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Nomination period opens for Ed Fund's Teaching Excellence Award

Nomination period opens for Ed Fund’s Teaching Excellence Awards

The time has come to recognize the excellent teachers of the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD). The nomination period has opened for the West Contra Costa Public Education Fund's 2021-2022 Teaching Excellence Awards,...
'JM Toy Giveaway' part of growing charities run by local family, friends

‘JM Toy Giveaway’ part of growing charities run by local family, friends

Jairo Martinez, a 31-year-old Richmond native who currently resides in Pinole, says his parents taught him and his siblings to be grateful for what they have, and to help people when they need it. "My...
Con Fire: Seasonal wildfire danger has ended

Con Fire: Seasonal wildfire danger has ended

By Kathy Chouteau Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (Con Fire) announced today it has reduced initial vegetation fire responses to a single fire engine, signaling the end of heightened fire danger. The decision was...
FoodMaxx, Lucky dedicate shopping hours to first responders, medical personnel

New FoodMaxx app aims to deliver savings to customers

FoodMaxx on Wednesday rolled out a new mobile app that provides shoppers with digital coupons and special offers to increase savings, according to The Save Mart Companies, which operates FoodMaxx, Save Mart and Lucky...
East Bay Relief Fund to administer grants to individuals in the arts

East Bay Relief Fund to administer grants to individuals in the arts

By Kathy Chouteau Artists and related workers living in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties can apply for funding to help weather the pandemic courtesy of a $337,500 2021 East Bay Relief Fund for Individuals in...
Mom & Pop Art Shop unwraps seasonal offerings Saturday

Mom & Pop Art Shop readies to unwrap seasonal offerings Saturday

By Kathy Chouteau The Mom & Pop Art Shop in the Point is kicking off the holiday season this weekend with the first in a series of seasonal activities for the purchasing public. This Sat., Nov....
Bay Area Rescue Mission gives ‘boxes of hope’ to people in need

Bay Area Rescue Mission to hold turkey giveaway for neighbors in need

Registration is now open for the Bay Area Rescue Mission's annual Thanksgiving turkey giveaway. The event is open to the public but recipients must register here in advance. The registration deadline is Friday, Nov. 19....
East Bay Philanthropy Awards to honor unsung heroes in community

East Bay Philanthropy Awards to honor unsung heroes in community

From organizing donations of supplies to local farmworkers who continue to toil in the fields amidst the pandemic and wildfires, to providing childcare for essential workers or platforms for local entrepreneurs and small businesses...
David Flores selected as Richmond's poet laureate

David Flores selected as Richmond’s poet laureate

The Richmond Arts & Culture Commission (RAAC) has selected David Flores to serve as poet laureate for the city over the 2021-2023 term. Sheila McKinney has been named youth poet laureate for the same...
'Get creative, give creative' at Richmond Art Center's Holiday Arts Festival

‘Get creative, give creative’ at Richmond Art Center’s holiday festival

By Kathy Chouteau The Richmond Arts Center’s (RAC) 59th Annual Holiday Arts Festival is offering the chance to “get creative, give creative,” this holiday season with opportunities to purchase unique holiday gifts, or make your...

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Book Sale coming to El Sobrante Saturday

Book Sale coming to El Sobrante Saturday

By Kathy Chouteau The Friends of the El Sobrante Library will hold a Book Sale Sat., Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in...
Seven Bay Area bridge tolls set to rise in January

Seven Bay Area bridge tolls set to rise in January

By Kathy Chouteau The Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) will mark the New Year by raising tolls at state-owned toll bridges throughout the region. Two-axle...
Photography exhibits hit the walls at El Sol in Point Richmond

Photography exhibits hit the walls at El Sol in Point Richmond

By Kathy Chouteau Arts of Point Richmond (AOPR), a volunteer association that promotes support, appreciation and exposure for the arts, has unveiled the art exhibition...