Of the city’s full-time employees, 346 – more than half of all workers – surpassed the six-figure mark. The median household income in Richmond is $54,000.
As a second-year student at Contra Costa College, Mailen, 20, spends much of her time thinking about how she will fund her education.
The Richmond Memorial Convention Center was the site recently of a health care enrollment event directed at Asian and Pacific Islander communities. Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities are some of the least represented in healthcare enrollment, yet represent about 12 to 13 percent of the population in West Contra Costa County, said Sean Kirkpatrick, Co-Interim Executive Director of Community Health for Asian Americans (CHAA). But because they are divided by many different languages and cultures, it can be difficult…
Shea Homes, based in Walnut, Calif., is proposing to build a 60-unit residential development on the site. But three years in, the Shea Homes plan is meeting resistance. Richmond residents are questioning the company’s request for a General Plan Amendment (GPA), which would allow four of the proposed buildings to exceed 35 feet in height, the maximum the city’s General Plan allows.
Salute e Vita’s annual Thanksgiving Day Celebration has grown into an event expected to host more than 1,000 veterans and other homeless men, women and children from around the Bay Area.
As word spread through Richmond, Oakland and other East Bay cities with large immigrant populations of the President’s executive orders easing some restrictions of federal immigration policy, families and support groups affected by the new orders reacted with a mix of relief and disappointment. “It’s not enough,” said Claudia Jimenez, a former member of the Contra Costa Interfaith Supporting Community Organization (CCISCO) “because a lot of people have already been deported and a lot of families have already been separated.”…
Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program plan to counsel at least 50 people about Medicare benefits. Don’t miss out, swing by 5625 Sutter Ave. in Richmond for help.
The Richmond Bay Trail will be revamped to the tune of $335,000 after the city council approved the renovation project, which includes wider sidewalks, six-foot bike lanes, and new signs and landscape improvements. The project starts in November and will take about a month to complete, according to the construction company tasked with the upgrade.