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Helms Middle School redefining what it means to be a community school

Helms Middle School redefining what it means to be a community school

This story was originally published by GO Public Schools West Contra Costa. By Natalie Walchuk Back in Mexico she was called Zucy — by her family, her friends, and her teachers. But when she arrived...
WCCUSD eliminating school resource officers in wake of George Floyd killing

WCCUSD ousts school resource officers

The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) will end contracts with police agencies that assist in public safety at schools, the district's Board of Education voted Wednesday. The $1.5 million in police services...
WCCUSD continues free curbside meal service for kids this summer

WCCUSD continues free curbside meal service for kids this summer

By Kathy Chouteau The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) is continuing to serve free breakfast, lunch and dinner meals to-go for kids 18 years and younger at numerous locations throughout the summer. The district’s...
Richmond area businesses feeling the pain from coronavirus outbreak

Richmond Writes! Poetry Contest names 2020 student winners

By Kathy Chouteau Amid a pandemic-induced shelter-in-place, the Richmond Writes! Poetry Contest has prevailed to name its 2020 winners. The contest, which is sponsored by the City of Richmond’s Arts & Culture Commission, marked its first...
4th Annual We Run Richmond going virtual this year

4th Annual We Run Richmond going virtual this year

An annual 5K run in Richmond that raises funds for local youth is going virtual this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, allowing participants to run the event in the location of their choice. Moving...
Kennedy Eagles fly toward futures in drive-through graduation

Kennedy Eagles fly toward futures in drive-through graduation

By Kathy Chouteau This morning, as Kennedy High School graduates rode onto campus in their family’s vehicle and exited, they were warmly welcomed by loud cheers, graduation music and the clanking of cowbells. Thursday’s graduation ceremony—which,...
Richmond High celebrates Class of 2020

A bright future: Richmond High celebrates Class of 2020

By Mike Kinney Cars, trucks and SUVs rolled into Richmond High today decorated in flowers, helium balloons and homemade signs touting the names of very important people. The VIPs were among 290 graduating seniors from...
De Anza High graduates roll toward bright futures

De Anza High graduates roll toward bright futures

By Kathy Chouteau Tuesday morning—amid a jubilant atmosphere that included graduation music, teachers clapping and their parents’ vehicles decorated in balloons and signage—a group of De Anza High School students celebrated their graduations. The drive-through graduation...
WCCUSD: 'Graduation in the COVID-19 era begins'

WCCUSD: ‘Graduation in the COVID-19 era begins’

"Graduation in the COVID-19 era begins!" That was the message today from the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD), which posted images on social media from the first scheduled drive thru graduation ceremony at...
Kennedy High seniors pick up caps and gowns to cheers, applause

WCCUSD announce car-based ceremonies for Class of 2020

By WCCUSD Superintendent Matthew Duffy Summer is rapidly approaching  and we have a lot of work to do to end the school year positively and productively. I know that you have been waiting to get...

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Blue Sky Sports to close after 40 years in Pinole

Blue Sky Sports to close after four decades in Pinole

By Mike Kinney Blue Sky Sports, the legendary local sporting goods store that's been operating in Pinole for four decades, is set to close in...
Census takers set to visit nonresponding households

Census takers set to visit nonresponding households

By Kathy Chouteau Households who haven’t responded to the 2020 Census can expect a knock on their door in the coming weeks. Starting today, census...

Richmond police investigating fatal shooting on Chanslor Avenue

A 50-year-old man was killed and a 46-year-old woman injured in a shooting in Richmond on Sunday, police said. Officers responded to a ShotSputter gun...