Saturday, March 6, 2021

Richmond

Grants available to swap out old cars for e-bikes

Eligible residents can receive e-bike grant

By Kathy Chouteau Fancy a free new e-bike? The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) can make this dream a reality via its Clean Cars for All program, which is offering $7,500 grants to...
Gunman who injured first responders in Antioch arrested in Richmond

Gunman who injured first responders in Antioch captured in Richmond

A gunman who opened fire on first responders tending to a medical emergency in Antioch on Saturday night, injuring a firefighter and a medic, was arrested following a pursuit that ended in Richmond and...
Stockton woman's '100 Tent Challenge' visits Richmond and San Pablo encampments

Stockton woman’s ‘100 Tent Challenge’ visits Richmond and San Pablo encampments

By Mike Kinney One hundred tents were distributed to people suffering from homelessness in  Richmond and San Pablo on Saturday thanks to a Stockton woman's "100 Tent Challenge." Keisha Johnson and fellow volunteers visited homeless encampments...
Mayor's positive State of City calls for maintaining 'fiscal discipline'

Richmond mayor set to deliver State of the City report

Richmond Mayor Tom Butt is set to deliver the charter-mandated State of the City presentation on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at the City Council meeting, which starts at 6:30 p.m. Per the city's charter, the mayor...
Anderson family recall Martin Luther King Jr.'s visits to Richmond

Anderson family recalls Martin Luther King Jr.’s visits to Richmond

By Kathy Chouteau During the March on Washington in 1963 when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his historic “I Have a Dream Speech” calling for an end to racism, a three-year-old Richmond boy and...

$10K reward offered amid ongoing search for Antoine Whittley

The Richmond Police Department has announced a $10,000 reward for anyone who can provide information leading to the whereabouts of missing Kennedy High student Antoine Whittley. A daily and ongoing multi-agency land and water search...
Richmond native Brandon Evans shares perspective on Black History Month

Richmond native Brandon Evans shares perspective on Black History Month

By Kathy Chouteau More than likely you’ve seen Richmond native, Brandon Evans, 30, around town collaborating on a mural, planting trees or maybe even running a STEAM workshop—followed closely behind by a group of youth...
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Richmond mayor provides update on latest plans for Hilltop Mall

In a recent post on his e-forum newsletter, Richmond Mayor Tom Butt offered a few details on the latest plans for the long-struggling Hilltop Mall. "A logistics company, Prologis, is buying the whole thing, closing...
Proposed Hilltop Mall safe parking program faces community opposition

Proposed Hilltop Mall Safe Park program faces community opposition

By Mike Kinney A proposed, one-year pilot program providing safe haven for RV dwellers in a portion of the Hilltop Mall parking lot is receiving staunch opposition from neighbors. The Safe Parking Pilot Program has been...
Annie of Richmond’s Annie’s Annuals retires, sells nursery

Annie of Richmond’s Annie’s Annuals retires, sells nursery

By Kathy Chouteau Annie Hayes, the iconic founder of Richmond’s Annie’s Annuals & Perennials, is retiring. Hayes announced the news on her Facebook page on Valentine’s Day, while also introducing Sarah Hundley as the retail...

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Student-athlete advocates get the ‘W’ as California allows youth sports to resume

Both indoor and outdoor youth sports now able to resume in California

Student-athlete advocates who successfully lobbied to allow outdoor youth sports to resume in California have more reason to celebrate after health officials updated their...
Richmond Museum of History and Culture launches educational film series

Richmond Museum of History and Culture launches must-see film series

By Kathy Chouteau Did you know Tupac Shakur recorded music at Richmond’s Starlight Recording Studio early in his career? Or how about that Henry J....
Richmond Promise to honor fourth class of Scholars

Richmond Promise application deadline is March 14

By Kathy Chouteau The Richmond Promise Scholarship application deadline is March 14, 2021. By applying for a Richmond Promise Scholarship, students can receive $1,500—renewable for up...