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Moving Forward launches scholarships for students pursuing higher education

Moving Forward launches scholarships for students pursuing higher education

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A Richmond nonprofit organization recently launched a new scholarship for local students needing financial assistance to pursue higher education. Moving Forward is inviting local students to apply for the new Moving Forward Scholarship. Scholarship awards...
St. David School to host Open House

St. David School to host Open House

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St. David of Wales Catholic School, located at 871 Sonoma St. in Richmond, is inviting prospective families to an Open House on Sunday, Jan. 28. Attendees will learn about the school's academic program, extra-curricular activities,...
Apply now for Chevron’s Black history awareness scholarship

Apply now for Chevron Richmond’s Black history awareness scholarship

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High school seniors in the West Contra Costa Unified District (WCCUSD) are encouraged to apply for the annual Chevron Richmond Black History Awareness Scholarship program. Click here to access the application. Applications must be received...
Richmond students named finalist of Contra Costa Shark Tank competition

Richmond students finalists of Contra Costa Shark Tank competition

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A group of students from Summit Tamalpais public school in Richmond was among 10 teams selected as finalists in the first Contra Costa Shark Tank Youth Competition. Seventh graders Valerie Castellanos, Angie Alvarenga and Giovanny...
West Contra Costa Education Fair offers local families a world of resources

Upcoming WCC Education Fair to be held at Pinole Valley High

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By Lexi Lopez Crothers The West Contra Costa Education Fair is back, and this year promises to be a celebration of education, community, and the unsung heroes who make it all possible. Mark your calendars...
El Cerrito baseball stars earn college scholarships

El Cerrito baseball stars earn college scholarships

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The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) recently recognized two El Cerrito High baseball players who earned college scholarships: Matthew Barnes II and Demetriz ‘DJ’ Lewis. Matthew committed to the University of California, Davis...
GoFundMe aims to support RHS marching band's trip to Disneyland

GoFundMe aims to support RHS marching band’s trip to Disneyland

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Richmond High School Music Department Director Andrew Wilke recently launched a GoFundMe with the aim of raising funds to send his young musicians to Disneyland to march and perform. The RHS students marched at the...
From its first campus in a Richmond shipyard, 4CD marks 75 years

From its first campus in a Richmond shipyard, 4CD marks 75 years

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By Kathy Chouteau The Contra Costa Community College District (4CD) is celebrating its 75th anniversary. The Governing Board of 4CD will launch a year of celebrations at its meeting Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. at...
College for free? Richmond Promise and WGU partner to make it possible

College for free? Richmond Promise and WGU partner to make it possible

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By Kathy Chouteau Richmond Promise scholars can receive degrees from Western Governors University (WGU) at little to no cost thanks to a partnership between the local organization and the online university.  As part of a new...
Mojdeh Mehdizadeh selected as permanent Chancellor for 4CD

Mojdeh Mehdizadeh selected as permanent chancellor for 4CD

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Mojdeh Mehdizadeh was selected as the 10th permanent chancellor of the Contra Costa Community College District (4CD), pending contract negotiations and approval. Mehdizadeh has been serving as interim chancellor for 4CD since February 2022. Previously,...

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12 speeding citations in less than two hours on 23rd Street

12 speeding citations in less than two hours on 23rd Street

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A Richmond Police Department traffic enforcement operation on 23rd Street on Wednesday, April 17, yielded 12 speeding citations in less than two hours. The operations...
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...
PATROL ACTIVITY REPORT – WEEKLY OVERVIEW: APRIL 8 – 14, 2024 Below is an overview of significant service activity provided by RPD patrol officers during their scheduled shifts. Please note that activity shared in these segments are provided only as an overview, and do not reflect the entirety of service calls and reports taken throughout each shift. 4/8 – EMBEZZLE LEASED/RENTED VEHICLE-RECOVERY Officers responded to a Flock alert for a stolen vehicle in the area. Officers located the vehicle occupied and conducted an enforcement stop. The solo occupant was taken into custody without incident. #3579 4/10 – TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT OPERATION Officers conducted a traffic enforcement operation along the 23rd St corridor to address various issues such as speeding and pedestrian safety. The operation yielded 24 citations: 19 for speed, 2 for unsafe lane changes, 1 red light, 1 not yielding to pedestrians in a crosswalk, and 1 not yielding to an ambulance 4/10 – GRAND THEFT Officers responded to Stenmark Dr for a report of wire theft. Witnesses saw two subjects cutting wires and attempted to contact the subjects, but fled on foot. With the use of a drone (UAS), Officers located the two suspects near Point Molate Beach. Both suspects were taken into custody without incident. A search of the suspects revealed several Sawzall blades and a small amount of narcotics. Both suspects were booked into RPD jail. #3611 4/11 - MISC INFORMATION Officers responded to the 700 block of Amador St for a report of an unknown issue. Upon arrival, officers located a subject laying on the grass, unconscious and not breathing. Officers began life saving measures and administered Narcan, AMR arrived on scene and took over life saving measures. The subject regained consciousness a few moments later and was transported to a local hospital for further treatment. #3663 4/12 – ARMED ROBBERY Officers responded to the area of S. 23rd St & Ohio Ave for a report of a robbery. Officers learned the victim was driving when two suspect vehicles blocked the victim’s roadway and two suspects ordered the victim to exit his vehicle while brandishing firearms. The suspects removed cash from the victim’s pockets and fled prior to officers’ arrival. Officers conducted an area check with negative results. 4/14 – STOLEN VEHICLE/RECOVERY Officers responded to a Flock alert for a stolen vehicle in the area. Officers located the vehicle occupied and conducted an enforcement stop. The solo occupant was taken into custody without incident. #3707 4/14 – FELON IN POSSESSION OF A FIREARM/ EVADE POLICE Officers on patrol saw a vehicle driven by a suspect who had outstanding warrants and was believed to be armed. Officers attempted to conduct an enforcement stop but the suspect failed to yield. Officers pursued the vehicle to the area of Highway 4 and Pine St in Martinez where the suspect’s vehicle became disabled after colliding with another vehicle. All occupants attempted to flee on foot after the collision but were quickly taken into custody. During the pursuit, officers saw what appeared to be a firearm being discarded from the suspect vehicle, officers searched the area and located the discarded firearm with the assistance of a police K-9. #3731

Richmond police use drone to bust suspected wire thieves

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Below is an overview of significant service activity provided by RPD patrol officers during their scheduled shifts. Note that activity shared in these segments...