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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...
Mayor Tom butt receives letter from British baroness of 'original Richmond'

Mayor Butt receives letter from British baroness of ‘original Richmond’

This post first published in Mayor Tom Butt's e-forum forum: By Mayor Tom Butt Today, I received a letter from Angela Felicity Harris, Baroness Harris of Richmond, North Yorkshire, England. She serves as deputy speaker of...
Ready to tackle your student’s financial aid application? A tool for you

New tool helps families tackle college financial aid process

This story was originally published by GO Public Schools West Contra Costa. By Natalie Walchuk GO West Contra Costa and the Richmond Promise are proud to offer a toolkit to support families as they navigate...
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...

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Free EMS training available to qualified high school graduates

Free EMT training available to qualified high school graduates

By Kathy Chouteau Locals between the ages of 18-26 years old can receive free training as an emergency medical technician (EMT) as part of a...
Richmond Main Street Initiative names new executive director

Richmond Main Street Initiative names new executive director

By Kathy Chouteau Richmond Main Street Initiative (RMSI), a nonprofit that aims to revitalize downtown Richmond, has announced Andrea Portillo-Knowles as its new executive director....