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San Pablo encourages residents to wear orange next Wednesday

San Pablo encourages residents to wear orange next Wednesday

The City of San Pablo is encouraging its citizens to wear orange next Wednesday, Oct. 24, in celebration of Unity Day, where everyone in schools, communities and online stands together against bullying and promotes...
Richmond community activist Sims Thompson dies

Richmond community activist Sims Thompson dies

When Tim Higares joined the city of Richmond as the new code enforcement manager over 10 years ago, the first local resident he met was well-known local activist Sims Thompson, who would always refer...
Animal Services offering reduced costs for adoptions

Animal Services offering reduced costs for adoptions

With the aim of alleviating overcrowded shelters, Contra Costa Animal Services (CCAS) is offering reduced cost adoptions of all animals between now and Oct. 31. During this period, the adoption fee for all animals will...

S. 55th from Carlson to Potrero to close to traffic for paving

FYI drivers. From Oct. 22 to Oct. 25, S. 55th Street from Carlson Boulevard to Bayview Avenue will be closed to traffic in both directions due to street paving, according to the City of...
Pinole Valley High music teacher wins Eukel Award for exceptional teaching

Pinole Valley High music teacher wins Eukel Award

Erik Radkiewicz, an accomplished musician and music teacher at Pinole Valley High School, teaches students in his marching band that there are no shortcuts, that practice is crucial and every musician in the band...
WCCUSD superintendent aims to double college readiness rate

WCCUSD superintendent aims to double college readiness rate

West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) Superintendent Matt Duffy today released his regular address to the district community that states the district's aim to double the percentage of students who are college and...
County hopes to scare off flu with pre-Halloween vaccinations

Vaccination clinic at CCC aims to scare off flu before Halloween

Community members are encouraged to attend a free flu vaccination clinic that will be offered at Contra Costa College on Tuesday, Oct. 30. Cleverly called Boo2Flu, the single-day clinic is a partnership between Contra Costa...
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Chevron women hold STEM Party for local girls

A dozen members of Girls Inc. of West Contra Costa County were treated to a STEM Party this past Saturday hosted by five women mentors from Chevron. Like last year, members of Chevron’s Women’s Executive...

Arbor Day tree-planting set for Dirt World

Community members are encouraged to join an Arbor Day effort to plant trees at Richmond's new Dirt World, the first public bike park in the East Bay. As part of an effort to reforest Richmond,...
Volunteers sought for pre-Halloween cleanup of 23rd St.

Volunteers sought for pre-Halloween cleanup of 23rd St.

Know what would be a treat this Halloween? A sparkling clean 23rd Street. In advance of the popular 3rd Annual Trick or Treat on 23rd Street event on Oct. 31, which draws of hundreds of...

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Riggers Loft Wine Co. to host Berkeley singer-songwriter

Riggers Loft Wine Co. to host Berkeley singer-songwriter

Steve Taylor-Ramírez, a singer-songwriter from Berkeley, is set to perform his acoustic folk, blues and Latin tunes at Riggers Loft Wine Company on Friday,...
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Local homeowners can get up to $3,000 for seismic retrofit

Through Nov. 13, homeowners in Richmond and San Pablo can register for a grant of up to $3,000 to be used toward a code-compliant...

Creating a better future for our kids

By Lily Rahnema I am the new Community Engagement Manager for the Richmond Refinery. I’m excited to work in this vibrant community and get to...