Tibetan ceremony honors the new Dalai Lama Avenue

A sunset Buddhist ceremony at Richmond’s Huntington Avenue and San Joaquin Street consecrated the renaming of a stretch of Huntington after the Dalai Lama on the 12th anniversary of the spiritual leader’s receipt of the U.S. Congressional Gold Medal. About seventy Tibetan community members, three Buddhist monks and City Councilmember Eduardo Martinez gathered Thursday evening…

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Is Richmond ready for electric vehicles?

The underground parking is cool and dark, even on the sunniest day. Bulbs let off pale white light, and green exit signs emit a neon glow. Three electric chargers are located near the building entrance, surrounded by six electric cars. By the time Cesar Zepeda leaves his office in downtown Oakland, his white Ford Focus…

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Contra Costa Voters Consider Transportation Measures

Members of the Contra Costa Transportation Campaign meet and discuss plans at the Richmond field office on Sept. 6. Photo by Marian Davidson.

Politicians aren’t the only ones vying for votes in the upcoming election. From its new headquarters in downtown Richmond, the Contra Costa Transportation Campaign is reminding voters to look beyond the list of candidates on the ballot and consider supporting three transportation measures.

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City asks residents to weigh in on new South Richmond transportation plan

Map of Key Multi-Modal Connections & Focal Points, South Richmond Transportation Connectivity Plan (Courtesy of the Richmond Planning Division)

The City of Richmond is seeking public comment on the South Richmond Transportation Connectivity Plan (SRTCP) draft, which was released in early May. The plan is the city’s effort to improve transportation connectivity between South Richmond and surrounding key locations. Caltrans awarded a planning grant to the city in 2012. The California Global Warming Solutions…

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Richmond Tunnel to open after major repairs

The 101-year-old Dornan Drive Tunnel was closed for repairs after Richmond’s engineering staff, and a hired construction team, discovered a room-sized void above the tunnel’s concrete lining. This Friday cars, bikes and people will once again zoom through a tunnel that acts as the main road to Miller Knox Regional Shoreline and Point Richmond.

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Car-sharing program keeps residents on the move

Nathan Eberly walks less than a mile to work from his Marina Bay condo. He rarely requires a car. But if he needs to drive on a weekend, he goes online and within two minutes, reserves the same Honda Civic Hybrid to take him to the farmers’ market or down to San Jose on business.…

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