Sunday, February 5, 2023

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WCCUSD to host community safety forum via Zoom

Statement from WCCUSD superintendent on elementary school shooting in Texas

Dr. Kenneth Chris Hurst, superintendent of the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD), released the following statement in reaction to the mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday: Dear WCCUSD...
Mayor Tom Butt: Road dust is Richmond's most dangerous pollutant

Mayor Tom Butt: Road dust is Richmond’s most dangerous pollutant

By Richmond Mayor Tom Butt From a health and environmental standpoint, the most important result of street sweeping is the debris you cannot see. Recent research has revealed that a chemical found in car tire debris...
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...

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CoBiz Richmond creators unveil STEAM career app

CoBiz Richmond creators unveil STEAM career app

By Kathy Chouteau A new STEAM The Streets App aims to raise awareness and access for youth to high-demand career opportunities in STEM and arts....
Take a stroll around Point Pinole during Black History Month

Take a stroll around Point Pinole during Black History Month

By Kathy Chouteau Celebrate Black History Month with a stroll around Richmond’s beautiful coastline at Point Pinole Regional Shoreline Park Sat., Feb. 11. The event...
Richmond police patrol activity report: Dec. 9-11

Richmond police patrol activity report for Jan. 27-29

Below is an overview of significant service activity provided by RPD patrol officers during their scheduled shifts. Officers responded to 645 calls for service...