Monday, September 23, 2019

Richmond

A woman was killed after the car she was driving on Richmond Parkway Tuesday collided with a telephone pole and knocked out power for homes and businesses.

High-speed crash on Richmond Parkway kills woman

A woman was killed after the vehicle she was driving on Richmond Parkway Tuesday night collided with a telephone pole and knocked out power for hundreds of homes and businesses, police said. The woman, who...
The nonprofit For Richmond on Tuesday announced the launch of its new Job Barrier Removal Program.

For Richmond’s ‘Job Barrier Removal Program’ trying to put Richmond residents to work

After the Richmond Standard posted an announcement last week that Chevron Richmond is hiring for Refinery Maintenance Trainees positions, the news website's email address, newstips@richmondstandard.com, was inundated with requests for guidance from interested local...
Richmond rapper Iamsu!'s debut album was officially released Tuesday and features a list of celebrity artists 2 Chainz, Wiz Khalifa, Too $hort and E-40.

Richmond rapper Iamsu!’s debut album dropped today; features hip hop greats

The day has come. Richmond rapper Iamsu!'s debut album, Sincerely Yours, was officially released Tuesday. The album is available for purchase on iTunes here. You might have already heard the album's first single, "Only that Real," on...

Councilman Bates: Mayor, RPA pass buck on Richmond’s deficit while doing nothing to solve...

Councilman Nat Bates on Tuesday published a letter from a concerned Richmond citizen decrying a proposal at City Council to increase the sales tax to support street repair. The citizen's letter came on the...
Richmond shooting injures Oakland man; 'unruly crowd' saps police resources

Richmond shooting injures Oakland man; ‘unruly crowd’ saps police resources

Every available Richmond police officer was called to the scene of a shooting that critically injured a man in the Iron Triangle neighborhood Monday night in order to monitor an "unruly crowd" that had...
Richmond Police Chief Chris Magnus married Terrance Cheung, the chief of staff in Supervisor John Gioia’s office, last weekend in Berkeley.

Power couple for life: Richmond police chief marries supervisor’s chief of staff

Richmond Police Chief Chris Magnus married Terrance Cheung, the chief of staff in Supervisor John Gioia’s office, last weekend in Berkeley. The East Bay Express has more details on the nuptial, calling Magnus and Cheung...
Toddler discovered walking alone on Ohio Avenue in Richmond

Flurry of car wrecks and some road rage in Richmond Monday night

Richmond police responded to four significant vehicular accidents in just over two hours Monday night, including a crash that led to a street brawl. "Obviously our traffic unit was depleted," police Sgt. Nicole Abetkov said. The...
A woman with contortion-like abilities was called a Houdini after managing to free herself from police handcuffs twice in Richmond on Sunday.

Richmond ‘Houdini’ suspect twice freed herself from police handcuffs

A woman with contortion-like abilities was called a Houdini after managing to free herself from police handcuffs twice in Richmond on Sunday. The incident unfolded about 11:30 a.m., when police were called to a disturbance...
This week's WCCUSD athletics schedule includes long list of spring sports

This week’s West Contra Costa Unified sports schedule

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Investors vow to 'immediately' re-file lawsuit if Richmond, Calif. mayor's stalled eminent domain proposal is revived.

Richmond makes list of 100 cities with highest percentages of underwater mortgages

Richmond is 66th on the top 100 list of U.S. cities with the highest percentages of underwater mortgages, according to a report released last week by the University of California, Berkeley. The report, "Underwater America:...

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