Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Richmond

National park shares passing of ‘Rosie’ Kay Morrison

National park shares passing of ‘Rosie’ Kay Morrison

By Kathy Chouteau The Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park has announced the passing of original wartime-era “Rosie,” Kay Catherine Morrison, at the age of 97. "Wonderful, funny, witty and charming," Morrison embodied...
Richmond police report drop in NYE fireworks calls

Richmond fireworks pose risk of fire, injury and also health

Amid a Red Flag Warning issued over Mother’s Day weekend and a state drought emergency declaration, fireworks exploded all over the city of Richmond, lighting up the sky and also social media with posts...
East Bay Regional Park District hiring students for nearly 400 seasonal jobs

East Bay Regional Park District hiring students for nearly 400 seasonal jobs

By Kathy Chouteau Are you a local student seeking a summer job in the great outdoors? The East Bay Regional Park District says it hires students ages 16-24 to fulfill approximately 400 part-time and full-time...
Groundbreaking celebrated for Yellow Brick Road project in Iron Triangle

Groundbreaking celebrated for Yellow Brick Road project in Iron Triangle

By Kathy Chouteau Richmond officials joined the nonprofit Pogo Park and other stakeholders in the Iron Triangle neighborhood on Wednesday to celebrate a groundbreaking for the long-planned, youth-inspired Yellow Brick Road project, which aims to...
Richmond Art Center to host Drag Queen Story Hour for families

Richmond Art Center to host Drag Queen Story Hour for families

By Kathy Chouteau The Richmond Art Center (RAC) is celebrating Pride month by hosting a free online “Drag Queen Story Hour with PerSia” on Saturday, June 12 from 10-11 a.m. In an event geared toward...
Proposal for Dollar Tree Store in Richmond faces opposition

Proposal for Dollar Tree Store in Richmond faces opposition

By Mike Kinney A proposal to locate a Dollar Tree store in a vacant building on San Pablo Avenue in Richmond is facing opposition from neighbors. The city received a request for a design review permit...
Contra Costa College’s Demetria Lawrence receives statewide honor

Contra Costa College’s Demetria Lawrence receives statewide honor

By Kathy Chouteau Demetria Lawrence, an adult and alternative education transition specialist at Contra Costa College, has been honored with the 2021 Classified Employee of the Year Award by the California Community Colleges Board of...
Pride flag raised at Richmond elementary school

Pride flag raised at Richmond elementary school

By Kathy Chouteau About 50 community members gathered at the front gate of Mira Vista School in East Richmond Heights on Sunday to celebrate what a parent organizer called the first LGBTQIA rainbow flag raising...

Richmond composer hits high note with San Francisco Mime Troupe

By Kathy Chateau When the Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe kicks off its 62nd season with “Tales of the Resistance, Volume 2: Persistence” Sunday, July 4, Richmond’s own Daniel Savio will have added...
Caltrans contractor struck by vehicle that fled on I-580 on-ramp

Victim in North Richmond double-shooting dies

One of two victims in a North Richmond shooting on Thursday, June 3, has died. Shedrick Lamar Williams, 51, whose city of residence is listed as Henderson, Nevada, succumbed to injuries suffered in the shooting...

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Happy Lot Farm & Garden to unveil new treasures at its urban oasis

By Kathy Chouteau The Happy Lot Farm & Garden, a formerly blighted lot that’s been transformed into a place where neighbors can grow organic food...
San Pablo police seek leads in murder of Shawn Anthony Tillis

San Pablo police seek leads in murder of Shawn Anthony Tillis

Just over one year after his murder, San Pablo police released a plea to the public on Tuesday to help find those responsible. Tillis, 27,...
WCCUSD tentative deal with union reduces class sizes, increases counselors

WCCUSD tentative deal with union reduces class sizes, increases counselors

A tentative one-year labor agreement reached Monday between the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) and its teachers union would restore cuts made...