Hon. Mayor and Members of the City Council:
This is the report for the week ending August 27th, 2021.
The Richmond City Council is on recess, and the next Regular City Council meeting is scheduled for September 14th, 2021. Enjoy the next few weeks off!
Questions about the COVID-19 vaccines? Ask an expert.
As the Delta variant is spreading rapidly in our community, getting the facts about the COVID-19 vaccines is more important than ever. Understanding that many people have questions about the vaccines, John Muir Health and Kaiser Permanente have partnered to give unbiased, straightforward information that people can trust.
The county’s two largest private healthcare providers recently launched www.GetAnswersContraCosta.org, which includes answers to common vaccine questions and issues as well as an online portal where the public can submit questions to be answered.
We encourage you to visit the website and talk to your doctor if you have questions or concerns about getting vaccinated.
Volunteers Needed: Outdoor Sweep at MLK Jr Park!
Volunteer to help keep our community clean as the school year starts! We will be picking up trash at MLK Jr Park in Richmond. We will also be gathering input on outdoor programming for Richmond residents.
Please register to join us! Lunch, gloves, tools, sanitizer, etc. will be available, and restrooms will be available. Please wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty as well as closed-toe shoes.
- Registration link: outdoorsweep.eventbrite.com
- Date: Saturday, September 4, 2021
- Time: 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
- Location: MLK Jr Park, Harbour Way S & Virginia Ave, Richmond, CA 94804
- Location details: Meet at the bleachers inside the park. There will be canopies set up.
- Parking: There is a small parking lot off of Harbour Way S. There are also parking spots available on Virginia Ave between 12th St and Marina Way S, as well as street parking on surrounding streets.
This event is hosted by the City of Richmond Community Services Department, Parks & Landscaping Division, Richmond SOL, Richmond College Prep School, Richmond Love Your Block, and Richmond Tool Library.
Questions? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 510-620-6919
Business Investment and Attraction Strategy
The City Manager’s Office, Economic Development Department is thrilled to invite Richmond residents and business owners to a community forum to discuss the Richmond Business Investment and Attraction Strategy. HR&A Advisors drafted this report, with input from multiple stakeholder interviews, discussions with the Economic Development Commission, and constant communication with City Staff. The City and its partners provide a range of services to support new and existing businesses and help residents access employment. Still, the City recognizes the need to do more to improve the impacts and equitable outcomes of its economic development activities, address long-standing challenges to Richmond’s businesses and commercial districts, and promote economic growth and economic mobility. To address these challenges, HR&A drafted this strategy which outlines actions the City may take to promote equitable economic growth and support business investment and attraction. The Business Development Strategy identifies strategies and actions to attract private investment, support local employment, increase the accessibility of services to businesses and property owners, and enhance the business environment, focusing on promoting inclusive and equitable growth.
HR&A Advisors and Economic Development will host an afternoon Community Forum 1 on September 13, starting at noon, and an evening Community Forum 2 on September 15, starting at 6:00 PM. Please visit the City of Richmond Economic Development webpage or use the links above to register for the event.
*hybrid* Spirit & Soul Festival Streaming Live & VIP Watch Party September 18!
The 13th annual Spirit & Soul Festival is BACK - this time with a twist!
Two Ways to enjoy the festivities - Free Virtual Broadcast, 2:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.: Streaming LIVE on KOFY TV20, Facebook Live, YouTube Live, and Instagram Live. Featuring phenomenal performances by Top Shelf, Los Cenzontles w/ Los Originarios, and rising Richmond artist Wanda Gonzalez. VIP Watch Party, 2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.: Hosted at El Garage in Downtown and featuring the virtual broadcast, fabulous food and libations, prizes, and exclusive after-party performance by 1st Avenue Revue, the Bay Area’s #1 Prince Tribute Band.
Food & Libations: Special El Garage Prix fix plate, chips, guacamole, and salsa bar, our famous Main Street Margaritas, East Brother Beer Company, and Aguas Fresca. Prizes: Gift baskets, art, wine, experiences, and $500 cash!
