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Amid enrollment season, families invited to education fair

With the West Contra Costa Unified School District's enrollment for new families and school transfers fast-approaching, local families will be able to attend a one-stop shop of information about district schools and programs at...

Contra Costa County supes install new leadership

Candace Andersen was sworn-in the 2020 Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors' new chair, and Diane Burgis as its vice chair, at the Board's annual reorganization ceremony Tuesday. Andersen, who represents District 2 on the...

BART says plan will markedly improve cellphone connectivity, WiFi

BART says it has developed a plan that would vastly improve cellular connectivity and WiFi coverage on trains, in stations and in the agency's public rights of way, while also generating substantial revenue for...
Wilson Elementary's move to Portola Middle temp campus delayed

Parents call to rename Wilson Elementary after Michelle Obama

Should Woodrow Wilson Elementary School be renamed after former U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama? Some parents and students at the school, which is operating on a temporary campus in El Cerrito while its permanent campus...

Richmond’s IBX Fitness launches Groupon deal

If getting fit is one of your New Year's resolutions, Richmond's IBX Fitness has launched a Groupon deal that will help you reach that goal without significantly reducing the weight of your wallet. The deal...

Richmond Trees set for first planting of 2020

Richmond Trees, the volunteer organization that has been planting and maintaining trees in the city since 2011, is inviting the community to participate in its first planting of 2020. Volunteers are encouraged to meet at...

Cyber security attack impacts Contra Costa Library

A ransomware attack prompted a network outage at all Contra Costa County Library branches and the Martinez administrative offices, Library officials announced Friday. "It may be several days before all library services are fully operational,"...

Documentary film highlights San Pablo’s ‘most famous citizen’

The community is invited to attend a premiere documentary film screening about San Pablo's "most famous citizen," Juan B. Alvarado, on Sunday, Jan. 12. The free screening will take place in the Wildcat Room of...
Union Pacific to close Market Ave. railroad crossing for track repairs

New website asks public to report blocked rail crossings

Is a train blocking traffic in your neighborhood? Local residents now have a way to inform the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), which says it aims to use public reports to address problem areas. In his...

Pinole police deploy new strategy to comfort traumatized children

Pinole police now have a new passenger in their patrol cars: a stuffed animal. And the cuddly new partner will have an important role in the response to traumatic events in the city. The police...

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WCCUSD halts plan to transition Richmond schools to K-8s

The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) has put the brakes on a plan to phase out DeJean Middle School in Richmond and...

What should San Pablo’s slogan be in 2020?

Time for a game of ad lib. Fill in the blank: "San Pablo 2020: The Year of ____." At its meeting Monday, the San Pablo...
Armistice Brewing Company plans to expand taproom, beer garden

Richmond brewery launches comedy show

Another opportunity for live comedy is coming to Richmond. Armistice Brewing Company announced today it is planning to host its first "Barrel of Laughs...