Richmond: Tenants to pay 40% of fees from rent control, council rules

City Council moves closer toward enacting its rent control ordinance, approving the first reading of the document Friday night.  
The second annual Share the Love Day will be held by Agape Love Community Church from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Nevin Park at Fourth Street and Macdonald Avenue. The church says it plans to offer free food and clothing to the needy at the community outreach event focused on "men, women and children living in impoverished conditions."  
 
Richmond police say that the man found dead in a burning car Thursday committed suicide by lighting the vehicle on fire while he sat inside it.  
 
Berkeley interim City Manager Dee Williams-Ridley has appointed Fire Chief Gil Dong as interim deputy city manager.  
 
A special program commemorating the 100th anniversary of Richmond Day at the Panama Pacific International Exposition will be hosted by the Richmond Museum of History, 400 Nevin Ave., from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 8.  
 
RICHMOND -- A body found in the back seat of a burning car is being investigated as a suspicious death, police said Thursday.At 12:26 p.m., Richmond dispatchers got a call about a car on fire in the 200 block of West Nevin Avenue, Richmond police Sgt.  
 
The Richmond City Council will hold two special meetings to finalize the rent control ordinance passed last week. The first meeting will be this Friday, July 31 at 6 p.m. at the Richmond Civic Center. The second reading of the rent control ordinance is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 3 at 6 p.m.  
 
The Contra Costa Sheriff's Office wants to build a high-security wing at the existing Richmond jail and transfer up to some 400 inmates currently housed in Martinez.  
 
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Although litigation with the Guidiville Indian tribe and Upstream LLC is ongoing, soil cleanup at the Point Molate peninsula is nearly complete, and plans are in the works to refurbish and rent one of the historic cottages as a way to drum up interest in the site.  
 
UC Berkeley is among four universities to receive grants this week from the U.S. Geological Survey to help bring the "ShakeAlert" earthquake early warning system toward a production stage; the other three universities that will receive a share of the $4 million in total grants are California Institute of Technology, University of Oregon and University of Washington.  
 
J.J. Abrams broke his back filming 'Star Wars'

The 'Star Wars: Episode VII -- The Force Awakens' director reveals to Jon Stewart how the Millennium Falcon door that injured Harrison Ford on set also broke Abrams' back.