Health & Safety: Proof of vaccination will be required to attend. Proof of vaccination in the form of your CDC Vaccination Record card (physical or photo) or your digital vaccination record, and photo identification will need to be presented to enter the venue. You can easily register for your digital vaccination record for access on your mobile device here. We are asking all VIP Watch Party guests and staff to wear a mask. Per the most recent CDC guidelines and the newly reinstated California mask mandate, we are asking guests to consider the safety of those around them by masking up at all times, except when eating or drinking. More info and RSVP at www.tinyurl.com/SpiritSoulFest2021.
Questions? Contact email@example.com | For more information visit www.tinyurl.com/SpiritSoulFest2021 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
2021 Richmond Community Survey: Be on the lookout in your mailbox!
Every two years since 2007, the City of Richmond conducts a community survey to help the City evaluate services, measure resident satisfaction with current services, and to help plan for Richmond’s future. In July 2021, 4,200 randomly selected households were asked to participate, and now a new group of 4,200 randomly selected households have been selected to participate and share their insight on the city.
Please be on the lookout in your mailbox for a post card from the city of Richmond, as you may be one of the randomly-selected households! Please copy your unique link into the browser address bar and not the search bar (see below) and use any web browser other than Internet Explorer.
Resident participation in the survey is very important and we look forward to hearing from you! If you would prefer a paper copy of the survey and/or have any questions, please contact us at (510) 620-6512.
- City Manager’s Office, Economic Development
City of Richmond Artist Database Form
The City of Richmond Artist Database Form is an opportunity for local artists from all media and genres available for art projects in Richmond to provide their information to the City. If you are a local artist, please fill out this form: https://www.ci.richmond.ca.us/FormCenter/Arts-Culture-Division-20/City-of-Richmond-Artist-Database-149.
Please note: This survey is a public document and the responses are subject to public disclosure under the Public Records Act. In response to a Public Records Request, the City does not disclose personal emails and personal phone numbers. If a Public Records Act Request arises, the City will produce the record but redact the personal information.
Arts and Culture Requests for Qualifications/Proposals (RFQ/P)
FY 21-22 Neighborhood Public Art (NPA) Mini-Grant
Application Release Date: August 3, 2021
Application Deadline: September 13, 2021
NPA Mini Grants are designed, for Richmond, CA only artists, to stimulate arts and culture in Richmond neighborhoods. Categories include but not limited to: Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Literary Arts. Small: $500 - $2,999; Medium: $3,000-$4,999; Large: $5,000 - $8,000. Total Available Awards: $65,000
COVID-19 Relief Mini-Grant
Application Release Date: August 6, 2021
Application Deadline: October 1, 2021
COVID Relief Mini Grants are designed, for Richmond, CA only artists, to stimulate creative expression, to spark dialogue, and to reinforce a sense of community. Two project types include exterior temporary art; i.e. sculpture, along with graphic design for banners and garbage receptacles. Each Mini Grant not to exceed $7,000. Total available: $50,000
West Contra Costa County Family Justice Center Art Drain Pipe
Application Release Date: August 10, 2021
Application Deadline: October 1, 2021
WCCCFJC serves families affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. The exterior art drainpipe is a unique form and function creative opportunity open to artists in the nine Bay Area counties. The selected artist will; design a creative solution for an exterior drainpipe at the entrance of the building with a positive message for the end users of the facility, understand California Construction Standards and the requirements for stamped engineering drawings. The lump sum budget is not to exceed $10,000.
Please direct any questions to: email@example.com
Ookwe Park featured on ABC 7’s Localish
Ookwe Park was recently featured on ABC New LOCALISH segment highlighting the historical significance of Marina Parkway shellmound site. A new small yet very special shellmound park has opened to celebrate the Ohlone Indian’s contribution to Richmond’s history. Ookwe means “Healing” in the Chochenyo Ohlone language. The plants in the park are all related healing including; soaproot, elderberry, dogbane and manzanita.
Artist Masayuki Nagase worked with the Ohlone Family and the Richmond Arts and Culture Commission over several years to design, fabricate and install this lovely quiet place to visit in Richmond.
Please enjoy this story from ABC LOCALISH story on Ookwe Park.
Open Requests For Bids/Request For Proposals
Key Boulevard Tree Trimming
Santa Fe Union Park Fence
KCRT Datanet For The Week
KCRT TV Channel 28 - New Episodes Of Current Programming
New Segment / Series Episode:
- NEW! “Sidewalks Entertainment” one-hour special on Jimmy McCracklin and his new exhibit at the Richmond Museum.
