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Hundreds of sleeping bags distributed to Richmond homeless on MLK Jr. Day

100 sleeping bags distributed to Richmond homeless on MLK Day

By Mike Kinney Martin Luther King Jr. Day wasn't just a day of service in Richmond on Monday, but also one of hope. That hope came in the form of 100 sleeping bags, along with...

Richmond Memorial Auditorium to become COVID-19 vaccination site

Richmond Memorial Auditorium is being set up as a COVID-19 vaccine distribution site. The city is partnering with Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) on the effort. "Once the site is open to the public, CCHS, in...
Father and his two sons driving force behind J&E Auto Repairs

Father and sons driving force behind J&E Auto Repairs

By Mike Kinney Ever wonder what the "J" and "E" stand for in J&E Auto Repairs on 23rd Street in Richmond? It stands for a father and his two sons working together to continue a...
Richmond Art Center exhibit examines shipping containers as metaphors

Richmond Art Center calling for artists for African Diaspora exhibit

By Kathy Chouteau The Richmond Art Center (RAC) is welcoming artist participants for its virtual “Art of the African Diaspora” exhibition, with the registration deadline being Sunday, Jan. 24, at 11:59 p.m. The exhibition will...
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Richmond downtown merchants showcase to highlight Black-owned/led businesses

In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Richmond Main Street Initiative (RMSI) is hosting a Virtual Merchant Showcase on Saturday, Jan. 16, that will feature four Black-owned/led enterprises operating downtown. The Virtual Merchant...
Volunteer legal eagles sought for county high school Mock Trial

Volunteer legal eagles sought for county high school mock trial

By Kathy Chouteau The Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE) is seeking Bay Area legal professionals to volunteer for the “40th Annual Contra Costa High School Mock Trial Program” that will be held live and virtually over...
Bank of America seeks high school students for paid summer internships

Bank of America seeks high school students for paid summer internships

By Kathy Chouteau Are you a civic-minded high school junior or senior with a passion for improving your community? If so, Bank of America’s Student Leader’s program—which offers paid summer internships at local nonprofits—may be...
San Pablo launches citywide beautification program in August

5 San Pablo ‘Dumpster Days’ collect 84.45 tons of trash and debris

San Pablo City Manager Matt Rodriguez on Monday lauded Dumpster Day, one of the city's myriad programs aiming to keep trash and debris off of San Pablo's streets, as an effective strategy that will...
Contra Costa College to start remote instruction Monday due to coronavirus

Enterprise Holdings launches automotive training program at Contra Costa College

By Kathy Chouteau Enterprise Holdings, the world’s largest car rental provider and operator of the Enterprise, National and Alamo companies, is launching its Automotive Collision Engineering Pilot Program at Contra Costa College (CCC) in San...
East Bay churches, nonprofits eyed for affordable housing production

East Bay churches, nonprofits eyed for affordable housing production

By Kathy Chouteau A new California law makes it easier for houses of worship to build affordable housing on their land, and a new collaboration is working to accelerate such developments in the East Bay. AB...

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San Pablo launches citywide beautification program in August

San Pablo adopts 2021 slogan: ‘Year of Resilience’

The San Pablo City Council on Monday unanimously adopted the city's official slogan for 2021: 'Year of Resilience." Every January since 2012, the city has...
Leadership Associates hired to find next WCCUSD superintendent

WCCUSD to open K-12 Virtual Academy in 2021-2022 school year

By Kathy Chouteau The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) is preparing to open a K-12 Virtual Academy during the 2021-2022 school year. It...
First COVID-19 vaccine shipment to Contra Costa County could happen next week

Contra Costa officials to host town hall on COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Contra Costa County elected and health officials are set to host a virtual town hall on Friday to update the community on the ongoing...