Friday, June 5, 2020

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Fab Lab Richmond, Chevron partner to produce face shields for frontline workers

Fab Lab Richmond, Chevron partner to produce face shields for frontline workers

In normal times, the Fab Lab at Kennedy High inspires students from the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) and community members to innovate, design and produce pretty much anything using 3D printers,...
GRIP providing services to about 150 families at Hilltop hotel

GRIP providing services to about 150 families at Hilltop hotel

By Mike Kinney The Greater Richmond Interfaith Program (GRIP) has expanded its homeless services amid the COVID-19 pandemic to managing a hotel that's serving as a protective shelter for the homeless. The Courtyard Marriott Hotel in...
Contra Costa coronavirus cases 'not rising as fast as the worst case scenario'

Contra Costa County allowing curbside retail starting Tuesday

By Kathy Chouteau Starting Tuesday, May 19 at 6 a.m., "non-essential" retail stores in Contra Costa County may offer curbside sales or other outdoor pickups of orders but must implement safety measures to prevent the...
GRIP seeks volunteers to help prep 800 meals daily for County's homeless

GRIP seeks volunteers to help prep, serve meals daily for homeless

By Mike Kinney The dining area at the Greater Richmond Interfaith Program (GRIP) facility on 22nd Street in Richmond is closed, but the kitchen remains busy prepping hundreds of meals daily to support homeless residents...
Richmond Grows to host free online class, 'Seed Saving in a Time of Crisis'

Richmond Grows to host free online class, ‘Seed Saving in a Time of Crisis’

The Richmond Grows Seed Lending Library is offering a free, online class on Seed Saving in a Time of Crisis -- a How To Class on Saturday, May 30 from 1-3 p.m. Registration and...
Richmond-made masks support both safety and at-risk youth

Richmond-made masks support both safety and at-risk youth

By Mike Kinney Face masks are in high-demand as public health officials urge the public to wear them in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. But these ones being produced in Richmond are playing...
County Tax Collector’s Office taking appointments starting May 18

County Tax Collector’s Office taking appointments starting May 18

By Kathy Chouteau Need a little one-on-one time with the tax man? Starting Monday, May 18, the Contra Costa County’s Tax Collector’s Office in Martinez will be open for visits from the public.   Office visits...
Richmond: Paving on Bissell Avenue from May 18-22

Richmond: Paving on Bissell Avenue from May 18-22

A smoother Bissell Avenue is on its way. Starting Monday through Friday, Richmond city crews will pave the avenue between 21st Street and Broadway. Work will be done from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., during which...
575 street sweeping signs proposed for Richmond neighborhoods

575 street sweeping signs proposed for Annex neighborhoods

By Kathy Chouteau Richmond’s Public Works Department is requesting funding approval from the City Council for the installation of 575 street sweeping parking restriction signs in the Richmond Annex and Panhandle Annex Neighborhoods. The department...
Contra Costa stay-at-home order extension includes new directives

Contra Costa County to allow vehicle-based gatherings, services

Starting Tuesday, May 19, Contra Costa County will allow outdoor vehicle-based gatherings, providing new options for religious services and graduation ceremonies.  “The evidence suggests that the shelter-at-home order and other social distancing measures that we...

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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...