More than 1,200 people gathered on a sun-splashed Point Pinole for the eleventh annual North Richmond Shoreline Festival Saturday.
The Shields-Reid neighborhood council recently received a crime-prevention award from the city of Richmond. At the awards-ceremony, the group was applauded for having 32 “block Captains”—more than one captain for each block in the neighborhood.
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…
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.
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.
Since Richmond’s Ceasefire was founded in 2011 homicides have dropped, although violent crime in general has been declining since 2007. But some residents and activists in North Richmond feel that they’re not benefitting from the program.
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…
On Aug. 6 of last year, the rough draft of a federal investigation says, an employee at the Chevron Richmond refinery noticed a puddle on the ground.