Monday, September 16, 2019

Community Views

Gov. Newsom apologized to Native Americans. Will it make a difference?

By Mike Kinney Will it make a difference? On Tuesday, Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive order apologizing to Native Americans for California’s “historical wrongdoings,” constituting a formal apology for the “historical mistreatment, violence and neglect”...

Contra Costa College investigating its president and two VPs

The following is an announcement from Fred E. Wood, chancellor of the Contra Costa Community College District, about the placing of college President Dr. Katrina VanderWoude and two others in leadership on administrative leave...
San Pablo EDC program offers up to $15,000 for first-time home buyers

Susan Pricco: Prop. 13 and taxes

By Susan Pricco Own a home in California? Or do you hope to own a California home in the future? Then you should know about Proposition 13. Passed in 1978 by overtaxed residents, “Prop 13” has continued...
Are you ready to buy a home?

Are you ready to buy a home?

By Nicole Donn, US Financial Mortgage One of our most basic needs is shelter and if your shelter can also provide you with financial security, so much the better! Unless you have enough money to...

Mira Vista principal improves outcomes one student at a time

By Natalie Walchuk of Go Public Schools West Contra Costa It wouldn’t be a standard day in the life of a principal without an early morning call to help a young person ease into the start...
Concrete debris again falls from Richmond-San Rafael Bridge

Richmond-San Rafael Bridge ‘to close indefinitely,’ mayor says

EDITOR'S NOTE: Every year, Richmond Mayor Tom Butt crafts an elaborate false story for April Fool's day. They are always clever, and we get fooled by them every year. This year's April Fool's story...

Pinole principal ‘a learning leader’

By Natalie Walchuk of Go Public Schools West Contra Costa If you ask Principal Dan MacDonald about the secret sauce behind the rising student achievement levels at Shannon Elementary, he’ll smile at you and tell you...

Mister Phillips: voting rights and charter schools

By Mister Phillips The agenda for the Feb. 27, 2019, meeting of the West Contra Costa Unified School District Board of Education is now online. Here are two highlights.   First, the board may adopt in closed...

Mister Phillips opposes WCCUSD Board presidency selection

On Dec. 12, 2018, Tom Panas, member of the West Contra Costa Unified School District Board of Education, was chosen by fellow members as the Board's president for 2019. In the following opinion piece,...

Over 650 served at 71st Charles Reid Foundation Christmas Party

By Mike Kinney After 71 consecutive years, the Charles Reid Foundation Christmas Party hasn’t skipped a beat. Over 650 attendees received toys and clothing during the annual giveaway on Sunday at the Richmond Police Activities League...

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North & East neighborhood’s picnic extravaganza

By Mike Kinney The Richmond event that has been in billed as a “free picnic extravaganza” again lived up to the description Saturday. Live performances, family-friendly...

RPAL mural shines in the spirit of collaboration

By Kathy Chouteau The Richmond Police Activities League (RPAL) on Friday unveiled a vibrant new mural on its building that bears testimony to the incredible...

Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center workshops benefit local retailers

The Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center is offering a free, five-week Retail Business Series, which are weekly workshops aimed at helping local retailers get their businesses...