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El Cerrito High football coach placed on leave over controversial drill

El Cerrito High coach placed on leave over controversial football drill

El Cerrito High's head football coach has been placed on administrative leave after a 2019 video surfaced showing a controversial football drill, according to the West Contra Costa Unified School District. The video showed a...
Richmond Promise scholarship application period opens

Richmond Promise scholarship application period opens

By Kathy Chouteau Richmond Promise, the community-wide college success initiative that looks to build a college graduating culture in Richmond, in part through scholarships for graduating high school seniors from Richmond and North Richmond and...
Richmond teacher fundraising to grow educational school garden

Richmond paraprofessional fundraising to expand educational school garden

A special education paraprofessional at Grant Elementary School in Richmond is fundraising to expand the school garden he started three years ago with help from his school site administrator. Marco Delgado says students get excited...
Hewlett Foundation grant program to benefit West County youth

Hewlett Foundation grant program to benefit West County youth

West Contra Costa youth are among the beneficiaries of a recent $17 million grant program launched by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to help nonprofit art organizations navigate the challenges of operating in...
Contra Costa County receives $5M grant to support student literacy

Contra Costa County receives $5M grant to support student literacy

By Kathy Chouteau The Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE) has received a $5 million grant over three years from the California Department of Education to support student literacy efforts, according to an announcement...
Richmond school 'Self Care Day' aims to support mental health amid pandemic

Richmond school ‘Self Care Day’ aims to support mental health amid pandemic

By Mike Kinney "The pandemic has taken its toll." That's the conclusion of UNICEF's new flagship report on children's mental health and several other studies. The studies also suggest problems of teen suicide and anxiety in...
Richmond Public Library video series helps students develop post-graduation game plan

Richmond Public Library video series helps students develop post-graduation game plan

The Richmond Public Library has unveiled a new College & Career Video Series aimed at helping local students develop a plan for post-high school graduation. Teen Library Services Coordinator Angela Cox collaborated with Doug Harris...
WCCUSD superintendent warns of violent Tik Tok challenge

WCCUSD superintendent warns of violent TikTok challenge

By Kathy Chouteau In his Fri., Oct. 1 community message, West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) Superintendent Dr. Kenneth Chris Hurst warned the school community of a “Devious Licks” TikTok challenge encouraging youth “to...

After WCCUSD approves COVID-19 vaccination mandate, Gov. Newsom announces plans for statewide requirement

By Kathy Chouteau In the wake of the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) Board of Education approving vaccine mandates for students and staff on Thursday, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a similar requirement for...
WCCUSD may limit outdoor activities amid ‘Spare the Air’ alert

WCCUSD meeting to discuss vaccine mandates for students, staff

By Kathy Chouteau The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) has scheduled a special board meeting tonight at 6:30 p.m. to discuss a hot topic of concern to local families: potential COVID-19 vaccine mandates...

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Kennedy High welding teacher wins $50K national teaching prize

Kennedy High welding teacher wins $50K national teaching prize

By Kathy Chouteau Kennedy High School welding teacher Ben Carpenter was honored with a $50,000 national teaching prize Thurs., Oct. 21 during a surprise check...
Flea market in El Sobrante to raise funds for unsheltered West County residents

Flea market in El Sobrante to raise funds for unsheltered residents

Volunteers with Safe Organized Spaces Richmond (SOS! Richmond), a community organization working to address the problems of homelessness in collaboration with public, private and...
Prologis, new owner of Hilltop Mall property, donates backpacks to local kids, offers update on site's future

Prologis, new owner of Hilltop Mall property, donates backpacks to local kids, offers update...

By Kathy Chouteau Prologis, the new owner of the former Hilltop Mall property, recently donated 150 backpacks for Highland Elementary School students and Hilltop Community...