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Matt Duffy releases statement on El Cerrito-Kennedy game disruption

WCCUSD’s Matt Duffy addresses El Cerrito-Kennedy game disruption

by Matt Duffy, WCCUSD Superintendent To the Kennedy and El Cerrito Communities: The second half of the Kennedy-El Cerrito High School football game last Friday night was cancelled due to inappropriate behavior by fans. These...
Richmond council proceeds tentatively on North Richmond annexation

Richmond mayor: North Richmond annexation costly, but just

By Richmond Mayor Tom Butt Tonight, the Richmond City Council will discuss and possibly vote on whether or not to proceed with annexation procedures for North Richmond. If the vote is to annex, it will...
Superintendente de WCCUSD: “Estamos con” quienes han sido afectados por el término de DACA

WCCUSD superintendent: ‘We stand’ with those affected by DACA decision

Matt Duffy, West Contra Costa Unified superintendent , President Donald Trump took action that will directly impact some of the most vulnerable members of our community by ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)...

El Cerrito centennial celebration honors African American legends

by Brenda McCuistion The city of El Cerrito celebrates 100 years (1917 – 2017) and esteems African American pioneers.  On Saturday, Aug. 26, the celebration began with Special Guest Speaker, Belva Davis.  Belva, pioneer African-American...
Richmond event to feature award-winning author Richard Rothstein

Mayor: 13 applicants to replace Gayle McLaughlin on council

By Mayor Tom Butt Applications to replace Gayle McLaughlin closed today with 13 applicants who will make a pitch at the September 12 City Council meeting. The candidate statements to fill the Council vacancy are...
Tom Butt plans to seek second term as Richmond's mayor

Richmond Mayor Tom Butt to seek second term

By Mayor Tom Butt It may seem a little early, but with the filing date less than a year away and campaign season for local offices heating up rapidly, I am pleased to announce that...

DeSaulnier denounces Trump’s decision to ban transgender troops

Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) issued a statement Wednesday in response to President Donald Trump’s decision to no longer “accept or allow” transgender people in the U.S. military. Trump announced the decision in a series...
Mayor Tom Butt: Who will replace Gayle McLaughlin on council?

Mayor Tom Butt: Who will replace Gayle McLaughlin on council?

Mayor Tom Butt In a normal election year, you need 6,000 to 10,000 votes, a war chest of tens of thousands of dollars and untold hours of campaigning to win the dubious distinction of serving...

Departing Teach For America director calls for civility among educators

By Tyler Hester I’ve spent the past decade as a teacher, teacher coach, and as the leader of Teach For America here in the Richmond community. During that time, I’ve had the privilege of working alongside...

Richmond’s Soulful Softball Sunday brings its magic to prison

By Rodney Alamo Brown The people of Richmond have proven in recent years that we can work together to build a safer community that focuses upon opportunity and education. Together, we began to reach out...

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All 330 Verde students benefit from 19th Book & Hoodie Drive

Supervisor thanks community for uniting to benefit Verde students

With support from West County residents, businesses and nonprofits, Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia said his annual Book & Hoodie Drive benefiting Verde...
Three hospitalized after North Richmond shooting

Three hospitalized after North Richmond shooting

A shooting in North Richmond Monday night hospitalized three people, authorities said. The incident occurred at about 9:30 p.m. in the 500 block of Market...

The Shops at Hilltop to continue hosting monthly Cars and Coffee event

A massive Cars and Coffee event that entered The Shops at Hilltop's parking lot for the first time in December has been so successful...