Allwyn Brown was sworn in as Richmond’s new police chief at the Richmond Memorial Auditorium, in a ceremony that preceded Tuesday’s city council meeting. Brown accepted the position last month after serving as interim chief of the city’s police force since January.
Azia Banagan, a 10-year-old Richmond resident, was the recipient of a $1,000 community improvement project grant. She will use the money towards free art workshops she will lead herself.
For more than four decades, five Richmond friends have come together to create collaborate art. Meeting weekly, the Gang of Five shares stories, art supplies and drawings.
Omni Movement is a mixed martial arts and athletic training facility in Point Richmond. The center, which has been unofficially open since this summer, offers an open gym, and training in Thai kickboxing, dynamic stretch, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Olympic weightlifting and sports performance.
Senior citizens aged 80 or older are the fastest growing population segment in Contra Costa County. The aging trend raises new concerns about the adequacy of local resources to serve seniors—and the vital role of social opportunities.
Larnel Wolfe was released from prison six months ago after a 12-year sentence for a robbery. The former San Quentin inmate is now a Live Free Fellow at Richmond’s Safe Return Project.
Taqueria la Estrella, which specializes in authentic Mexican food, opened in May 2005 on 23rd Street near MacDonald Avenue. The restaurant is owned and operated by the seven-member Carmona family.
About 60 senior citizens attended this year’s Richmond Annex Senior Center’s Thanksgiving lunch. Richmond Fire Department fire fighters helped serve the food, prepared by students of Contra Costa College’s Culinary Arts Department.
Lilly’s Beauty Salon, located on 23rd Street near Lincoln Avenue, turns 24 this month. It was the first in Richmond to offer services by Spanish-speaking stylists.
El Nuevo Mundo del International Child Resource Institute es un centro que ofrece programas de desarrollo bilingüe en español e inglés y experiencias de aprendizaje multicultural en un ambiente para niños de 3 a 5 años de toda etnicidad.
International Child Resource Institute’s El Nuevo Mundo Children’s Center offers bilingual development programs in Spanish and English, and multicultural learning experiences in an environment catered to children, ages 3 to 5, of all ethnic backgrounds.