Wednesday, April 1, 2020

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Witness states possible cause of Richmond train trestle fire

Witness states possible cause of Richmond train trestle fire

By Mike Kinney The possible source of a train trestle fire in Richmond Sunday night was two people starting a warming fire under the trestle, a witness told officials. No one was reportedly injured in the...
Former California Assemblymember Bob Campbell dies at 82

Former California Assemblymember Bob Campbell dies at 82

By Mike Kinney Robert 'Bob' Campbell, a former Richmond councilmember, California assemblymember and business owner known in the community for his sincerity, wry sense of humor and dedication to public service, has died following a...
Sen. Skinner provides useful guide to COVID-19 financial relief

Sen. Skinner provides useful guide to COVID-19 financial relief

After holding a teleconference Tuesday, Sen. Nancy Skinner released a wealth of information on how local community members and small business owners can access financial relief during the COVID-19 pandemic. For a link to...
Richmond cannabis stores mellower than grocery stores

Richmond cannabis stores mellow after being deemed essential service

By Mike Kinney After a rush in business at the onset of the COVID-19 shelter-in-place order, local cannabis retailers say their stores have mellowed out somewhat. And now, the focus is on safety. The initial announcement...
Don't flush disinfecting wipes down the toilet, please

Don’t flush disinfecting wipes down the toilet, please

Keep your wipes out of the pipes. That's the message from the West County Wastewater District, which is echoing a call by the California State Water Resources Control Board imploring citizens not to throw disinfecting...
Contra Costa Fire seeks applicants for firefighter, paramedic recruits

4 Con Fire employees test positive for COVID-19

Four Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (Con Fire) employees found to have tested positive for COVID-19 are in isolation. Their positive results "have had no adverse impact on operational staffing," as the employees...
East Bay parks increase restrictions after busy weekend

New restrictions at East Bay parks after busy weekend

The main parking area at Point Isabel Regional Shoreline will close starting Friday through at least April 30 as part of new measures announced by the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) to address...
Bridge Storage and ArtSpace to host virtual film fest

Bridge Storage and ArtSpace to host virtual film fest

By Kathy Chouteau Bridge Storage and ArtSpace has the perfect remedy for those craving access to the arts in a COVID-19 world. On Thursday, March 27 at 8 p.m., Bridge is hosting a Virtual Film...
Falcon Spirits Distillery, located at 3701 Collins Avenue in Richmond's Parchester Village neighborhood, is having more than a "mere" impact. His small business is among countless across the nation stepping up for the cause. This month, Falcon Spirits Distillery halted production of gin, amaro, brandy and other spirits. Now, it's producing hundreds of bottles of hand sanitizer to benefit local first responders and to some extent restaurants and retailers.

Richmond distillery producing hand sanitizer for first responders

By Mike Kinney "We are merely trying to help human beings to survive," Farid Dormishian said. But Falcon Spirits Distillery, which Dormishian operates at 3701 Collins Ave. in Richmond's Parchester Village neighborhood, is having more than...
Richmond asks families to refrain from using park play structures

Richmond asks families to refrain from using park play structures

The Richmond Parks and Landscaping Division is requesting families to refrain from using play structures at parks as part of the effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. "If you choose to take your...

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Contra Costa stay-at-home order extension includes new directives

Contra Costa stay-at-home order extension has new restrictions

Contra Costa County and five other Bay Area counties extended a previous stay-at-home order through May 3 and added restrictions on activities in order...
Richmond's public safety heroes: Brandon Hodges

Richmond public safety heroes: Brandon Hodges

Day and night our public safety heroes answer the call, working tirelessly to prevent crime and save lives. When they’re not doing that, they’re...
Richmond Virtual Rec Center helps alleviate shelter-at-home doldrums

Richmond Virtual Rec Center a remedy for shelter-at-home doldrums

By Kathy Chouteau The Richmond Public Library and Community Services Department have an antidote for anyone suffering the COVID-19 shelter-at-home doldrums: A Virtual Recreation Center. The...