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Volunteers prep for massive Richmond toy/food drive

Volunteers prep for massive Richmond toy/food drive

It felt like a grand, secret toy store. But in reality, it was only a storage space at a Richmond fire station that was jam-packed with thousands of toys. On Wednesday, volunteers with Chevron Richmond...
WCCUSD schools to close Friday due to poor air quality

WCCUSD board approves $12.5M in cuts

The West Contra Costa Unified School District Board of Education voted Wednesday night to cut $12.5 million in expenses, including 82.4 full-time equivalent positions, to close its structural budget deficit and ensure a balanced...

Chevron program funds 1,091 East Bay classroom projects in fall

When it comes to funding classroom projects, local schools are continuing to get a lot of mileage out of the Chevron Fuel Your School program. In Contra Costa and Alameda counties, 1,091 classroom projects, about...
49ers, Giants greats join Richmond native's 4th annual toy drive

49ers, Giants greats join Richmond native’s annual toy drive

Thanks to Stephen Ashford's 4th annual toy drive, kids in need in Richmond and East Palo Alto will have some cheer this holiday season. The Richmond native and physical education teacher at East Palo Alto...
Grand-opening celebrated for Miraflores Senior Apartments

Grand-opening celebrated for Miraflores Senior Apartments

Miraflores Senior Apartments, a long-awaited affordable housing development in Richmond's Park Plaza neighborhood, had its grand opening celebration last week. Over 15 years in the making, the project provides 79 new affordable senior rental apartments...

San Pablo councilman aims to donate motorhome to Camp Fire victims

A San Pablo councilmember is trying to raise funds to purchase this motorhome for a family of six who lost two homes in Paradise due to the deadly Camp Fire. Councilmember Rich Kinney said the...
Bay Area Rescue Mission seeks manager for Center for Women and Children

Bay Area Rescue Mission needs volunteers for local holiday efforts

The Richmond-based Bay Area Rescue Mission puts on a massive effort to bring holiday cheer to local community members in need, and needs hundreds of helping hands for the effort. Volunteers are being sought for...
De Anza High senior launches toy drive

De Anza High senior launches toy drive

De Anza High senior Yvette Findley's reason was pretty simple. "No child should go without a gift to open on Christmas morning," she told her parents. And so Yvette went ahead and put together a program...
8 local employers set to attend San Pablo Library job fair

Contra Costa County Library to eliminate overdue fines

Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, Contra Costa County Library will eliminate overdue fines on all library materials, becoming the first county library system in California and largest in the state to eliminate fines for everyone. The...
Richmond MetroPCS dealer set for annual Santa visit, gift giveway

Richmond MetroPCS dealer set for annual Santa visit, gift giveway

That's right, families. Unlimited Wireless, the MetroPCS dealer at 12800 San Pablo Ave. in Richmond, is set to return with its popular holiday event on Friday, Dec. 21. Free photos with Santa Claus, along...

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Over 650 served at 71st Charles Reid Foundation Christmas Party

By Mike Kinney After 71 consecutive years, the Charles Reid Foundation Christmas Party hasn’t skipped a beat. Over 650 attendees received toys and clothing during the...
49ers, Giants greats join Richmond native's 4th annual toy drive

49ers, Giants greats join Richmond native’s annual toy drive

Thanks to Stephen Ashford's 4th annual toy drive, kids in need in Richmond and East Palo Alto will have some cheer this holiday season. The...
Bridge Holiday Open House delivers art, merriment and more

Bridge Holiday Open House delivers art, merriment and more

By Kathy Chouteau Bridge Storage and ArtSpace’s Holiday Open House and Block Party on Saturday touted “The More the Merrier” as its art exhibition mantra,...