Monday, July 4, 2022

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I found pride and purpose in the building and construction trades

I found pride and purpose in the building and construction trades

By Antwon Cloird  Whether it's through community service or on the construction site, I have been lucky to find my "Pride and Purpose" in building bonds -- along with roads and structures -- in the...
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Richmond Main Street announces downtown street banner project

The Richmond Main Street Initiative (RMSI) on Tuesday announced a new Downtown Street Banner project with artist Tiffany Conway, CEO of Project Get Gree, and local videographer Malcolm Jackson. The street banners, which will emphasize...
Congressman DeSaulnier to host Coronavirus and Education Virtual Town Hall

Congressman DeSaulnier releases statement in wake of mass shooting in Richmond

Congressman Mark DeSaulnier released a statement Monday in the wake of a mass shooting in Richmond Sunday night that killed three people and wounded five others. The congressman's statement follows in full: “Yet again, we grieve...
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Richmond’s Lyft program providing subsidized rides to vaccinations

Seniors and disabled individuals in Richmond are encouraged to use the city's R-Transit Lyft program to reach COVID-19 vaccination sites (except for those that are drive-thru). The on-demand program has been operating around the clock,...
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At Vista High School, learning truly does happen your way

This story was originally published by GO Public Schools West Contra Costa. By Natalie Walchuk One blink on your drive up Barnard Street and you may miss the entrance to Vista High School — one of...
Ahead of NFL draft, Najee Harris returns to GRIP shelter where he once lived

Ahead of NFL draft, Najee Harris visits GRIP shelter where he once lived

By Brandon Mercer On Thursday night, an NFL team representative will come to the podium at the 2021 NFL Draft and announce they are selecting for their ranks a once homeless man who spent part...
WCCUSD counselor helps students think about life after high school

WCCUSD counselor helps students think about life after high school

This story was originally published by GO Public Schools West Contra Costa. By Natalie Walchuk Counselor Erica Martinez has a clearly defined mission: help high school students discover their passions and find a path that will...
Richmond event joins worldwide protest of conditions at U.S. southern border

Contra Costa cities to synchronize lighting for COVID-19 victims

By Kathy Chouteau Tonight at 8 p.m.—on the one-year anniversary of the first Contra Costa resident’s death from COVID-19—the County will light up the night during a “Hope and Healing Virtual Event” to honor the...
Parents to rally to reopen WCCUSD schools on anniversary of closures

Parent group ‘frustrated’ by WCCUSD labor agreement on school reopening

West Contra Costa Safe Open Schools released a response to a tentative labor agreement reached between the school district and its employee unions on reopening plans. The group's statement follows in full: West Contra Costa...
Op-Ed: Giovanni’s tragic story is repeated again and again on Bay Area roads

Op-Ed: Giovanni’s tragic story oft-repeated on Bay Area roads

By Natasha Thomas, MNM Giovanni’s Story “Giovanni, my brother, was full of life. He had a huge personality that could light up any room. His favorite hobbies included playing video games and fishing. He loved hanging...

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Soul Mechanix groovin’ into Pinole’s Fernandez Park July 7

Soul Mechanix groovin’ into Pinole’s Fernandez Park July 7

By Kathy Chouteau In the return of one of the first City of Pinole summer events in two years, Soul Mechanix is set to perform...
14 firearms seized after five search warrants served simultaneously in Richmond

14 guns seized after five search warrants served simultaneously in Richmond

Fourteen illegally-possesses pistols, rifles and fully-automatic handguns were seized and seven suspects apprehended after the Richmond Police Department, with assistance from specialized law enforcement...
San Pablo party supplies store busted for selling illegal fireworks

San Pablo party supply shop busted for possession, sales of illegal fireworks

A police bust at a San Pablo party supplies store today uncovered several thousand pounds of illegal fireworks. An anonymous online tip led police to...