Friday, March 5, 2021

Community Views

Proposed Richmond business tax change faces pushback

Op-Ed: Why Richmond voters should reject Measure U

By James Lee Richmond businesses are not opposed to a revision of the current Business License Tax. In fact, the Richmond Chamber and the Council of Business & Industries provided recommendations for appropriate rate increases...
Richmond commission condemns Trump’s use of force statements

WCCUSD issues statement after finding Trump letter in food boxes

The West Contra Costa Unified School District released this statement Thursday about a letter from President Donald Trump showing up in food boxes being distributed at district sites to families in need. Good evening WCCUSD...
WCCUSD board candidates asked to support career technical education

WCCUSD Board candidates urged to support career technical education

This Community Views piece was submitted by Ron Whittier, Tech Futures (IT Academies); Hon. Judy Johnson, Contra Costa County Bar Association (Law Academies); Desmond Carson, M.D., Lifelong Medical Center (Health Academies); Louis Kim, Hewlett...
My childhood was because of your Census participation

Op-Ed: My childhood was because of your Census participation

By David Tucker The city of Richmond – sitting on the San Francisco Bay and San Pablo Bay – has a rich history due to these bodies of water. During World War II, the Richmond...
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Older adults find ways to help – and stay safe – in upcoming election

by Ashby Village, local non-profit In the last election, they volunteered as poll workers, putting in long hours to help voters cast their ballots. They walked precincts, rang door bells, drove people to their local...
Covid the Corvid - Free as a bird

Covid the Corvid – Free as a bird

This story was originally posted in Mayor Tom Butt's e-mail forum. By Mayor Tom Butt On April 29, 2020, a former member of my mayoral staff texted me, “Hi Tom! I found a little fledgling crow...

WCCUSD Trustee Phillips’ statement on re-opening MOU

By Mister Phillips On Wednesday, August 26, 2020, the school board will consider Item F1: Accept Phase 2 Conditions for Reopening MOU with Bargaining Units. An MOU or memorandum of understanding is a legally binding...
Op-Ed: Standardized testing maintains systemic racism in public schools

Op-Ed: Standardized testing maintains systemic racism in public schools

By Consuelo Lara The destructive effects of standardized testing have been verified from numerous studies.  These tests have a long connection with the stigmatizations of children of color and children of poverty. These tests have...
Richmond top cop reacts to George Floyd's death

Richmond’s top cop reacts to George Floyd’s death

Richmond Interim Police Chief Bisa French posted a statement to social media today about the death of George Floyd. Here it is in full: "My heart was very heavy this week watching the events in...
Kennedy High seniors pick up caps and gowns to cheers, applause

WCCUSD announce car-based ceremonies for Class of 2020

By WCCUSD Superintendent Matthew Duffy Summer is rapidly approaching  and we have a lot of work to do to end the school year positively and productively. I know that you have been waiting to get...

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Student-athlete advocates get the ‘W’ as California allows youth sports to resume

Both indoor and outdoor youth sports now able to resume in California

Student-athlete advocates who successfully lobbied to allow outdoor youth sports to resume in California have more reason to celebrate after health officials updated their...
Richmond Museum of History and Culture launches educational film series

Richmond Museum of History and Culture launches must-see film series

By Kathy Chouteau Did you know Tupac Shakur recorded music at Richmond’s Starlight Recording Studio early in his career? Or how about that Henry J....
Richmond Promise to honor fourth class of Scholars

Richmond Promise application deadline is March 14

By Kathy Chouteau The Richmond Promise Scholarship application deadline is March 14, 2021. By applying for a Richmond Promise Scholarship, students can receive $1,500—renewable for up...