Monday, November 11, 2019

Richmond

Halloween houses haunt upon Barrett Avenue hill

By Kathy Chouteau High upon Barrett Avenue where the street winds uphill along the Richmond-El Cerrito border, an East Bay neighborhood is emerging as a go-to spot for Halloween trick-or-treaters. Their ominous invitation? A scattering...

Kennedy High standout named US Bank Inspirational Athlete

Everyone's talking about Jermaine Terry, Jr. As for Jermaine? He just keeps on working. The Kennedy High football star, who is considered among the top 5 tight ends in the nation for the Class of 2021,...

Martin Luther King, Jr. Park debuts new Fitness Zone

By Kathy Chouteau High winds, power outages and nearby wildfires didn’t stop an enthusiastic crowd of community members from coming out to Richmond’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Park Sun., Oct. 27, 2019, to celebrate the...

Poor air quality prompts health advisory, early school dismissal

The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) dismissed students from school at noon and libraries were closed today due to poor air quality from wildfires and power outages. Afterschool programs and extracurricular activities, including...
Union Pacific to close Market Ave. railroad crossing for track repairs

3 killed after train and vehicle collide at Richmond crossing

Three occupants of a vehicle were killed in a collision with an Amtrak train at a Richmond crossing just after midnight today. A northbound Coast Starlight Train 14 collided with the vehicle at a crossing...

About 100 people participate in Floating Pumpkin Patch

City officials called this year's Floating Pumpkin Patch at the Richmond Swim Center a success, as about 100 people participated and all the pumpkins were sold out. "Children and parents were lined up and excited...

Residents unite at 33rd Annual GRIP Harmony Walk to end hunger

By Mike Kinney Community members gathered for an annual tradition at Nicholl Park in Richmond Saturday that calls for an end to homelessness and hunger in Contra Costa County. The 33rd Annual GRIP Harmony Walk featured...

Richmond Promise Scholar spotlight: Chandani Battle

Meet the Richmond Promise Scholars, a growing movement of hundreds of students from Richmond and North Richmond who are currently attending over 100 colleges and universities. They are beneficiaries of the Richmond Promise college...
Donations sought for annual charity benefiting Verde Elementary

Date set for annual holiday party benefiting Verde Elementary students

For the last 21 years, Contra Costa County John Gioia's office has sponsored a successful Toy & Coast Drive for Verde Elementary students, although in recent years the benefit has provided books and hoodies...

Richmond residents face steep sewer rate hikes

Roughly half of Richmond's residents could see their annual sewer rates increase by $330 over the next five years, as city officials cite a need to fund legally-mandated capital improvement projects. On Tuesday, Richmond City...

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Backyard nano-brewery bustling in Richmond’s North & East

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Assemblymember Wicks, Mayor Butt set for Richmond Chamber luncheon

The community is invited to the Richmond Chamber of Commerce's annual Meeting & Legislative Luncheon this Thursday, Nov. 14, which will feature Mayor Tom...