Thursday, September 16, 2021

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Ban on indoor high school sports taken to court

Ban on indoor high school sports taken to court

Fresh off a legal victory in San Diego County last week that removed all restrictions on indoor and outdoor sports in that county, a law firm plans to file similar legal challenges on behalf...
Student-athlete advocates get the ‘W’ as California allows youth sports to resume

Student-athlete advocates get the ‘W’ as California lifts sports ban

Outdoor athletic competitions such as football, soccer, baseball and cheerleading can resume with modifications for counties which have a COVID-19 case rate at or below 14 per 100,000, California public health officials announced today,...
Richmond High football coach speaks out at state Capitol: 'Let them play'

Richmond High football coach speaks out at state Capitol: ‘Let them play’

Richmond High Head Football Coach George Jackson joined a growing movement at the state Capitol today calling for youth sports to resume in California, citing the health and safety impacts of isolating students from...
Registration open for Richmond Little League tee ball, baseball and softball

Registration open for Richmond Little League tee ball, baseball and softball

By Kathy Chouteau The Richmond Little League is keeping a positive mental attitude that they will have a season this year. To that end, the League is currently welcoming sign-ups for the 2021 spring season...
Let Them Play: Growing California coalition urges Gov. Newsom to resume sports

Let Them Play: Growing California coalition urges Gov. Newsom to resume sports

The science and data are in: youth sports must be allowed to resume in California. That’s the message from a growing coalition of high school coaches, student-athletes, parents, teachers and medical professionals across California...
Let Them Play: Growing California coalition urges Gov. Newsom to resume sports

CIF further delays high school sports amid COVID-19 case surge

The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) announced Tuesday that all full practice and competition start dates are officially on hold due to the surge in COVID-19 cases, and that championships involving fall sports have been...
Rodney Green Jr. signs letter of intent to play baseball for Cal Bears

Rodney Green Jr. signs letter of intent to play baseball for Cal Bears

By Mike Kinney They may one day say that Rodney Green Jr. was discovered in a Richmond barbershop, which is true. But fans within his community have long known the El Cerrito High senior's potential. On...

Pickleball workshops coming to Booker T. Anderson Park

By Kathy Chouteau Want to try your hand at the sport currently sweeping the nation? Pickleball—a mish-mash of tennis, badminton and Ping Pong—is coming to Richmond courtesy of a Love Your Block grant awarded to...
Basketball court dedicated to David Patrick Underwood opens to public

Basketball court dedicated to Dave Patrick Underwood opens to public

A newly-painted basketball court in Pinole that has been dedicated in memory of slain Federal Protection Service Officer Dave Patrick Underwood is now open to the public, the city said. Pinole City Council approved renaming...

From prison to purpose: LeJon Reese motivates minds, bodies and souls

By Mike Kinney Growing up in Richmond, LeJon Reese dreamed about becoming a professional baseball or football player. That dream ground to a halt as a teenager, when he learned he had a condition called...

Latest Articles

Classic car show revs up for Pinole return

Classic car show revs up for Pinole return

By Kathy Chouteau “Pinole’s Annual Classic Car Show” is cruising back into town Sun., Sept. 26 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., with downtown Pinole...
Moving Forward awards 7 local youth leaders with scholarships

Moving Forward awards 7 local youth leaders with scholarships

By Kathy Chouteau Moving Forward, an organization aiming to make a positive impact on the community through initiatives on health, academics and community service, hosted...
West Contra Costa communities might be just a little bit quieter after police in Pinole seized over a dozen M-1000 type illegal explosives during a bust involving a stolen vehicle early this morning. At 2:50 a.m., officers located a stolen vehicle in the 1400 block of Fitzgerald Drive and took the driver into custody without incident, police said. "Upon a search of the vehicle, officers located a clear plastic bag that contained what appeared to be at least a dozen M-1000 type illegal explosives," police said. "The area was cordoned off for safety and Walnut Creek PD's Bomb Squad responded to the scene. Bomb Squad Officers recovered the illegal explosives and verified they contained flash powder. [Fifteen] M-1000 type explosives were recovered from the vehicle."

Pinole police seize M-1000 fireworks from stolen vehicle

West Contra Costa communities might be just a little bit quieter after police in Pinole seized over a dozen M-1000 type illegal explosives during...