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El Sobrante pimp gets five years, eight months in state prison for Orange County trafficking case

‘Know the Signs’ posters headed to local businesses

In conjunction with Human Trafficking Day of Action, community members, law enforcement and service providers plan to head out to business areas across West Contra Costa County on Thursday, Jan. 23, with the aim...

Dr. Ruth Fernández named executive director of First 5 Contra Costa

First 5 Contra Costa has announced the hiring of Dr. Ruth Fernández as its executive director. Fernández previously served as Deputy Director at First 5 Contra Costa, the nonprofit that invests in programs and activities...

Betty Reid Soskin ‘back at work’ after stroke

Five months after suffering a stroke, resilient National Park Services (NPS) ranger, author, and civil rights activist Betty Reid Soskin is set to return to work at the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home...
WCCUSD: teachers to receive 15 percent pay increase from 2018 to 2020

WCCUSD to transition 7 Richmond schools into K-8s

The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) is set to begin transitioning seven Richmond public elementary schools into K-8 schools next year, with the stated aim of boosting education outcomes and retaining students. Impacted...

Interim Chief French to deliver keynote at MLK Jr. commemoration

Richmond Interim Police Chief Bisa French is set to deliver the keynote speech at Contra Costa County's 42nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration on Tuesday, Jan. 21. The free public event, which celebrates...
County hosting teacher recruitment fair on Feb. 23

WCCUSD: New family enrollment begins Jan. 21

The enrollment period for new families wishing to attend their West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) neighborhood school opens at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, including for transitional kindergarten and kindergarten, the WCCUSD...

Free college money and guidance! Apply for the Richmond Promise

As high school seniors anticipate college acceptance season, a Richmond nonprofit is working overtime to ensure the city’s students have the funding and guidance they need to succeed at whichever campus they end up. The...

Mister Phillips announces DCCC re-election bid

Mister Phillips has filed papers to run for re-election to the Democratic County Central Committee. He will be on the March 3, 2020, Primary Election Ballot. A Navy veteran, attorney and member of the West...

Taxpayers Association invites public to discuss March ballot measures

Do you know what to expect on the March 3, 2020 ballot?  Do you feel frustrated or confused about the ballot measures?  Are you confident about what your vote means? The Contra Costa Taxpayers Association...

On Spare the Air weekdays, WestCAT will be free to ride

WestCAT will offer free rides when Spare the Air alerts fall on weekdays in 2020. The Spare the Air Program provides advance notice when air quality is expected to be unhealthy and aims to educate...

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WCCUSD halts plan to transition Richmond schools to K-8s

The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) has put the brakes on a plan to phase out DeJean Middle School in Richmond and...

What should San Pablo’s slogan be in 2020?

Time for a game of ad lib. Fill in the blank: "San Pablo 2020: The Year of ____." At its meeting Monday, the San Pablo...
Armistice Brewing Company plans to expand taproom, beer garden

Richmond brewery launches comedy show

Another opportunity for live comedy is coming to Richmond. Armistice Brewing Company announced today it is planning to host its first "Barrel of Laughs...