Smart BR Coffee is one place in Richmond where Brazilians gather. Last Monday a crowd of about 60 people watched Brazil’s victory against Chile in the World Cup.
The city of Richmond is moving forward with two initiatives for composting beginning on July 1. The food scrap collection program for residents and the food ware ordinance for food providers.
A brochure titled “The battle for the bay” turned up in the mailboxes of Richmond residents. Among other information, it states that the Point Molate casino project would create 12,000 jobs. Opponents of the building of a casino contest this number.
Saturday marked first day of precinct walks for the campaigns of Mayor Gale McLaughlin and city council candidate Jovanka Beckles. Both candidates say they won’t accept corporate donations, so volunteer help is crucial for them.
Richmond Heights neighbors gathered together this Monday for a potluck. The neighborhood council organized the gathering at the Humboldt play lot. Meeting new neighbors and building community was the goal.
It was too early to tell for many of Tuesday’s local races, although by 9 p.m., County Supervisor John Gioia was leading in his bid to fend off political newcomer Mister Phillips for the District 1 seat.
the 2010 Northern California Summit on Children and Youth, an event hosted by Richmond for the first time, took place last Thursday and Friday at the Richmond Auditorium. The conference brought together about 250 people.
This Tuesday the West Contra Costa Unified School District celebrated its 11th Annual Reclassification Award Ceremony in which students that have become fully proficient in English were awarded.
This Saturday, the Contra Costa Unified School District invited the community to an open house showcasing the new campus of Helms, the only middle school in San Pablo. The 140,000 square foot facility will be ready for the kids in the fall.
The life, survival and success of the Mechanics Bank is closely tied to the history of Richmond, its hometown. It’s Richmond’s oldest bank and the only one currently headquartered in this city.
Most Latino attendees during the last Richmond Council meeting were there to show support to the Point Molate project. They hope the building of the casino resort will bring them jobs.