Thursday, February 2, 2017

Downtown Richmond post office for sale

   RICHMOND - The East Bay Times reported this morning that the U.S. Postal Service plans to shut the historic downtown Richmond Post office and sell the building, constructed in 1938.
     The announcement came Wednesday and has already drawn criticism from city officials and advocates for downtown Richmond.
    The Times reported that the group Richmond Main Street has a campaign in progress called Save the Downtown Post Office.
     All postal operations currently in the building will be moved to a postal facility about a mile away.
     To read the full story in the East Bay Times, click on this link: USPS Announces plans

'Today’s Anne Frank Is a Syrian Girl'

  RICHMOND - A discussion of New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof's "Today's Anne Frank is a Syrian Girl" - and the continuing plight of refugees in Greece - will highlight the Sunday, Feb. 12 Morning Bagel Brunch at Temple Beth Hillel, 801 Park Center (Hilltop exit I-80 east).
   The speaker at the event will be Dr. Carla Cassler, associate director of Acupuncturists Without Borders.
   The bagel brunch is open to the public and runs from 10:15 a.m. until noon.
   A $5 donation is requested.
   Cassler will be talking about at her experiences in coordinating an acupuncture program for refugees from the Middle East and Africa who have fled to Greece.
   Cassler is the wife of Temple Beth Hillel's Rabbi, Dean Kertesz.