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Bridge Commissary Kitchen donates 10K meals to seniors during pandemic

Bridge Commissary Kitchen donates 10K meals to seniors amid pandemic

By Kathy Chouteau In the early days of the pandemic, Bridge Commissary Kitchen’s Phillip Mitchell and Jeff Wright, owner of Bridge Storage and ArtSpace, put their heads together about what they could do to make...
3 free roundtrip ferry rides offered to eligible local residents

3 free roundtrip ferry rides offered to eligible local commuters

Three free roundtrip rides on the Richmond Ferry, which currently takes commuters to and from San Francisco during weekday commute hours, are being offered to local residents who would have otherwise driven alone to...
Richmond librarians to rally against possible cuts

Richmond Main Library to reopen for in-person services April 26

Richmond Public Library is set to launch a modified version of in-person services -- called In and Out -- at its Main Library Monday, April 26. "Patrons will be able to browse the stacks and...
AC Transit reducing service due to COVID-19 pandemic

AC Transit reactivates certain bus lines for WCCUSD’s return

By Kathy Chouteau As the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) readies to reopen Mon., April 19, the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit) has announced the reactivation of a number of supplementary bus...
De Anza Asian Student Union launches GoFundMe for graduation sashes

De Anza Asian Student Union launches GoFundMe for graduation sashes

By Kathy Chouteau As the De Anza High School's Asian Student Union readies to host its third annual Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Graduation Sash Ceremony, it’s appealing for community support to purchase...
Safeway Shopping Center in Hercules celebrates grand opening

Safeway Shopping Center in Hercules celebrates grand opening

The Safeway Shopping Center in Hercules celebrated its grand opening on Wednesday. The new grocery store, along with a Chase Bank, Peet's Coffee and a Safeway fuel center, are located at the corner of San...
55th Annual WCCUSD Student Art Show

55th Annual WCCUSD Student Art Show goes virtual for first time

The 55th Annual WCCUSD Student Art Show has gone virtual for the first time, launching on April 9 and running through June 4 (view the exhibition here). The partnership between the Richmond Art Center and...

Virtual ‘Genius Founders Showcase’ to feature local teen entrepreneur

By Kathy Chouteau The Hidden Genius Project—an Oakland-based nonprofit that trains and mentors Black male youth in technology creation, entrepreneurship and leadership skills—will host the virtual “Genius Founders Showcase” Thursday, April 22 from 5-7:30 p.m. The...
WCCUSD selects new superintendent, first African American to serve in non-interim role

WCCUSD selects Dr. Kenneth Chris Hurst, Sr. as new superintendent

By Kathy Chouteau The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) has a new superintendent. At its Wed., April 14 meeting, the Board of Trustees voted 5-0 to name Dr. Kenneth “Chris” Hurst, Sr. as...
April 15-25 Veterans Memorial Hall: 968 23rd. St, Richmond Antioch Community Center: 4703 Lone Tree Way, Antioch April 26 – May 2 Albert D. Seeno Jr. Pittsburg Youth Development Center: 1001 Stoneman Ave., Pittsburg John Missionary Baptist Church - South Campus: 662 S. 52nd. St, Richmond May 3-6 Meadow Homes Elementary School: 1371 Detroit Ave., Concord May 3-9 St. John Missionary Baptist Church - North Campus: 29 8th St., Richmond

Walk-in vaccine clinic now open at Richmond’s Veterans Memorial Hall

A walk-in vaccine clinic opened today at Veterans Memorial Hall in Richmond, according to Contra Costa Health Services. It's one of several pop-up walk-in clinics opening countywide in the coming weeks, part of a partnership...

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Richmond Swims offering low-cost adult swim lessons

Richmond’s public pools to tentatively open May 3

Richmond's public pools, including the Richmond Swim Center and Richmond Plunge, are tentatively scheduled to reopen to the public on May 3. Indoor pools are...
Richmond top cop reacts to George Floyd's death

Richmond police chief releases statement after Chauvin guilty verdicts

Richmond police Chief Bisa French said Tuesday that the Richmond Police Department "supports the decision of the jury in the State of Minnesota vs...
West County charter schools to hold inaugural celebration of Black excellence

Richmond charter middle schools to hold inaugural celebration of Black excellence

By Kathy Chouteau A collective of West Contra Costa County charter middle schools will partner to host “Black + Brilliant: Building Unity in Community,” an...