Sunday, February 5, 2023

Community Views

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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Older adults find ways to help – and stay safe – in upcoming election

by Ashby Village, local non-profit In the last election, they volunteered as poll workers, putting in long hours to help voters cast their ballots. They walked precincts, rang door bells, drove people to their local...
Covid the Corvid - Free as a bird

Covid the Corvid – Free as a bird

This story was originally posted in Mayor Tom Butt's e-mail forum. By Mayor Tom Butt On April 29, 2020, a former member of my mayoral staff texted me, “Hi Tom! I found a little fledgling crow...

Latest Articles

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...