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Locally grown Green Day makes ‘triumphant’ return to stage before Rock Hall of Fame...

A couple of West Contra Costa Unified School District alums are in Cleveland to be officially crowned as rock legends on Saturday, and they proved Thursday they haven't lost a step. Green Day, whose singer...
Richmond synagogue teams with Interfaith Council to feed families during spring break

Richmond synagogue teams with Interfaith Council to feed families during spring break

Volunteers at Richmond's lone synagogue, Temple Beth Hillel, packed boxes filled with food Tuesday in order to feed as many as 90 local, low-income families during next week's spring break, when kids cannot access...
Richmond's Little Free Libraries project offers community free access to books

Richmond’s Little Free Libraries project cool way to offer community access to free books

For Richmond's Kathy Chouteau penned a great piece this week about "Richmond's Little Free Libraries," a grassroots project to install small wooden boxes around town containing books that are free for community members to borrow. The...
West County schools featured in AP article about preparing kids for online state tests

West County schools featured in AP article about preparing kids for online state tests

Kids as young as 5 are learning basic computer skills in U.S. classrooms, skills they will need in order to excel on standardized tests that are now being offered online by a majority of...
Mira Vista School wins Jamba Juice grant to bolster garden program

Mira Vista School wins Jamba Juice grant to bolster garden program

After planting the seeds, local students are getting to watch their gardens grow. The budding garden program at Richmond's Mira Vista School will further flourish thanks to a $1,500 grant from Jamba Juice, officials said. Jamba...
Check out this week’s WCCUSD sports schedule

WCCUSD athletics schedule for this week

The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) has released its weekly athletics schedule: (Click to enlarge schedules).
Adored Richmond principal a Teach For America success story

Adored Richmond principal a Teach For America success story

When students are searching for an adult at school they can relate to, they don’t often head to the principal’s office. That’s not true at Montalvin Manor Elementary School in Richmond, where Latina principal Katherine...
Kennedy High senior Luis Nunez honored for his work with special education students

Kennedy High senior Luis Nunez honored for his work with special education students

Kennedy High senior Luis Nunez is excelling at school, but not without ensuring that others who are less able than him also have a chance to succeed. Earlier this month, Nunez received the Jake Rockeman...
Prestigious speaker line-up announced for Richmond summit connecting youth to STEM careers

Prestigious speaker line-up announced for Richmond summit connecting youth to STEM careers

Here it is, folks. The full lineup of  speakers has been announced for the highly-anticipated Richmond summit on April 30 that aims to prep West County youth for careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering...
First day of school for WCCUSD is Aug. 24; here are tips to help your child succeed

Video! Watch ‘real men’ read at North Richmond’s Verde Elementary as part of literacy...

We told you last week about an impressive literacy program at North Richmond's Verde Elementary School called "Real Men Read," which has men from the community volunteering their time every month to read to...

Latest Articles

Local student’s artwork featured in national children's magazine

Local student’s artwork featured in national children’s magazine

By Kathy Chouteau Alice Dangler, 7,  a second-grader at Mira Vista Elementary in Richmond, had the purr-fect answer to Spider Magazine’s recent call for cat...
WCCUSD superintendent: District to negotiate $22M in cuts with unions

WCCUSD superintendent: District to negotiate $22M in cuts with unions

West Contra Costa Unified School District Superintendent Matthew Duffy recently released this update about how the school district is addressing a $47.8 million budget...
Local real estate couple aims to demystify process for first-time buyers

Real estate couple holding first-time homebuyer seminar

A local couple known as a dynamic duo in real estate are helping to demystify the home purchasing process for first-time buyers, including members...