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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…

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…

AC Transit Board Approves More Frequency, More Reliability, and More Service Hours

Service Enhancement Plan will roll out in phases starting June 2016 OAKLAND, Calif. – The AC Transit Board of Directors has approved the largest service enhancement in the District’s history. Currently known as the Service Expansion Plan (SEP), bus service will increase by up to…

Wastewater Plant Wet Weather Storage Facility Gets its First Test

News from City Hall Richmond’s newly constructed Wet Weather Storage Facility (WWSF) received its first major test over the past week during the recent series of storms. During the 48 hour period ending at 4:00 PM on January 6th, just under 2.6 inches of rain…

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…

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.

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…

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…