De Anza Students Tackle Computer Woes at Free Fix Day

Story by Richmond Pulse Community members brought their computers to the De Anza High School cafeteria earlier this month, hoping students could banish viruses, remove spyware and speed up their laptops and desktops, free of charge. At the school’s Free Fix Day Jan. 16, where 20 tech academy students put...

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Local Business Owners Mingle at Richmond Trade Show

About 200 local business owners and managers networked with peers in West Contra Costa County at the Richmond Chamber of Commerce’s sixth annual Super Mixer Trade Show Jan. 20 at the Craneway Pavilion. “This is the event that businesses look forward to, to kick off the business year,” said chamber...

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Charge your Electric Vehicle in Richmond

New from City Hall Invest in an electric vehicle and reduce your carbon footprint. You can conveniently charge your vehicle around the City of Richmond. The electric vehicle charging station at the Richmond Art Center (located at 2540 Barrett Ave.) has saved 2,670 gallons of gasoline – equivalent to 8,938...

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Richmond Raises Its Minimum Wage to $11.52

From Richmond Mayor Tom Butt Effective January 1, 2016, the minimum wage in Richmond rose to $11.52/hour. A study conducted at the time the ordinance was passed projected that the new minimum will add $14 million to payrolls in Richmond for the year 2016.

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Exiting Police Chief Looks Back at 10 Years in Richmond

Q&A • Richmond Pulse EDITOR’S NOTE: In the last of a series of interviews with Richmond Pulse, Police Chief Chris Magnus discusses his departure from Richmond. Magnus recently accepted a new position as police chief of Tucson, Ariz. Richmond Pulse: Why are you leaving Richmond? Chris Magnus: Richmond is a very...

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Local Happenings: January 2016

Getting Ready for Winter Storms Richmond is taking steps to help residents prepare for this winter’s expected heavy rains by offering free sandbags. Residents are urged to clean gutters, downspouts, storm drains and ditches and also stock up on sandbags if needed. Richmond residents can access sand and shovels to...

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AC Transit Service Expansion Plan Nears Completion

  AC Transit is looking ahead to one of its largest service enhancements and most extensive service redesigns. Now in the final stages of review and refinement, the proposed Service Expansion Plan (SEP) would increase local service by up to 14 percent and significantly improve reliability and connections. The SEP...

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