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Coronavirus causes WCCUSD to close all schools for three weeks

WCCUSD: Staff cuts unavoidable to solve budget deficit

Facing a projected $47.8 million budget deficit in the 2020-21 fiscal year, the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) held a community forum Monday with the stated aim of launching a public input...

Contra Costa College celebrates groundbreaking for science center

Contra Costa College held a groundbreaking ceremony last week for a $73 million Science Center that features a 55-seat planetarium and rooftop astronomical observation deck. The 3-story building, set to be completed in fall 2021,...

Richmond Promise Scholar spotlight: Sharon Jackson

Meet the Richmond Promise Scholars, a growing movement of hundreds of students from Richmond and North Richmond who are currently attending over 100 colleges and universities. They are beneficiaries of the Richmond Promise college...
Coronavirus causes WCCUSD to close all schools for three weeks

WCCUSD board takes no action at special meeting on superintendent’s performance

West Contra Costa Unified District Board President Tom Panas said in a statement that no action was taken at a special meeting Friday night to determine the performance of Superintendent Matthew Duffy. "The purpose of...

Mister Phillips: Unwise to terminate WCCUSD superintendent at this time

By Mister Phillips On Monday, I announced that School Board President Tom Panas, CPA, has called a special school board meeting for this Friday at 6 p.m., at an undisclosed location. We now know the...

Janet Napolitano kicks off UC application period at Hercules schools

University of California President Janet Napolitano visited Hercules middle and high schools last week in order to kick of the application filing period for the University of California. The UC Application Filing Period ends Nov....

Dr. Damon A. Bell selected as Contra Costa College interim president

Dr. Damon A. Bell has been selected as interim president of Contra Costa College. He assumes the post following the controversial resignation of former president Dr. Katrina VanderWoude in August. On Wednesday, the Contra Costa...

Richmond Promise Scholar spotlight: Merari Castillo

Meet the Richmond Promise Scholars, a growing movement of hundreds of students from Richmond and North Richmond who are currently attending over 100 colleges and universities. They are beneficiaries of the Richmond Promise college...

‘Expressive Leaders’ launch party set for Richmond Food Hall

A small cohort of young leaders are set to embark on a six-month project where they will use their voice to make a difference in their community. And the community has an opportunity to support...

Richmond Promise, CCC host national conference at UC Berkeley

While President Obama's goal to transform the U.S. into the world's best educated, most competitive workforce by 2020 won’t come to fruition, Dr. Martha Kanter, former U.S. Undersecretary of Education during the Obama administration,...

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Eligible people in Contra Costa can now schedule monkeypox vaccination

Eligible people in Contra Costa can now schedule monkeypox vaccine appointment

Eligible people can now schedule monkeypox (MPX) vaccinations by booking an appointment at mpxvaccine.cchealth.org, according to Contra Costa Health Services.  Previously, one had to submit...
Free food program available to enrolled, eligible adults

Center for Elders’ Independence informs public about free food program

By Kathy Chouteau The Center for Elders’ Independence is informing the public that it is participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)...
College district waiving parking permit fees for Fall semester

College district waiving fees for parking permits for Fall semester

The Contra Costa Community College District announced today that it is waiving fees to obtain parking permits for students in visitors for the Fall...