Community Resources

What’s Happening in Richmond

The Richmond Convention and Visitors Bureau posts an email calendar that lists dozens of entertainment and cultural events every week. It’s a great resource when you’re itching to get out of the house, or entertain an out-of-town guest. To get on the mailing list, send an email to Michelle Itagaki

February 14th, 2012

Got stuff? Want stuff?

Is “yes” your answer to both questions?  Then the Freecycle Network may be just the thing you’re looking for (but didn’t know it).  Freecycle is a non-profit service that enables you to post descriptions of items you want to give away, and browse others’ listings for things you may want to pick up: tools, toys, building materials, furniture, whatever. The Richmond Freecycle group now includes almost 1800 subscribers. The Freecycle Network is hosted as a Yahoo Group (you need to create an account to use it; also free).

January 18th, 2012

County Supervisor John Gioia, and County Services

Visit County Supervisors Gioia’s website page of the Contra Costa County website to determine District 1 boundaries, and learn about the initiatives the Supervisor is currently working on. The County website is also the gateway to numerous county services, from animal control to responses to illegal dumping. You can also learn about bid opportunities, review Board of Supervisor agendas, and much more.

January 18th, 2012

State and Federal Representation websites

If you have issues for the State Assembly, contact Assembly Member Tony Thurmond.
Contact information for our State Senator, Senator Loni Hancock .
Contact information for U.S. Congress Member Mark Desaulnier.

September 16th, 2011

Keep our neighborhood looking good

Two easy things you can do to keep our neighborhood looking good:
1. Volunteer for graffiti clean-up. Call 231-3031.

2. Report vacant homes to our community police officer, Joe DeOrian. He will help Code Enforcment keep track of the vacant homes that might be fire hazards, places for homeless encampments, or for other problems in our community.

August 8th, 2011

Help adults learn to read

Last year’s staffing cuts have deeply affected Richmond’s literacy program for adults (LEAP). As a volunteeer tutor, teaching one hour a week for 3 months, you can help initiate a positive lifelong change in someone else’s life.

Visit LEAP’s web page to find out how to help. Or call 510-307-8084.

August 8th, 2011

Richmond’s Planning Department

The Planning Division provides advice and technical expertise to assist you in understanding key community issues and how they may relate to your building or remodeling project. For general information, call 510-620-6706; Spanish information 510-620-6662. Visit the Planning Department website page.

August 6th, 2011