- New episode of “The Jet Set”
- Multiple new episodes of the regular edition of “Sidewalks Entertainment” during the week
- “NewsBytes” Segments: Ookwe Park Celebration, Yellow Brick Road, Transit Re-Grand Opening and BOLT Bike Sharing
- A revised edition of GRIP Alternatives No-Cost Solar Workshop
- Hacienda Groundbreaking
- Diversity Flag Raising
- RPD: Stop The Hate
- Redesign Shields-Reid Park
- Hope and Healing
You may find the full schedule at http://www.ci.richmond.ca.us/3176/Schedule
- Library and Community Services
Community Services (Recreation)
Fall 2021 Sports Programs
Check out all of our upcoming sports program offerings this fall!
Join us for our Flag Football League Series! No experience necessary for all players ages 7-13! Call 510-621-1221 for more info.
Elevate After-School Program
Our programs have started but new students are always welcome! Sign up today at tinyurl.com/richmondrecreation.
Family Recreation Swim Information
Family Recreation swim is now available by reservation only! Check out the Aquatics website for details.
Employment and Training
The RichmondWORKS, America’s Job Center of Californiasm (AJCC), located at 330 – 25th Street, Richmond, Ca. 94804 is open for various career and job search services by appointment. Career Planners are available to provide weekly One-on-One Career Counseling sessions, every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday by appointment. Call RichmondWORKS now at (510) 307-8014 to make your appointment for job search and career counseling assistance.
Local Employment Opportunities Include:
- California Highway Patrol are hiring for the Public Safety Dispatcher/Operator position. Starting salary between $4,526 and $6,233 per month. 20 positions are available in the Vallejo-Fairfield, CA location. For more information, visit their website: CHP Careers.
- CHP Dispatcher In-Person Hiring Event! Tuesday, August 31, 2021 (6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.) at the CHP Golden Gate Division Office, 1551 Benicia Road; Vallejo, CA. To attend this event, please REGISTER. We look forward to seeing you there!
- California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is Now Hiring! A hiring event is scheduled for August 31, 2021 (10:00 A.M. -3:00 P.M. ) at Laney College, located at 900 Fallon Street; Oakland, CA. 94607. To prepare for this event, please do the following:
- Bay Area Community Colleges (BACC) and the Association of Manufacturers Bay Area (AMBayArea) will host a virtual Manufacturing Jobs Fair; Friday, September 15, 2021 (2:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.). RSVP: Click Here. Connect with manufacturers in the extended Bay Area from the comfort of your home / office using your computer or smartphone. If you are a company and are interested in signing up for the job fair, visit HERE. For more information, contact: Mark Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org; Regional Director - Adv Mfg.
- Rubicon Programs are sponsoring a virtual hiring event, scheduled for September 16, 2021 (2:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.). Participating companies include: Sheet Metal Workers, Bio-Rad, and Republic Services. Zoom link for this virtual event: Click Here. If you have questions, please email one of the contacts: Jim Blanton at email@example.com or Akeele-Ayana Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org or Charles Brown III at email@example.com.
- Mechanics Bank is hiring, and has available positions in the Bay Area. Mechanics Bank has career opportunities for both short and long term career objectives. Whether you seek a part-time or full-time position, Mechanics Bank has a variety of roles to meet your career objectives. To apply online, click: https://www.mechanicsbank.com/About-Us/Careers/Career-Areas
- AMAZON Military is Hiring! Amazon is hiring transitioning military members, veterans, reservists, National Guard members, military spouses, and military dependents 18 years and older for hourly positions. Learn more and apply at amazon.com/militaryjobs or text MILITARY to 77088 to sign up for alerts from Amazon.
Equal opportunity employer/programs
Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities
Kids’ Craft Kits are back!
We are happy to announce a new kids’ craft kit available starting on September 7th. This month’s craft is making a magazine collage and each kit contains all the materials to make a beautiful collage, except the glue. The craft kits are available from the Children’s Room at the Main Library. Please stop by and ask for one. The Main Library is open for indoor express service from 1:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays and from 3:00 P.M. to 6:30 P.M. on Wednesdays. For more information, please call the Children’s Department at 510-620-6557.
