North Richmond

10th Annual North Richmond Shoreline Festival

Richmond families headed out to Point Pinole on Saturday for a day of learning and fun in the sun. The East Bay Regional Parks District hosted the 10th Annual North Richmond Shoreline Festival. Kids with painted faces rode ponies and a “choo-choo” train around the park overlooking the bay. Festival-goers enjoyed performances and free Latin fusion food. The event featured interactive booths hosted by local environmental organizations including the Watershed Project, Eco Village, Golden Gate Audubon Society, Boy Scouts and…

North Richmond church grapples with recent killings

Linetta Cooper said she can no longer live in North Richmond, a place she’s called home for 54 years. “You’ve got people riding around with guns,” Cooper said. “I’m ready to move.” Her remarks came during Sunday service on Sept. 29 at North Richmond’s New Hope Missionary Baptist Church following a recent spate of violence in the neighborhood.

Affordable housing proposed for vacant lots in North Richmond

North Richmond based Community Housing Development Corporation is behind the $22 million development that will cater to low-income families. The project is being funded through a mix of private, state and local government monies. The Richmond Planning Commission recently approved a rezoning request, which needs final approval from the council, but is not on the upcoming agenda.

Restoration Hardware moves for bigger horizons

Upscale luxury furniture retailer Restoration Hardware has outgrown its former Marina Way South location, and now has put down roots in a larger warehouse at 2900 Atlas Road. Plans started last November for the big move, about the same time the national furniture chain went public. The company, headquartered in Corte Madera, signed a 10-year lease for the new Atlas location. Now the business can enjoy the space of the 200,000 square-foot building, when before it had to share a…