Tuesday, December 6, 2022

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Community mourns death of Gerald Montgomery, aka 'Mr. Hercules'

Community mourns death of Gerald Montgomery, aka ‘Mr. Hercules’

By Mike Kinney The Hercules community is mourning the death of Coach Gerald Montgomery, 59, a longtime, beloved and influential member of the Hercules High staff and the local community. West Contra Costa Unified School District...
Richmond Admirals sweep youth baseball championships

Richmond Admirals sweep youth baseball championships

By Kathy Chouteau The Richmond Admirals youth baseball teams prevailed at the 680 Diablo League championship games May 21-22 in Orinda, ultimately sweeping the series in three age brackets, including 9 and under, 10 and...
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....

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Youth baseball signups ongoing in San Pablo

Youth baseball signups ongoing in San Pablo

By Kathy Chouteau The Mike Norris Baseball Academy and the San Pablo Baseball Association are welcoming signups for boys and girls in a variety of...
Contra Costa College’s The Advocate 'most-awarded' two-year media outlet

CCC’s The Advocate recognized as ‘most awarded’ two-year media outlet

By Kathy Chouteau The Advocate, Contra Costa College’s student paper, has been recognized for being the most awarded two-year media outlet in Associated Collegiate Press...
Job seekers invited to Republic Services virtual hiring fair

Job seekers invited to Republic Services virtual hiring fair

The San Pablo EDC is hosting a Virtual Hiring Fair Wednesday Dec. 7 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. with Republic Services, a national...