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Pride flag raised at Richmond elementary school

Pride flag raised at Richmond elementary school

By Kathy Chouteau About 50 community members gathered at the front gate of Mira Vista School in East Richmond Heights on Sunday to celebrate what a parent organizer called the first LGBTQIA rainbow flag raising...
Join National Park Service ranger, Betty Reid Soskin for an hour long informal virtual chat, every Thursday, at 2 pm, beginning May 13. Betty will share her thoughts and insights and answer questions in this informal virtual gathering. For those who have met her, this will be another opportunity to connect and share. For those who have yet to meet her, this will be a chance to ask those questions you have always wanted to ask. The session will be moderated by Ranger Armand Johnson, and may vary in length depending on how Betty is feeling. This free program is open to all ages and no reservations are required. To view the virtual event or for more information, please visit the park website at www.nps.gov/rori. Or call the Rosie the Riveter/ WWII Home National Historical Park (NHP) Visitor Education Center at (510) 232-5050 x 0. At Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front NHP, Betty illuminates the invisible histories of African Americans and other people of color, and her efforts, demonstrate how her work has impacted the way the National Park Service conveys such history to audiences across the United States. Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, CA is the flagship National Park Service site selected to tell the story of Rosie the Riveter and WWII Home Front workers of all kinds. This unique park chronicles the explosive growth of wartime industry, the innovations fostered by visionaries like Henry J. Kaiser, and the extraordinary history of ordinary people who were challenged as never before and came together to overcome wartime odds. The Rosie the Riveter Visitor Education Center is open seven days a week from 10 AM to 5 PM and is located at 1414 Harbour Way South, suite 3000, Richmond, CA 94804. For more information and directions to the Visitor Education Center, please call (510) 232-5050 x0 or visit to http://www.nps.gov/rori/planyourvisit/directions.htm. Admission to the Visitor Center and programs is free.

Proposal would rename Richmond school after Betty Reid Soskin

Will Juan Crespi Middle School in El Sobrante be renamed after Betty Reid Soskin? During a Zoom meeting at 7 p.m. tonight, a committee appointed by the West Contra Costa Board of Education will explore...
Contra Costa coronavirus cases 'not rising as fast as the worst case scenario'

Bay Area health officers support full in-person learning in fall

All schools should open for full, in-person instruction in the fall of 2021, Bay Area health officers said Tuesday. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data show that the risk of COVID-19 spread among...
Richmond Promise celebrates 400 new college-bound scholars

Richmond Promise celebrates over 400 new college-bound scholars

Jarschire Dennis knows well about unknowns. Like many of his peers from Richmond, the Kennedy High graduate was the first in his family to attend college, “opening up a whole world of unknowns.” Could...
Contra Costa College graduation brings together families, friends and celebs

Virtual Contra Costa College graduation joins families, friends and celebs

By Kathy Chouteau When Contra Costa College’s class of 2021 marked their virtual graduation celebration Fri., May 21, they weren’t the only stars sparkling that night. The 729 classmates were joined by friends, family and...
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400 more Richmond Promise scholars headed to college

By Kathy Chouteau Four hundred college-bound scholars from Richmond will be honored at the virtual Richmond Promise Scholars Celebration on May 26 at 5 p.m., the organization announced. The event will include a lineup of...
Dr. Tia Robinson-Cooper selected as president of Contra Costa College

Dr. Tia Robinson-Cooper selected as Contra Costa College president

Dr. Tia Robinson-Cooper has been selected as the 14th permanent president of Contra Costa College (CCC), the Contra Costa Community College District has announced. The district's Governing Board will vote on ratification of her contract...
Pinole Valley High teacher wins 49ers Foundation grant

Pinole Valley High teacher wins 49ers Foundation grant

Michele Lamons-Raiford, an American Sign Language teacher at Pinole Valley High, was named as one of five winners of the Dr. Harry Edwards "Follow Your Bliss" grant award, which was created by the 49ers...
WCCUSD high school graduation schedule announced

WCCUSD high school graduation schedule announced

By Kathy Chouteau Great news for graduating West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) seniors: Outgoing Superintendent Matthew Duffy recently announced that “high school graduations will be in-person events this year with limited capacity.” Students and...
WCCUSD selects new superintendent, first African American to serve in non-interim role

New WCCUSD superintendent unveils entry plan

The West Contra Costa Unified School District's (WCCUSD) new superintendent, Dr. Kenneth Chris Hurst, has unveiled an "entry plan" outlining some of his goals for the first six months of his new role. The plan...

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Chocolate maker plans to relocate from Oakland to Richmond

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