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2008-10-04 21:00:09

By Chris Treadway Auto body repair may not be on the radar of high school students looking ahead to their careers, even though experienced technicians can earn well over $50,000 per year plus benefits. Careers with Cars is a free event Saturday at Contra Costa College in San Pablo that will show high school students the opportunities available and the skills needed for automotive collision repair. Students will be able see and take a turn at procedures such as welding and painting in a...

2008-09-27 21:00:19

By Chris Treadway TWO PLAYS will open this week in Richmond -- one for a short stay in a familiar location and one for a longer stay at a stage somewhat off the beaten path. The Pulitzer Prize-winning "Talley's Folly" opens Friday for a three-day run at The Masquers Playhouse in Point Richmond. Husband-and-wife team Siobhan O'Brien and David Suhl are featured in this production of the romantic comedy by Lanford Wilson about the courtship between two unlikely lovers in 1944 in Missouri....

2008-09-16 21:00:16

By Chris Treadway The International Coastal Cleanup on Saturday is a chance to join volunteers at area shoreline sites as part of the largest volunteer event of its kind in the world. According to sponsoring organization Ocean Conservancy, 378,000 volunteers from 76 countries and 45 states took part last year, clearing 6 million pounds of garbage from oceans and waterways. Events cover most of the East Bay shoreline from Emeryville to Richmond and spots farther north; organizers say the...

2008-09-15 21:00:18

By Chris Treadway The Point Richmond business district is sending off summer and welcoming autumn with music and celebration at a pair of events. On Saturday, the neighborhood celebrates one of its beloved landmarks with the return of the Indian Statue Day Arts & Music Festival from noon to 5 p.m. The day will include live music, contests for dogs and their owners, a luncheon, arts and crafts and other entertainment at Park Place and around the historic downtown. More than 40 arts...

2008-08-29 12:00:50

By Chris Treadway William Acevedo, a Richmond resident and attorney who leads the Green Business Practice Group at a large Oakland law firm, can now expand his environmental interests following his recent appointment to the East Bay Regional Parks Foundation. The 39-year-old nonprofit foundation provides direct support for the East Bay Regional Park District, raises donations and invests funds for future use, bringing in more than $35 million in donations, land and in-kind services since...

2008-08-27 12:01:29

By Chris Treadway Two new benches have been added to Point Isabel Regional Shoreline, the popular dog park at the foot of Central Avenue in Richmond. The current issue of the Pido Pointer, the newsletter of the Point Isabel Dog Owners and Friends group, notes that one bench honors the memory of Sgt. Darryl Tsujimoto, who led the K9 unit of the San Francisco Police Department. Tsujimoto was 41 when he collapsed and died of a heart attack during a 2006 canine training exercise on Treasure...

2008-08-05 06:00:24

By Chris Treadway Supervisors took the occasion to pass a July 22 resolution officially honoring Clark "for over 25 years of dedication and struggle on behalf of environmental justice in Contra Costa County and beyond." As defined by Contra Costa Health Services, "Environmental justice refers to the fair treatment of people of all races, cultures and incomes by identifying, advocating for and adopting laws, regulations and policies that reduce disparity in the exposure to toxics in the...

2008-08-01 21:00:21

By Chris Treadway The park beckons with two play structures -- one for children 2 to 5 and the other for ages 5 to 12 -- along with picnic tables, turf areas, walking paths, native plant areas and benches. "It's a lot of stuff in a small area, but it's not overcrowded," said associate civil engineer Angela El-Telbany with the San Pablo Public Works Department. "There's something for everybody. We're really excited about bringing a recreational space to that part of the city." Fashioned...


Word of the Day
bellycheer
  • Good cheer; viands.
  • To revel; to feast.
The word 'bellycheer' may come from 'belle cheer', "good cheer".
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