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Fire Station 70 set for Spring 2021 completion

Fire Station 70 set for Spring 2021 completion

Construction of Fire Station 70 in San Pablo is scheduled for completion in Spring 2021, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Assistant Fire Chief Lon Goetsch told the city's council on Monday. The emerging, state-of-the-art...
West County not impacted by potential power shutoff this week

West County not impacted by potential power shutoff this week

A potential Public Safety Power Shutoff event starting Wednesday night could impact 54,000 customers in 19 counties, but not those living in West Contra Costa County, PG&E announced today. The potential shutoff, prompted by a...
Dr. Bryan Reece Courtesy of Dr. Bryan Reece.

College district board approves contract for new chancellor

Dr. Bryan Reece has become the 9th permanent chancellor of the Contra Costa Community College District, after the district's governing board approved his contract at its Oct. 14 meeting. He will begin work Nov. 1...
UCLA study reports staggering rise in student homelessness, including in Contra Costa

UCLA study reports staggering rise in student homelessness in California

By Kathy Chouteau Almost 270,000 K-12 students in California experienced homelessness during the 2018-2019 academic year, an increase of nearly 50 percent in the past decade, according to new report from the UCLA Center for...
Call for artists for large-scale commissions at Hacienda project

Call for artists for large-scale commissions at Hacienda project

By Kathy Chouteau Mercy Housing and the Community Housing Development Corporation (CHDC) are calling out to professional artists in the nine Bay Area counties respond to a request for qualifications (RFQ) for art commissions at...
Community mourns passing of GRIP head chef Pesa Laulea

Community mourns passing of GRIP head cook Pesa Laulea

By Mike Kinney Pesa Laulea loved the soul classics. While on duty as head cook of the Greater Richmond Interfaith Program (GRIP), which provides shelter and resources to the homeless and others in need, he'd...
Richmond Fire Department to hold recruitment open house

Vegetation fire burns 4.5 acres near Parchester Village

A vegetation fire burned about 4.5 acres near the Parchester Village neighborhood and Point Pinole Regional Shoreline Sunday night, according to fire officials. Thirty-six firefighters from three local fire agencies responded to the fire at...
National program aims to boost postsecondary student success in Richmond

Contra Costa College’s spring semester to remain online

By Kathy Chouteau The Contra Costa Community College District, home to Contra Costa College in San Pablo as well as two additional colleges and educational centers, will be holding its spring 2021 semester courses and...
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...
Contra Costa College to start remote instruction Monday due to coronavirus

CCC sees enrollment decline 18.6 percent, The Advocate reports

Contra Costa College enrollment has declined significantly this fall semester, likely due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic that abruptly forced schools to transition to remote learning, according to The Advocate, the school's...

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Richmond museum creating Dia de los Muertos film to honor COVID victims

By Kathy Chouteau  The Richmond Museum of History & Culture (RMHC) is appealing for community help for a Dia de los Muertos-related project it’s partnering...
Basketball court dedicated to David Patrick Underwood opens to public

Basketball court dedicated to Dave Patrick Underwood opens to public

A newly-painted basketball court in Pinole that has been dedicated in memory of slain Federal Protection Service Officer Dave Patrick Underwood is now open...
Brand new shoreline park opens on eastern side of Bay Bridge

Brand new shoreline park opens on eastern side of Bay Bridge

A brand new shoreline park has just opened at the eastern end of the Bay Bridge. And thanks to a continuous San Francisco Bay...