Friday, June 5, 2020

Richmond

Authorities prep for possible protests in West Contra Costa County

Authorities, merchants prep for possible protests

Authorities and merchants are preparing for the possibility of protesting and looting in West Contra Costa County. Target stores in Richmond, Pinole, Albany and Emeryville and the Walmart at the Shops at Hilltop closed early...
Point Isabel dog park reopens with restrictions

Point Isabel dog park reopens with restrictions

By Kathy Chouteau In the latest “barking news” coming out of the East Bay Regional Park District, Point Isabel Regional Shoreline is reopening today. The beloved dog park, located at 2701 Isabel St. in Richmond, reopens...
Target Richmond remains open amid unrest

Target Richmond boarded up amid unrest

By Kathy Chouteau Target Richmond remained open Monday morning amid national unrest since the recent death of George Floyd while in the custody of Minneapolis, MN police. However, we received reports from readers Monday afternoon...
Outdoor prayer service held at hotel housing homeless

Outdoor prayer service held at Richmond hotel housing homeless

By Mike Kinney Faith leaders held an outdoor prayer service at the Courtyard by Marriott in Richmond on Sunday for the homeless individuals and families currently housed there during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pastor Henry Washington of...
Census Caravan rolls through hard-to-count local neighborhoods

Census Caravan rolls through hard-to-count local neighborhoods

By Mike Kinney The mayors of Richmond and San Pablo joined a Census Caravan that rolled through hard-to-count areas of their cities on Saturday. The caravan, which began at San Pablo City Hall, featured a number...
Richmond top cop reacts to George Floyd's death

Richmond’s top cop reacts to George Floyd’s death

Richmond Interim Police Chief Bisa French posted a statement to social media today about the death of George Floyd. Here it is in full: "My heart was very heavy this week watching the events in...
Faith leaders to hold outdoor prayer services for homeless at Hilltop hotel

Faith leaders to hold outdoor prayer services for homeless at Hilltop hotel

By Mike Kinney The Greater Richmond Interfaith Program (GRIP) will hold an outdoor prayer service in the parking lot of the Courtyard Marriott at Hilltop on Sunday. Faith leaders will gather for a service from 9:15...
$12.7M in state grants awarded to enhance two Richmond parks

Pogo Park presents park expansion plan to Richmond City Council

By Kathy Chouteau The Richmond City Council received a presentation May 26 from Pogo Park Executive Director Toody Maher about the organization’s plans for using an $8.5 million grant for the Harbour 8 Park Expansion...
Richmond man, 20, drowns in Lake Berryessa

Richmond man, 20, drowns in Lake Berryessa

A 20-year-old Richmond man drowned in Lake Berryessa Wednesday evening, according to the Napa Valley Register. The body of Christopher Ricardo Terlesky was found shortly after 11 a.m. Thursday during a search by Napa County...
Pride, Juneteenth flags to be raised at Richmond City Hall

Pride, Juneteenth flags to be raised at Richmond City Hall

The Juneteenth and LGBT Pride flags will be raised at Richmond City Hall on Monday, June 1, in a ceremony that the public can view via Zoom here. The City of Richmond Diversity Celebration Month...

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Amid social unrest, diversity celebrated in Richmond

Amid social unrest, diversity celebrated in Richmond

An annual pledge to diversity and inclusion is taking place in Richmond this month with the raising of the Juneteenth and LGBT Pride flags...
FBI seeks help to ID van involved in shooting of federal officers

FBI seeks help to ID van involved in shooting of federal officers

The FBI San Francisco Division is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a white van used in the shooting of two federal officers...
Richmond librarians to rally against possible cuts

Richmond librarians to rally against possible cuts

By Kathy Chouteau A collective of local librarians, activists and community members are protesting possible cuts to Richmond Public Libraries’ services as it considers how...