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Lara’s Fine Dining opens in former Salute’s location

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A Richmond staple has been revived. Today, Lara's Fine Dining opened its doors in the scenic waterfront restaurant formerly occupied by Salute e Vita Ristorante, at 1900 Esplanade Drive in the Marina Bay neighborhood. The...

Betty Reid Soskin ‘back at work’ after stroke

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Five months after suffering a stroke, resilient National Park Services (NPS) ranger, author, and civil rights activist Betty Reid Soskin is set to return to work at the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home...
Ed Fund awards $27K in Black History Month grants to WCCUSD schools

WCCUSD to transition 7 Richmond schools into K-8s

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UPDATE: On Wednesday, Jan. 15, the WCCUSD halted its plan to transition schools at the request of the Board of Education. Follow-up story here. The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) is set to...
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Interim Chief French to deliver keynote at MLK Jr. commemoration

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Richmond Interim Police Chief Bisa French is set to deliver the keynote speech at Contra Costa County's 42nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration on Tuesday, Jan. 21. The free public event, which celebrates...

BART police chief deploys more officers in trains, stations

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Following his appointment today, new BART Police Department Chief Ed Alvarez announced new strategies to address public safety problems on the system, including a newly trained team of 12 sworn officers dedicated to riding...
Become a Richmond Promise mentor

Free college money and guidance! Apply for the Richmond Promise

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As high school seniors anticipate college acceptance season, a Richmond nonprofit is working overtime to ensure the city’s students have the funding and guidance they need to succeed at whichever campus they end up. The...

Mister Phillips announces DCCC re-election bid

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Mister Phillips has filed papers to run for re-election to the Democratic County Central Committee. He will be on the March 3, 2020, Primary Election Ballot. A Navy veteran, attorney and member of the West...

Technology helps Contra Costa DA dismiss 3,264 marijuana convictions

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Using Code for America technology, the Contra Costa District Attorney Diana Becton announced today that 3,264 marijuana convictions eligible for relief under Proposition 64 will be dismissed and sealed, impacting about 2,400 individuals in...
Richmond Chamber creates list of eateries still serving during coronavirus lockdown

Richmond food scene gains spotlight

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Nothing prepared Luke Tsai for “how truly excellent the food at 2207” would be, the EaterSF editor wrote in a Dec. 27 article. But it wasn’t necessarily Tsai’s best culinary experience of the year...
Coalition of Bay Area Elections Officials encourage Vote by Mail

Taxpayers Association invites public to discuss March ballot measures

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Do you know what to expect on the March 3, 2020 ballot?  Do you feel frustrated or confused about the ballot measures?  Are you confident about what your vote means? The Contra Costa Taxpayers Association...

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San Pablo EDC hosting virtual hiring fair for local healthcare jobs

San Pablo EDC hosting virtual hiring fair for local healthcare jobs

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The San Pablo EDC is hosting a Virtual Hiring Fair featuring local healthcare jobs.  The fair takes place on Wednesday, July 24, from 2-3...
Val Betti Plumbers serving East Bay customers for nearly 75 years

Family-owned Val Betti Plumbers still going strong after 74 years

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By Mike Kinney How does one family keep a business going strong for 74 consecutive years? "I can’t speak for the success of the past generations,...

Richmond K9 Association receives donation from son of former RPD handler

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The son of a former Richmond Police Department K9 handler recently made a heartfelt donation to the RPD K9 Unit in remembrance of his...