Sunday, July 5, 2020

Richmond

Over 80 percent increase in fireworks-related calls this year, local police say

Over 80 percent increase in fireworks-related calls this year, local police say

You already know this to be true: the use of fireworks has increased exponentially in West Contra Costa County this year. In Richmond, police have seen an 82 percent increase in fireworks-related calls when compared...
El Sobrante: Body found decomposed; arrest made

Richmond Police Department announces checkpoint night of July 3

The Richmond Police Department Traffic Unit will conduct a DUI and driver's license checkpoint on Hilltop Drive the night of July 3, the RPD announced this evening. "The purpose of the checkpoint is to get...
Richmond council considers suspending rents, mortgages

City makes building permit process ‘contactless’ amid pandemic

By Kathy Chouteau Richmond’s building permit process has just gone contactless. Amid COVID-19 safety concerns, the city has “built” a new process into its existing digital eTRAKiT portal that enables building permit applications and approvals to...
Red Oak Victory to reopen Independence Day

Red Oak Victory to reopen Independence Day

By Kathy Chouteau In the most fitting of reopening dates, the SS Red Oak Victory ship will open up to the public on Saturday, July 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to celebrate Independence...

Juneteenth Caravan to roll through Richmond Saturday

By Kathy Chouteau Many Juneteenth observances have ended for this year, but in Richmond, the celebration will go on. With a precautionary eye toward the COVID-19 pandemic, the African American Alliance will host a new take...
Betty Reid Soskin event tonight in Richmond

Betty Reid Soskin documentary to air on NBC Bay Area

By Kathy Chouteau A legendary local independent spirit will be having her say on Independence Day. “No Time to Waste—The Urgent Message of Betty Reid Soskin”—a documentary on the iconic Richmond resident and Rosie the Riveter/WWII...
FlixBus resuming affordable long-distance bus service at Richmond stop

FlixBus resuming affordable long-distance service at Richmond stop

FlixBus is resuming its long-distance bus service in the U.S., including its Richmond stop. Starting Friday, Richmond residents will be able to board its green buses at the Richmond BART Station after services were suspended...
Norvi Dzidzornu

Community gathers to remember woman killed in encampment

By Mike Kinney "She was a beautiful rose." Norvi Dzidzornu, 37, murdered in the homeless encampment where she resided in the Richmond Greenway on Sunday, June 14, was remembered Monday as a loyal, caring person who...
El Sobrante: Body found decomposed; arrest made

Woman fatally shoots man in Richmond after argument, police say

The victim of a shooting in Richmond on Friday succumbed to his injuries today, and the suspected murderer is in custody, police said. Darrell Gibson, 55, of Richmond was shot in the head shortly after...
Green Remedy sponsors Father's Day event for homeless in Richmond

Green Remedy sponsors Father’s Day event for homeless in Richmond

By Mike Kinney Richmond fathers struggling with issues of homelessness were not forgotten on Sunday. Green Remedy, a marijuana dispensary in Richmond's Hilltop neighborhood, sponsored a Father's Day event that fed hundreds of families both at...

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An explosive July 4 in Contra Costa County

An explosive July 4 in Contra Costa County

By Mike Kinney Data isn't required to convince Richmond residents that illegal fireworks use ran rampant on July 4. They lit up the night sky...
El Sobrante: Body found decomposed; arrest made

One DUI arrest after nearly 800 cars screened at Richmond checkpoint

Of the nearly 800 vehicles screened during a sobriety checkpoint on Hillltop Drive on July 3, one arrest was made for driving while under...
Over a dozen fires across Contra Costa on July 3, at least three due to fireworks

Over a dozen fires in Contra Costa on July 3, at least 3 from...

A vegetation fire Friday in a vacant lot near Market Avenue and Harold Street in North Richmond grew "to the size of a house,"...