Adult/Teen Craft Kits
While we wait for safer times to meet in person again, the Library offers take home craft kits for adults and teens. Explore your creativity with this month’s craft kit called “Blackout Poetry.” The kit includes all you need to make blackout art and blackout poems. It might seem like homework at first, but it’s really fun! The Main Library is open for indoor express service from 1:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays and from 3:00 P.M. to 6:30 P.M. on Wednesdays. For more Library information please visit www.richmondlibrary.org or call the Main Adult Reference Desk at 510-620-6561. We will offer a new adult/teen craft kit each month through December 2021. Happy crafting!
The Richmond Grows Seed Lending Library is sharing seeds with the community. Seeds available at this time are carrots, collards, fava beans, kale, lettuce, and orach. Drop by the Main Library to get your free seed packets today while supplies last. The Main Library is open for indoor express service from 1:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays and from 3:00 P.M. to 6:30 P.M. on Wednesdays. For more Library information please visit www.richmondlibrary.org or call the Main Adult Reference Desk at 510-620-6561. For more info on seeds, please visit The Richmond Grows Seed Lending Library’s website at www.richmondgrowsseeds.org. Happy planting!
Info Sheet about the Literacy for Every Adult Program (LEAP)
Take a moment to check out LEAP’s info sheet to learn more about the program! If you have further questions about the enrollment process, feel free to call the office at 510-307-8084 or contact Sandra Arroyo at Sandra_Arroyo@ci.richmond.ca.us.
About the GED/High School Diploma Program at LEAP
What types of services do we offer?
LEAP offers literacy services that are free to adults 18 years of age and older. Literacy Services are suitable for anyone with an education level below that of a high school diploma. For example, someone who is struggling with basic literacy and needs assistance with tasks such as filling out a form or reading a training manual for their job. In addition, these services include assistance in earning your GED or your High School Diploma, assistance for English Language Learners (ELL), and assistance in basic digital literacy. The GED and the High School Diploma are two different pathways that a student may choose to earn an accredited high school equivalency and prove that they are qualified for certain jobs, trainings, or college admittance. The GED requires that students pass four subject matter tests (in reading/writing, social studies, science, and math). LEAP will educate a student in those subjects and walk them through the test taking process, including paying all fees. A high school diploma requires that a student earn all high school credits required by the CA Department of Education. Credits are earned by attending class and passing final examinations. LEAP does not offer a high school diploma, but does offer a full-ride scholarship, tutoring assistance, and administrative support to the Career Online High School Diploma (COHS). COHS is a fully online nationally accredited private High School. COHS requires that a student earn all the credits required by the Department of Education and a career certificate. COHS offers nine different career tracks in areas such as truck driving and office management.
How often do we provide services?
LEAP provides services all year round.
When do services begin? How long do they last?
LEAP tailors its educational services to a student’s needs. Since we are open all year round, a student may begin their basic literacy services at any time (this is not true of our ELL services). The services last for as long as the student needs and requests those services. Generally, services cease when a student completes his/her goal. For example, if the student’s goal is to read a training manual for a job, once their vocabulary and reading comprehension levels have made that material accessible, they would end services. Services also end once a student passes the GED or High School Diploma and no longer qualifies for services under the definition of literacy. LEAP will do it’s best to bridge that student to more appropriate services such as work placement or college enrollment.
What does the intake process consist of?
The intake process consists of four steps (the ELL intake process is different). First, a student fills out an application. This can be done over the phone, over zoom, or by coming to the office in person. Once the student fills out the application, they will be contacted for an orientation which can also be done over the phone, zoom or in person. An orientation includes filling out all applicable paperwork, informing the student of all policies and procedures, discussing goals and potential study schedules, and scheduling the third step, a computerized academic assessment. The third step, a computerized academic assessment is a computerized test in reading and math (the ELL assessment includes listening). This can be completed at home or in person at LEAP’s office. Finally, a LEAP staff person will consider the orientation information, the assessment, and some back-and-forth coordination with the student to create a placement for the student. The placement will vary according to the student goal but generally includes an assigned teacher (or tutor), a classroom schedule, and access to proprietary online study materials.
About English Language Learners (ELL) at LEAP
The ELL class is 13 weeks long. Prior to enrollment, students need to fill out an application and then be tested to be placed in a class. Classes start at 9:30 A.M. and the last class is at 3:00 P.M. Monday through Friday.
