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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,...
Richmond police to hold gun buyback event this Saturday

Gun buyback event set for Richmond Civic Center Plaza this Saturday

A unique gun buyback event set for Richmond Civic Center this Saturday, Aug. 18, will benefit the Robby Poblete Foundation, which plans to melt the guns and re-purpose their metal as material for art. Th...
Supes to decide whether to censure assessor over sexual harassment claims

Supes may censure assessor over sexual harassment claims

Allegations that longtime Contra Consta County Assessor Gus Kramer sexually harassed two employees in his department are leading to a vote this week by the county's Board of Supervisors to censure Kramer and to...
Richmond's Laner Electric Co. honored as California Small Business of the Year

Richmond’s Laner Electric Supply Co. named a California Small Business of the Year

Sandra Escalante's rise as a prominent small business owner in Richmond doesn't appear to have a peak. This summer, her company, Laner Electric Supply Co. at 1310 51st St., was honored in Sacramento as the...
Most West County schools resume Monday, Aug. 20

Most West County schools resume Monday, Aug. 20

  Here's a little education on when schools resume in West County. The first day of school for most West Contra Costa Unified School elementary, middle and high school students is Monday, Aug. 20. That's not so...

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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...
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...
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...