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WCCUSD students pitch solutions to societal problems

They proposed modernized lockers equipped with touchscreens that can serve to keep students on schedule and prepared for class. They pitched an educational app that can connect students and guardians to their teachers and...

Richmond Promise Scholar spotlight: Ariana Ortega

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...
Volunteers invited to tree planting event in Richmond

Richmond to celebrate Arbor Day with community tree planting

Richmond Trees is kicking off the planting season on Saturday, Oct. 19, with the City of Richmond's annual Arbor Day Event. Volunteers are invited to Burg Park at 2910 Clinton Ave from 8:30 a.m. to...

Hercules baker is scary good on Food Network’s Halloween Baking Championship

Challenging Karl Fong to a bake-off is a scary proposition. The Hercules baker who has trained at Contra Costa College, the California Culinary Academy and also for a brief stint in Barcelona, has also practiced...
WCCUSD schools to close Friday due to poor air quality

WCCUSD schools to reopen Friday after power restored

All West Contra Costa Unified District (WCCUSD) schools that closed today due to the planned PG&E power shutoff will reopen Friday, as the power was restored earlier than expected, the district announced.   As of 3:45...

Richmond activist Whitney Dotson to resign from East Bay Park board

Whitney Dotson, an environmental activist known for his efforts in successfully leading community resistance of shoreline development near his Parchester Village home, has announced that he is retiring from the Board of Directors for...

Chevron Fuel Your School launches for 10th straight year

Ten years ago, philanthropist and entrepreneur Charles Best joined forces with Chevron on a clever program that has communities across America “fueling” local schools. The result has been nearly $49 million to boost STEM education...

County to hold wedding ‘scare-amonies’ on Halloween

You could be married by a witch, pirate, zombie, the Little Mermaid or Rosie the Riveter. The Contra Costa Clerk-Recorder is inviting couples to consider getting married by costumed officiants at its Martinez office on...

5 WCCUSD schools to close Thursday due to planned power shutoff

Five schools in the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) were set to be closed Thursday due to PG&E's planned power outages. The schools include Pinole Valley High, and Ellerhorst, Kensington, Madera and Olinda...

PG&E will shut off power to parts of county due to heightened fire risk

UPDATE: PG&E confirms that it will move forward with its Public Safety Power Shutoff starting tonight just after midnight.   PG&E says it will temporarily shut off power to high-risk fire areas in northern, central and...

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San Pablo maintenance worker recognized for enthusiasm, dedication

A positive attitude goes a long way. Erick Guzman, described as a highly approachable and dedicated maintenance worker for the City of San Pablo, has...

Your guide to Richmond-area Halloween events

Richmond's smallest goblins and superheros will be out in full force in the coming days, in many cases hurling threats of mischief (also known...
Five people displaced in two-alarm fire on S. 47th Street

BART employee hospitalized after fire spreads to Richmond maintenance yard

A BART employee was hospitalized due to smoke inhalation after a fire that apparently originated at a homeless encampment on the Union Pacific right-of-way...