Once students are tested, they are placed in a class depending on their level. At the beginning of each course, a student has a meeting with the instructor to set up goals and create a study plan. At the end of the course, the student is tested again to monitor improvement. The student then has a secondary meeting with the instructor to review goals and create a new study plan for the next class. All the classes are via Zoom except for the Beginning ELL class. This class is via phone, because the students don’t feel confident or prefer not to use a computer.
About Volunteer Services at LEAP
Tutors are separate from teachers in that they are volunteering their time (not getting paid) to work with a student one-to-one. The goal is to always enroll a student to work with a teacher because they meet more consistently, and teachers are the experts on the material. However, LEAP identifies that every student has different needs, and our tutors are a great resource for supplemental learning. Below are some examples of how tutoring matches are assigned.
A tutor is matched with a student when (1) the student is unable to attend the assigned class schedule with a teacher (2) the student is at a lower or higher level than the assigned class (3) the student works better in a one-to-one setting (4) the student is attending class but wants extra help (5) the content is very specific to the learner and requires individual learning.
We identify matches by the content tutors feel comfortable teaching (some tutors choose to only teach reading and stay away from math), schedules/availability for both parties (tutors are only required to meet twice a week/1-2-hour sessions), and most importantly personalities. We always want our tutors and students to get along!
Tutors are always available on an ongoing basis and commit to working at LEAP for a minimum of 6 months. To become a volunteer, they must apply through the City of Richmond website.
76th National Police Activities League Conference
Chief French represented the Richmond Police Activities League at the 76th annual national conference in New Orleans. She was also invited to participate in a town hall discussion about reimaging policing and the role of community engagement. Our own Richmond PAL music program lite up the stage when they performed at the annual conference dinner. These kids are Rock Stars!
Crisis Negotiation At It’s Finest
Over the weekend, police officers received a request for assistance from the California Highway Patrol, in response to reports of an individual in distress on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge.
Acting Sergeant Ben Therriault, an experienced crisis negotiator with our Crisis Negotiation Team, immediately responded to assist. For over half an hour, A/Sergeant Therriault stood alongside our fire department and CHP partners, patiently speaking and listening to the man standing along the edge of the bridge.
Together, they talked about families and children, bonded over shared birthdays, and connected on a common basis of compassion and humanity. Imagine A/Sergeant Therriault’s relief when the man, with whom he had built a rapport, stepped off of the ledge, accepted an outstretched hand, and safely received a warm hug from your first responders.
Teamwork Makes The Dream Work
Last Friday morning, K-9 Officer Hodges saw a Jaguar SUV swerving down Carlson Boulevard at nearly 100mph. The driver drove through multiple red-lights before speeding onto the freeway.
The Jaguar SUV continued through the City of Vallejo and began driving in the wrong direction down the highway. Officers immediately stopped following the car as CHP monitored its direction via helicopter.
To everyone’s surprise, the Jaguar SUV pulled over to the shoulder of the freeway and jumped into the passenger seat of an awaiting Honda Accord. The Honda continued (in the correct direction) down the freeway before yielding to officers nearby.
Although the driver of the Honda was arrested without incident, the passenger (original suspect in the Jaguar SUV) had other plans, and attempted to climb into the driver’s seat to flee the scene. Ultimately, with the help of K9 Gunnar, officers were able to take the suspect safely into custody.
A records check revealed that the original suspect had multiple firearms-related warrants for his arrest, and was booked at the RPD jail for multiple charges.
Furthermore, a loaded pistol, which had been reported stolen in another state, was recovered from the Honda Accord. Officers also learned that the Jaguar SUV had recently been reported stolen in a nearby Bay Area city.
This incident was a great example of teamwork and collaboration amongst multiple agencies to bring a dangerous situation to a peaceful resolution!
National Dog Day!
This week we celebrated our four-legged friends, with a special shout-out to our K-9 partners here at Richmond PD!
Water Resource Recovery Division
Wastewater Treatment Plant – Fats, Oils, & Grease (FOG)
Please! Do not put grease down the drain! Heavy grease has been reported at Richmond's sewer treatment plant. Grease clogs pipes and can be detrimental to the function of the plant.
For more information about Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG), please call 510-620-6594.
