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San Pablo EDC to host virtual hiring fair for healthcare jobs

San Pablo EDC to host virtual hiring fair for healthcare jobs

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The San Pablo EDC is hosting a Virtual Hiring Fair featuring local healthcare jobs on Wednesday, July 26 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. The hiring fair will feature LifeLong Medical Care and La Clinica. ...
Kaiser Permanente’s geriatric surgery verification program recognized

Kaiser Permanente’s geriatric surgery verification program recognized

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By Antonia Ehlers At Kaiser Permanente Richmond, Oakland and Walnut Creek medical centers, geriatric patients have a holistic care team to care for their physical, spiritual, and emotional needs. All three of these hospitals recently received...
Richmond to celebrate diversity throughout June

Guest Commentary: Assessing LGBTQ+ friendliness in Richmond

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By Greg Brock June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month! The LGBTQ+ community has made significant strides in recent years, fighting for equality, acceptance, and inclusion. While progress has been made across the United States, LGBTQ+ friendliness...
A Few of My Favorite Things: A Taste of Richmond returns

A Few of My Favorite Things: A Taste of Richmond returns

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By Kathy Chouteau Ah, my old familiar friend, Taste of Richmond, is finally returning after a pandemic pause and cue my happy dance because it’s easily one of my favorite local events with fab food,...
Guest commentary: Overcoming the legacy of redlining in Richmond

Guest commentary: Overcoming the legacy of redlining in Richmond

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By Greg Brock April is Fair Housing Month, a time to reflect on the strides we’ve made towards ensuring equal access to housing opportunities for all individuals. As we celebrate progress in fair and inclusive...
A heartfelt thank you from a cancer survivor

A heartfelt thank you from a cancer survivor

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By Mike Kinney Recently, I received a powerful spiritual anti-cancer Turtle medicine bag medallion and rope necklace from Chief Gordon Plain Bull Jr., a member of the Assiniboine and Sioux Reservation located near Fort Peck,...
Richmond High substitute teacher fired after attack on teen who used racial slur

Richmond High substitute teacher fired after attack on teen who used racial slur

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West Contra Costa Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Kenneth Chris Hurst issued a statement today regarding the firing of a Black substitute teacher seen on video physically attacking a student who called him a...
Nat Bates, first elected to Richmond's council in 1967, bids 'final farewell'

Nation’s oldest elected official bids ‘final farewell’ to office

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Former Richmond City Councilmember Nat Bates, who at age 91 was the nation's oldest elected official, penned this farewell speech for his final day in office Jan. 10, 2023. By Nat Bates After serving this great...
Learn about WCCUSD’s academies from the experts: 5 of their newest graduates

Learn about WCCUSD’s academies from the experts: 5 of their newest graduates

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This story was originally published by GO Public Schools West Contra Costa. By Natalie Walchuk Did you know that, on average, high schools in WCCUSD have just over 1,200 students? That’s almost double the size of...
WCCUSD to host community safety forum via Zoom

Statement from WCCUSD superintendent on elementary school shooting in Texas

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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...

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Richmond police investigate homicide on Pullman Avenue

Richmond police investigate fatal shooting on Pullman Avenue

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Richmond police detectives are investigating a homicide after three people were shot, one fatally, in the 3100 block of Pullman Avenue on Saturday, May...

ROP grads prep for bright futures in fuels and petrochemicals industries

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By Mike Aldax Rumil Mitchell signed up for the Regional Occupational Program (ROP) because he wanted a change in his life and career trajectory. Eighteen...
Richmond's e-bikeshare program launches membership pricing, eyes new hubs

Richmond e-bikeshare program unveils membership pricing, eyes new hubs

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Richmond is rolling out a new membership pricing model for its recently relaunched electric bikeshare service and is also surveying residents on possible locations...