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

WCCUSD closing all schools for two days due to omicron impacts

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All West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) schools will be closed Friday and Monday due to the surge of COVID-19 cases caused by the fast-spreading omicron variant. "In our district, we are seeing far...
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WCCUSD postpones athletic events for two weeks amid omicron surge

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The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) is postponing all athletic events until Jan. 18, not including practices, due to the latest surge in COVID-19 cases prompted by the fast-spreading omicron variant. The district...
WCCUSD to require KN-95 masks for staff at school sites

WCCUSD to require that staff wear KN-95 masks at school sites

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The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) announced today that all staff members at school sites will be required to wear a medical grade KN-95 mask while at work starting Monday, Jan. 10. The...
Eagles’ soccer coach appeals for community support

WCCUSD distributes 15K COVID-19 test kits to students before start of school

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About 15,000 COVID-19 in-home test kits were distributed to West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) students on Sunday in advance of Monday's return to school from the winter break, the district announced. More than...
First COVID-19 vaccine shipment to Contra Costa County could happen next week

Contra Costa updates indoor mask order due to fast-spreading omicron

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Starting Wednesday, Contra Costa County will require that masks be worn in all public indoor places, regardless of vaccination status, due to the rapid spread of the highly-transmissible omicron variant of COVID-19. Previously in Contra...
West Contra Costa COVID-19 mass testing event aims to slow spread

County COVID-19 testing sites requiring appointments due to high demand

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A sharp increase in demand for COVID-19 tests has prompted Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) to shift to appointments-only at its testing sites in Richmond and San Ramon. "CCHS previously offered testing to those without...
Omicron variant detected in Contra Costa County

Omicron variant detected in Contra Costa County

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The omicron variant of COVID-19 that is rapidly spreading worldwide has reached Contra Costa County, officials announced Monday. "Genomic sequencing of positive COVID-19 test results from Contra Costa County has identified three cases with the...
Bay Area counties lead state in vaccinating kids ages 5-11

Contra Costa County among state leaders in vaccinating kids ages 5-11

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As of Wednesday, six Bay Area counties lead the state when it comes to vaccinating the 5-11 age group. Statewide, 16.4 percent of children in that age group have received at least one pediatric dose...
Ed Fund awards $27K in Black History Month grants to WCCUSD schools

Contra Costa County kicks off new vaccination effort at schools

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Now that kids ages 5-11 are eligible for COVID-19 vaccine, Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) on Tuesday kicked off its latest series of school-based vaccine clinics. Over the next few weeks, mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinics...

North Richmond senior housing complex to host COVID-19 booster clinic

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By Molly Myman On Thursday, Nov. 18, Community Heritage Senior Apartments and Contra Costa Health Services will host a COVID-19 Booster Shot Clinic from noon to 3 p.m. The clinic, which is open to the public,...

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Phila Burger continues to draw crowds as it plans a few upgrades

Phila Burger continues to draw crowds as it plans a few upgrades

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By Kathy Chouteau When was the last time you ate at Phila Burger Station? The iconic eatery has been serving up hoagies, sandwiches, burgers, cheesesteaks and...
ARTSCCC selected as County’s official local arts agency

ARTSCCC selected as County’s official local arts agency

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By Kathy Chouteau The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors recently recognized ARTSCCC (Arts Contra Costa County) as the county’s local arts agency and the...
Jaime Guzman honored as RPD's 2023 Detective of the Year

Jaime Guzman honored as RPD’s 2023 Detective of the Year

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For Detective Jaime Guzman, it's all come full circle.  Guzman grew up in Richmond, began his career as a police explorer, was hired as a...