Saturday, September 19, 2020

Richmond

East Brother re-releases world class Festbier ahead of Oktoberfest

East Brother re-releases world class Festbier ahead of Oktoberfest

By Kathy Chouteau What better way to celebrate Oktoberfest 2020 amid a global pandemic than by enjoying a world class beer that’s made locally? Richmond’s own East Brother Beer Company is delivering on that tall...
Betty Reid Soskin event tonight in Richmond

Betty Reid Soskin 99th bday event to promote voter registration

By Kathy Chouteau America’s oldest National Park ranger is set to celebrate her 99th birthday by putting a spotlight on National Voter Registration Day. Park ranger, author and Richmond living legend, Betty Reid Soskin, welcomes the...
Encouraging COVID-19 data prompts county health order update

Nail salons can operate outdoors in Contra Costa starting Wednesday

Effective 8 a.m. Wednesday, nail salons, body waxing studios and massage and skin care businesses can begin operating outdoors in Contra Costa County, per the latest public health order. The changes are the result of...
Richmond City Council candidate forum set for Sept. 15

Richmond City Council candidate forum set for Sept. 16

Richmond voters will have an opportunity to learn about the candidates running for City Council in the coming November elections at a virtual forum on Wednesday, Sept. 16 from noon to 1:30 p.m. The forum,...
Albert (Al B Show) Lee remembered with drive-thru tribute

Albert (Al B Show) Lee remembered with drive-thru tribute

By Mike Kinney Community members honored the late Albert (Al B Show) Lee with a drive thru memorial on Saturday. The memorial started at 8th Street and Nevin Ave and passed by the home of Lee...
WCCUSD to start next school year with distance learning

Virtual WCCUSD school board candidate forum set for Saturday

A virtual forum involving candidates for the West Contra Costa Unified School District Board of Education is set to take place Saturday from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. via Zoom. The forum precedes the first...
Exclusive Shoes gains foothold in Richmond

Exclusive Shoes gains foothold in Richmond

By Mike Kinney So much for exclusive -- Exclusive Shoes is luring dozens of customers daily to its Richmond store. The reason is clear: You won't find some of these shoes, or people who know this...

Bay Area Rescue Mission distributes 1,000 backpacks to kids in need

By Kathy Chouteau The Bay Area Rescue Mission (BARM) staff members and volunteers provided a bright spot on an otherwise hazy day Friday morning when they gathered in the organization’s parking on Macdonald Avenue for...

Three teens arrested in connection with Crescent Park homicide

Three 17-year-olds have been arrested in connection with a suspected retaliation shooting at the Crescent Park Apartments in Richmond on Wednesday, Sept. 2, that claimed the life of 22-year-old Jaloni Blasher, police said Thursday. One...
Drive-by memorial planned for late Richmond advocate Albert Lee

Ride-thru salute planned for late Richmond advocate Albert Lee

By Mike Kinney Albert (Al B. Show) Lee, a longtime Richmond resident known for having been on the front lines of community advocacy, including as a participant and leader of the 4th Street Tent City...

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