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  1. Documentary screening focuses on RichmondRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | San Jose Mercury News

    This working-class city is often associated with the Chevron refinery, which has been an integral part of the regional economy for more than a century. But in recent years, Richmond has focused increasing attention on alternative energy to bring jobs and electricity to the community.

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  2. California Promise program: Community college help for low-income, first-time studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | The Campbell Reporter

    The idea of helping high school students get into and graduate from college isn't new, but the degree to which all quarters of the community are coming together to do it is. And to Bay Area community college leaders, it's very Promise-ing.

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  3. San Pablo: Police arrest escapee in RichmondRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | San Jose Mercury News

    In a statement, police said Tuesday officers with the department's priority-oriented policing unit found a Richmond address where Hutcherson, a 27-year-old Rodeo resident, might be hiding. Officers found her there and arrested her without incident.

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  4. Richmond stunned by Cal's cancellation of Global Campus projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | The Campbell Reporter

    Residents of this working-class city were stunned Friday at the cancellation of a planned UC Berkeley campus they had hoped would transform their community, left only with vague promises from Cal and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, a partner in the project, that they would not be abandoned. When it was unveiled two years ago, the Berkeley Global Campus at Richmond Bay was presented as a world-class research facility that would bring together academic institutions, the private sector and community partners to research complex global challenges.

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  5. Richmond: Reports of shooting near Kennedy High probedRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | San Jose Mercury News

    Around 4:15 p.m., officers responded to those reports and arrived on Berk Avenue, which borders the campus, Richmond police Sgt. Felix Tan said.

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  6. Richmond sued over housing planRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 26 | The Campbell Reporter

    Residents opposing a planned development along Richmond's waterfront have filed a lawsuit against the city, arguing it did not properly review the project before approving it earlier this summer. The Terminal One development is the largest housing development Richmond has seen in about a decade and will include five multistory condominiums and up to 26 separate townhomes in Brickyard Cove in Point Richmond, a wealthy enclave of the city.

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  7. UC Berkeley Global Campus suspended due to lack of fundsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 26 | The Campbell Reporter

    The proposed Berkeley Global Campus has been suspended indefinitely due to UC Berkeley's budget deficit, Chancellor Nicholas Dirks announced Thursday night. The announcement was made during a closed door meeting between the chancellor and a group of Richmond city officials, residents and community activists.

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  8. El Cerrito police arrest man, woman suspected of DUI at Jack in the BoxRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 24 | San Jose Mercury News

    A man and a woman were arrested on suspicion of DUI after officers caught them cruising through the Jack in the Box drive-thru Friday night, police said Wednesday. The second arrest happened less than 30 minutes after police responded to the first DUI at the Jack in the Box at 5920 Cutting Blvd., said El Cerrito police Sgt.

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  9. Driver in Richmond Parkway crash dies from injuriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 24 | San Jose Mercury News

    One of two men injured in a crash on the Richmond Parkway on Tuesday morning died from his injuries, according to the Contra Costa County Coroner's Office. Michael Smith, 24, of Richmond, drove a Hyundai Accent into a tree around 9:10 a.m. while going in the eastbound direction between Giant Road and Hilltop Drive.

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  10. Richmond: Two men badly injured in solo-car wreckRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 23 | San Jose Mercury News

    Two men suffered major injuries Tuesday morning when their car went out of control on the Richmond Parkway and crashed into a tree. A 24-year-old Richmond man driving the Hyundai Accent was in critical condition at a hospital.

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  11. Richmond residents fed up with flawed county warning systemRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 20 | San Jose Mercury News

    The county's Community Warning System is flawed, says the mayor and residents, who have become all too familiar with the frequent false alarms. They expressed their frustration last week when a contractor updating the county system accidentally set off warning sirens Tuesday afternoon.

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  12. Richmond: None hurt, four arrested after shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 19 | The Campbell Reporter

    Three adults and a minor were arrested on suspicion of gang and firearm charges after a noninjury shooting incident Thursday morning, police said. At 11:40 a.m., police received a ShotSpotter activation report of shots fired near First Street and Bissell Avenue.

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  13. Contra Costa: Seven file to run for county education boardRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 18 | San Jose Mercury News

    Three challengers will face off against longtime incumbent Pamela Mirabella in the Nov. 8 election to represent Area 1 on the Contra Costa County Board of Education. The challengers include Fatima Alleyne, an outspoken West Contra Costa school district critic and education advocate who served as a member of that district's Budget Advisory Committee and has raised questions about how the school district is spending its Measure G parcel tax money.

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  14. Historic East Bay regional parks map a guide to local historyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 18 | The Campbell Reporter

    The recently restored map from the earliest days of the East Bay Regional Park District is on display at Tilden Park in Berkeley, Calif., on Tuesday, August 16, 2016. The recently restored map from the earliest days of the East Bay Regional Park District is on display at Tilden Park in Berkeley, Calif., on Tuesday, August 16, 2016.

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  15. 'Big Soda' spending big money to fight Oakland taxRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 18 | San Jose Mercury News

    The beverage industry so far has poured $600,000 into a campaign to fight a soda tax in Oakland, according to campaign finance records, and the effort has plenty of backing from mom and pop shops. Much of the money from the American Beverage Association has gone to slick mailers and television ads that have come under increased scrutiny.

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  16. Richmond: Warning sirens from Chevron refinery were a false alarmRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 16 | San Jose Mercury News

    Workers upgrading an emergency alert system at the Chevron refinery Tuesday afternoon accidentally set off warning sirens that jangled nerves in surrounding communities, a county official said. Those who reside within earshot of the refinery may have heard three sirens when they were falsely activated around 3 p.m., said Contra Costa County Hazardous Materials Director Randy Sawyer.

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  17. Supporters of Richmond restaurant launch petition to keep popular eatery from closingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 16 | The Campbell Reporter

    The exterior of Salute E Vita Ristorante in Richmond, Calif., on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016. Owner and operator Menbere Aklilu has been given a 30-day notice to vacate by property owners, the Poe family.

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  18. Contra Costa: Freeway shootings have decreased, authorities sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 12 | San Jose Mercury News

    The fear of freeway shootings has rattled Bay Area residents over the past year, but authorities in Contra Costa appear confident they're turning the corner. The last reported shooting on Highway 4 was on June 24, according to California Highway Patrol Chief Paul Fontana.

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  19. Richmond: Proposed law to ease restrictions on housing former inmatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 12 | The Campbell Reporter

    Larnel Wolfe spent every single one of his 4,200 days in San Quentin State Prison dreaming of being back home, next to his two daughters and other members of his family. But after being out for more than a year, Wolfe's quest for his own home has eluded him for one simple reason: his criminal history.

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  20. Winery Itinerary: Five spots to sip at Richmond's Riggers Loft Wine CompanyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 11 | San Jose Mercury News

    It's not often that you find a World War II battleship next to a winery. Richmond's Riggers Loft Wine Company sits just across the parking lot from the SS Red Oak Victory, the last surviving World War II vessel built here at the former Kaiser Shipyard.

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