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Richmond

Should MacDonald Ave be renamed after Nelson Mandela?

A major street or community center in Richmond could soon be renamed after Nelson Mandela. The City Council is scheduled to discuss the possibility on Tuesday and could direct city staff to draft a report...
Now that schools are back in session, a renewed effort is being made to keep West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) students in classrooms.

School district addresses harassment, bullying

The West County Times offered this report today about the West Contra Costa School District's latest efforts to halt sexual harassment and bullying in its schools. The efforts follow an Office of Civil Rights report...

Video Alert: Richmond football player has skills

Prentiss Reid, the nimble football star at Salesian High, is featured in a college recruiting tape that's worth checking out. The blazing junior plays cornerback, free safety and wide receiver for Salesian, which won the...

Adorable Alert: Milo Foundation has new cats, dogs

Animal rescue group The Milo Foundation on Tuesday welcomed a new cast of adorable cats and dogs to its Point Richmond adoption center. The two images on the left are just a few of the...

Salesian star makes McDonald All-American team

Salesian High girls basketball star Mariya Moore has been named to the East team of the McDonald All-American game, which takes place April 2 at the United Center in Chicago. The 6-foot guard, who is...
USTA: Once considered 'tennis desert,' Richmond now has thriving tennis community.

Lucas Park gets shiny new tennis and futsal courts

"Time to go out and play!" That was the message today on Richmond's Environmental and Health Initiatives Facebook page. The department posted a few pictures of the gorgeous new tennis and futsal courts that have...

Ambitious bicycle master plan rolling along

Since Richmond City Council adopted a Bicycle Master Plan in November 2011, 9.1 miles of bikeways have been added to the city streets, adding to the 6.3 miles that had already existed, officials said...

In memory of BART police Sgt. Tom Smith Jr.

The Richmond Police Department shared a "thin blue line" image on Facebook in memory of the BART police officer who was shot and killed in the line of duty Jan. 21. BART police Sgt. Tom...
RPD's summer crime prevention fair Saturday offers food, fun and signatures for fix-it tickets

State of the City: ‘Wonderful place and time’

Mayor Gayle McLaughlin presented a slideshow for the State of the City address Tuesday night that highlighted the city's environmental and health initiatives in 2013, along with public safety feats, major groundbreakings and streets...

Efforts get more seniors to fill out college aid forms

The West Contra Costa Unified School District saw a 23-percent increase in the number of seniors who completed their federal financial aid applications last year, according to school advocates. In 2012, 33-percent of district students...

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Richmond’s newest Starbucks to open soon

On Friday, we stopped by a construction site in Richmond's Marina Bay area where a Starbucks is set to locate, and the work crew...
WCCUSD students invited to Getting Ready for College Conference

WCCUSD students invited to Getting Ready for College Conference

West Contra Costa Unified students and parents are encouraged to attend the Getting Ready For College Conference at Contra Costa College this Saturday, Sept....

Hundreds descend on Nevin Park for Back-To-School carnival

Hundreds of local kids and their families descended upon Nevin Park in Richmond's Iron Triangle neighborhood Wednesday for yet another fun, educational Back-To-School carnival. Carnival...