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

Council votes to include charter and private schools in Richmond Promise, sets award amount

These 68 West County high school seniors will share $160,000 in college scholarships

A bright group of 68 students from West Contra Costa County's public schools with share $160,000 worth of college scholarships from The Ed Fund, which provides much-needed funding for local public education. The 68 high...
Richmond symposium to educate youth on rights when encountering police, and proper decorum

Richmond symposium to educate youth on rights when encountering police, and proper decorum

A youth symposium at a Richmond church this Saturday will bring together elected officials, attorneys, religious leaders, educators and other influential groups with the aim of educating young people on their rights when encountering...

Volunteer Ruth Peritz honored for working with special ed students in Kennedy High gardens

On a weekly basis, retired educator Ruth Peritz heads over to Kennedy High to tend to the school garden, but she's not only making sure the vegetable plants grow. School officials are lauding Peritz for...
Salesian girls basketball coach named Coach of the Year

Salesian girls basketball coach named Coach of the Year

Steve Pezzola, head coach of the powerhouse Salesian College Preparatory girls basketball team, has been named the NorCal Preps Division IV Girls Basketball Coach of the Year. Pezzola led the team to a 28-4 record...
WCCUSD's 23rd Nutrition, Health and Fitness Festival at Nystrom Elementary Friday

WCCUSD’s annual Nutrition, Health and Fitness Festival to be held in Richmond

An annual school district event that has for more than two decades tackled childhood obesity by promoting healthy lifestyles to local families will take place again Thursday at Highland Elementary School in Richmond, the...
WCCUSD athletics: TCAL championship tournaments in four sports this week

WCCUSD athletics schedule for this week

The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) has released its weekly athletics schedule: (Click to enlarge schedules).

Locally grown Green Day makes ‘triumphant’ return to stage before Rock Hall of Fame...

A couple of West Contra Costa Unified School District alums are in Cleveland to be officially crowned as rock legends on Saturday, and they proved Thursday they haven't lost a step. Green Day, whose singer...
Richmond synagogue teams with Interfaith Council to feed families during spring break

Richmond synagogue teams with Interfaith Council to feed families during spring break

Volunteers at Richmond's lone synagogue, Temple Beth Hillel, packed boxes filled with food Tuesday in order to feed as many as 90 local, low-income families during next week's spring break, when kids cannot access...
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...

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Richmond's WWII past remembered in beautiful Veteran's Day ceremony

SS Red Oak Victory to host Shipyard Swing concert this weekend

Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers will be swingin' on the 1944 ship Red Oak Victory this Saturday.   The community is invited to enjoy a full...

Chevron Richmond Refinery hiring community engagement manager

Chevron is accepting online applications for the position of Community Engagement Manager at the Richmond Refinery. The full-time position is responsible for leading social investment...

449 local high school seniors receive Richmond Promise scholarships

Nearly 450 scholarships totaling $2.45 million have been awarded this year to forward-thinking local high school seniors thanks to the Richmond Promise. The students are...