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Bay Area health officials issue monkeypox warning

Bay Area health officials issue monkeypox warning amid summer travels, gatherings

By Kathy Chouteau Bay Area officials from nine health jurisdictions are cautioning community members to protect themselves against the monkeypox virus as cases continue to occur throughout the local region and beyond, particularly amid summer...
An unlicensed driver who "blew through the sign without stopping" near a San Pablo elementary school was arrested for charges including possession of a loaded shotgun, police said. A San Pablo police officer was conducting stop sign enforcement at an intersection when the vehicle allegedly ignored the stop sign. The driver was pulled over. "Upon running the license plate, our vigilant dispatcher advised that it was associated to a previous case where a loaded firearm was located inside," police said. A records check found the driver to be unlicensed. Given the circumstances, the officer searched the car and found a loaded shotgun hidden in the trunk, police said. "A records check of the serial number on the gun revealed it was reported stolen out of Tennessee," police said. No one was injured in the incident. The driver was transported to County Jail, police said.

San Pablo men killed in separate shootings during last week

Authorities are investigating recent fatal shootings that claimed the lives of two San Pablo men, including a homicide Saturday night in Richmond and a separate homicide on Tuesday, June 21, in North Richmond. On Saturday,...
Richmond Target plans July reopening after arson fire

Richmond Target plans July reopening after arson fire

By Mike Kinney The Richmond Target store is likely to reopen in the first week of July following an arson fire last week, a company spokesperson said. Target spokesperson Brian Harper-Tibaldo said the fire was not...

Juneteenth Family Day Parade & Festival makes triumphant return

Richmond's famous annual Juneteenth Family Day Parade & Festival returned to its pre-pandemic form today, albeit with a few new features that have made the celebration extra special. For one, the parade passed underneath the...
Richmond auto dealers plead with City Council to reduce massive tax hike

Richmond auto dealers plead with Council to reduce massive tax hike

A new CBS News Bay Area report about a massive business tax increase in Richmond that threatens to drive businesses and jobs from the city is turning heads throughout the Bay Area. Starting July 1,...
16 newest Richmond YouthBUILD graduates celebrated

Newest Richmond YouthBUILD graduates celebrated

If you could change your life trajectory in just 18 months, would you? The question posed by Richmond YouthBUILD instructor Eric Smith during YouthBUILD’s graduation ceremony last week was, at least in part, rhetorical. By...
Richmond police patrol activity report: April 29-May 1

Richmond police patrol activity report: June 13-16

The Richmond Police Department regularly releases an overview of recent significant incidents its patrol officers responded to in the city. The segment is an overview and does not reflect the entirety of service calls...
‘A Little Bit of Everything’ coming to NIAD this July

‘A Little Bit of Everything’ coming to NIAD this July

By Kathy Chouteau NIAD Art Center in Richmond will come alive with "A Little Bit of Everything: Fashion & Fiber at NIAD" this July, to encompass a fiber/textile work exhibition in its gallery accompanied by...
14 firearms seized after five search warrants served simultaneously in Richmond

14 guns seized after five search warrants served simultaneously in Richmond

Fourteen illegally-possesses pistols, rifles and fully-automatic handguns were seized and seven suspects apprehended after the Richmond Police Department, with assistance from specialized law enforcement agencies throughout Contra Costa County, served five separate search warrants...
Richmond Rotary honors legacy of onetime president David Ninomiya

Temporary home sought for plaque honoring Richmond businessman, volunteer

By Kathy Chouteau Richmond’s Department of Public Works is seeking approval from the City Council to temporarily display a granite plaque at Shimada Friendship Park honoring the late David Ninomiya—a onetime Richmond Rotary president (1978-79)...

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Soul Mechanix groovin’ into Pinole’s Fernandez Park July 7

Soul Mechanix groovin’ into Pinole’s Fernandez Park July 7

By Kathy Chouteau In the return of one of the first City of Pinole summer events in two years, Soul Mechanix is set to perform...
14 firearms seized after five search warrants served simultaneously in Richmond

14 guns seized after five search warrants served simultaneously in Richmond

Fourteen illegally-possesses pistols, rifles and fully-automatic handguns were seized and seven suspects apprehended after the Richmond Police Department, with assistance from specialized law enforcement...
San Pablo party supplies store busted for selling illegal fireworks

San Pablo party supply shop busted for possession, sales of illegal fireworks

A police bust at a San Pablo party supplies store today uncovered several thousand pounds of illegal fireworks. An anonymous online tip led police to...