Saturday, September 19, 2020

Richmond

Boorman Park design designs finalized at virtual meeting

Boorman Park renovation designs finalized at virtual meeting

By Kathy Chouteau More than 50 Richmond residents gathered online last Saturday for a virtual design party where they finalized the designs for Boorman Park’s upcoming renovation, which will encompass a fitness zone, two playgrounds,...
575 street sweeping signs proposed for Richmond neighborhoods

Richmond to resume street sweeping citations Oct. 1

Starting October 1, the Richmond Police Department Parking Unit will resume issuing citations to vehicles that are not moved for street sweeping, police announced today. Residents and visitors are asked to move their vehicle during...
Galileo Club bridges the gap between past and future

Richmond: Free household hazardous waste, mattress drop-off event

Richmond is hosting a free one-day household hazardous waste and mattress drop-off event on Saturday, Sept. 19, in the parking lot of the Galileo Club. The event will run 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in...
Online fundraiser launched to support family of Erick Galeana

Online fundraiser launched to support family of Erick Galeana

A GoFundMe fundraiser has been launched to support the family of Erick Galeana, the 22-year-old San Pablo resident who was fatally shot in Richmond on Sept. 1. "This tragedy cause a great deal of heartache...
GRIP gifted teddy bears and masks for homeless children

GRIP gifted teddy bears and masks for homeless children

By Mike Kinney The Greater Richmond Interfaith Program (GRIP) was recently gifted mask-wearing teddy bears, along with kid-sized masks, to give to homeless children it serves. The teddy bears were donated to MediMasks by Samantha Grier...
Health officials warn against swimming at Keller Beach

Health officials warn about ‘swimmer’s itch’ at Keller Beach

Contra Costa County health officials are warning residents and visitors against swimming at Keller Beach due to recent incidents of "swimmer's itch." Recent visitor experiences "have led us to suspect that there are tiny organisms...
Richmond: Mural emerging at Pullman Portal Park

Richmond: Mural emerging at Pullman Portal Park

By Kathy Chouteau A new mural is underway at Richmond’s Pullman Portal Park that reflects the neighborhood it calls home. Lead project artist Rebeca Garcia-Gonzalez and a team of Groundwork Richmond worker bees are hard at...
Richmond student receives full ride as 2020 Blank School Scholar

Richmond student receives full ride as 2020 Blank School Scholar

By Kathy Chouteau Richmond resident Shruti Jain has been honored as a scholar by The Arthur M. Blank School of Entrepreneurial Leadership Scholar at Babson College in Wellesley, Mass. As part of her honor, Jain...
Food bank to host giveaway event at Richmond Ferry Terminal

Food bank to host giveaway event at Richmond Ferry Terminal

The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano is holding a drive-thru food giveaway on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at the Richmond Ferry Terminal, 1453 Harbour Way S. The food giveaway will run from 11 a.m....

3 DUI arrests, 102 citations at Marina Way/Barrett checkpoint

A sobriety checkpoint at Marina Way and Barrett Avenue in Richmond on Friday, Sept. 11, resulted in 102 citations, three DUI arrests, two warrant arrests, one firearm confiscated and 11 cars impounded, police said. The...

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