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How four teen scholarship winners plan to change the world

Hercules senior Garvey Buchongo may not have had a father growing up, but since age 5 she’s had her track-and-field team, which she calls "the village that raised me." The sport is a big reason...
Cleanup of Meeker Slough in Marina Bay called community effort

Cleanup of Meeker Slough in Marina Bay called true community effort

A community effort to address accumulated trash in Meeker Slough in Richmond's Marina Bay neighborhood began with a resident's complaint to Mayor Tom Butt. A Richmond resident had warned the mayor that "the situation in...

Boosting number of black engineers a focus at Chevron Richmond Black History Awareness event

At the Chevron Richmond Refinery on Wednesday, the executive director of the National Society for Black Engineers (NSBE) announced a bold goal for the near future: To create 10,000 black engineers in the U.S....
Students to hold Marina Bay clean-up effort on Cesar Chavez Day

Students to hold Marina Bay clean-up effort on Cesar Chavez Day

Students of Amethod Public Schools (AMPS), which operates charter schools in Richmond and Oakland, will join together on March 31 to conduct a clean-up effort in Marina Bay. The AMPS Marina Bay Youth Council is...
Armed student causes Richmond High lock down

Anonymous donor buys 42 new instruments for Richmond High’s underfunded music program

An online fundraiser to purchase musical instruments for Richmond High's woefully underfunded music program received a massive boost from an anonymous donor, the Contra Costa Times has reported. Two weeks ago, the unnamed donor walked...

51st Annual WCCUSD Art Show coincides with Richmond Art Center’s Spring exhibition

In collaboration with the school district, the Richmond Art Center will present the annual West Contra Costa Unified School District Art Show in its Community Gallery from March 19 through May 22. The 51st annual...
WCCUSD superintendent Bruce Harter to retire June 30 after 10 years

WCCUSD superintendent Bruce Harter to retire June 30 after 10 years

West Contra Costa Unified Superintendent Dr. Bruce Harter will retire June 30, two years before his contract expires, as the result of "current political realities," the district announced Friday. The longest-serving superintendent in Contra Costa...

This Richmond mom has moved mountains to support charter schools

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzIDxLEzMzk A Richmond mother of three is credited with helping launch two middle schools, vigorously advocating for inclusion of charter schools in the Richmond Promise scholarship program, and taking just two weeks to corral 220...
Chess prodigy coming to Richmond Public Library

Richmond Public Library offering six-week S.A.T preparation workshop to local youth

Local youth anxious about the S.A.T. college admission test will rest easier when they're prepared. College-bound students in West Contra Costa County are encouraged to apply for the Richmond Public Library Teen Services' 19th annual...
Salesian announces 25th annual golf tournament fundraiser supporting disadvantaged students

Salesian announces 25th annual golf tournament fundraiser supporting disadvantaged students

The 25th annual Salesian Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, May 2 at the Richmond Country Club, the school announced Tuesday. Proceeds from the event will support scholarships for disadvantaged students to attend the...

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Drivers arrested after allegedly going 100 mph on I-580 in Richmond

Drivers arrested after allegedly going 100 mph on I-580 in Richmond

Two people were arrested on suspicion of reckless driving after the California Highway Patrol said they were caught going over 100 mph in and...
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‘Where’s Pablo’ launches Monday, continues through Sept. 30

"Where's Pablo" launches Monday, Aug. 20 and runs through Sept. 30, 2018. As part of the fun community-connecting game, over 20 San Pablo businesses will...
Richmond Museum of Day holding Family Free Day on Saturday, Aug. 18

Richmond Museum of Day holding Family Free Day on Saturday, Aug. 18

The Richmond Museum of History is inviting the community to a Family Free Day on Saturday, Aug. 18. The museum at 400 Nevin Ave. will be...