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Richmond residents encouraged to participate in revamp of high school campuses

Two-story classroom buildings planned for high school campuses

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Richmond City Manager Sasha Curl encourages community members to participate in the ongoing effort to redesign the Kennedy High School and Richmond High School campuses. The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) is hosting...
Bay Area school districts on high alert after widely distributed threat

Bay Area school districts on high alert after widely distributed threat

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An email threat sent this morning to multiple K-12 school districts in the Bay Area was deemed not credible by law enforcement.   The email reportedly claimed a bomb would detonate on campus until the release...
Kennedy High welding program to benefit from Airgas education initiative

Kennedy High welding program to benefit from Airgas education initiative

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The welding program at Kennedy High School is among 65 high schools in 29 U.S. states chosen to benefit from a charitable education initiative by Airgas, an Air Liquide company. The initiative provides professional development...
WCCUSD Student Art Show poised to bloom at Richmond Art Center

WCCUSD Student Art Show poised to bloom at Richmond Art Center

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By Kathy Chouteau Three spring exhibitions are readying to debut Wednesday, April 10 at the Richmond Art Center (RAC), including the 58th Annual WCCUSD Student Art Show, Home Show and Art Blooms Here. The exhibitions will run...
Marcus Davis named head football coach at Contra Costa College

Marcus Davis named head football coach at Contra Costa College

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Marcus Davis, a former standout football player and coach at Pinole Valley High School, is now the head football coach at Contra Costa College. Davis was defensive coordinator at Pinole Valley High during the 2021...
Contra Costa College Career and Internship Fair set for April 3

Contra Costa College Career and Internship Fair set for April 3

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Contra Costa College will host its annual Career and Internship Fair on Wednesday, April 3, from 10 am. to 1 p.m. Students from Contra Costa College, Diablo Valley College, and Los Medanos College are invited to attend and...

Literacy Festival ‘books’ its return to Richmond

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By Kathy Chouteau An essential building block of education will be celebrated when the City of Richmond joins with community partners to host “Richmond’s 2024 Annual Literacy Festival” Sat., April 13 from 10 a.m. to...
Middle College High named 2024 California Distinguished School

Middle College High named 2024 California Distinguished School

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Middle College High School of the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) was named as a 2024 California Distinguished School.  The school, which is no stranger to impressive state and national performance rankings, is...
Four WCCUSD educators earn Ed Fund Teaching Excellence Awards

Four WCCUSD educators earn Ed Fund Teaching Excellence Awards

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The West Contra Costa Public Education Fund (Ed Fund) recently surprised four educators with 2024 Teaching Excellence Awards. The winning teachers are Isabel Gil-Garcia, 12th grade Government, 11th-12th grade Gender and Women’s Studies at Richmond...
The Factory Bar makes down-time rewarding for local teachers

The Factory Bar makes down-time rewarding for local teachers

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By Kathy Chouteau The Factory Bar in Richmond is ringing in its “Second Annual Teacher’s Attendance Contest” this week, much to the anticipated delight of local educators. “The enthusiasm and energy around last year's contest was...

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Latin American Independence Day Parade to make history on 23rd Street

Latin American Independence Day Parade to make history on 23rd Street

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Richmond and San Pablo will host the area's first-ever Latin American Independence Day Parade on Sept. 14. The parade will celebrate the independence anniversaries of...
Pogo Park hosting ‘Throwback Skate Party’

Pogo Park hosting ‘Throwback Skate Party’

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By Kathy Chouteau Get ready for a 70s-style blast from the past when Pogo Park hosts its “Throwback Skate Party” Friday, May 24 from 4-8...
Are you looking for a meaningful job where you can help serve the local community? The San Pablo EDC is hosting a Virtual Hiring Fair with local nonprofit VistAbility on Wednesday, May 22, from 2-3 p.m. Register ahead of time for this Zoom hiring event by clicking this link and following the registration instructions. VistAbility is a large nonprofit agency that provides services to 1,000 children, teens, and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities every day. Based in Martinez, VistAbility offers a wide variety of services in Richmond, Concord, Antioch, and Castro Valley. VistAbility is dedicated to providing direct services and advocacy to assist those they serve in achieving their highest level of personal independence and self-sufficiency VistAbility is currently hiring for numerous positions at all their sites, including: Day Program Instructors After School Program Teachers In-Home Caregivers Employment Advocates Inclusion Advocates Preschool Instructors and Assistants Job Skills Trainers Direct Support Professionals Quality Support Specialists Community Vocational Specialists Representatives from VistAbility will briefly introduce their agency and speak about their open positions, and job seekers will have the opportunity to submit questions via the event’s online chat, which will be given to the agency representatives by EDC Staff.  Hearing directly from employers at hiring events, whether virtual or in-person, is a great way to network with companies that are looking to hire, and to find out more about how to apply and be considered for open positions.  If you or anyone you know is looking for a great community-oriented job – be sure to tune in. Visibility offers competitive pay and great benefits for their full-time positions.

San Pablo EDC hiring fair to feature nonprofit VistAbility

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Are you looking for a meaningful job where you can help serve the local community? The San Pablo EDC is hosting a Virtual Hiring Fair...