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View the latest community-related news in Richmond, CA.

Free financial literacy seminar for youth, adults set for Richmond Memorial Auditorium

Richmond-area families are encouraged to attend the Financial Literacy Workshop on Saturday, June 23. Social Progress Inc. is hosting the free seminar at the Richmond Memorial Auditorium from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Workshops are offered...

Richmond’s Juneteenth parade and festival set for Saturday

Richmond’s Nicholl Park will fill with food, music, and festivities this Saturday, June 16, to commemorate Juneteenth. The free community event begins with a parade that starts at 10am at Kennedy High School (4300 Cutting...
Richmond considers declaring homeless problem a 'crisis'

Free Richmond summer program teaches young people to code

Young adults from ages 16 through 24 are encouraged to join a free summer program that will teach them how to code. The program by the city of Richmond's ServiceWorks provides "access to leadership and...
Young people invited to free financial bootcamp, 'Mad City Money'

Young people invited to free financial bootcamp, ‘Mad City Money’

Local young people ages 14 to 24 are encouraged to take part in Travis Credit Union's free annual Mad City Money Young Adult Financial Boot Camp, where they will participate in a fun activity...
WCCUSD summer food service program for kids starts Monday

WCCUSD summer food service program starts Monday

With the aim of ensuring low-income students continue to have access to nutritional meals while schools are closed during summer, the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) said its Summer Food Service Program...
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DeJean Middle School Band takes first place at annual Six Flags festival

The local school district is singing the praises of this musical Richmond middle school. Last month, the Lovonya DeJean Middle School Concert Band won first place at the Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Music in the...
100-percent of this Richmond school's graduates headed to college

100-percent of this Richmond school’s graduates headed to college

Of the 68 high school seniors graduating from Making Waves Academy in Richmond this Thursday, all are headed to college, the school has announced. Ninety-six-percent of seniors the school at 4123 Lakeside Drive will graduate...
County libraries serving free, healthy lunches to kids and teens this summer

County libraries serving free, healthy lunches to kids and teens this summer

The Contra Costa County Library announced Monday it will serve free lunches to youth ages 18 and under at nine library locations this summer. County Librarian Melinda Cervantes said the Lunch at the Library program...
Local students use $500 grants to improve schools for 4th annual Potential Project

Local students use $500 grants to improve schools for 4th annual Potential Project

For a fourth straight year, West Contra Costa Unified students exhibited their potential to create change in their schools as part of the Potential Project. This year, students from seven schools and one nonprofit organization...

Chess players at Richmond tourney range from ages 6 to 74

Thirty-six community members participated in the 6th Annual Spring Classic Community Tournament last Saturday, ranging in age from 6 years old to 74, according to city officials. On Saturday, May 19, the chess players competed...

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Local job readiness program ROP graduates another 44 students

Local job readiness program ROP graduates another 44 students

Mike Joyce has come full circle. On Tuesday, a full 40 years after taking part in the very first Richmond Operational Program (ROP) class, Joyce...

Reinventing 23rd Street

June 21, 2018 Reinventing 23rd Street The fight to highlight 23rd Street's hidden gems. By: Mike Aldax and Mike Kinney...
Valley Nails & Spa in El Sobrante set for grand opening

Valley Nails & Spa in El Sobrante set for grand opening

A San Pablo nail salon that opened in May is set to have an official grand opening event on Wednesday, June 27, in partnership...