Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Richmond

Richmond rolls out first bikeshare program with Usain Bolt’s company

Richmond rolls out first bikeshare program with Usain Bolt’s company

By Kathy Chouteau Richmond is launching its first-ever bikeshare program, with a fleet of 250 electric-assist e-bikes rolling into hub locations at the ferry terminal and BART station starting this week and continuing throughout the...
Firefighters prevent spread of Richmond debris fire

Firefighters prevent spread of Richmond debris fire

By Mike Kinney Firefighters quickly doused a debris fire behind a mini strip mall in Richmond before it could extend into the commercial building this afternoon, a fire official said. The blaze was reported at about...
Scholarship program accepting applications from Richmond youth

Scholarship program accepting applications from Richmond youth

By Kathy Chouteau Moving Forward is accepting applications for its Scholarship Program from Richmond youth ages 17-29 years old who’ve been accepted to a two or four-year college or technical school, or who are currently...
Ferry service to San Francisco Giants games resumes

Ferry service to San Francisco Giants games to resume

Ferry service is returning to San Francisco Giants games starting Friday, June 25, when the Giants host the Oakland Athletics for a weekend series, according to the Water Emergency Transportation Authority, which oversees the...
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...

Point Richmond’s Masa Taqueria aims to add alcohol to offerings

By Kathy Chouteau A Point Richmond taqueria known for its hand-crafted tamales is hoping to add another special offering to its menu: alcohol. Masa Taqueria, located at 199 Park Place in the Point, has applied for...

Work to commence soon on North Richmond pedestrian project

By Kathy Chouteau Construction is slated to kick off this summer on a project in North Richmond that aims to improve pedestrian access along Fred Jackson Way from Brookside Drive to Grove Avenue in North...
East Bay Regional Parks to waive certain fees on Juneteenth

East Bay Regional Parks to waive certain fees on Juneteenth

By Kathy Chouteau Community members heading out to East Bay Regional Parks Sat., June 19 will have their park entry and some other fees waived as part of a Park District partnership with Outdoor Afro...
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 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...

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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...

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...
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...