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View the latest community-related news in Richmond, CA.

El Cerrito High to get new principal next year

Local schools get new principals, including El Cerrito High

Edith Jordan-McCormick, an El Cerrito resident and public elementary school principal in San Francisco, was appointed principal at El Cerrito High School, the West Contra Costa Unified School District announced Wednesday. Jordan-McCormick has held the...

Richmond middle school teacher launches fundraiser for student field trips

A proactive 7th and 8th grades history teacher at Manzanita Public Charter Middle School in Richmond has launched a fundraiser in order to take her students on field trips next school year. "Some trips include...

Rev. Jesse Jackson initiative to equip Richmond church with tech lab

A technology lab is slated to open in Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in Richmond, according to an article by USA Today, which reported about an initiative by Rev. Jesse Jackson's Rainbow PUSH Coalition that aims...

Local nonprofits recieve additional grants to connect youth with nature

Two Richmond nonprofits received a $100,000 investment from the George Miller Youth Fund that will be used to provide underserved local youth with opportunities to connect to nature, it was announced Thursday. The funds will...
WCCUSD superintendent calls for normal school hours on inauguration day Friday, safe spaces

Matthew Duffy to assume role as WCCUSD superintendent on July 6

Matthew Duffy became the ninth permanent superintendent of the West Contra Costa Unified School District after the Board of Education approved his contract Wednesday night, the district announced. Duffy, who will succeed Dr. Bruce Harter,...

San Pablo mayor tours new Contra Costa College buildings

San Pablo Mayor Rich Kinney went on a tour of the new Contra Costa College campus facilities and was impressed by all, especially the new kitchen facilities that will be used by the school's...

Teens encouraged to attend free Mad City Money financial bootcamp

Local teens can get a head start at financial sustainability and success -- while also having fun -- at the free Mad City Money financial boot camp in Richmond on Thursday, June 30. The event,...

Montalvin Manor Elementary holds carnival to celebrate successes

Montalvin Manor Elementary School in San Pablo has had a lot to celebrate this year. The school was named a top Bay Area School for its success with low-income English language learners in the area...
WCCUSD summer meals program starts June 12

WCCUSD offering summertime meal sites for students

A school district program that aims to ensure no child goes hungry during the summer break starts today and runs through Aug. 17. The West Contra Costa Unified School District's Summer Food Service Program, which...

Richmond author to teach and research public health in Nigeria

Richmond resident and author Dr. Raymond Chimezie, who has promoted health education at schools in his local community as well as in Africa, has announced that he is headed to Nigeria on a Fulbright...

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Riggers Loft Wine Co. to host Berkeley singer-songwriter

Riggers Loft Wine Co. to host Berkeley singer-songwriter

Steve Taylor-Ramírez, a singer-songwriter from Berkeley, is set to perform his acoustic folk, blues and Latin tunes at Riggers Loft Wine Company on Friday,...
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Local homeowners can get up to $3,000 for seismic retrofit

Through Nov. 13, homeowners in Richmond and San Pablo can register for a grant of up to $3,000 to be used toward a code-compliant...

Creating a better future for our kids

By Lily Rahnema I am the new Community Engagement Manager for the Richmond Refinery. I’m excited to work in this vibrant community and get to...