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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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Proposed Richmond business tax change faces pushback

Richmond council places business tax change on November ballot

Richmond City Council on Tuesday voted to place a measure on the November ballot to change the city's business tax structure despite vehement opposition...
Kennedy teacher’s art works set for de Young exhibition

Kennedy High teacher’s artworks set for de Young exhibition

By Kathy Chouteau A Richmond teacher is “on the edge” of fulfilling his lifelong dream. Steve Mainini, who has worked as a visual arts teacher...
County no longer eyeing purchase of Hilltop Marriott to serve homeless

County no longer eyeing purchase of Hilltop Marriott to serve homeless

By Mike Kinney Contra Costa County is no longer looking to purchase the 190-unit Hilltop Courtyard by Marriott in Richmond for the purpose of developing...