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

Kennedy High students to receive free one-on-one writing instruction starting Friday.

Trainings upcoming for those wishing to volunteer as writer coaches at Richmond high schools

The highly-touted WriterCoach Connection program is holding upcoming training dates for volunteers in the community who would like to help strengthen students' writing skills at Kennedy and Richmond high schools. The program, a partnership between the...
Inspiring Kennedy High grad needs advice on becoming voice actor for animated films

Inspiring Kennedy High grad needs advice on becoming voice actor for animated films

A remarkable graduate from Kennedy High school has a voice made for animated movies -- all she needs now is advice on how to break into the field, according to her former teachers. Kennedy teachers...
Local high school students invited to free financial bootcamp in Richmond called Mad City Money

Local youth invited to free financial bootcamp in Richmond on Monday called Mad City...

Local youth are encouraged to attend a free educational event in Richmond on Monday called Mad City Money, which intends to simulate the realities of financial independence. The unique program sponsored by Travis Credit Union...
Local YMCA's work to create healthier, safer communities highlighted in NY Times health blog

Local YMCA’s work to create healthier, safer communities highlighted in NY Times health blog

The local YMCA's work to build healthier and safer communities in Richmond was highlighted Monday in the New York Times' personal health blog. The post centered on the YMCA of the USA's Healthier Communities Initiatives,...
WCCUSD educator invited to speak on White House ‘makers’ panel

WCCUSD educator invited to speak on White House ‘makers’ panel

The West Contra Costa Unified educator known for his unique approach at getting youth interested in STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) can now also say he's also won the attention of President...

500 residents expected at Richmond wellness event honoring legendary cyclist Major Taylor

While plans to enhance safety for pedestrians and cyclists in the Iron Triangle are in the works, community organizations are being proactive about promoting active lifestyles among local families. On Saturday, an annual cycling and...

Before summer break, Grant Elementary families warned about lingering effects of smoke breaks

Shining a light on the consequences of second-hand smoke at Grant Elementary will hopefully convince parents not to light up around their kids or allow others to do so. That was the main message from...

Exploring Richmond’s Rosie the Riveter Museum

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat explored the heroic efforts of the Richmond community this weekend in a feature and visitor's guide to the Rosie the Riveter Museum. Carole Terwilliger Meyers writes that the City of Richmond does not...
Council votes to include charter and private schools in Richmond Promise, sets award amount

Councilmember criticizes proposal to exclude students from Richmond Promise

The current proposal to exclude Richmond residents who attend charter schools from the $35 million Richmond Promise college scholarship program (CC Times article here) has angered community members who said the program was supposed...
Community advocates fundraising to send 15 Pullman Point kids to Oakland A's game

Community advocates raising funds to send 15 Pullman Point kids to Oakland A’s game

Richmond community advocates are fundraising to send 15 kids from the Pullman Point housing complex to the Oakland A's game against the Texas Rangers on Thursday. Local advocates Rodney Alamo Brown, David Simmons and Andre...

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Richmond residents represent at thrilling Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo

Richmond residents represent at thrilling Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo

Thousands of people throughout Northern California attended the annual Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo on Saturday -- and once again many from Richmond represented. The nation’s...

USPS halts plans to close Richmond Main Post Office

In a surprise announcement Monday, local elected officials say the Richmond Main Post Office at 1025 Nevin Ave. will remain open and operational --...
Groundbreaking set for CoBiz Richmond

Richmond Business Hub groundbreaking set for Tuesday

A groundbreaking is set for Tuesday for a highly-anticipated business incubator, coffee shop and food business set to locate in the groundfloor retail space...