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WCCUSD selects new superintendent, first African American to serve in non-interim role

New WCCUSD superintendent unveils entry plan

The West Contra Costa Unified School District's (WCCUSD) new superintendent, Dr. Kenneth Chris Hurst, has unveiled an "entry plan" outlining some of his goals for the first six months of his new role. The plan...
No injuries in 2-alarm fire on Richmond's 23rd Street

No injuries in 2-alarm fire on Richmond’s 23rd Street

By Mike Kinney No injuries occurred as the result of a 2-alarm fire at a long-vacant commercial building at 23rd Street and Grant Avenue this morning, fire officials said. The fire was reported just before 9...

Lowrider community pays tribute to Richmond High Class of 2021

By Mike Kinney After a turbulent year, Richmond High seniors deserve a smooth ride to graduation -- or ten. On Friday, the lowrider community held their Second Annual Richmond High Car Show for Graduating Seniors on...
Kennedy welding teacher finalist for teaching excellence prize

Mobile vaccine clinics to roll into local schools next week

By Kathy Chouteau Starting next week, certain Contra Costa County public school campuses will host free COVID-19 vaccine clinics for students ages 12 and over and other community members. Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) and...
Contra Costa College to start remote instruction Monday due to coronavirus

WCCUSD students can earn HS and college credits at CCC this summer

Contra Costa College is offering West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) students in grades 9-11 a summertime opportunity to enroll in online college courses and earn high school and college credits at the...
WCCUSD teachers, students honored at ‘Soaring to Excellence’ celebration

WCCUSD teachers, students honored at ‘Soaring to Excellence’ celebration

By Kathy Chouteau Amid the backdrop of the pandemic, four teachers and 10 scholarship-earning students from the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) were honored last week for rising up and prevailing over the...
Michelle Obama School Virtual Grand Opening announced

Michelle Obama School gifted 500 cyber safety workbooks

By Kathy Chouteau Richmond’s Michelle Obama School is set to be the lucky recipient of 500 cyber safety workbooks entitled “Ready, Get Set, Connect!” thanks to a donation from cloud security leader Menlo Security, which partnered with...
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At Vista High School, learning truly does happen your way

This story was originally published by GO Public Schools West Contra Costa. By Natalie Walchuk One blink on your drive up Barnard Street and you may miss the entrance to Vista High School — one of...
3 finalists for Contra Costa College president

3 finalists for Contra Costa College president

By Kathy Chouteau Contra Costa College is one step closer to having a new president. The Contra Costa Community College District recently announced three finalists for the position: Damon A. Bell, Ed.D., Tia Robinson-Cooper, Ed.D....
Richmond student journalists honored with countywide awards

WCCUSD Board votes in favor of 100 percent in-person learning in fall

West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) schools will reopen for 100 percent in-person learning in the fall, as long as local, state and federal guidelines allow for it and under the condition that...

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Details on Michelle Obama School virtual grand opening Thursday

Bay Area school superintendents declare support for full, in-person learning

County superintendents of schools for Contra Costa, Alameda, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties released a joint statement Friday supporting full,...
WestCAT will be fare-free throughout September

WestCAT will be fare-free throughout September

WestCAT's Board of Directors unanimously approved offering free rides on all routes throughout September. The agency's free fares will occur as BART offers 50-percent discount...
Free pickleball clinics coming to Richmond this spring

Pickleball courts coming to Booker T. Anderson Park in Richmond

By Molly Myman The tennis courts at Booker T. Anderson, Jr. Park in Richmond are set to transition into multi-use courts that allow for both...