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Richmond police use Narcan to save woman's life during traffic stop

Richmond police use Narcan to save woman’s life during traffic stop

A Richmond police officer who pulled over a car to investigate an assault instead found a woman suffering from a medication overdose and used Narcan to help save her life, police said. The incident unfolded...
Moving Forward awards 7 local youth leaders with scholarships

Moving Forward awards 7 local youth leaders with scholarships

By Kathy Chouteau Moving Forward, an organization aiming to make a positive impact on the community through initiatives on health, academics and community service, hosted its 2021 Scholarship Award Ceremony & School Supply Giveaway Aug....
County supervisor cohosting Coastal Cleanup Day event in Richmond

County supervisor cohosting Coastal Cleanup Day event in Richmond

By Kathy Chouteau Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia is cohosting a clean-up of Richmond’s Marina Bay shoreline Sat., Sept. 18 with the nonprofit Watershed Project and the City of Richmond. The effort is one...
Contra Costa County to mandate proof of vaccination at bars, restaurants and gyms

Contra Costa County to mandate proof of vaccination or negative test at bars, restaurants...

Starting Sept. 22, Contra Costa County will require patrons of restaurants, bars, fitness gyms and other businesses within the County to show proof of full vaccination when entering indoor areas or a negative COVID-19...
On her 100th birthday, WCCUSD to celebrate renaming school in honor of Betty Reid Soskin

On her 100th birthday, WCCUSD to celebrate renaming school in honor of Betty Reid...

By Kathy Chouteau Betty Reid Soskin, the nation’s oldest living national park ranger, will receive a very special gift from the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) for her 100th birthday: a middle school...
Police release video of suspect vehicle in North Richmond homicide

Police release video of suspect vehicle in North Richmond homicide

Richmond police released a video of the suspect vehicle connected to a double-shooting in North Richmond that claimed the life of 51-year-old Shedrick Lamar Williams, a beloved local baseball coach, on June 3. Police...
Technically it's illegal to fly kites in Richmond, but that will soon change

There’s a law against flying kites in Richmond, but that may soon change

Did you know there is a law against flying kites in Richmond? On May 15, 1922, the city adopted Ordinance No. 513, with the chapter entitled "Kite Flying." The ordinance states, "It shall be unlawful...
Richmond eyes vacant property tax to fund fight against blight

South Street renaming to be taken up by Richmond City Council

By Kathy Chouteau Richmond City Council on Tuesday will consider renaming South Street between the streets of Carlson Blvd. and Wall St. to Ethel Dotson South. The street renaming intends to "honor of Ms. Dotson’s contribution...
Teen critically injured in Richmond shooting

Two people fatally shot in Richmond on Saturday

Two people were fatally shot in separate shootings in Richmond on Saturday, police said. At 9:37 a.m., officers responded to the 100 block of Macdonald Avenue on a report of  shooting and arrested a man...
Circus Bella set to swing into Point San Pablo Harbor

Circus Bella set to swing into Point San Pablo Harbor

By Kathy Chouteau Point San Pablo Harbor has announced Circus Bella is bringing its free outdoor show “Humorous” to town Sun., Sept. 19 at 2 p.m. This year’s show is touted by the circus company...

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Teen critically injured in Richmond shooting

Arson suspect arrested at Wildcat Canyon Regional Park

Fast-acting park visitors were lauded Friday for their help in dousing an arson fire at Wildcat Canyon Regional Park and for assisting police in...
Free EMS training available to qualified high school graduates

Free EMT training available to qualified high school graduates

By Kathy Chouteau Locals between the ages of 18-26 years old can receive free training as an emergency medical technician (EMT) as part of a...
Richmond Main Street Initiative names new executive director

Richmond Main Street Initiative names new executive director

By Kathy Chouteau Richmond Main Street Initiative (RMSI), a nonprofit that aims to revitalize downtown Richmond, has announced Andrea Portillo-Knowles as its new executive director....