Friday, February 28, 2020

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Richmond ferry proposal clears another hurdle

A plan to build a ferry terminal near Craneway Pavilion that would offer weekday service to and from San Francisco took a step forward Friday, after the West Contra Costa Transportation Advisory (WCCTAC) board...
Live mortar-type explosive found in Richmond home; military bomb squad got rid of it.

Live mortar-type explosive found in Richmond home; military bomb squad summoned

Residents living within a two-block area near Richmond's Annex neighborhood were evacuated late Monday afternoon after a live mortar-type explosive was discovered in a home, police said. A Travis Air Force Base bomb squad was...
Opinion: Enough Already, Let’s Keep BART Running

BART directors vote to ban e-cigarettes in trains and stations

The BART Board of Directors on Thursday moved to ban the use of e-cigarettes and similar vaporizing devices in trains and stations. Thursday's vote to update the transit agency's no-smoking policy is the first of...
How a popular Richmond baker without formal training went on to make a cake for Justin Timberlake

How a popular Richmond baker without formal training went on to make a cake...

Richmond resident and entrepreneur Rosa Robinson, owner of Sweet Dreams Bake Shop, was the star of a great write-up on the For Richmond blog Tuesday. After being laid off from her fifth job in three...
Sandy Hook Promise program coming to Contra Costa County schools

St. David School to hold open house Sunday, financial aid session Wednesday

St. David School is holding an open house for prospective students and their families on Sunday. The open house will take place from noon to 2 p.m. at the school, located at at 871 Sonoma...
NIAD Art Center annual fundraiser to be held at Clif Bar headquarters

NIAD Art Center annual fundraiser to be held at Clif Bar headquarters

NIAD Art Center, the Richmond art program for people with developmental disabilities, will hold its annual fundraiser at Clif Bar & Company's Emeryville headquarters, and all attendees will take home a piece of original art. Mark...
Man shot by officer ID'd by Richmond police

Contra Costa DA files weapons charges against man shot by Richmond cop

Contra Costa County prosecutors have filed weapons charges against Marceleno Gonzales, the 20-year-old Richmond man who was shot by a police officer last week, according to Bay City News. Gonzales will face charges of carrying...
School district seeks community input on proposal to rename Gompers High

School district seeks community input on proposal to rename Gompers High

The community is encouraged to offer input on a proposal to rename Samuel Gompers High School after well regarded local school administrator Sylvester Greenwood. Public meetings will be held Monday at Pinole Middle School Library,...
Environmental group's settlement with air district over Chevron modernization doesn't clear path for construction.

Chevron Richmond accepts environmentally superior modernization alternative; doubles community investments to $60 million

Responding to calls for greater emissions reductions, Chevron Richmond announced Monday it would accept an environmentally superior alternative to its proposal to modernize the refinery. The company is also doubling the community investment it promised...
Rev. Jesse Jackson to be guest speaker at Richmond church on Sunday

Rev. Jesse Jackson to be guest speaker at Richmond church on Sunday

We just received a tip that Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. will be guest-speaking at Richmond's Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday. The flyer for the event is below. An official of the church at 684 Juliga...

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WCCUSD superintendent addresses 'painful' decision impacting nearly 300 employees

WCCUSD supe addresses ‘painful’ decision on nearly 300 employees

The West Contra Costa Unified School District superintendent issued the following statement to the school district community following the Board of Education meeting Wednesday. By...
Chevron Black Employee Network scholarship recipients aren't waiting to make a difference

Chevron Black Employee Network scholarship recipients aren’t waiting to make a difference

Shreejal Luitel isn’t just hoping for greater minority representation in the tech industry. The senior at Middle College High is already moving the needle...
Richmond honors Jerrold Hatchett for retirement, community service

Richmond honors Jerrold Hatchett for retirement, community service

By Kathy Chouteau Richmond’s “godfather” was honored with a proclamation from the City Council on Tuesday for his decades of community service and his recent...