Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Richmond

Happy Lot Farm & Garden to unveil new treasures at its urban oasis

By Kathy Chouteau The Happy Lot Farm & Garden, a formerly blighted lot that’s been transformed into a place where neighbors can grow organic food themselves, is hosting a “Mural & Little Libraries Unveiling” Wednesday,...
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...
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 to Richmond Firefighters Local 188. At 8 p.m., Richmond firefighters responded...
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...
Chocolate maker plans to relocate from Oakland to Richmond

Chocolate maker plans to relocate from Oakland to Richmond

By Kathy Chouteau If an East Bay chocolate company’s sweet deal goes through, it plans to move to Richmond this summer. Corocao Confections—an Oakland-based chocolate manufacturing company that crafts small-batch, hand-made, vegan chocolate bars, truffles, candy...
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 will get a free ticket to Six Flags, according to...

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...
Richmond's Bayview and West Side library branches to reopen for in-person services

Richmond library branches to reopen for in-person services

Richmond Public Library's Bayview and West Side branches will resume in-person services on Tuesday, June 22, from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Going forward, the branches will be open Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, library...
Richmond Progressive Alliance-led council votes to defund RPD by $3M

Richmond Progressive Alliance-led council votes to defund RPD by $3M

The community policing model that led to vast crime reduction in Richmond during the mid-2010s and became a national model for effective policing can no longer be maintained, according to public safety officials and...

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...

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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...