Monday, October 21, 2019

Sports

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Renovation of JFK Park basketball courts complete

All week, David Castro has been taking his kids on walks past John F. Kennedy Park at Cutting Blvd. and S. 41st Street, eagerly awaiting for the renovation of its basketball courts to be...
Pilot program to offer community access to Helms Middle sports fields

Limited community access to Helms Middle sports fields planned

San Pablo City Council on Monday approved a 32-week pilot program allowing long-desired community access to the sports fields at Helms Middle School. The city is working with the West Contra Costa Unified School District...

U.S. women’s soccer star’s contribution to Kennedy High

A star athlete helping the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team chase its World Cup dreams in France, has also been helping to make a difference in a college readiness program at Kennedy High in...
Salesian’s Angel Jackson rises to occasion

Salesian’s Angel Jackson rises to occasion

Yet again, Angel Jackson scores a commanding double-double. And so her proud coach, Steve Pezzola, reaches out to his occasional “texting buddy” – Jackson’s mother. “And her mom would say, ‘She missed two free throws,’”...
Local elementary schools find success on basketball court

New league a swish for local elementary schools

In the end, the final score -- 24-17 -- failed to fully capture the championship game’s drama and importance. The Coronado Elementary Cougars, who were the defending league champs, had, in fact, found itself trailing...
Kennedy High hosts 1st Invitational Special Education Track Meet

Kennedy High hosts 1st Invitational Special Education Track Meet

It may have flown by as quick as 100-meter dash. But it was such a good experience, it's coming back next year. Last Friday, Kennedy High and El Cerrito High jointly held the 1st Invitational...
Richmond adult softball league promotes health and community

Richmond adult softball league promotes health and community

By Mike Kinney Whether your goal is to spend time with friends, exercise or revisit old glory days, Nicholl Park’s softball fields have dozens of Richmond residents covered this summer. We recently stopped by the Adult...

Teens can work out for free all summer at Planet Fitness

Teens ages 15 to 18 can work out for free all summer at Planet Fitness from May 15 through Sept. 1. The offer is open to teens at any of more than 1,700 Planet Fitness...
San Pablo Baseball Association opening day parade set for April 6

San Pablo Baseball Association opening day parade set for April 6

If this particularly rainy weather ever lets up this year, there's a chance we'll be able to catch a local youth baseball parade. The San Pablo Baseball Association is set to hold the 62nd Annual...
James Akinjo named Big East Freshman of the Year

James Akinjo named Big East Freshman of the Year

James Akinjo, a Salesian College Prep alum raised in North Richmond and Oakland, has been named the Big East Freshman of the Year after a standout first season with the Georgetown Hoyas. The guard was...

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San Pablo maintenance worker recognized for enthusiasm, dedication

A positive attitude goes a long way. Erick Guzman, described as a highly approachable and dedicated maintenance worker for the City of San Pablo, has...

Your guide to Richmond-area Halloween events

Richmond's smallest goblins and superheros will be out in full force in the coming days, in many cases hurling threats of mischief (also known...
Five people displaced in two-alarm fire on S. 47th Street

BART employee hospitalized after fire spreads to Richmond maintenance yard

A BART employee was hospitalized due to smoke inhalation after a fire that apparently originated at a homeless encampment on the Union Pacific right-of-way...