Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Richmond

Community View: Illegal dumping along section of Richmond Greenway 'out of control'

It’s your turn to talk, Richmond

Your chance to be heard is right here and now, Richmond. Community members are encouraged to submit opinions and views on Richmond-related topics for the Richmond Standard's Community Views section. The section is where residents, merchants...
Richmond blighted properites could get rehabbed through social impact bonds.

Blighted Richmond buildings set for major rehab

Buildings that have reportedly been sources of blight in Richmond neighborhoods might soon get facelifts. On Tuesday, City Council is scheduled to vote on a proposal to spend $86,795 for an extensive renovation on the...

CIR, poets release videos critical of Richmond housing projects

Three Richmond poets who were tapped to work with the Center for Investigative Reporting on illustrating failures of Richmond housing projects came up with the compelling video below. Writers DeAndre Evans, William Hartfield-Peoples and Donte...
WCCUSD athletics schedule for this week

Richmond falls to Hercules in TCAL title bout

The second seeded teams beat the top-seeded teams in the championship game Saturday of the Tri County Athletic League soccer tournament. The Richmond Oilers were upset by Hercules 1-0 in the boys varsity championship. The Oilers...
Less trash talk: Richmond residents and businesses can now recycle these items

Increase in garbage collection rate proposed

Garbage rates might soon increase in Richmond by 1.56-percent. The proposed increase for the pickup of solid waste is scheduled to be introduced at Tuesday's City Council meeting. The rate hike would "reflect the change in...
Stockton, rather than Richmond, ends up with scrapped Google barge project

Why not dock in Richmond, Google barge?

Richmond officials might send a letter to Google inviting the company to dock its famous barge in the Port of Richmond. The five-story barge, currently idled at Treasure Island, gained fame last year after it...

Who knew? Commercial algae workshop in Richmond

A workshop that reportedly brings together the best minds in the commercial algae production industry is set to take place in Richmond on Feb. 28. The Commercial Algae Cultivation, Harvesting, Extraction Technologies and Networking Workshop...
Kirk Cameron bringing marriage tour back to Hilltop Community Church

Kirk Cameron sends video message to Richmond

In a new YouTube video, Kirk Cameron sounds excited to "finally" bring his Love Worth Fighting tour to the West Coast on Thursday. The actor best known for playing Mike Seaver in the 1980s sitcom...

Series of Craigslist.com robberies in Richmond

Richmond police Chief Chris Magnus has warned residents about a series of robberies involving Craigslist.com transactions. "The typical scenario: a victim is invited to exchange goods for cash at a location, and then the victim...

Richmond soccer headed to TCAL title game

Sometimes winning can be just as painful as losing. Despite defeating Pinole Valley 3-1 on Wednesday to reach the Tri County Athletic League tournament championship game, the Richmond boys varsity soccer team has become plagued...

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