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Reminder! ROP career-training registration ends July 13

The registration period for summer Regional Occupational Program classes ends at 5 p.m. on July 13. Community members interested in a career in the petrochemical industry are encouraged to sign up for the free program,...

WCCUSD students learn engineering skills at Cal State camp

Dozens of local high school students who are headed home from a weeklong engineering camp can not only say they've stayed in a college dorm, but also that they know how to build a...

REI-funded grant to send local youth kayaking this summer

A $44,000 grant funded by Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI) will send local youth kayaking this summer as part of a broader effort to connect underserved communities to water sports and recreation activities. Such activities "have...
Online bomb threat evacuates El Cerrito High

Local schools get new principals, including El Cerrito High

Edith Jordan-McCormick, an El Cerrito resident and public elementary school principal in San Francisco, was appointed principal at El Cerrito High School, the West Contra Costa Unified School District announced Wednesday. Jordan-McCormick has held the...

Richmond middle school teacher launches fundraiser for student field trips

A proactive 7th and 8th grades history teacher at Manzanita Public Charter Middle School in Richmond has launched a fundraiser in order to take her students on field trips next school year. "Some trips include...

Rev. Jesse Jackson initiative to equip Richmond church with tech lab

A technology lab is slated to open in Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in Richmond, according to an article by USA Today, which reported about an initiative by Rev. Jesse Jackson's Rainbow PUSH Coalition that aims...

Local nonprofits recieve additional grants to connect youth with nature

Two Richmond nonprofits received a $100,000 investment from the George Miller Youth Fund that will be used to provide underserved local youth with opportunities to connect to nature, it was announced Thursday. The funds will...
WCCUSD superintendent calls for normal school hours on inauguration day Friday, safe spaces

Matthew Duffy to assume role as WCCUSD superintendent on July 6

Matthew Duffy became the ninth permanent superintendent of the West Contra Costa Unified School District after the Board of Education approved his contract Wednesday night, the district announced. Duffy, who will succeed Dr. Bruce Harter,...

San Pablo mayor tours new Contra Costa College buildings

San Pablo Mayor Rich Kinney went on a tour of the new Contra Costa College campus facilities and was impressed by all, especially the new kitchen facilities that will be used by the school's...

Teens encouraged to attend free Mad City Money financial bootcamp

Local teens can get a head start at financial sustainability and success -- while also having fun -- at the free Mad City Money financial boot camp in Richmond on Thursday, June 30. The event,...

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Red Bay Coffee celebrates grand opening

By Kathy Chouteau Red Bay Coffee Roasters, the first coffee shop to swing open its doors in downtown Richmond in two decades, has officially opened...
Contra Costa County food pantry open to all students

Contra Costa College food pantry open to all students

Did you know that Contra Costa College keeps a food pantry open to all students, regardless of income, because, "groceries are expensive!" Any enrolled student...
New Ace Hardware store to open in Pinole

New Ace Hardware store to open in Pinole

A new Ace Hardware store will open in Pinole on Aug. 8, with a grand opening slated for Sept. 13-15. The store will open in...