Sunday, September 26, 2021

Richmond

Police release video of suspect vehicle in North Richmond homicide

Police release video of suspect vehicle in North Richmond homicide

Richmond police released a video of the suspect vehicle connected to a double-shooting in North Richmond that claimed the life of 51-year-old Shedrick Lamar Williams, a beloved local baseball coach, on June 3. Police...
Contra Costa County to mandate proof of vaccination at bars, restaurants and gyms

Contra Costa County to mandate proof of vaccination or negative test at bars, restaurants...

Starting Sept. 22, Contra Costa County will require patrons of restaurants, bars, fitness gyms and other businesses within the County to show proof of full vaccination when entering indoor areas or a negative COVID-19...

Richmond tire explosion highlights ongoing problem of encampments

A tire that exploded during an RV fire at the homeless encampment at Castro and Hensley streets in Richmond this morning almost seriously injured a firefighter. Richmond Firefighters Local 188, the union representing Richmond...
Teen critically injured in Richmond shooting

Teen critically injured in Richmond shooting

A 17-year-old boy sustained several gunshot wounds and was hospitalized in critical condition in Richmond Tuesday night, police said. Officers responded at 8:42 p.m. to the 300 block of 20th Street following activation of the...
On her 100th birthday, WCCUSD to celebrate renaming school in honor of Betty Reid Soskin

On her 100th birthday, WCCUSD to celebrate renaming school in honor of Betty Reid...

By Kathy Chouteau Betty Reid Soskin, the nation’s oldest living national park ranger, will receive a very special gift from the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) for her 100th birthday: a middle school...
Study finds Richmond most diverse city in the U.S.

Study finds Richmond most diverse city in the U.S.

By Kathy Chouteau The Bay Area is the most diverse in the U.S., and guess which city is the most diverse in the Bay Area? Richmond, according to a new study by Finder. In identifying the...
Circus Bella set to swing into Point San Pablo Harbor

Circus Bella set to swing into Point San Pablo Harbor

By Kathy Chouteau Point San Pablo Harbor has announced Circus Bella is bringing its free outdoor show “Humorous” to town Sun., Sept. 19 at 2 p.m. This year’s show is touted by the circus company...
Six WCCUSD schools close due to power outages

WCCUSD schools close due to power outages

Four West Contra Costa Unified School District schools closed for early dismissal at 10 a.m. Friday due to widespread power outages in Richmond and surrounding communities, the district said. Those schools include Coronado Elementary School,...
Teen critically injured in Richmond shooting

Cars, homes damaged in Richmond shootout

A shootout between a dirt bike rider and occupants of a Dodge Magnum on Sunday resulted in no injuries but plenty of damages, police said. At about 5 p.m., police responded to Shotspotter gun detection...
Richmond police aim to deflate sideshows

Richmond police aim to deflate sideshows

The Richmond Police Department is in the process of equipping patrol cars with tire deflation devices, and also hopes to staff 38 CCTV cameras that aren't currently being monitored in the city, as part...

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Teen critically injured in Richmond shooting

Arson suspect arrested at Wildcat Canyon Regional Park

Fast-acting park visitors were lauded Friday for their help in dousing an arson fire at Wildcat Canyon Regional Park and for assisting police in...
Free EMS training available to qualified high school graduates

Free EMT training available to qualified high school graduates

By Kathy Chouteau Locals between the ages of 18-26 years old can receive free training as an emergency medical technician (EMT) as part of a...
Richmond Main Street Initiative names new executive director

Richmond Main Street Initiative names new executive director

By Kathy Chouteau Richmond Main Street Initiative (RMSI), a nonprofit that aims to revitalize downtown Richmond, has announced Andrea Portillo-Knowles as its new executive director....