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Community invited to 5th Annual Food Day event in Richmond Saturday

Saturday’s free Food Day event in Richmond to promote healthy diets

The West County community is invited to celebrate National Food Day on Saturday at Nevin Street Plaza in Richmond, an event promoting healthy diets and access to responsibly produced foods. Hundreds of people are expected...
Toddler discovered walking alone on Ohio Avenue in Richmond

RPD’s new partnership with county on mental health cases touts initial success

A new Richmond police partnership with the county to assist potentially violent mentally ill individuals in the city resulted this week in the seizure of a firearm from a resident who had threatened to...
Breathmobile coming to San Pablo thanks to grant

Breathmobile coming to San Pablo thanks to grant

The "Breathmobile" will soon be rolling into San Pablo as part of a $100,000 grant. The funds, approved last week by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, means San Pablo residents will see visits...
Berkeley health officials issue warning after student with measles travels to Richmond store

Berkeley health officials issue warning after student with measles travels to Richmond

Berkeley health officials issued a public warning Monday after learning that a UC Berkeley student who traveled on an AC Transit bus to a Richmond store last week may have unwittingly exposed others to...
Start training! 2nd Run-for-the-Trees event in Richmond nearly eight weeks away

Start training! Less than two months until 2nd annual Run-for-the-Trees event in Richmond

Richmond Trees, the community organization formed in 2011 in order to create a healthy urban forest covering at least 40-percent of the city, is inviting community members to take part in its 2nd annual...

Volunteers, donated school supplies encouraged for Walk to Nature in Richmond on Aug. 29

Volunteers and donations of school supplies are needed for the Aug. 29 running of “Walk to Nature” event in Richmond, a free event promoting physical activity among local families as well as a stronger...
coal is shipped and stored at the Oakland facility, many anticipate it will be carted on trains from Utah through Sacramento, Richmond, Berkeley and Oakland to be shipped to Asia.

Congressman DeSaulnier urges feds to require that coal cars be covered

Congressman Mark DeSaulnier is urging the Federal Railroad Administration to enact regulations requiring that train cars carrying coal or petroleum coke products through Contra Costa County be covered. In a letter to the administration's acting...
LifeLong Urgent Care of San Pablo to expand hours due to demand

LifeLong Urgent Care of San Pablo to expand hours due to demand

LifeLong Urgent Care of San Pablo -- located across the street from the shuttered Doctors Medical Center (DMC) --  has announced expanded hours in response to the demand for care. Starting Monday, the urgent care facility at...
Richmond homeowners encouraged to apply for free home solar systems

Richmond to receive 130 free home solar installations over three years

Over the next three years, 130 low-income Richmond households will receive free home solar installations from GRID Alternatives, after the Richmond City Council approved a $550,000 contract Tuesday. The funds for solar installations won't come...

Data shows Richmond air quality on par with most Bay Area cities

Air quality in Richmond is comparable to Marin County and most other Bay Area cities, according to an analysis of monitoring data from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD). The analysis shows steps...

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Local student’s artwork featured in national children's magazine

Local student’s artwork featured in national children’s magazine

By Kathy Chouteau Alice Dangler, 7,  a second-grader at Mira Vista Elementary in Richmond, had the purr-fect answer to Spider Magazine’s recent call for cat...
WCCUSD superintendent: District to negotiate $22M in cuts with unions

WCCUSD superintendent: District to negotiate $22M in cuts with unions

West Contra Costa Unified School District Superintendent Matthew Duffy recently released this update about how the school district is addressing a $47.8 million budget...
Local real estate couple aims to demystify process for first-time buyers

Real estate couple holding first-time homebuyer seminar

A local couple known as a dynamic duo in real estate are helping to demystify the home purchasing process for first-time buyers, including members...