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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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Kennedy teacher’s art works set for de Young exhibition

Kennedy High teacher’s artworks set for de Young exhibition

By Kathy Chouteau A Richmond teacher is “on the edge” of fulfilling his lifelong dream. Steve Mainini, who has worked as a visual arts teacher...
County no longer eyeing purchase of Hilltop Marriott to serve homeless

County no longer eyeing purchase of Hilltop Marriott to serve homeless

By Mike Kinney Contra Costa County is no longer looking to purchase the 190-unit Hilltop Courtyard by Marriott in Richmond for the purpose of developing...
Boteco serves up authentic Brazilian cuisine in Richmond

Boteco serves up authentic Brazilian cuisine in Richmond

By Mike Kinney Since age 10, Katia Kuhnhausen has had a passion for cooking, in large part inspired by her late father, a Portuguese immigrant...