Monday, June 17, 2019

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Richmond girl, 9, joins Cal Bears water polo team

Richmond girl, 9, joins Cal Bears water polo team

The University of California Berkeley Women’s Water Polo Team, one of the nation's best, has signed yet another top recruit -- and she happens to be a 9-year-old from Richmond. On Friday, a special Draft...

Richmond High students get special treatment at Steph Curry party

The lines to get into Steph Curry's much-hyped free party in Oakland on Friday went around the block. That wasn't the case for two dozen basketball players from Richmond High, who enjoyed VIP treatment...
Kennedy High students benches 340 pounds

Kennedy High student benches 340 pounds

Kennedy High special education teacher Sal Morabito has been coaching powerlifting to high school students for 21 years, and none have ever been able to bench as much as senior Ronny Luna. Luna benched 340...
49ers, Giants greats join Richmond native's 4th annual toy drive

49ers, Giants greats join Richmond native’s annual toy drive

Thanks to Stephen Ashford's 4th annual toy drive, kids in need in Richmond and East Palo Alto will have some cheer this holiday season. The Richmond native and physical education teacher at East Palo Alto...

Rod Jones, El Cerrito High and NFL alum, dies by suicide

Rod Jones, former NFL tight end who was born in Richmond and was a hall of fame athlete at El Cerrito High and the University of Washington, fatally shot himself on Saturday at 54...
Adarius Pickett makes Pac-12 All-Conference and All-Academic teams

Adarius Pickett makes Pac-12 All-Conference and All-Academic teams

An El Cerrito High graduate from Richmond has made an elite list: The Pac-12 Football All-Conference Defensive Second Team. Safety Adarius Pickett, a UCLA senior, earned the honor after leading the Bruins in tackles this...
Richmond's Candy Cane Classic set for Dec. 7-9

Richmond’s Candy Cane Classic set for Dec. 7-9

The community is encouraged to come cheer for their young neighbors as they compete in the 2018 Candy Cane Classic Basketball Tournament in Richmond. The annual tournament, which takes place Friday through Sunday, Dec. 7-9,...
North Richmond's Akinjo making Georgetown basketball 'fun again'

James Akinjo making Georgetown basketball ‘fun again’

James Akinjo, a Salesian College Prep alum from North Richmond, is "making basketball fun again for the Hoyas," according to one sportswriter. The "6-foot guard James Akinjo is a player that looks like he’s going...
Online bomb threat evacuates El Cerrito High

2 El Cerrito High baseball stars commit to Grambling State

Two stars on El Cerrito High's baseball team have signed letters of intent to attend and play for Grambling State University, according to the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD). In front of family,...
Richmond native Kenneth Walker III now star of children's book

Richmond native Kenneth Walker III star of children’s book

Richmond native and professional football player Kenneth Walker III has lots going on. Walker, who starred as a football player at Kennedy High, UCLA and played briefly for the Jacksonville Jaguars, has joined the Arizona...

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Custom-painted model train cars stolen in Pt. Richmond auto burglary

Custom-painted model train cars stolen in Pt. Richmond auto burglary

Eleven custom-painted model railroad freight cars were among items stolen during an auto burglary in Point Richmond on Saturday. Butch Eyler of Biglerville, PA., was...
Point Richmond kicks off annual summer concert series

Point Richmond kicks off annual summer concert series

By Zach Chouteau When it comes to local warm-weather traditions the whole family can enjoy, the Point Richmond Summer Music Festival—now in its 18th year—is...

Dialing 1 a must for 510 area codes starting June 22

Residents and businesses using the 510 area code must dial 1 before dialing their phone number for all calls starting Saturday, June 22, according...