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Parents of kids at new Hilltop school upset by parking restrictions at mall

Parents of kids at new Hilltop school upset by parking restrictions at mall

Some parents whose children attend the brand new Aspire Public Schools campus across from Hilltop Mall are upset they are being prohibited from parking in the shopping mall's lots, even when there are plenty...
Richmond's weekend-long Back to School Carnival starts Aug. 25

RPAL carnival to begin tonight and run through Sunday at Civic Center

If you drove past Richmond Civic Center Friday morning, you would have noticed a colorful carnival being set up. From Friday through Sunday, the Richmond Police Activities League (RPAL) is hosting a back to school...
Salesian biology lab overhaul a 'boost for STEM curriculum'

Salesian biology lab overhaul a ‘boost for STEM curriculum’

Students returning to Salesian College Preparatory this fall will benefit from a complete overhaul of the school's biology lab thanks to a $250,000 grant from an anonymous donor. Improvements include new flooring, a prep room...
First day of school for WCCUSD is Aug. 24; here are tips to help your child succeed

First day of school for WCCUSD is Aug. 24; here are important tips to...

With Aug. 24 marking the first day of school for the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD), the district has sent out a list of tips from Kids.gov that can help parents ensure...
Rosie's Girls graduates another strong class of riveters

Rosie’s Girls graduates another strong class of riveters

The spirit of Rosie the Riveter is alive and well in Richmond, where 27 local girls spent six weeks this summer exploring non-traditional career options. In its seventh year, students in the Rosie's Girls program...
350 Richmond summer camp kids to receive free backpacks thanks to city, local motorcycle association

350 Richmond summer camp kids to receive free backpacks thanks to city, motorcycle association

Six summer camps in Richmond will end with 350 kids receiving free backpacks and school supplies as part of a partnership between the Richmond Recreation Department and One Richmond Motorcycle Association, according to the...
Chevron cuts first check for highly-anticipated Richmond Promise scholarship program

Chevron cuts first check for highly-anticipated Richmond Promise scholarship program

All students who live in Richmond and graduate from a public high school in the West Contra Costa Unified School District, including charter schools, will be eligible for the $35 million Richmond Promise program,...
WCCUSD alums to hold community meeting in Richmond Saturday on educational equity

WCCUSD alums hosting community meeting in Richmond Saturday on several district issues

A group of college undergrads who attended West Contra Costa public schools are encouraging the community to attend an informative meeting at the Coronado YMCA in Richmond on Saturday on the topic of educational...
Richmond's Iamsu! gets love from Rolling Stone for track with ex-Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker

Richmond’s Iamsu! gets love from Rolling Stone for track with ex-Blink 182 drummer Travis...

Richmond hip hop artist Iamsu! has been enjoying even more attention from the national music media lately, including Rolling Stone, for his contributions on a track by Travis Barker, the former drummer for Blink...

Project SEED has local teens conducting actual research in professional labs

On weekdays from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 17-year-old chemistry whiz Itzel Gonzalez (pictured above) is tied up in the lab conducting time-sensitive research assignments. Far from summer school, however, the incoming Richmond High senior...

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Community comes together at Juneteenth Parade and Festival in Richmond

Community comes together at Juneteenth Parade and Festival in Richmond

Thousands of community members attended the Juneteenth Parade and Festival at Nicholl Park in Richmond. The annual celebration remembers June 19, 1865, the day that...
Narcotics bust nets eight arrests, three from Richmond

Narcotics bust nets eight arrests, three from Richmond

A three-months-long investigation launched by tips from residents of the Coronado neighborhood led to the arrest of eight suspects, including three brothers from Richmond,...
Serving booze at proposed Richmond karaoke club 'essential' to success

Planning Commission approves Karaoke Club for Jacuzzi Street

The Richmond Planning Department on June 7 unanimously approved a plan to install a Karaoke Club at 5327 Jacuzzi St. in Richmond. Longtime Richmond business...