Monday, October 19, 2020

Community Views

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...
WCCUSD to start next school year with distance learning

WCCUSD: Graduation ceremonies will be virtual due to COVID-19

By Matthew Duffy, superintendent of the West Contra Costa Unified School District The school year ends in four weeks. Time has flown by as we have tried to deal with the impact of transitioning to...
WCCUSD to start next school year with distance learning

WCCUSD ‘finalizing plans’ for high school graduations

By WCCUSD Superintendent Matthew Duffy First, I would like to wish all of the mothers a Happy Mothers Day and Día de las Madres. Even though a normal celebration may not be possible due to...
WCCUSD confirms decision not to renew Manzanita Middle's charter

WCCUSD confirms decision not to renew Manzanita Middle’s charter

By Don Gosney When the WCCUSD Board of Education met on for a Special Called meeting on Tuesday, April 28, there was a misunderstanding by almost all of the 60 public speakers and even some...

Latest Articles

Call for artists for large-scale commissions at Hacienda project

Call for artists for large-scale commissions at Hacienda project

By Kathy Chouteau Mercy Housing and the Community Housing Development Corporation (CHDC) are calling out to professional artists in the nine Bay Area counties respond...
Community mourns passing of GRIP head chef Pesa Laulea

Community mourns passing of GRIP head cook Pesa Laulea

By Mike Kinney Pesa Laulea loved the soul classics. While on duty as head cook of the Greater Richmond Interfaith Program (GRIP), which provides shelter...
Richmond Fire Department to hold recruitment open house

Vegetation fire burns 4.5 acres near Parchester Village

A vegetation fire burned about 4.5 acres near the Parchester Village neighborhood and Point Pinole Regional Shoreline Sunday night, according to fire officials. Thirty-six firefighters...