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Richmond mayor wants to know: Is there coal dust in your neighborhood?

Richmond mayor releases statement on attack on Sikh resident

Mayor Tom Butt released the following statement regarding the incident involving Mr. Maan Singh Khalsa, who is a Richmond resident and was attacked while driving in the Hilltop Area on September 25, 2016:  “I was...

Richmond mayor: RPA contributed to Berkeley Global Campus suspension

By Richmond Mayor Tom Butt, Chancellor Dirks broke the news last night that the Berkeley Global Campus project in Richmond has been suspended (project site pictured). With 73 days to go in this City Council...
Richmond Main St. Farmers' Market reopens May 4 with celebration

Supervisor Gioia provides helpful guide to local farmers’ markets

By Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia, Summer is in full swing, which reminds me of our great Farmers' Markets, bursting with healthy fruits and vegetables, many locally grown. I'm proud of Contra Costa's leadership in helping...

New tool library readies for grand opening

The unique Richmond Tool Library is all set for launch, and will be celebrating its first day by hosting a Grand Opening on July 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The innovative new venue...

RYSE Youth Center seeks film fest submissions

The RYSE Youth Center is on the lookout for aspiring young filmmakers, issuing a recent call-out for film submissions for its 2016 Film Festival, with the theme “Truth be Told: Justice Through My Eyes.” Films...

Betty Soskin returns to work after attack

Betty Reid Soskin, 94, the oldest ranger in the National Park Service, returned to her position at the Rosie the Riveter Visitor Center this morning, marking a heartwarming bounce-back from a vicious home invasion...

Richmond nonprofit named finalist in $1 million challenge

This week, For Richmond was selected as a finalist in the Play Everywhere Challenge, a $1 million national contest to award innovative ideas that make play easy and accessible for kids and families. The Challenge...
Richmond Museum of History having Family Free Day on May 12

Richmond Museum of History makes fashion statement

The Richmond Museum of History will soon unveil an exhibit looking at local fashion, and will kick off the dynamic display with a free reception. The exhibit, dubbed Accessories, Accessories, Accessories!, opens Sunday, Aug. 7...

Richmond Main Street Initiative receives national recognition

Richmond Main Street Initiative (RMSI) has been recognized for its efforts to revitalize Downtown Richmond by a national organization that represents more than 2,000 commercial districts in communities across the United States. The National Main...

North Richmond Music Festival tunes up for seventh time

Richmond residents should bring their favorite lawn chair — and their dancing shoes — to the 7th Annual North Richmond Music Festival, slated from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 16 at...

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Contra Costa stay-at-home order extension includes new directives

Contra Costa stay-at-home order extension has new restrictions

Contra Costa County and five other Bay Area counties extended a previous stay-at-home order through May 3 and added restrictions on activities in order...
Richmond's public safety heroes: Brandon Hodges

Richmond public safety heroes: Brandon Hodges

Day and night our public safety heroes answer the call, working tirelessly to prevent crime and save lives. When they’re not doing that, they’re...
Richmond Virtual Rec Center helps alleviate shelter-at-home doldrums

Richmond Virtual Rec Center a remedy for shelter-at-home doldrums

By Kathy Chouteau The Richmond Public Library and Community Services Department have an antidote for anyone suffering the COVID-19 shelter-at-home doldrums: A Virtual Recreation Center. The...