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Contra Costa College: still time to register for fall classes

Applications for new students and also registrations for returning students are still being accepted at Contra Costa College, according to school officials. Fall classes start on Friday, Aug. 12. "More than 500 courses have seats open,...

In Richmond, a modern approach to helping domestic violence victims

“Just imagine you are a victim of domestic violence, of sexual assault, of elder abuse, and you walk in here,” says Susun Kim, executive director of the Contra Costa Family Justice Alliance. “What do...

Woman anonymously drops off $2,000 cash donation at Salute e Vita Ristorante

Menbere Aklilu says a letter and generous gift dropped off anonymously at her Marina Bay restaurant last week brings her to tears every time she reads it. Owner of the popular Salute e Vita Ristorante,...

WCCUSD to hold public hearing on Adams Middle School property

The public will have a chance to be heard on Tuesday regarding the proposed sale of the former Adams Middle School in Richmond to a local charter school organization, which faces opposition from West...

CCC’s new Campus Center opens for classes Aug. 12

The folks at Contra Costa College are understandably excited about opening the new Campus Center next month. School officials posted the photo above on Facebook and said they will soon release videos of the $52...
Building & Construction Trades Career Fair geared toward high school students

Employers asked to offer local dads paid time off for taking kids to 1st...

Lovonya DeJean Middle School will take part in the Million Father March, a national effort that could be the nation's largest organized back-to-school initiative. The event will take place on Aug. 22, when men are...

Wells Fargo grant to help build rain gardens near local creeks

The community will band together to build rain gardens and restore habitat near local creeks thanks to a $55,000 grant from Wells Fargo. The bank gave a portion of a five-year, $15 million environmental grant...

Chevron sends 100 Richmond youth to practice at Oakland Coliseum

Back in the old days, Major League Baseball pitchers would wipe the sweat and grease from the back of their ears onto a baseball in order to impact the trajectory of pitches, former MLB...

Manzanita Charter set to return to original campus at St. Luke’s

Manzanita Charter Middle School is returning to its original campus in St. Luke's Methodist Church for the 2016-2017 school year, school officials announced. The middle school first opened its doors at St. Luke's at Barrett...

Great group effort revamps veteran’s venue

When it comes to strength in numbers, it might be hard to top the group volunteer effort taking place at the Veterans Resource Program at 934 Maine Ave. in Richmond. In an endeavor that...

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3 Richmond firefighters to climb 69 floors in full gear for charity

Three Richmond firefighters are prepping to participate in a unique fundraising event for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society that involves climbing the stairs of...

Your guide to MLK Jr. Day of Service events in Richmond

The power of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy shows itself in many ways across the nation, and one of those ways is through...

Over 10 employers to attend hiring fair in Rodeo Wednesday

Local job seekers are encouraged to attend a hiring fair in Rodeo on Wednesday, Jan. 23. Over 10 employers in various industries will attend the...