Miembro del Concejo de la ciudad Jim Rogers introdujo una proclamación en la reunión del Concejo de la Ciudad el Martes reconociendo a la compañía petrolera por lanzar una iniciativa comunitaria revitalizadora de fondos del desarrollo económico y educación de $15.5 millones.
Richmond City Council member Jim Rogers introduced a proclamation at Tuesday’s City Council meeting recognizing Chevron for its $15.5 million community revitalization initiative, and Kanwarpal Dhaliwal gave a presentation on the RYSE Center’s Listening Campaign Share Out.
Several churches, shelters, and a restaurant on the waterfront are planning to hand out free Thanksgiving dinners to those who need them the most this week.
Saturday was the ninth annual free dinner hosted at Hilltop Church of Christ. The event, which also includes a turkey and ham giveaway, attracted a huge turnout — organizers estimated that it was the biggest one to date.
On Sunday, an orchestra of 100 electric guitarists will perform “A Secret Rose” at Craneway Pavilion. Composer Rhys Chatham wrote the piece in 2006, and Sunday will be the first time it has been performed in two years.
The Veterans Resource Program, founded by Rhonda Harris in 2011, is a place where veterans can stay, get information about filing benefits claims, and find help for PTSD and other wartime symptoms.
Richmond City Council member Tom Butt, a strong proponent of historic preservation, recently took Richmond Confidential reporter Mark Andrew Boyer on a tour of some of the city’s most important old buildings.
Renovation work on the Riggers Loft began last year, and it is likely to be completed by year’s end. A new Operations Security Center for the Port of Richmond is scheduled to fill about one-fifth of the building.
The Richmond real estate market is booming, largely thanks to investors who are buying homes with all cash. But some Richmond residents are concerned that replacing homeowners with absentee landlords will hurt neighborhoods.
With the possibility of a BART strike looking more likely, tension was thick during Gene Alexander’s shift as a BART train operator yesterday evening. Earlier that day BART union representatives said they would likely strike at midnight, but Alexander was still transporting passengers. It was clear to her that some riders were upset.
Ford Point buzzed with activity Saturday, as hundreds of people attended Richmond’s 7th annual Home Front Festival at the Craneway Pavilion.
11:59 p.m. Update: Union representative Roxanne Sanchez said negotiations will continue through the weekend. If a deal is not reached by Sunday at midnight, a strike is still possible for Monday morning. Leaders of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1555 and Service Employee International Union Local 1021 are still in negotiations with BART management to reach an agreement on worker pay raises, pensions and healthcare and avoid a possible strike Friday morning. After a nearly five day strike earlier this summer, Governor…