Posts Tagged ‘richmond history’

Easter Hill United Methodist Church in Richmond

The sidewalk in front of Easter Hill United Methodist Church in Richmond was all but empty on Monday at 11 am. A cyclist slowly meandered by on Cutting Boulevard, the clinking of his bike chain breaking up the white noise created by a constant stream of passing cars. The doors of the church were locked,…

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Not just a walk in the park for kids in Richmond

The students are getting ready for the one-mile walk along San Francisco Bay Trail. (Photo by Serla Rusli)

Every Kid in a Park is a White House youth initiative that gives every fourth grader in the United States, along with their families, free passes to visit all federally-owned lands and waters, including the national parks. Marshawn Lynch made a special appearance.

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Historic buildings of Richmond forgotten but not gone

Standing at the intersection of Harbour Way and Nevin Avenue sits the famed New Hotel Carquinez. Most of the people passing through the ornate entryway these days are senior residents of the subsidized apartments inside. There is no fancy restaurant, no bellhops, no grand chandeliers.

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Richmond author comes to terms with her past, one story at a time

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It was on a regular night more than three decades ago when Shonda Dilliehunt woke to several masked gunmen raiding her home. Life wasn’t perfect at their small apartment in the Kennedy Park housing complex, but she never imagined something like this. All she heard was a distinctive boom, and men she didn’t know forced…

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Timeline: History of a company town

Richmond’s relationship with Chevron Corporation hasn’t always been so contentious. For much of the 20th century, after Chevron’s earliest predecessor, the Pacific Coast Oil Company, first bought a tract of land on Richmond’s shores in 1901, the company and the town grew together – if not hand in hand, then at least peacefully and cognizant…

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Point Isabel historical timeline

Point Isabel was once a spot for people in San Francisco to host illegal prize fights, a naval shooting range, a dynamite storage facility, and a ceramic dumping ground, and now it is the home of Costco and a preferred location for dog lovers. See the time line for quick look back in time.

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