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Glassblower makes innovation possible for Chevron chemists

For Marianna Pittner, glassblowing isn’t art. “It’s a science,” she says. She means it in a literal sense. Pittner, who is among an increasing number of women working in traditionally male-dominated STEM fields, is also among...

San Pablo holiday tree lighting event set for Friday

San Pablo is set to host its annual Holiday Tree Lighting event on Friday, Dec. 6. The Lighting of the Holiday Tree will take place at 6:30 p.m. at San Pablo City Hall, 13831 San...

11 cannabis operators invited to apply to locate in unincorporated Contra Costa

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday invited 11 cannabis operators -- four proposing to operate storefront dispensaries and seven proposing cultivation sites -- to apply for land use permits to operate...

Why El Tapatio is proposing this 1,800 square foot addition

A well-known food business on 23rd Street is seeking to construct a new building on its property that aims to make its operations more environmentally friendly. El Tapatio at 910 23rd St., located between Wendell...

Animal Services offering $5 adoptions Friday and Saturday

Can you offer holiday hope to homeless pets? Contra Costa Animal Services (CCAS) will offer $5 adoptions for all animals on Friday, Dec. 13 and Saturday, Dec. 14, as part of the Bissell Pet Foundation’s...

The Salvation Army heads into BART stations to help homeless

The Salvation Army's seasonal "Red Kettle Campaign" has entered BART stations with the aim of raising funds to assist homeless individuals who seek shelter inside the transit system. As part of the "Partners for Change...

Arturo Cruz selected as San Pablo’s first Latino mayor

San Pablo not only has a new mayor. The 71-year-old city also has its first Latino mayor. Arturo Cruz, first elected to council in 2016, was unanimously selected by his colleagues on the San Pablo...

2020 Census now hiring for well-paying temporary positions

A well-paying job that's good for your community? Count us in! The U.S. Census Bureau is now recruiting hundreds of temporary positions in the Bay Area, including in Contra Costa County. On Thursday, Dec. 5, job...

After many years without a hotel project, Richmond is reviewing two

In well over a decade, Richmond hasn't seen a single new hotel project in city limits, Lina Velasco, the city's Director of Planning and Building Services told City Council at its Nov. 19 meeting. But...

Food barrels at city sites taking donations till Dec. 20

Food barrels at 14 city sites across Richmond will accept donations through Dec. 20, with all donations benefiting the Bay Area Rescue Mission. The Community Services Department’s 4th Annual Holiday Food Drive collects non-perishable goods...

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Richmond High program preps students for emerging e-bike industry

Richmond High e-bike program preps students for emerging industry

Need an electric bike? Just call Richmond High students Sachneet Arora and Amritpal Singh. In just two hours, the juniors can log onto the...

Animal Services offering $5 adoptions Friday and Saturday

Can you offer holiday hope to homeless pets? Contra Costa Animal Services (CCAS) will offer $5 adoptions for all animals on Friday, Dec. 13 and...

11 cannabis operators invited to apply to locate in unincorporated Contra Costa

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday invited 11 cannabis operators -- four proposing to operate storefront dispensaries and seven proposing cultivation...