Friday, June 5, 2020

Richmond

575 street sweeping signs proposed for Richmond neighborhoods

City Council gives Annex 90 days on street sweeping compliance

By Kathy Choutea The Richmond City Council voted unanimously during its Tuesday meeting to give Richmond Annex and Panhandle Annex neighborhoods 90 days to comply with the citywide Street Sweeping Volunteer Program. The City Council discussed...
Palm Halah Food Market a one-stop shop for Middle Eastern goods

Palm Halah Food Market a one-stop shop for Middle Eastern goods

By Mike Kinney Richmond's weather and its people convinced Sam Ali to remain in the community for 20 years to operate his business and raise his kids. At Palm Halah Food Market, which opened at...
Rep. DeSaulnier back to work after surviving ‘medical miracle’

Rep. DeSaulnier back to work after surviving ‘medical miracle’

By Kathy Chouteau Rep. Mark DeSaulnier announced his expectations for a “full recovery” from pneumonia and his plans to resume his Congressional duties in a video posted to Facebook Monday. In his first public address since...
Homeless at Hilltop hotel served barbecue feast by community members

Homeless at Hilltop hotel served BBQ feast by community volunteers

By Mike Kinney A popular local organization, barbecue eatery and two cannabis dispensaries teamed up again to feed community members impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic on Monday. Soulful Softball Sunday and CJ's Barbecue & Fish partnered...
Red Oak Victory to close for restoration work

City floats berth rental fee for Red Oak Victory amid budget deficit

By Kathy Chouteau Amid a $27 million budget deficit that’s been compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Richmond is assessing possible budget balancing strategies put forth by its departments. On the list of the...
West County businesses aim to get word out about curbside service

West County businesses aim to get word out about curbside service

By Mike Kinney Yao Saechao, store manager at Richmond Blueprint & Lithograph, sported a large smile while pointing at the "Open" sign in front of his shop at 2558 Macdonald Ave. While business has been...
Over 30 cited in operation targeting speeders, distracted drivers in Richmond

Over 30 cited in operation targeting speeders, distracted drivers in Richmond

By Mike Kinney Over 30 citations were issued Thursday in an operation targeting speeders and distracted drivers on Richmond Parkway and San Pablo Avenue, police said. Numerous drivers also received warnings during the traffic enforcement operation...
Kennedy High seniors pick up caps and gowns to cheers, applause

WCCUSD announce car-based ceremonies for Class of 2020

By WCCUSD Superintendent Matthew Duffy Summer is rapidly approaching  and we have a lot of work to do to end the school year positively and productively. I know that you have been waiting to get...
Richmond art hubs offer escape during shelter-at-home period

Richmond Art Center’s ‘Morning Cup’ mixes up coffee & creativity

By Kathy Chouteau Fancy sipping your favorite morning brew while getting creative with the Richmond Art Center (RAC)? This Friday, May 22 from 10-11 a.m., the RAC will kick off its first online event with...
Richmond school staffers launch fundraiser for struggling families

Staff at Richmond school launch fundraiser for struggling families

By Kathy Chouteau A trio of office staffers from Richmond’s Mira Vista Elementary have launched an online Go Fund Me fundraiser in support of the K-8 school’s struggling families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Equipped with $500...

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Amid social unrest, diversity celebrated in Richmond

Amid social unrest, diversity celebrated in Richmond

An annual pledge to diversity and inclusion is taking place in Richmond this month with the raising of the Juneteenth and LGBT Pride flags...
FBI seeks help to ID van involved in shooting of federal officers

FBI seeks help to ID van involved in shooting of federal officers

The FBI San Francisco Division is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a white van used in the shooting of two federal officers...
Richmond librarians to rally against possible cuts

Richmond librarians to rally against possible cuts

By Kathy Chouteau A collective of local librarians, activists and community members are protesting possible cuts to Richmond Public Libraries’ services as it considers how...