Saturday, May 30, 2020

Richmond

Kennedy High seniors pick up caps and gowns to cheers, applause

Kennedy High seniors pick up caps and gowns to cheers and applause

By Mike Kinney "Nothing Can Stop Us." The message is stated on a t-shirt that was passed out Thursday to Kennedy High seniors preparing to graduate at an unusual and difficult time in world...
Contra Costa coronavirus cases 'not rising as fast as the worst case scenario'

Contra Costa County extends isolation period for people with COVID-19

People who test positive for COVID-19 should remain in isolation for 10 days after symptoms begin rather than the initially mandated seven days, according to a new order issued Thursday by Contra Costa County...
CoBiz Richmond virtual panel to discuss workforce strategies to 'come back stronger'

CoBiz Richmond to host virtual panel on workforce strategies

On Friday at noon, CoBiz Richmond, in partnership with Alfredo Mathew III and a panel of speakers, is inviting the community to a virtual conversation about “Putting America to Work: Creating New Workforce Strategies...
Richmond student journalists honored with countywide awards

Richmond student journalists honored with countywide awards

Kathy Chouteau Richmond student journalists have the “write stuff.” A total of 16 students from high schools in Richmond have earned honors in the 2020 Lesher Awards Competition, per an announcement this week by the California...
Richmond awarded $737K in grants for workers impacted by COVID-19

Richmond awarded $737K in grants for workers impacted by COVID-19

Richmond recently received a $575,000 federal grant to provide workforce training for 125 local residents who have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and another $162,000 state grant to provide supportive services...
Local summer camps canceled due to COVID-19

Summer camps fall victim to COVID-19

By Kathy Chouteau The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been widespread, forcing the closures of schools, businesses, events—and now it appears—summer camps. As reported in the Standard, Richmond City Council’s proposed cuts to city services...
Four of WCCUSD’s finest honored for teaching excellence

Richmond educators selected as ‘Teachers of the Year’

By Kathy Chouteau The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) has named two of its finest as the district’s “Teachers of the Year.” Richmond teachers Cesar Dante-Barragan of Cesar Chavez Elementary School and Jesus Alfredo...
Fighter jets soar over Richmond in salute of COVID-19 frontliners

Fighter jets soar over Richmond in salute to COVID-19 frontliners

By Kathy Chouteau A group of approximately 40 health care professionals gathered this morning at Kaiser Permanente Richmond Medical Center to view a special salute in their honor. At 10:48 a.m., four F-15C Eagle Tactical Fighter...
Richmond suing Trump over sanctuary cities executive order

Richmond council identifies budget cuts for next fiscal year

Richmond branch libraries may close, although probably not the main library, as part of a lengthy list of cuts to city services proposed by City Council in order to solve a $27 million budget...

Richmond’s Juneteenth celebration canceled

By Kathy Chouteau Richmond’s Juneteenth Family Day Parade and Festival has been canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement was made by Jerrold Hatchett, president of the Neighborhood Block Association (NBA), which organizes...

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CVS in Pinole offering no-cost drive-thru COVID-19 testing

CVS in Pinole offering no-cost drive-thru COVID-19 testing

CVS today expanded its COVID-19 test sites at CVS Pharmacy drive-thru locations, including at the location at 1617 Canyon Drive in Pinole. The self-swab tests...
$12.7M in state grants awarded to enhance two Richmond parks

Pogo Park presents park expansion plan to Richmond City Council

By Kathy Chouteau The Richmond City Council received a presentation May 26 from Pogo Park Executive Director Toody Maher about the organization’s plans for using...
Richmond man, 20, drowns in Lake Berryessa

Richmond man, 20, drowns in Lake Berryessa

A 20-year-old Richmond man drowned in Lake Berryessa Wednesday evening, according to the Napa Valley Register. The body of Christopher Ricardo Terlesky was found shortly...