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The Shops at Hilltop to offer free 'selfies with Santa'

The Shops at Hilltop to offer free ‘selfies with Santa’

Starting this Saturday and continuing through Christmas Eve, kids will have opportunities every weekend to take "selfie" photos with Santa Claus at the Shops at Hilltop. From noon to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and...
Richmond police chief warns about rising costs for officers at schools, events

Future of school resource officers in question after district board’s vote

The future of a program that places local police officers at public schools is in question after the West Contra Costa Unified School District's Board of Education voted in favor Wednesday of passing a...
Two Richmond trail projects win combined $7.2M in cap-and-trade funds

Two Richmond trail projects win combined $7.2M in cap-and-trade funds

Two Richmond trail projects -- the Yellow Brick Road in the Iron Triangle as well as the Richmond Wellness Trail connecting downtown Richmond to the city's waterfront -- were just awarded $7.21 million in...
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The Potential Project launches for fourth straight year

The Potential Project has returned for a fourth straight year with the continued aim of empowering West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) students to enact positive changes in their schools with help from...

The Ball in Peace Angels turn pain into promise

By Zach Chouteau It's hard to imagine how she's carried on, but Chantee Nealy has managed to turn the deep pain of losing her 17-year-old son to gun violence last year into promise by forming...
After Salute's closure, Thanksgiving charity event headed to GRIP

Salute’s seeks donations, volunteers for Thanksgiving Day feast

While anticipating a record 1,300 guests at her 6th annual Thanksgiving Day feast on Thursday, Nov. 23, Salute e Vita Ristorante owner Menbere Aklilu is reaching out to the community for volunteers and donations. ...
Four WCCUSD football teams qualify for NCS playoffs

Four WCCUSD football teams qualify for NCS playoffs

For the second straight year, four West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) football teams qualified for the North Coast Section (NCS) playoffs, the school district said. Kennedy, Hercules, El Cerrito, and De Anza high...
Salute owner presents $25,000 check to assist North Bay fire relief

Salute owner presents $25,000 check to assist North Bay fire relief

Those who dined at Salute e Vita Ristorante at 1900 Esplanade Drive on Oct. 27 helped to raise $25,000 for Wine Country fire victims. On Monday, Salute's charitable owner Menbere Aklilu presented the check for...
Steve Seskin to perform at Richmond synagogue's North Bay fire benefit concert

Steve Seskin to perform at Richmond synagogue’s North Bay fire relief concert

Award-winning singer-songwriter Steve Seskin -- whose repertoire features seven number one songs -- including Grammy-nominated “Grown Men Don't Cry” by Tim McGraw and “Don't Laugh at Me” by Peter, Paul and Mary -- is...
Richmond Ferry groundbreaking celebrated

Richmond Ferry groundbreaking celebrated

Kicked off by the rousing music of the Richmond High Marching Band inside Craneway Pavilion, local elected officials and regional transportation leaders celebrated the groundbreaking Wednesday of the Richmond Ferry Terminal, which is expected...

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WCCUSD superintendent addresses 'painful' decision impacting nearly 300 employees

WCCUSD supe addresses ‘painful’ decision on nearly 300 employees

The West Contra Costa Unified School District superintendent issued the following statement to the school district community following the Board of Education meeting Wednesday. By...
Chevron Black Employee Network scholarship recipients aren't waiting to make a difference

Chevron Black Employee Network scholarship recipients aren’t waiting to make a difference

Shreejal Luitel isn’t just hoping for greater minority representation in the tech industry. The senior at Middle College High is already moving the needle...
Richmond honors Jerrold Hatchett for retirement, community service

Richmond honors Jerrold Hatchett for retirement, community service

By Kathy Chouteau Richmond’s “godfather” was honored with a proclamation from the City Council on Tuesday for his decades of community service and his recent...