The Dalai Lama was in Richmond to bless the Tibetan Association of Northern California’s offices and community center, where participants hope Tibetan cultural life can be sustained and passed on to the next generation. Many of the Tibetans in attendance said that it was a once-in-a-lifetime event.
To help individuals coming out of incarceration reintegrate into the community, the Reentry Solutions Group this week unveiled plans to open a one-stop center in West Contra Costa County.
Ross Woodbury’s one-screen art film theater, The Magick Lantern isn’t making any money one year after opening. While many people show up for the free Thursday classic movie screenings, crowds are hit-and-miss for the $7 art and foreign film screenings during the weekend.
Last night, the nonprofit For Richmond, hosted a community reception. Kyra Worthy, For Richmond’s executive director, explained the organization’s purpose like this, “I think we’re here to help the community help themselves.”
In a unanimous vote the Richmond City Council granted a real estate company the exclusive right to negotiate for the purchase of a water front property in Point Richmond during Tuesday night’s meeting.
Richmond representatives recently visited China and Japan. The expedition was, in the words of Councilman Corky Booze, “strictly business,” but photos and records from the trip make it clear that for at least five days the delegation was sightseeing.