Tuesday, July 7, 2020

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WCCUSD: Graduation ceremonies will be virtual, not in-person

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: Graduation ceremonies will be virtual, not in-person

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...
Gioia: We've flattened the curve, but there's more work to do

Gioia: We’ve flattened the curve, but there’s more work to do

By John Gioia, Contra Costa County supervisor Back on March 16, Contra Costa and the Bay Area were first in the nation to order a shelter-at-home. Our collective science-based efforts have slowed the spread of...
WCCUSD to hold meeting on fate of Manzanita Middle School Charter

WCCUSD trustee opposes vote to close Manzanita Middle School

Tonight at 6:30 p.m., the WCCUSD Board of Education is set to meet to adopt "findings of facts" regarding the charter petition renewal of Manzanita Charter School. A public hearing for the renewal was...
WCCUSD: Graduation ceremonies will be virtual, not in-person

WCCUSD mulls grading policy amid COVID-19 lockdown

The following is a communication about proposed grading policy amid the COVID-19 school closures released collectively by Matthew Duffy, WCCUSD superintendent; Jose DeLeon, president of the West Contra Costa Administrators Association; and Demetrio Gonzalez-Hoy,...
Richmond Main Street: Tell Congress to fund small biz loan programs now

Richmond Main Street: Tell Congress to fund small biz loan programs now

By Richmond Main Street Initiative Small businesses in Downtown Richmond district and throughout the United States are the backbone of our community and are suffering due to the impacts of COVID-19. They need your help...
Sen. Skinner provides useful guide to COVID-19 financial relief

Sen. Skinner provides useful guide to COVID-19 financial relief

After holding a teleconference Tuesday, Sen. Nancy Skinner released a wealth of information on how local community members and small business owners can access financial relief during the COVID-19 pandemic. For a link to...
WCCUSD superintendent addresses 'painful' decision impacting nearly 300 employees

WCCUSD supe addresses ‘painful’ decision on nearly 300 employees

The West Contra Costa Unified School District superintendent issued the following statement to the school district community following the Board of Education meeting Wednesday. By WCCUSD Superintendent Matthew Duffy, On Wednesday night, the Board of Education...
The Presidential Primary Election is set for March 3, 2020.

Op-Ed: Yes on Measure J

The following is an Op-Ed by Richmond Mayor Tom Butt in support of Measure J on the March 3 elections ballot. To view an Op-Ed that opposes Measure R, click here. Also, click the...

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Large vigil held for slain soldier Vanessa Guillen in Richmond

Richmond vigil honors slain soldier Vanessa Guillen

By Mike Kinney A candlelight vigil for 20-year-old U.S. Army First Class Private Vanessa Guillen drew a large gathering at Richmond Civic Center Plaza on...
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Fundraiser supports family of eight that lost home in fire

By Kathy Chouteau Eliana Castro—a relative of a family of eight who lost their San Pablo apartment in an electrical fire—has  established a Go Fund...