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San Pablo Library staff to host lowrider virtual panel discussion

Lowrider culture thrives in Richmond and has become important to the fabric of many other California communities. As part of "Latinx and Spanish Heritage Month," the San Pablo Library staff, Albert Garcia, will host a...
WCCUSD arts mini-grants available from the Ed Fund

WCCUSD arts mini-grants available from the Ed Fund

By Kathy Chouteau The application period is open for the West Contra Costa’s Public Education Fund’s (the Ed Fund) Bradley Arts Mini-Grants. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 30, for grants ranging from...
Betty Reid Soskin celebrates 100 with school named in her honor

Betty Reid Soskin celebrates 100 with school named in her honor

By Kathy Chouteau Richmond icon Betty Reid Soskin, the nation’s oldest living national park ranger, celebrated her 100th birthday today by cutting the ribbon on a West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) middle school...
Moving Forward awards 7 local youth leaders with scholarships

Moving Forward awards 7 local youth leaders with scholarships

By Kathy Chouteau Moving Forward, an organization aiming to make a positive impact on the community through initiatives on health, academics and community service, hosted its 2021 Scholarship Award Ceremony & School Supply Giveaway Aug....
On her 100th birthday, WCCUSD to celebrate renaming school in honor of Betty Reid Soskin

On her 100th birthday, WCCUSD to celebrate renaming school in honor of Betty Reid...

By Kathy Chouteau Betty Reid Soskin, the nation’s oldest living national park ranger, will receive a very special gift from the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) for her 100th birthday: a middle school...
Six WCCUSD schools close due to power outages

WCCUSD schools close due to power outages

Four West Contra Costa Unified School District schools closed for early dismissal at 10 a.m. Friday due to widespread power outages in Richmond and surrounding communities, the district said. Those schools include Coronado Elementary School,...
Contra Costa College to start remote instruction Monday due to coronavirus

Contra Costa college district to require student, employee vaccinations

All Contra Costa Community College District (4CD) employees, as well as students who attend at least one in-person class or who visit a college facility or campus, will need to be fully vaccinated starting...
Contra Costa college district remembers late educator Jean Knox

Contra Costa college district remembers late educator Jean Knox

By Kathy Chouteau The Contra Costa Community College District paid tribute this week to a Richmond resident and retired English teacher who recently died and left behind an impressive legacy at Contra Costa College and...
Signs-ups open for free ROP career training program

Signs-ups open for free ROP career training program

Registration is now open for the Regional Occupational Program (ROP) job training program that prepares local residents for high-paying careers in industrial facilities. To register for the Fall 2021 Process Plant Operator (PPO) cohort, visit...
‘Suicide Prevention Community Forum’ to focus on youth

‘Suicide Prevention Community Forum’ to focus on youth

By Kathy Chouteau Contra Costa Behavioral Health Services—which is a division of Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS)—will host a free “Suicide Prevention Community Forum” Thursday, Sept. 9 from 4-7 p.m. on Zoom. Attendees will learn how...

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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...