Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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A Richmond home on Leke Way is a "dilapidated mess" and is scheduled to be torn down at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, police said.

Blighted Richmond home scheduled for demolition Thursday

Police are alerting residents to the planned demolition of a dilapidated home in Parchester Village on Thursday as part of an ongoing effort to reduce blight in Richmond. The home at 4117 Leke Way is...
Richmond asks air district to revoke permit allowing crude by rail transport

Richmond calls on Congress to halt crude-by-rail shipments

The Richmond City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to urge Congress to halt rail transport of Bakken crude oil from North Dakota through Richmond, citing the potential for spills or explosions. The council wants shipments of the...
Two arrested after spotted on tracks at Richmond BART station

Uptick in robberies around Richmond BART station

Police are warning residents about a series of robberies around the Richmond BART station. Since January, 18 robberies were reported near the station and in the surrounding neighborhoods, police Lt. Andre Hill said. The thieves...
Catahoula Coffee Co. just installed a recycled bleacher seat from the old Cal Memorial Stadium to use as furniture at its San Bruno Avenue shop.

Richmond coffee shop uses old Cal Memorial Stadium bleacher as furniture

UC Berkeley football fans can now rest their espressos on a slab of their team’s history at Richmond's Catahoula Coffee Co. The coffee shop on San Pablo Avenue just installed a recycled bleacher seat from...
Burglary suspect shot by police officer at Pacific East Mall

Councilman wants Pacific East Mall’s LED billboard removed

Councilman Tom Butt is leading an effort to remove Pacific East Mall's LED billboard, saying it is illegal. Butt placed a resolution on the April 1 City Council agenda that would revoke the mall owner's...
Richmond hip hop artists release new video that takes tour of city.

Richmond rappers take tour of city in new music video

A new music video from Richmond artists proves why so many cars driving down the city's streets are bumping locally-produced tracks. Rappers J.Cash and YPOnTheBeat exhibit Richmond's wealth of musical talent in their new video...
Richmond police chased down a skateboarding vandal on Saturday.

Richmond police chase down skateboarding vandal

Richmond police officers weren't about to let a suspected vandal skate by. A 35-year-old man suspected of damaging at least five street signs and one traffic signal in Richmond on Saturday attempted to flee police...
A fatal shooting in Richmond Friday night claimed the life of Clarence Wesley Celestine Jr.

Clarence Celestine Jr. becomes Richmond’s 2nd homicide victim of year

A 24-year-old man became Richmond's second homicide of the week and year after being shot Friday night, police said. Police responded to reports of a shooting near S. 35th Street and Wall Avenue about 10...
The owner of Oakland's Home of Chicken and Waffles could open a third location in downtown Richmond.

Downtown Richmond might get soul food restaurant

Popular East Bay soul food restaurant Home of Chicken & Waffles might choose downtown Richmond as its third location, according to the Richmond Main Street Initiative (RMSI). RMSI, the nonprofit that is spearheading a City...
Bay Area artist Victor Cartagena's new show at Richmond Art Center is a "Don't miss," according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

‘Don’t miss’ this Richmond Art Center exhibit

A new exhibit at the Richmond Arts Center has made the San Francisco Chronicle's "Don't Miss" list for this weekend. Provocative works from longtime Bay Area artist and Salvadoran-born Victor Cartagena will be on display...

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