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

Richmond Rotary caps another year of hard work and donations

In an annual tradition that never fails to pull heartstrings, representatives of the Richmond Rotary Club delivered $100 checks to 28 teachers at Peres Elementary on Wednesday. "Teachers don't get compensated enough to start with,...

These local schools are ‘beacons of hope’ for underserved students

Seven West County schools are among the Bay Area's top-performing when it comes to educating underserved students, according to a report by the nonprofit Innovate Public Schools. The report looked at 568 traditional district and...
Building & Construction Trades Career Fair geared toward high school students

More than 500 parents expected at ‘Parents as Partners’ conference in Richmond

More than 500 parents are expected to attend the 11th Annual Parents as Partners and Leaders Conference in Richmond. The event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at...

Local ‘girlpreneurs’ encouraged to take part in Shark Tank-style contest

Local "girlpreneurs" are encouraged to to apply to take part in a Shark Tank-style competition in San Francisco next month that will feature the TV show's own Mark Cuban (pictured on left). Cuban will be...

500 Chevron Richmond employees volunteer in community this week

Throughout Richmond this week, you may be seeing a lot of people in Chevron t-shirts picking up litter, constructing playgrounds and playing with local kids. More than 500 Richmond Refinery employees are participating in the...

Coronado Elementary School’s audio-visual system earns award

When it comes to audio-visual systems, the new Coronado Elementary School campus is award winning. On Sept. 13, Lloyd F. McKinney Associates, Inc. was among winners of Project Excellence Awards from the National Electrical Contractors...
State of the City: Richmond faces difficult financial road

Richmond council endorses Measure T, a WCCUSD parcel tax renewal

A renewal of a school district parcel tax -- Measure T -- gained unanimous support from Richmond City Council Tuesday. The measure renews the parcel tax at 7.2 cents per square foot of building space...
Richmond Promise program seeks Development & Communications Director

Richmond Promise 2017 to launch Oct. 3 with student and family workshop

The application process for the Richmond Promise Scholarship Program -- which provides all high school seniors who are Richmond and North Richmond residents up to $1,500 per year for college, along with a support...

Hilltop Mall National Chess Day tourney set for Oct. 8

A community chess tournament set for Hilltop Mall on Oct. 8 will raise funds for the "Chess in Richmond's Schools Program." The Speed Chess Tournament is set to take place inside the mall near JC...

Richmond nonprofit seeks community’s help in building a new playground

A Richmond nonprofit just launched what it hopes will become a community effort to rebuild its playground for local youth. On Tuesday, several volunteers from Chevron Richmond went to Girls Inc. of West Contra Costa...

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Over 650 served at 71st Charles Reid Foundation Christmas Party

By Mike Kinney After 71 consecutive years, the Charles Reid Foundation Christmas Party hasn’t skipped a beat. Over 650 attendees received toys and clothing during the...
49ers, Giants greats join Richmond native's 4th annual toy drive

49ers, Giants greats join Richmond native’s annual toy drive

Thanks to Stephen Ashford's 4th annual toy drive, kids in need in Richmond and East Palo Alto will have some cheer this holiday season. The...
Bridge Holiday Open House delivers art, merriment and more

Bridge Holiday Open House delivers art, merriment and more

By Kathy Chouteau Bridge Storage and ArtSpace’s Holiday Open House and Block Party on Saturday touted “The More the Merrier” as its art exhibition mantra,...