the site is open to the public, CCHS, in...
Father and his two sons driving force behind J&E Auto Repairs

Father and sons driving force behind J&E Auto Repairs

By Mike Kinney Ever wonder what the "J" and "E" stand for in J&E Auto Repairs on 23rd Street in Richmond? It stands for a father and his two sons working together to continue a...
Richmond Art Center exhibit examines shipping containers as metaphors

Richmond Art Center calling for artists for African Diaspora exhibit

By Kathy Chouteau The Richmond Art Center (RAC) is welcoming artist participants for its virtual “Art of the African Diaspora” exhibition, with the registration deadline being Sunday, Jan. 24, at 11:59 p.m. The exhibition will...

Richmond man arrested in connection with I-80 shooting

A Richmond man has been arrested in connection with a shooting that occurred on westbound Interstate Highway 80 west of the Bay Bridge toll plaza on Sunday. On Sunday, the California Highway Patrol responded to...
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Richmond downtown merchants showcase to highlight Black-owned/led businesses

In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Richmond Main Street Initiative (RMSI) is hosting a Virtual Merchant Showcase on Saturday, Jan. 16, that will feature four Black-owned/led enterprises operating downtown. The Virtual Merchant...
Suspect in stabbing in front of Richmond police station charged

Suspect in stabbing in front of Richmond police station charged

The suspect in a stabbing in front of the Richmond Police Department that occurred following a child custody exchange Sunday has been identified as 26-year-old San Francisco resident Grey Lonewalker Curtiss. The Contra Costa County...

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Contra Costa County aims to deliver 1M COVID-19 vaccine doses by July 4

Contra Costa County aims to deliver 1M COVID-19 vaccine doses by July 4

In the wake of President Joe Biden's administration setting forth plans to administer 100 million COVID-19 vaccine doses during the first 100 days of...
After holiday hiatus, El Garage reopens today with new offerings

After holiday hiatus, El Garage reopens today with new offerings

By Mike Kinney and Kathy Chouteau Great news for fans of El Garage (a.k.a. everyone): after a one-month closure, the owners of Richmond’s ever-popular eatery...
Richmond Promise seeks mentors for program scholars

Richmond Promise seeks mentors for program scholars

By Kathy Chouteau Want to make a significant difference in the life of a Richmond youth? Richmond Promise, an organization which provides $1,500 renewable, four-year...