DMC to Close April 21

By Nancy DeVille It’s the decision that many hoped would never come: Doctors Medical Center is closing April 21. The board of West Contra Costa Healthcare District, which governs DMC, made the decision Thursday after they were advised the hospital is running out of money and has exhausted opportunities to borrow additional funds. “This is […]

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A Wage Hike for Richmond’s Lowest Paid Workers

By Nancy DeVille Richmond’s lowest paid workers will get a raise Jan. 1 when the city’s minimum wage jumps from $9 to $9.60 an hour. The ordinance, which was approved by the Richmond City Council in June, includes increases over the next few years, to $11.52 in 2016, $12.30 in 2017 and $13 per hour […]

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Building a Bike Culture in Richmond

By Nancy DeVille When Matthew Schwartz moved to Richmond earlier this year, he noticed the city offered plenty of miles to bike, but no shop where he could take his bike parts and build a bicycle. Buying a new bike didn’t quite fit into his budget, so he was forced to rely on public transportation. […]

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Local Happenings

From the Pulse News Desk, Posted Dec 24, 2014 Holiday Closures Richmond city offices will be closed during the holiday week beginning Wednesday, Dec. 24 and reopening on Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. The closure includes city offices as well as the Richmond Public Library and Recreation facilities. The Richmond Plunge at 1 Garrard Blvd. will […]

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Etsy Gift Guide: Richmond, California

By Sonya Mann   Here’s an exciting prospect: shop locally without having to leave your house. With Christmas less than two weeks away, consider buying presents that can support your community at the same time. Etsy.com is a website where local artisans can sell handmade goods, and plenty of Richmond entrepreneurs have opened online shops through it–making […]

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