Saturday, June 19, 2021

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Free Junior Giants baseball & softball clinics this month; league starts in June

Free Junior Giants clinics this month; league starts in June

By Kathy Chouteau Know what’s even better than going out to the ball game? Playing in it! Local boys and girls ages 5-14 will have the opportunity to do just that when the Richmond Police...
Ahead of NFL draft, Najee Harris returns to GRIP shelter where he once lived

Ahead of NFL draft, Najee Harris visits GRIP shelter where he once lived

By Brandon Mercer On Thursday night, an NFL team representative will come to the podium at the 2021 NFL Draft and announce they are selecting for their ranks a once homeless man who spent part...
NFL player still consults with dedicated Kennedy High athletic director

NFL’s McKinley continues to consult with his track coach at Kennedy High

By Mike Kinney Carl Sumler is both the athletic director and a coach at Kennedy High. But current and former student-athletes often refer to him as "uncle." The latter title is fitting for a man...
Sign up for Richmond Little League, which kicks off April 10

Sign up for Richmond Little League, which kicks off with parade April 10

Is your kid a budding Reggie Jackson? There’s still time to register your future Hall of Famer for the Richmond Little League before sign-ups close Thurs., April 15. The league is currently welcoming sign-ups...
Free pickleball clinics coming to Richmond this spring

Free pickleball clinics coming to Richmond this spring

By Kathy Chouteau A series of pickleball Introductory Clinics are set to hit tennis courts in Richmond this spring. Hosted by U.S.A. Pickleball Association Ambassador Darlene Drapkin, the clinics will be held on Saturdays on...
Student-athlete advocates get the ‘W’ as California allows youth sports to resume

Both indoor and outdoor youth sports now able to resume in California

Student-athlete advocates who successfully lobbied to allow outdoor youth sports to resume in California have more reason to celebrate after health officials updated their guidance this week to enable indoor youth sports to start...
Former NBA player Matt Barnes visits Richmond to observe public safety program

Ex-NBA player Matt Barnes visits Richmond to observe public safety program

Matt Barnes, a former NBA small forward whose 14-year career in the league included a championship with the Golden State Warriors in 2017, visited Richmond City Hall this afternoon to learn about the work...
Ban on indoor high school sports taken to court

Ban on indoor high school sports taken to court

Fresh off a legal victory in San Diego County last week that removed all restrictions on indoor and outdoor sports in that county, a law firm plans to file similar legal challenges on behalf...
Student-athlete advocates get the ‘W’ as California allows youth sports to resume

Student-athlete advocates get the ‘W’ as California lifts sports ban

Outdoor athletic competitions such as football, soccer, baseball and cheerleading can resume with modifications for counties which have a COVID-19 case rate at or below 14 per 100,000, California public health officials announced today,...
Richmond High football coach speaks out at state Capitol: 'Let them play'

Richmond High football coach speaks out at state Capitol: ‘Let them play’

Richmond High Head Football Coach George Jackson joined a growing movement at the state Capitol today calling for youth sports to resume in California, citing the health and safety impacts of isolating students from...

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Richmond Progressive Alliance-led council votes to defund RPD by $3M

Richmond Progressive Alliance-led council votes to defund RPD by $3M

The community policing model that led to vast crime reduction in Richmond during the mid-2010s and became a national model for effective policing can...
Richmond's Bayview and West Side library branches to reopen for in-person services

Richmond library branches to reopen for in-person services

Richmond Public Library's Bayview and West Side branches will resume in-person services on Tuesday, June 22, from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Going forward,...
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San Pablo: Fireworks suspected cause of apartment balcony blaze

A 16-year-old boy was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of setting off fireworks that caused a fire on an apartment balcony in San Pablo, according...