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Richmond students to receive private showing of Black Panther, meet director

Richmond students to receive private showing of Black Panther, meet director

About 300 students from Caliber Beta Academy in Richmond on Wednesday will receive a private showing of the smash-hit film Black Panther, which was directed and co-written by Richmond-raised Ryan Coogler, who plans to...
Richmond youth poetry contest winners announced

Richmond youth poetry contest winners announced

Winners of the 8th annual Richmond Writes! Poetry Contest have been announced by the city. The contest, created by the Richmond Arts & Culture Commission, celebrates National Poetry Month in April by engaging hundreds of...
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Grant Elementary celebrates third year with No Place For Hate designation

Efforts that began three school years ago at Grant Elementary to create a positive and inclusive school climate continued this past Friday with a visit from Red Grammer, described by Parent's Magazine as "the...
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County supervisor promotes website, hotline for immigrants fearing deportation

Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia, who represents West County, has released a video promoting a new program launched March 1 to help local immigrant families in fear of deportation under the Trump administration. "We’re...

Students invited to 2nd Annual Building & Construction Trades Career Fair

Local students are encouraged to attend the 2nd Annual Building & Construction Trades Career Fair on Saturday, April 21. The career fair is for middle and high school students, grades 7-12, who will learn about...
Salesian College Preparatory to hold open house Sunday, Oct. 22

St. David School invites community to silent auction, gala at Salesian

St. David School is set to hold a Silent Auction and Gala -- the school's biggest fundraiser -- at Salesian College Preparatory School on Saturday, March 24.  The adult-only event begins at 5 p.m. and concludes...

Parents, students advocating for improvements at MLK Jr. Park

A group of local students and parents have formed a partnership in recent months to advocate for improvements to Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park at 1300 Virginia Ave. in Richmond. "Right now the park...

Thousands of local students participate in national walkouts

Thousands of students at West County schools today participated in national walkout events to remember the 17 victims who died in the mass school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla....

Community invited to 2nd Annual Art in March event at DeJean Middle

In honor of Art Education Month, the community is invited to a free, family-friendly Art in March Extravaganza at Lovonya DeJean Middle School on Saturday, March 17. The event will run from 10 a.m. to...
Richmond Promise applications due by midnight Friday, March 9

Richmond Promise applications due by midnight Friday, March 9

Big reminder for local high school seniors: The Richmond Promise Scholarship Application must be submitted by midnight this Friday, March 9. Currently, 403 scholarship applications for the The Richmond Promise College Scholarship program have been...

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North Richmond market mural takes shape

By Mike Kinney The mural at Rancho Market & Deli at 500 Market Ave. is coming along. The community banded together to clean up and beautify...
San Pablo police arrest robbery suspect with 'questionable choice of fashion'

San Pablo police arrest robbery suspect with ‘questionable’ fashion choice

San Pablo police arrested a suspected armed robber due to his "questionable choice of fashion" about 3 p.m. Saturday. The suspect was wearing very recognizable...

Richmond Promise hiring 10 college interns

The Richmond Promise College Scholarship program is hiring 10 College Summer Associates through Americorps VISTA. The paid interns will develop their leadership, teamwork and project...