Friday, November 27, 2020

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Thanksgiving gift card giveaway set for Hilltop Mall

By Mike Kinney Four hundred free gift cards will be distributed to needy families for the Thanksgiving holiday at Hilltop Mall on a first-come, first-served basis this Sunday. Richmond community organizer Antwon Cloird is holding the...
Teacher, 79, maintains Kennedy High gardens amid pandemic

79-year-old teacher maintains Kennedy High gardens amid pandemic

By Mike Kinney While the Kennedy High campus has lacked the typical bustling student activity during the COVID-19 pandemic, its evolving gardens remain vibrant. A big reason for that is Salvatore Morabito, the 79-year-old teacher who...
SOS! Richmond brings ‘Shower Power’ to people facing homelessness

SOS! Richmond brings ‘Shower Power’ to people facing homelessness

By Kathy Chouteau A local organization is bringing “Shower Power” to the people, specifically those facing homelessness in Richmond. As part of its efforts, Safe Organized Spaces (SOS!) Richmond is deploying three-unit mobile shower trailers...

Richmond police launch seat belt enforcement campaign

Starting today through Nov. 29, the Richmond Police Department will step up its enforcement of drivers and passengers not wearing their seat belts. RPD is among law enforcement agencies throughout the country taking part in...

Pickleball workshops coming to Booker T. Anderson Park

By Kathy Chouteau Want to try your hand at the sport currently sweeping the nation? Pickleball—a mish-mash of tennis, badminton and Ping Pong—is coming to Richmond courtesy of a Love Your Block grant awarded to...
East Brother Beer expands distribution to Keystone State

East Brother Beer expands distribution to Keystone State

By Kathy Chouteau  The people of Pennsylvania have spoken and it’s clear they want more beer. Responding to a widespread call from Pennsylvanians about the availability of its craft beer, Richmond’s East Brother Beer Company...
Richmond: Donations sought for 'Urgent Winter Coat Drive'

Richmond: Donations sought for ‘Urgent Winter Coat Drive’

By Mike Kinney Richmond minister and motivational speaker Audra 'Golddie' Williams has launched an Urgent Winter Coat Drive benefiting youth in Richmond and Oakland. Williams is working on the effort with 2nd Chance 4 Kids Inc.,...
Virtual event connects small businesses to pandemic relief

Virtual event connects small businesses to pandemic relief

By Kathy Chouteau Do you run a small local business that could benefit from an injection of pandemic relief right now? “The Contra Costa Small Business Access to Capital,” a free virtual presentation and panel...

Richmond-based efforts recognized at EBLC Philanthropy Awards

By Kathy Chouteau In the city of Pride and Purpose, difference-makers abound. And so it’s no surprise that a number of honorees in the East Bay Leadership Council’s (EBLC) 10th Annual Philanthropy Awards happen to...
Thanksgiving coalition to give away 500 turkeys to local families

Thanksgiving coalition to give away 500 turkeys to local families

By Kathy Chouteau A coalition of local altruists are getting ready to give away 500 turkeys leading up to Thanksgiving. The Black Neighborhood (TBN) is partnering with the Richmond Police Activities League (PAL), Prospect Sierra...

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BART has begun work on replacing nearly 50-year-old trackway components next to Richmond Station, a project that will lead to track closures at the...
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Museum art program takes students on virtual trip around the world

By Kathy Chouteu This December, local students can take a virtual trip around the world to experience how different cultures celebrate the holidays, followed by...
Fire Wings to open soon in Pinole

Fire Wings to open soon in Pinole

By Mike Kinney Fire Wings restaurants are popping up all over Northern California and beyond. One is soon coming to Pinole. The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed...