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Chevron Richmond celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with classic cars and much more

Chevron Richmond celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with classic cars and much more

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By Kathy Chouteau Chevron Richmond’s Somos Employee Network honored Hispanic Heritage with a series of compelling events this year, including a lunchtime Classic Car Show that celebrated the spirit of "La Familia." The Somos Employee Network...
One of world's premier cannabis competitions coming to Craneway Pavilion

One of world’s premier cannabis competitions coming to Craneway

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The 19th Annual Emerald Cup Awards, referred to as the “Academy Awards of Cannabis” by Rolling Stone Magazine, will be held on Saturday, May 13, at the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond. Landing in the Bay...
Paper Birds, Howell Devine to perform Friday at Point Richmond Music

Paper Birds, Howell Devine to perform Friday at Point Richmond Music

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By Kathy Chouteau Point Richmond Music (PRM) is gearing up for its next free summer concert on Fri. Aug. 11 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. with Paper Birds and Howell Devine taking the stage. The performances...
Lifeguard Bootcamp begins Jan. 9 at City of Richmond pools

Lifeguard Bootcamp begins Jan. 9 at City of Richmond pools

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Interested in becoming a lifeguard for the City of Richmond? Lifeguard Bootcamp will be offered at City of Richmond pools, including the Richmond Swim Center and the Richmond Plunge, starting Jan. 9. Lifeguard Bootcamp is...
PATROL ACTIVITY REPORT – WEEKLY OVERVIEW: APRIL 8 – 14, 2024 Below is an overview of significant service activity provided by RPD patrol officers during their scheduled shifts. Please note that activity shared in these segments are provided only as an overview, and do not reflect the entirety of service calls and reports taken throughout each shift. 4/8 – EMBEZZLE LEASED/RENTED VEHICLE-RECOVERY Officers responded to a Flock alert for a stolen vehicle in the area. Officers located the vehicle occupied and conducted an enforcement stop. The solo occupant was taken into custody without incident. #3579 4/10 – TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT OPERATION Officers conducted a traffic enforcement operation along the 23rd St corridor to address various issues such as speeding and pedestrian safety. The operation yielded 24 citations: 19 for speed, 2 for unsafe lane changes, 1 red light, 1 not yielding to pedestrians in a crosswalk, and 1 not yielding to an ambulance 4/10 – GRAND THEFT Officers responded to Stenmark Dr for a report of wire theft. Witnesses saw two subjects cutting wires and attempted to contact the subjects, but fled on foot. With the use of a drone (UAS), Officers located the two suspects near Point Molate Beach. Both suspects were taken into custody without incident. A search of the suspects revealed several Sawzall blades and a small amount of narcotics. Both suspects were booked into RPD jail. #3611 4/11 - MISC INFORMATION Officers responded to the 700 block of Amador St for a report of an unknown issue. Upon arrival, officers located a subject laying on the grass, unconscious and not breathing. Officers began life saving measures and administered Narcan, AMR arrived on scene and took over life saving measures. The subject regained consciousness a few moments later and was transported to a local hospital for further treatment. #3663 4/12 – ARMED ROBBERY Officers responded to the area of S. 23rd St & Ohio Ave for a report of a robbery. Officers learned the victim was driving when two suspect vehicles blocked the victim’s roadway and two suspects ordered the victim to exit his vehicle while brandishing firearms. The suspects removed cash from the victim’s pockets and fled prior to officers’ arrival. Officers conducted an area check with negative results. 4/14 – STOLEN VEHICLE/RECOVERY Officers responded to a Flock alert for a stolen vehicle in the area. Officers located the vehicle occupied and conducted an enforcement stop. The solo occupant was taken into custody without incident. #3707 4/14 – FELON IN POSSESSION OF A FIREARM/ EVADE POLICE Officers on patrol saw a vehicle driven by a suspect who had outstanding warrants and was believed to be armed. Officers attempted to conduct an enforcement stop but the suspect failed to yield. Officers pursued the vehicle to the area of Highway 4 and Pine St in Martinez where the suspect’s vehicle became disabled after colliding with another vehicle. All occupants attempted to flee on foot after the collision but were quickly taken into custody. During the pursuit, officers saw what appeared to be a firearm being discarded from the suspect vehicle, officers searched the area and located the discarded firearm with the assistance of a police K-9. #3731

Richmond police activity report from Jan. 8-14

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  Below is an overview of significant service activity provided by RPD patrol officers during their scheduled shifts. Note that activity shared in these segments are provided only as an overview, and do not reflect...
Lone occupant in crash near Bayview Ave. offramp suffers minor injuries

Driver in crash off I-580 suffers minor injuries

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The lone occupant of a car that crashed and rolled over off I-580 near the Bayview Avenue offramp Wednesday night sustained only minor injuries, fire officials said. The incident was reported at about 6:30 p.m....
Richmond gala honors Nat Bates for 45 years of community service

Richmond gala honors Nat Bates for 45 years of community service

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By Mike Kinney More than 200 community members gathered Wednesday night to honor former Richmond mayor and longtime Councilmember Nat Bates for more than four decades of community service.They did so at the West County...
Musical chronicling life of Betty Reid Soskin set for Bay Area debut

Musical chronicling life of Betty Reid Soskin set for Bay Area debut

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By Kathy Chouteau Betty Reid Soskin’s storied 102 years includes time spent as a WWII defense worker, activist, business owner, songwriter, National Park Service park ranger and so much more. Now, the Richmond icon is...
Multi-vehicle crash injures two people in Richmond

Multi-vehicle crash injures two people in Richmond

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Two people were transported to area hospitals following a multi-vehicle accident at the intersection of Macdonald Avenue and 37th Street Tuesday afternoon, according to Richmond Firefighters Local 188, the union representing Richmond firefighters. Fire crews...
'Chess Play Zones' expand access to game

Richmond chess tournament draws significant multigenerational crowd

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By Kathy Chouteau More than 120 chess players came out to the Richmond Recreation Complex Sat., March 11 for the 10th Annual Williams-Easterling Community Chess Tournament, according to “the Black Knight of Richmond,” TC Ball...

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City of Richmond, Prologis to present update on Hilltop Mall plans

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Latin American Independence Day Parade to make history on 23rd Street

Latin American Independence Day Parade to make history on 23rd Street

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Richmond and San Pablo will host the area's first-ever Latin American Independence Day Parade on Sept. 14. The parade will celebrate the independence anniversaries of...