Apply now for Chevron’s black history awareness scholarship

High school seniors in the West Contra Costa Unified District (WCCUSD) are encouraged to apply for the annual Chevron Richmond Black History Awareness Scholarship program. Applications can be accessed here and are due at...
El Sobrante pimp gets five years, eight months in state prison for Orange County trafficking case

‘Know the Signs’ posters headed to local businesses

In conjunction with Human Trafficking Day of Action, community members, law enforcement and service providers plan to head out to business areas across West Contra Costa County on Thursday, Jan. 23, with the aim...

Lara’s Fine Dining opens in former Salute’s location

A Richmond staple has been revived. Today, Lara's Fine Dining opened its doors in the scenic waterfront restaurant formerly occupied by Salute e Vita Ristorante, at 1900 Esplanade Drive in the Marina Bay neighborhood. The...

Betty Reid Soskin ‘back at work’ after stroke

Five months after suffering a stroke, resilient National Park Services (NPS) ranger, author, and civil rights activist Betty Reid Soskin is set to return to work at the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home...
Ed Fund awards $27K in Black History Month grants to WCCUSD schools

WCCUSD to transition 7 Richmond schools into K-8s

UPDATE: On Wednesday, Jan. 15, the WCCUSD halted its plan to transition schools at the request of the Board of Education. Follow-up story here. The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) is set to...
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Interim Chief French to deliver keynote at MLK Jr. commemoration

Richmond Interim Police Chief Bisa French is set to deliver the keynote speech at Contra Costa County's 42nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration on Tuesday, Jan. 21. The free public event, which celebrates...

BART police chief deploys more officers in trains, stations

Following his appointment today, new BART Police Department Chief Ed Alvarez announced new strategies to address public safety problems on the system, including a newly trained team of 12 sworn officers dedicated to riding...
Become a Richmond Promise mentor

Free college money and guidance! Apply for the Richmond Promise

As high school seniors anticipate college acceptance season, a Richmond nonprofit is working overtime to ensure the city’s students have the funding and guidance they need to succeed at whichever campus they end up. The...

Mister Phillips announces DCCC re-election bid

Mister Phillips has filed papers to run for re-election to the Democratic County Central Committee. He will be on the March 3, 2020, Primary Election Ballot. A Navy veteran, attorney and member of the West...

Technology helps Contra Costa DA dismiss 3,264 marijuana convictions

Using Code for America technology, the Contra Costa District Attorney Diana Becton announced today that 3,264 marijuana convictions eligible for relief under Proposition 64 will be dismissed and sealed, impacting about 2,400 individuals in...

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