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Downtown safety ambassadors assist in swift response to fire

Downtown safety ambassadors assist in swift response to fire

"All in a day's work." That was the start of a post on the Richmond Main Street Initiative (RMSI) Facebook page about how two alert Safety1st Neighborhood Ambassadors spotted a small grass fire this morning...
Volunteers sought! Richmond families to receive clothing, books and groceries

Volunteers sought! Richmond families to receive clothing, books and groceries

The Richmond Community Services Department is encouraging community members to volunteer at a charitable event on Saturday that will provide hundreds of local residents in need with new clothes, groceries, books and toys. Hosted by...
2017 Grammy-nominated band set for Point Richmond Music free concert

2017 Grammy-nominated band set for Point Richmond Music free concert

Grammy-Award winning bluegrass queen Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands is set to perform at the next edition of the free Point Richmond Music concert, which is set for Friday evening. Also performing is folk-rock-R&B-ska-world-fusion...
Beloved Richmond veterinarian retires

Beloved Richmond veterinarian retires

A giant in the pet owners community, Dr. Han, known as the exceptionally talented veterinarian and owner of the Richmond Veterinary Hospital on Macdonald Avenue, retired at the end of July. On Sunday afternoon, about...
What is Contra Costa County doing about pest control?

What is Contra Costa County doing about pest control?

By the Contra Costa County Integrated Pest Management Advisory Committee This is the first in a series of articles about the County’s Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program and how the public can use similar tactics...
Richmond council places two tax measures on November ballot

Richmond council places two tax measures on November ballot

Richmond City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved placing two tax measures before voters on the November ballot: a proposal to increase the real estate transfer tax for city properties valued at over $1 million,...

Chevron Richmond IT worker has donated nearly 2,000 computers

We’re introducing a new segment called Local Hero – where we will feature people working in Richmond who are going above and beyond to improve the community we love. Meet our first hero: Russell.   Russell...

Extreme fire conditions prompt ban on outdoor burning at state parks

As of Wednesday at 8 a.m., the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) has banned all outdoor burning due to extreme fire conditions until further notice. All East Bay Regional Parks are...

Rosie Rally Home Front Festival set for this Saturday, Aug. 11

The annual Richmond tradition that inspires hundreds of residents and visitors to dress up like Rosie the Riveter is set for the Craneway Pavilion this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Rosie Rally...
Richmond city manager addresses East Bay Express article on police captain's firing

Richmond city manager addresses East Bay Express article on police captain’s firing

The following report was sent by City Manager Bill Lindsay to Richmond City Council and posted by Richmond Mayor Tom Butt in his e-forum newsletter. by Bill Lindsay City Councilmembers have asked that I provide background...

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Local girls and Chevron Richmond mentors team up to make ice cream

Here's one thing that will inspire anyone to want to be a scientist: learning to make ice cream. Eighteen members of Girls Inc. of West...
Richmond rapper celebrates birthday by holding school backpack drive

Richmond rapper celebrates birthday by holding school backpack drive

An emerging 13-year-old rap artist from Richmond decided to celebrate his birthday last weekend by giving back to his community. One5mani, known to his teachers...
Sandy Hook Promise program coming to Contra Costa County schools

Sandy Hook Promise program coming to Contra Costa County schools

Programs from the Sandy Hook Promise initiative are coming to Contra Costa County middle and high schools aimed at preventing gun violence on school...