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Richmond's Little Free Libraries project offers community free access to books

Richmond’s Little Free Libraries project cool way to offer community access to free books

For Richmond's Kathy Chouteau penned a great piece this week about "Richmond's Little Free Libraries," a grassroots project to install small wooden boxes around town containing books that are free for community members to borrow. The...
West County schools featured in AP article about preparing kids for online state tests

West County schools featured in AP article about preparing kids for online state tests

Kids as young as 5 are learning basic computer skills in U.S. classrooms, skills they will need in order to excel on standardized tests that are now being offered online by a majority of...
Mira Vista School wins Jamba Juice grant to bolster garden program

Mira Vista School wins Jamba Juice grant to bolster garden program

After planting the seeds, local students are getting to watch their gardens grow. The budding garden program at Richmond's Mira Vista School will further flourish thanks to a $1,500 grant from Jamba Juice, officials said. Jamba...
Check out this week’s WCCUSD sports schedule

WCCUSD athletics schedule for this week

The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) has released its weekly athletics schedule: (Click to enlarge schedules).
Adored Richmond principal a Teach For America success story

Adored Richmond principal a Teach For America success story

When students are searching for an adult at school they can relate to, they don’t often head to the principal’s office. That’s not true at Montalvin Manor Elementary School in Richmond, where Latina principal Katherine...
Kennedy High senior Luis Nunez honored for his work with special education students

Kennedy High senior Luis Nunez honored for his work with special education students

Kennedy High senior Luis Nunez is excelling at school, but not without ensuring that others who are less able than him also have a chance to succeed. Earlier this month, Nunez received the Jake Rockeman...
Prestigious speaker line-up announced for Richmond summit connecting youth to STEM careers

Prestigious speaker line-up announced for Richmond summit connecting youth to STEM careers

Here it is, folks. The full lineup of  speakers has been announced for the highly-anticipated Richmond summit on April 30 that aims to prep West County youth for careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering...
First day of school for WCCUSD is Aug. 24; here are tips to help your child succeed

Video! Watch ‘real men’ read at North Richmond’s Verde Elementary as part of literacy...

We told you last week about an impressive literacy program at North Richmond's Verde Elementary School called "Real Men Read," which has men from the community volunteering their time every month to read to...
Local students will learn to code at one of two UC Berkeley summer camp opportunities

Local students will learn how to code at UC Berkeley summer camp

Local students are encouraged to apply to attend a UC Berkeley camp this summer to learn how to code, build simple websites and apps, and understand network vulnerability and protection. West County students headed into...
Community advocates fundraising to send 15 Pullman Point kids to Oakland A's game

Richmond High School teacher to throw ceremonial first pitch at A’s game Saturday

A Richmond High School teacher credited with helping to revamp the school's Engineering Partnership Academy Program is set to throw the ceremonial first pitch Saturday at the Oakland A's game against the Los Angeles Angels. Aurelio...

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Teacher housing eyed for Quarry Residential Development

Teacher housing eyed for Quarry Residential Project

Teacher housing is being eyed for the Quarry Residential Project, according to City Manager Bill Lindsay. The project to construct nearly 200 condominium units at...

Mountain Mike’s Pizza to hold fundraiser for police youth explorers

Mountain Mike's Pizza at 3340 San Pablo Dam Road is set to hold a fundraiser on Thursday, March 1, supporting the San Pablo Police...

Food production biz set to hire 200-plus Richmond residents

A food production company set to open in Richmond is not only investing $15 million in improvements in a 102,000 square foot industrial building...