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Seniors at Richmond High, Middle College named Gates Millennium Scholars

Seniors at Richmond High, Middle College named Gates Millennium Scholars

Arnold Dimas of Richmond High and Alejandro Hernandez of Middle College High have been named Gates Millennium Scholars, an honor bestowed to just 1,000 high school seniors from across the nation, the West Contra...
56 high school seniors in West Contra Costa just won college scholarships

56 high school seniors in West Contra Costa just won college scholarships

Fifty-six promising West Contra Costa high school seniors will receive a share of $130,000 in college scholarships from the Ed Fund, which aims to improve education for local public school students. The winners were among...
2016 Rosie's Girls Summer Camp accepting applications

2016 Rosie’s Girls Summer Camp accepting applications

The 2016 Rosie's Girls Summer Camp, an exciting day camp in Richmond where girls have fun while receiving hands-on instruction in skilled trades, including technology, is currently seeking applications. The flyer below details how to...
WCCUSD's 23rd Nutrition, Health and Fitness Festival at Nystrom Elementary Friday

WCCUSD’s 23rd Nutrition, Health and Fitness Festival at Nystrom Elementary Friday

On Friday, West Contra Costa Unified will hold the 23rd annual Nutrition, Health and Fitness Festival at Nystrom Elementary School, 230 Harbour Way South. The event, hosted by the district's Food Services Department, will run...
Kennedy High teacher a finalist for KBLX-FM Teacher of Year Award

Kennedy High teacher a finalist for KBLX-FM Teacher of Year Award

Kennedy High teacher Jeff Pollock is one of five finalists for the Bayborhood High School Teacher of the Year Award. The five Bay Area teachers were nominated by their students for the award, which is...

USA Today awards community-led renovation at Richmond’s JFK Park

USA Today recently named the volunteer effort to rebuild John F. Kennedy Park in Richmond last year as one of three 2015 Make a Difference Day Community Awards, according to City Manager Bill Lindsay. The...
Red Oak Victory to close for restoration work

SS Red Oak Victory needs volunteers

The SS Red Oak Victory needs volunteer docents to help explain the ship's history to visitors. The ship, which in 1944 became the 558th ship built in Richmond for WWII, also needs volunteers in areas...

13 WCCUSD elementary schools earn Gold Ribbon Award

Thirteen West Contra Costa Unified elementary schools are among 772 of nearly 6,000 schools in California to receive the Gold Ribbon Schools Award, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced Wednesday. The award recognizes...
Peres Elementary seeks your online vote to help earn grant for educational garden program

Help Peres Elementary win grant for educational garden program with online vote

The educational garden at Peres Elementary in Richmond has been a valuable tool enriching the lives of more than 500 children ages 4-12, according to the school's educators. The school community is asking local residents...
Two West County teachers earn countywide recognition

Two West County teachers earn countywide recognition

A teacher in El Cerrito and another in Pinole have been nominated for Contra Costa County Teachers of the Year honors, it was announced Wednesday. Lawrence Pang, a math teacher at El Cerrito High, and...

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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...