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Richmond High substitute teacher fired after attack on teen who used racial slur

WCCUSD changes mask guidelines

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Starting today, masks are no longer required, but strongly recommended, at West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) middle schools, high schools and central offices, according to Superintendent Dr. Kenneth Chris Hurst. Starting on April...
WCCUSD updates masking guidance

WCCUSD updates masking guidance

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By Kathy Chouteau West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) Superintendent Dr. Kenneth Chris Hurst announced in a district communication this morning that, as of today, the district will no longer require students and employees...
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Contra Costa to relax indoor mask mandate for vaccinated individuals

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Contra Costa County is among 10 Bay Area counties that will lift the mandate requiring vaccinated individuals to wear masks inside businesses and other indoor public settings such as offices and museums starting Feb....
Coronavirus causes WCCUSD to close all schools for three weeks

WCCUSD initiates COVID-19 group tracing this week

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By Kathy Chouteau West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) Superintendent Dr. Kenneth Chris Hurst notified the school community Monday that, effective this week, the district is beginning a group tracing approach to contract tracing...
New COVID ‘test to treat’ site opening this week in San Pablo

Contra Costa County lifts vaccination proof mandate for certain businesses

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By Kathy Chouteau Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) announced today that it has lifted its health order requiring that certain businesses, such as gyms and restaurants, verify customers’ vaccination status or recent negative test results. The...
Teachers union says it has reached tentative deal with WCCUSD on COVID-19 safety measures

Tentative deal on COVID-19 safety could avert WCCUSD teacher strike

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By Kathy Chouteau United Teachers of Richmond (UTR), the union that represents 1,100 educators in the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD), has reached a “tentative agreement” with the district regarding COVID-19 safety measures,...
Richmond teachers union prepares to vote to strike over COVID concerns

Richmond teachers union prepares to vote to strike over COVID concerns

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By Kathy Chouteau United Teachers of Richmond (UTR), the union representing 1,100 educators in the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD), is prepared to vote whether to strike Friday—with a strike potentially happening mid-to-late...
7 Stars implements composting for cannabis waste

Richmond cannabis dispensary hosting free COVID-19 testing clinic

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7 Stars Holistic Healing Center in Richmond will hold a no-appointment COVID-19 testing clinic this Friday that is "free for anyone who needs a test." The cannabis dispensary at 3219 Pierce St. will host the...
Get free COVID-19 tests shipped to your home, courtesy of Biden Administration

Get four free COVID-19 tests shipped to your home

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U.S. households can order one set of four free at-home antigen COVID-19 tests from USPS.com by clicking here. One order is allowed per residential address. USPS will begin shipping the orders in late January. Tests will...
Kennedy High welding program to benefit from Airgas education initiative

Contra Costa County officials urge schools to stay open amid omicron surge

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Contra Costa County's superintendent of schools and the County's deputy health officer on Tuesday urged schools to stay open amid the latest surge in COVID-19 cases. “The county office of education continues to work with...

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‘Drive-Up Dinner for a Cause’ to support youth club

‘Drive-Up Dinner for a Cause’ to support youth club

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By Kathy Chouteau It’s an opportunity to take the night off from cooking dinner while supporting a great local cause—and all you have to do...
Casablanca cruises into the Red Oak Victory’s theatre Thursday

Casablanca cruising into the Red Oak Victory theatre

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By Kathy Chouteau While most classic movie buffs will have seen the film “Casablanca,” the Red Oak Victory ship in Richmond is ready to “play...
Embezzler agrees to get job, pay back what she stole, or go to prison

Embezzler agrees to get job, pay back what she stole, or go to prison

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A 53-year-old former accountant charged with embezzling over $900,000 from her employer, a Richmond paver company, had her 10-year prison term suspended for three...