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Temple Beth Hillel’s Religious School - Beit Midrash Hillel begins Sunday, August 19, 2018

Temple Beth Hillel’s religious school begins Sunday

Temple Beth Hillel’s Religious School -- Beit Midrash Hillel -- begins this Sunday. Kindergarten through post B’nai Mitzvah Religious School classes offer an exploration into Jewish history, culture, holidays, customs and Hebrew for Kindergarten through Bar/Bat...
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Local girls and Chevron Richmond mentors team up to make ice cream

Here's one thing that will inspire anyone to want to be a scientist: learning to make ice cream. Eighteen members of Girls Inc. of West Contra Costa County toured the Chevron Richmond Refinery on Tuesday...
Richmond rapper celebrates birthday by holding school backpack drive

Richmond rapper celebrates birthday by holding school backpack drive

An emerging 13-year-old rap artist from Richmond decided to celebrate his birthday last weekend by giving back to his community. One5mani, known to his teachers as Eric Harris Jr., is the youngest artist on the...
Sandy Hook Promise program coming to Contra Costa County schools

Sandy Hook Promise program coming to Contra Costa County schools

Programs from the Sandy Hook Promise initiative are coming to Contra Costa County middle and high schools aimed at preventing gun violence on school campuses, the county's Office of Education (CCCOE) announced today. The Sandy...
Contra Costa College to hold career education open house Aug. 21

Contra Costa College to hold career education open house Aug. 21

Contra Costa College will hold a career education open house on Tuesday, August 21. The event will be held at the school at 2600 Mission Bell Drive from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. To learn...
French visitors give new perspective to Rosie Rally

French visitors give new perspective to Rosie Rally

By Zach and Kathy Chouteau This year’s Rosie Rally didn’t disappoint. On full display were many of the beloved, recurring highlights of the Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park’s annual event: Real-life Rosies,...
New 24 Hour Fitness in El Cerrito set to open Saturday

24 Hour Fitness in El Cerrito set for grand opening Saturday

A new 24 Hour Fitness is set to hold its grand opening on Saturday at 10636 San Pablo Ave., near Moeser Lane in El Cerrito. The new club is located in a space formerly occupied...
Chess prodigy coming to Richmond Public Library

Chess prodigy coming to Richmond Public Library

The Richmond Library Foundation Presents: Chess prodigy Rochelle Ballantyne, who was featured in the chess documentary “Brooklyn Castle," is coming to the Richmond Public Library on Thursday, Aug. 23, to participate in the Sandi Genser-Mack...
1,000 backpacks, supplies distributed at annual Rescue Mission giveaway

1,000 backpacks, supplies distributed at annual Rescue Mission giveaway

About 1,000 local kids are better prepared for the start of the new school year thanks to the efforts of the Bay Area Rescue Mission, Chevron Richmond and multiple community organizations. Last week, the Rescue...
County offers 'Rosie' opportunity for wedding ceremony on Richmond waterfront

County offers ‘Rosie’ opportunity for Richmond waterfront wedding

The Contra Costa Clerk-Recorder Division is set to marry couples at the scenic Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front Historic Park on the Richmond waterfront as part of its "Destination Weddings" program. On Friday, Sept. 7,...

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The Factory Bar aims to promote Richmond's best on San Pablo Ave.

The Factory Bar aims to promote Richmond’s best on San Pablo Ave.

A bar with an outdoor patio aiming to serve signature cocktails named after Richmond legends along with Richmond-based beers, entertainment and art may soon...
Toyota partners with Contra Costa College on career training program

Toyota partners with Contra Costa College on career training program

Toyota is installing its national automotive technician training program at Contra Costa College (CCC). Starting in Fall 2020, Contra Costa College​ will offer Toyota's Technician...
Richmond Tire set to give away 350 backpacks, supplies on Sunday

Richmond Tire set to give away 350 backpacks, supplies on Sunday

Richmond Tire of San Pablo is holding a backpack and supplies giveaway event on Sunday. Owners Jeff Rubin, and his son, Kalani, purchased 350 backpacks...