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.
Ford Point buzzed with activity Saturday, as hundreds of people attended Richmond’s 7th annual Home Front Festival at the Craneway Pavilion.
About a dozen protestors carrying hand-drawn signs were locked out of the McDonald Avenue Wells Fargo bank branch in Richmond on Wednesday. The demonstrators went to the bank to show support for Genny Zentella, a San Pablo resident who is facing foreclosure.