Planta de Tratamiento de Aguas Residuales – Aceites y Grasas (FOG)
¡Por favor! ¡No ponga grasa por el drenaje! Se ha reportado grasa pesada en la planta de tratamiento de alcantarillado de Richmond. La grasa obstruye las tuberías y puede ser perjudicial para la función de la planta.
Para obtener más información sobre aceites y grasas (FOG), llame al 510-620-6594.
Sewer Lateral Grant Program
The City of Richmond’s Water Resource Recovery Division administers the Sewer Lateral Grant Program. The program reimburses eligible homeowners in the Richmond Municipal Sewer District (RMSD No. 1) for some of the cost to replace their sewer lateral.
The program is open and accepting applications for the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 for sewer lateral work completed between 7/1/2021-6/30/2022.
For more information about the Sewer Lateral Grant Program, please visit www.ci.richmond.ca.us/2130/Sewer-Lateral-Grant-Program or call 510-620-6594.
High Priority Critical Improvements Projects
The City of Richmond and Veolia Water (Veolia) are implementing High Priority Critical Improvements Projects at the City's Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP), which is managed and operated by Veolia. The purpose of the projects is to replace aging and unreliable infrastructure, improve treatment operating efficiency, comply with future discharge regulations and improve the functionality of the existing WWTP. The improvements were identified through previous planning efforts, including the 2010 WWTP Master Plan and the 2016 WWTP Facility Plan, to construct the following elements of the WWTP Critical Improvements Projects: (1) New screening and grit removal facilities; (2) Aeration upgrades; and (3) Demolition of existing facilities and site clearing in preparation for future WWTP Facilities. The projects are expected to take approximately 2 ½ years to complete.
Shimmick Construction continued demolition of the Solids Handling Building (SHB) and the dissolved air flotation thickener (DAFT) #1.
Shimmick’s subcontractor Ferma continued demolition of SHB up to the foundations.
Shimmick using a crane to lift the barrier plate to isolate aeration basins 3A & 4A.
Shimmick pouring concrete and placing concrete base for the manhole 11 (MHD 11).
ZFA (structural engineers) doing the rebar inspection on the primary sedimentation column retrofit.
Subcontractor MPS is cutting, preparing, and laying down the raw sewage (RS) bypass piping.
Restec doing abatement of lead paint in the 16”, 20” and 30” lines in preparation for RS bypass.
First Street Relief Sewer Project
The First Street Relief Sewer and Pipeline Rehabilitation Project is the final of four design projects from the comprehensive 2016 Collection System Design Project, which also included the construction of the Cutting/Carlson and Hoffman Project (originally two projects), and the Macdonald and Virginia Wet Weather Improvement Project. The project consists of approximately 3,743 lineal feet of open cut replacement of existing 6-inch sewer, approximately 1,696 lineal feet of open cut replacement of existing 8-inch sewer, approximately 631 lineal feet of open cut replacement of existing 10-inch sewer, and approximately 125 lineal feet of open cut replacement of existing 18-in sewer. This project began in July 2021 and is expected to be completed in July 2022, which is ahead of the Baykeeper due date of July 2023.
D’Arcy & Harty Construction continued progressing with sewer line replacement on 2nd Street off of Cutting Boulevard.
D’Arcy & Harty installing new pipe on 2nd Street.
D’Arcy & Harty is excavating prior to installing new sewer main, backfilling the trench and compacting soil before paving.
Free Unicycling Classes for beginners
Learn how to ride a unicycle from the one and only Jim Sowers, one of the best unicyclists in the Bay, country and the world! Right here in Richmond, at Unity Park, for free. Loaner unicycles available for the lessons. More info and sign up on Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/3sM0QmW
Wednesdays September 1, 8, 15 of 2021. 4:00 P.M. - 5:30 P.M. at the Unity Park Bike Hub. Address: 1605 Ohio Ave Richmond CA 94804.
The Richmond Youth Council is holding a School Supply Drive from August 30th through September 10th. There will be a collection bin located in the lobby at 450 Civic Center Plaza Monday through Friday during business hours. The donations will be delivered to an elementary school or youth serving organization during the week of September 13th. The target recipients are elementary and middle school students in Richmond. Please phone 510-620-6581 for more information.
Thank you for keeping up with the activities in the City of Richmond. Feel free to contact the City Manager’s Office if you have any questions or comments about these or any other items of interest to you.
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Richmond, CA 94804