Saturday, December 14, 2019

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Richmond-raised Pumpsie Green, first black Boston Red Sox player, dies

Richmond-raised Pumpsie Green, first black Boston Red Sox player, remembered

The baseball community, and also the Richmond community, are paying tribute to Pumpsie Green, who died Wednesday at Kaiser San Leandro at the age of 85. Elijah Jerry Green was the first African-American player to...

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...

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Richmond Promise Scholar spotlight: Jennifer Jimenez

Meet the Richmond Promise Scholars, a growing movement of hundreds of students from Richmond and North Richmond who are currently attending over 100 colleges...

RPD proposes increase in security presence at Main Library

By Mike Kinney Responding to increased public safety problems in and around the Richmond Public Library's main branch, the city is set to require its...

Chevron takes Richmond schools to Chabot Space & Science Center

The Oakland Chabot Space & Science Center is particularly effective at inspiring an intrigue in science among young people. For some, like Stanley Cheng,...