Sunday, September 26, 2021

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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...

Mobile vaccination clinic to roll into Barrett Terrace Plaza on Oct. 8

Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) is encouraging community members to take advantage of its mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinic when it rolls into Barrett Terrace Plaza in Richmond on Friday, Oct. 8. Barrett Terrace is partnering...
Contra Costa Animal Services waiving adoption fees through Sept. 19

Contra Costa Animal Services waives adoption fees through Sept. 19

All adoptions from the Contra Costa Animal Services (CCAS) are free through Sept. 19 as part of a Clear the Shelter partnership with NBC Bay Area and Telemundo. Licensing and other fees may apply. Adoptions...
Betty Reid Soskin celebrates 100 with school named in her honor

Betty Reid Soskin celebrates 100 with school named in her honor

By Kathy Chouteau Richmond icon Betty Reid Soskin, the nation’s oldest living national park ranger, celebrated her 100th birthday today by cutting the ribbon on a West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) middle school...
Powering Richmond with clean energy

Powering Richmond with clean energy

By Kathy Chouteau Some Richmond community members may be unaware that there’s a giant solar farm – one of the Bay Area’s largest -- generating enough power for 3,900 homes right in their own backyard....
Richmond eyes vacant property tax to fund fight against blight

South Street renaming to be taken up by Richmond City Council

By Kathy Chouteau Richmond City Council on Tuesday will consider renaming South Street between the streets of Carlson Blvd. and Wall St. to Ethel Dotson South. The street renaming intends to "honor of Ms. Dotson’s contribution...

BART reports fatality on tracks at Richmond Station

A person died on the tracks at the Richmond Station this morning, prompting the temporary closure of the station Thursday morning. "Police say there was no foul play and the person intentionally entered the track,"...
Teen critically injured in Richmond shooting

Witnesses sought after fatal hit-and-run crash on Richmond Parkway

The California Highway Patrol is asking for the public's help in its investigation into a hit-and-run collision that killed a pedestrian on Richmond Parkway north of Gertrude Avenue early Saturday. CHP officers responded to the...
Retired RPD captain named Chief of Inspectors for Contra Costa DA's Office

Former RPD captain named Chief of Inspectors for Contra Costa DA

A retired Richmond police captain has been named permanent Chief of Inspectors for the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office, according to DA Diana Becton. Chief Arnold Threets, a U.S. Marine Corp. veteran who retired...
Technically it's illegal to fly kites in Richmond, but that will soon change

There’s a law against flying kites in Richmond, but that may soon change

Did you know there is a law against flying kites in Richmond? On May 15, 1922, the city adopted Ordinance No. 513, with the chapter entitled "Kite Flying." The ordinance states, "It shall be unlawful...

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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....