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Richmond Promise ED faces tight deadline to sign kids up; touts program's bright future

Richmond Promise ED touts program’s bright future as deadline looms for signups

Setting aside the weather, Jessie Stewart says she sees a lot of similarities between the cities of Richmond and Kalamazoo, Mich. That’s very good news for Richmond. Stewart, who was born and raised in Kalamazoo, has...

Ballerina’s bequest to enhance education for WCCUSD students

A former ballerina and well-respected West Contra Costa Unified educator has left a legacy that will benefit students in the district where she taught for many years. The Ed Fund, which serves public education in...

Sleep Train commercial inspires 6-year-old Richmond boy’s charity effort

The Sleep Train commercial requesting donations benefiting foster children can really get in your head. But for a 6-year-old Richmond boy, the commercial's slogan -- "Not everyone can be a foster parent, but anyone can...
Richmond residents help beautify city on Cesar Chavez Day

Richmond residents help beautify city on Cesar Chavez Day

Hundreds of Richmond residents celebrated Cesar Chavez Day Thursday by working to beautify the city. In at least three separate locations across the city, adult and student volunteers picked up trash bags, planted redwood trees...
Lincoln Elementary pedestrian safety improvements recommended for funding

Pedestrian safety projects near four Richmond elementary schools moving forward

A mostly federally-funded project to enhance pedestrian safety near four Richmond elementary schools is moving forward after Richmond City Council approved awarding a contract to Ghilotti Bros., Inc. The street improvements include new safety signs, in-roadway...
Richmond artist/illustrator helping young students illustrate, publish own books

Richmond artist/illustrator helping young students illustrate, publish own books

A budding Richmond artist and illustrator who created the children's book, I Can't, has launched a clever project at a local elementary school where she teaches young people how to produce -- and publish...
St. David School in Richmond to hold silent auction this Saturday

St. David School in Richmond to hold silent auction this Saturday

St. David School, a pre-K through 8th grade school at 871 Sonoma St. in Richmond, is set to host its Silent Auction this Saturday. The adult-only event runs from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at...
The Richmond Public Library is launching a new and exciting product called Knowledge City!

New service lets residents earn high school diplomas at Richmond Public Library

Richmond Public Library is offering qualified local residents a chance to earn their accredited high school diplomas online while receiving guidance toward their career path as part of a new service. The public library announced...
West Contra Costa Education Fair set for Jan. 26

WCCUSD’s All District Music Festival set for Richmond Memorial Auditorium Thursday

The community is invited to attend the WCCUSD All District Music Festival on Thursday, March 3, starting at 7 p.m. at the Richmond Memorial Auditorium, 403 Civic Center Plaza. The concert will feature student vocalists...
Marshawn Lynch attends 'Every Kid in a Park' event in Richmond

Marshawn Lynch attends ‘Every Kid in a Park’ event in Richmond

Marshawn Lynch digs national parks, too. The Richmond resident and star NFL running back greeted 4th graders from Peres Elementary Wednesday morning at Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park. The event was part...

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Custom-painted model train cars stolen in Pt. Richmond auto burglary

Custom-painted model train cars stolen in Pt. Richmond auto burglary

Eleven custom-painted model railroad freight cars were among items stolen during an auto burglary in Point Richmond on Saturday. Butch Eyler of Biglerville, PA., was...
Point Richmond kicks off annual summer concert series

Point Richmond kicks off annual summer concert series

By Zach Chouteau When it comes to local warm-weather traditions the whole family can enjoy, the Point Richmond Summer Music Festival—now in its 18th year—is...

Dialing 1 a must for 510 area codes starting June 22

Residents and businesses using the 510 area code must dial 1 before dialing their phone number for all calls starting Saturday, June 22, according...