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Weekday construction closure on Ralston Ave. to last at least three months

Weekday construction closure on Ralston to last at least three months

Starting Wednesday, Jan. 12, a portion of Ralston Ave. will face weekday traffic closures, with only residential and emergency access allowed, to enable construction. The East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) plans to install a...
WCCUSD postpones athletic events for two weeks amid omicron surge

WCCUSD postpones athletic events for two weeks amid omicron surge

The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) is postponing all athletic events until Jan. 18, not including practices, due to the latest surge in COVID-19 cases prompted by the fast-spreading omicron variant. The district...
Richmond resident calls on neighbors to join battle against bad taxes

Richmond resident calls on neighbors to join battle against bad taxes

By Mike Kinney As the famous quote by Benjamin Franklin goes, "...In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." While that may be so, 36-year Richmond resident Denise Gianni is...
WCCUSD to require KN-95 masks for staff at school sites

WCCUSD to require that staff wear KN-95 masks at school sites

The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) announced today that all staff members at school sites will be required to wear a medical grade KN-95 mask while at work starting Monday, Jan. 10. The...
El Sobrante Dollar Tree's chicken neighbors delight shoppers

El Sobrante Dollar Tree’s chicken neighbors delight shoppers

By Mike Kinney Customers that flock to the Dollar Tree store in El Sobrante for discounted items can also fetch a priceless interaction with a group of exotic chickens. Asian Bantam chickens that reside on the...
NIAD Art Center kicks off New Year with ‘Relics for the Future’

NIAD Art Center kicks off new year with ‘Relics for the Future’

By Kathy Chouteau NIAD Art Center, a Richmond-based studio for adult artists with developmental disabilities, will usher in the New Year with its first in-person opening reception "Relics for the Future” on Sat., Jan. 8...
Organ donation recipient, advocate from Richmond honored at Rose Parade

Richmond resident honored on Rose Parade organ donation float

A Richmond mother of four who benefited from a kidney transplant and actively advocates for life-saving organ donations was among three Bay Area residents honored by Donor Network West at the 133th Annual Rose...
Richmond Trees celebrates first decade, seeks volunteers

Richmond Trees celebrates first decade, seeks volunteers

By Kathy Chouteau Richmond Trees, a volunteer-powered project of the Earth Island Institute that aims to transform Richmond one tree at a time, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. To mark the occasion, the group is...

Richmond advises residents on ‘treecycling’ options

By Kathy Chouteau With the holiday season in the rearview mirror, the City of Richmond’s Environmental and Health Initiatives Division has released options for residents to properly dispose of their trees. Here are some of...
'Benefit Flea Market' in El Sobrante raises funds to support homeless

‘Benefit Flea Market’ in El Sobrante raises funds to support homeless

A weekly flea market in El Sobrante is providing more than just great deals to local residents. It's also helping to connect unhoused residents in West Contra Costa County with critical supplies. Every Saturday and...

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Richmond Chamber set for first in-person mixer since start of pandemic

Stand-up comedy coming to The Factory

By Kathy Chouteau The Factory Bar is tickling Richmond’s funny bone via a new monthly live standup-comedy showcase called “Comedy at The Factory.” The first...
San Pablo police release body cam footage of fatal officer-involved shooting

San Pablo police release body cam footage of fatal officer-involved shooting

The San Pablo Police Department on Friday released body camera footage from a fatal officer-involved shooting involving an armed man Wednesday, Dec. 15.  The Police...
Richmond Art Center unveils trio of winter exhibitions

Richmond Art Center unveils trio of winter exhibitions

By Kathy Chouteau The Richmond Art Center (RAC) has announced its Winter Exhibitions will encompass the 25th Anniversary of Art of the African Diaspora, the...