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72-year-old Catholic school in Richmond to close

Diocese to close 72-year-old Catholic school in Richmond

St. Cornelius Catholic School in Richmond will close due to declining enrollment, The Catholic Voice, a publication of the Diocese of Oakland, reported on Monday. Founded in 1948, the K-8 school located at 201 28th...
Michelle Obama School campus in Richmond nears completion

Michelle Obama School campus in Richmond nears completion

By Mike Kinney Construction on the state-of-the-art Michelle Obama School campus in Richmond is set to be completed by the end of next month. Staff at Overaa Construction Company, which is building the project at...
Op-Ed: Standardized testing maintains systemic racism in public schools

Op-Ed: Standardized testing maintains systemic racism in public schools

By Consuelo Lara The destructive effects of standardized testing have been verified from numerous studies.  These tests have a long connection with the stigmatizations of children of color and children of poverty. These tests have...
Cal State East Bay Discover Engineering! camp moves online due to COVID-19

Cal State East Bay Discover Engineering! camp moves online due to COVID-19

This story was originally published in East Bay Today. By Natalie Feulner Cal State East Bay’s annual Discover Engineering! camp will look a lot different this year. But then again, so do most activities these...
Kennedy welding teacher finalist for teaching excellence prize

Free COVID-19 testing coming to Kennedy High in Richmond

Free COVID-19 testing is coming to the Kennedy High School campus in Richmond from June 29 through August 16. Testing will occur Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in 500 Building/County Health...
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...

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Boorman Park design designs finalized at virtual meeting

Boorman Park renovation designs finalized at virtual meeting

By Kathy Chouteau More than 50 Richmond residents gathered online last Saturday for a virtual design party where they finalized the designs for Boorman Park’s...
Hundreds of cars caravan across Richmond for racial justice

Contra Costa College to hold racial justice caravan and rally

Contra Costa College is set to hold a rally and vehicle caravan on Saturday "to highlight injustices experienced by people of color, and celebrate...
575 street sweeping signs proposed for Richmond neighborhoods

Richmond to resume street sweeping citations Oct. 1

Starting October 1, the Richmond Police Department Parking Unit will resume issuing citations to vehicles that are not moved for street sweeping, police announced...