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Olympians ‘Make a Splash’ at The Plunge in support of swim lessons

Olympians ‘Make a Splash’ at Richmond Plunge to support swim lessons

By Kathy Chouteau Olympians Nathan Adrian, Elizabeth Beisel, and Cullen Jones took the Richmond Plunge on Monday to help coach local youth swimmers and to raise awareness around the importance of learning to swim. Their visit...

Richmond honors San Francisco Giants legend Willie Mays with field renaming, monument

By Mike Kinney Willie Mays is a baseball legend, but in Richmond he’s also known for his legendary community service benefitting local youth. It’s the reason the newly renovated Nicholl Park baseball diamonds have been...
Nystrom Elementary students complete Girls On The Run 5K 

Nystrom Elementary students conquer Girls On The Run 5K 

By Mike Kinney A dozen students from Richmond's Nystrom Elementary School endured the heat and dust along the trails at Quarry Lakes Regional Recreational Area in Fremont on Saturday. But in the end, all 12...
BMX bikers bedazzle Richmond students with stunts, secrets to success

BMX bikers bedazzle students with stunts, secrets to success

By Kathy Chouteau A group of pro BMX athletes recently rode into Richmond’s Grant Elementary to help students “gear up” for success during a school assembly that showcased the “Go Green Live Clean BMX Show”...
Soulful Softball Sunday drives home power of community in championship win

Soulful Softball Sunday drives home power of community in Classic win

By Kathy Chouteau Richmond’s Soulful Softball Sunday is known for being about more than just softball—it’s also about strengthening community bonds by bringing people together. This truism was evident last weekend in San Pedro, when...
Planet Fitness invites high school students to work out for free this summer

Planet Fitness invites high school students to work out for free this summer

Planet Fitness is inviting high school students ages 14 – 19 to work out for free at any of its locations throughout the U.S. and Canada from May 16 through Aug. 31. It's part...
MLK Turf Field reopens for public use after renovation

MLK Turf Field reopens for public use after renovation

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Field, which serves as the City of Richmond's only outdoor football/soccer field, has reopened for public use after some highly needed rehab. The field located at Marina Way S. and...
‘Willie Mays Day’ in Richmond set for May 21

‘Willie Mays Day’ in Richmond set for May 21

By Kathy Chouteau The City of Richmond wants to take everyone out to the ball game Sat., May 21, when it will celebrate Willie Mays Day at Nicholl Park, 3230 Macdonald Ave, Richmond. At 11 a.m....
Hercules High's Sam Umozurike named to 2021 Academic All-America Team

Hercules High’s Sam Umozurike named to Academic All-America Team

Hercules High junior Sam Umozurike is a big contributor both on the football field and within the classroom. That's why Umozurike was among 100 high school football players in California to be named as the...
San Pablo baseball tournament to honor slain San Pablo athlete

San Pablo baseball tournament to honor slain local athlete

By Kathy Chouteau A baseball tournament is being organized in honor of Tyler Dickson, a promising 20-year-old athlete and San Pablo resident who was murdered last summer at an Oroville campground. “The First Inaugural Tyler Dickson’s...

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San Pablo party supplies store busted for selling illegal fireworks

San Pablo party supply shop busted for possession, sales of illegal fireworks

A police bust at a San Pablo party supplies store today uncovered several thousand pounds of illegal fireworks. An anonymous online tip led police to...
The East Bay Regional Park District offers 11 lakes and reservoirs and over 25 miles of Bay/Delta shoreline and piers for fishing in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. The District plants catchable rainbow trout, (fall through spring) and channel catfish, (summer) in cooperation with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife at Del Valle (Livermore), Lake Chabot (Castro Valley/San Leandro), Shadow Cliffs (Pleasanton), Horseshoe Lake at Quarry Lakes (Union City/Fremont), Contra Loma (Antioch), Don Castro (Hayward), and Lake Temescal (Oakland). (View Map)

‘Free fishing day’ at East Bay Regional parks and state parks on July 2

Both the East Bay Regional Park District and California state parks have a Free Fishing Day on Saturday, July 2, meaning anglers ages 16...
‘A Little Bit of Everything’ coming to NIAD this July

‘A Little Bit of Everything’ coming to NIAD this July

By Kathy Chouteau NIAD Art Center in Richmond will come alive with "A Little Bit of Everything: Fashion & Fiber at NIAD" this July, to...