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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...
While many residents are losing their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Redwood City's city manager and city attorney may get a 6 percent pay raise. That's not sitting right with some in the community. At its meeting Tuesday, the City Council agenda includes a proposal to increase City Manager Melissa Stevenson Diaz's annual salary to $316,104, and to increase City Attorney Veronica Ramirez's salary to $266,928. The hikes are part of an annual review of compensation that adjusts for cost of living and rewards performance. Last year, Diaz received a 5.86 percent raise and Ramirez received a one time bonus of 5 percent, both of which also drew criticism as they were awarded only months after the city pushed for, and passed, a half-cent sales tax to plug projected city budget deficits. With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing businesses to close and lay off workers, community members are again questioning the timing of the pay hikes. "People are hurting and struggling and facing very uncertain financial futures," Redwood City resident and activist Johanna Rasmussen stated in the Facebook group, Redwood City Says What. "Let's hope this [city council agenda] item was an oversight and it will be pulled. Rasmussen questioned whether the agenda item was appropriate given Redwood City Mayor Diane Howard's recent community declaration that council will only address urgent matters that don't require significant public input during the COVID-19 lockdown.

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...

Opening Day rainout not dampening ball players’ spirits

By Rafael Lima Dozens of youth ball players, their families and fans showed up ready to participate in an opening day parade in Richmond on Saturday, marking the start of the baseball and softball seasons,...
Richmond Little League Opening Day Parade set for Saturday

Richmond Little League opening parade set for Saturday

It’s time to hear those two glorious words again, “Play ball!” Richmond Little League Baseball & Girls Softball is set to hold its opening day parade ushering in the new season this Saturday, March 9. The...
Steph Curry helps Warriors unveil renovated Richmond basketball courts

Steph Curry, Warriors unveil renovated Richmond basketball courts

By Mike Kinney If a newly refurbished gym floor wasn’t enough, how about a free clinic with Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry? On Monday, hundreds of local youth and their family members attended the unveiling...
Richmond Swims offering low-cost adult swim lessons

Richmond Swims’ low-cost adult swim lessons start next week

Starting next week, Richmond Swims will begin its popular low-cost adult swim lessons at the Richmond Plunge. These lessons, offered for a sixth straight year, are funded, in part, by a grant from US...
Richmond Yacht Club increases accessibility with new person hoist

Richmond Yacht Club increases accessibility with new person hoist

Boating has become more accessible on the Bay, after the Richmond Yacht Club installed an Aqua Creek EZ Lift hoist. On Saturday, the hoist that assists people with limited mobility into small boats or kayaks...

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San Pablo Cowboys Youth Association registration opens

"The boys are back in town," says Athletic Director Andre Williams. The San Pablo Cowboys Youth Association on Monday announced it has begun the registration...
Chocolate maker plans to relocate from Oakland to Richmond

Chocolate maker plans to relocate from Oakland to Richmond

By Kathy Chouteau If an East Bay chocolate company’s sweet deal goes through, it plans to move to Richmond this summer. Corocao Confections—an Oakland-based chocolate manufacturing...

A community guide to understanding refinery flares

We recognize that the community is concerned with flaring and the noise and visual effects it may create. We have created this guide, with...