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Plan pitched to downsize rather than shut down Doctors Medical Center

The financially unsustainable Doctors Medical Center (DMC) in San Pablo could be downsized rather than closed for good as part of a new plan pitched at a town hall meeting Monday night, according to...
The driver of a big rig that toppled over on Richmond Parkway on Monday was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of prescription narcotics.

Driver of big rig that toppled on Richmond Parkway arrested on suspicion of DUI

The driver of a big rig that toppled over on Richmond Parkway Monday afternoon, crushing cars it had been hauling on a trailer, was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of prescription...
A proposed $1.7 million renovation of the sports fields at the Shields-Reid Community Center is one City Council vote away from becoming a reality.

Shields-Reid Community Center sports fields could soon be renovated

A proposed $1.7 million renovation of the sports fields at the Shields-Reid Community Center in Richmond is a city council vote away from becoming a reality. The project, funded through several grants, including one from East...
Al Jazeera America examined a Richmond crime prevention program that offers free cash to reforming criminals.

Al Jazeera America examines Richmond program offering free cash to reforming criminals

Kamari Ridgle, a 19-year-old man who admits to committing multiple Richmond shootings in 2010, says he's no longer a criminal due to a controversial city program that offers various services to the city's most...
A 25-year-old burglary suspect's attempt to outrun Richmond cops by hopping backyard fences late Sunday afternoon failed, police said.

Burglary suspect not fast enough to outrun Richmond police

A burglary suspect's attempt to outrun Richmond cops by hopping the backyard fences of Iron Triangle homes ultimately failed on Sunday, police said. The incident unfolded about 4 p.m. in the 600 block of 3rd...
Richmond firefighters took time between service calls last week to help deliver more than 4,800 books to local elementary schools.

Richmond firefighters deliver books to elementary schools between service calls

Richmond firefighters took time between service calls last week to help deliver more than 4,800 books to local elementary schools. Nearly 1,600 transitional kindergarten and kindergarten student were the recipients of book bags containing three...
Now that schools are back in session, a renewed effort is being made to keep West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) students in classrooms.

Free summer algebra courses offered to students in middle school, 9th grade

Richmond parents who'd like their kids to hone their algebra skills can take advantage of a free six-week program this summer. For a second straight year, the Easter Hill United Methodist Church received a grant...
Design for garden project near The Plunge set to be unveiled Sunday

Residents proposing garden near Richmond Plunge launch fundraising campaign

Artistic local residents have designed a garden to be installed next to the Richmond Plunge and have now started an IndieGoGo campaign to help fund it. The Plunge, officially known as the Municipal Natatorium, was...
RPD's summer crime prevention fair Saturday offers food, fun and signatures for fix-it tickets

Councilman Bates: Layoffs ‘seem certain’ to close Richmond’s budget deficit

After a closed-door meeting with city officials this week to discuss Richmond's ballooning budget deficit, Councilman Nat Bates said Friday "it seems certain" layoffs will happen. During the executive session, City Manager Bill Lindsay presented...
Nicholl Park will be colored by the sights and sounds of Native American drumming and dancing later this month.

Mark your calendar: Native American dance and drum-off in Nicholl Park

Nicholl Park will be colored by the sights and sounds of Native American drumming and dancing later this month. Hand drum and princess powwow contests will be held on June 21 at the Macdonald Avenue...

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VIDEO: Richmond nonprofit hands out hundreds of Thanksgiving meals

Hundreds of people lined up Tuesday morning in front of the Bay Area Rescue Mission in Richmond's Iron Triangle neighborhood to receive all the...
Bay Area Rescue Mission seeks manager for Center for Women and Children

Bay Area Rescue Mission to feed hundreds on Thanksgiving

The Bay Area Rescue Mission is set to hold Thanksgiving charity events Tuesday set to feed the homeless and low-income community members. From 8:30 a.m....
Richmond graduate of The Stride Center gives back

Richmond graduate of The Stride Center gives back

Rudy Campos will never forget the day his printer broke down nearly two decades ago. It was a great moment in his life. At the time,...