Saturday, June 19, 2021

Community Views

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...
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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Richmond Progressive Alliance-led council votes to defund RPD by $3M

Richmond Progressive Alliance-led council votes to defund RPD by $3M

The community policing model that led to vast crime reduction in Richmond during the mid-2010s and became a national model for effective policing can...
Richmond's Bayview and West Side library branches to reopen for in-person services

Richmond library branches to reopen for in-person services

Richmond Public Library's Bayview and West Side branches will resume in-person services on Tuesday, June 22, from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Going forward,...
Contra Costa Fire seeks applicants for firefighter, paramedic recruits

San Pablo: Fireworks suspected cause of apartment balcony blaze

A 16-year-old boy was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of setting off fireworks that caused a fire on an apartment balcony in San Pablo, according...