Saturday, February 29, 2020

Richmond

Now that schools are back in session, a renewed effort is being made to keep West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) students in classrooms.

Free summer algebra courses offered to students in middle school, 9th grade

Richmond parents who'd like their kids to hone their algebra skills can take advantage of a free six-week program this summer. For a second straight year, the Easter Hill United Methodist Church received a grant...
Design for garden project near The Plunge set to be unveiled Sunday

Residents proposing garden near Richmond Plunge launch fundraising campaign

Artistic local residents have designed a garden to be installed next to the Richmond Plunge and have now started an IndieGoGo campaign to help fund it. The Plunge, officially known as the Municipal Natatorium, was...
RPD's summer crime prevention fair Saturday offers food, fun and signatures for fix-it tickets

Councilman Bates: Layoffs ‘seem certain’ to close Richmond’s budget deficit

After a closed-door meeting with city officials this week to discuss Richmond's ballooning budget deficit, Councilman Nat Bates said Friday "it seems certain" layoffs will happen. During the executive session, City Manager Bill Lindsay presented...
Nicholl Park will be colored by the sights and sounds of Native American drumming and dancing later this month.

Mark your calendar: Native American dance and drum-off in Nicholl Park

Nicholl Park will be colored by the sights and sounds of Native American drumming and dancing later this month. Hand drum and princess powwow contests will be held on June 21 at the Macdonald Avenue...
Toddler discovered walking alone on Ohio Avenue in Richmond

Richmond police hand out 52 citations to drivers who failed to yield to peds

An enforcement operation in Richmond targeting drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks led to 52 citations Wednesday, police said. RPD's traffic unit uses pedestrian decoys at various city locations as part of...
DeJean Middle School students bragged in this YouTube video about their award-winning teacher, Adam Quintero

DeJean Middle School students brag about award-winning teacher Adam Quintero

We could tell you that Richmond's Lovonya DeJean Middle School is lucky to have Adam Quintero as a teacher, but we're betting you'd rather hear it from his students. Last month, Quintero, who teaches eighth grade...
A low-income Richmond High School student has maintained nearly perfect grades while assisting her deaf parents.

Amazing low-income Richmond High student maintains nearly perfect grades while assisting deaf parents

A Richmond High School student with nearly perfect grades is headed to college, which is awesome, but there's so much more awesomeness in this KPIX 5 (CBS) story. This is how the news station's tale...
Interstate 580 through Richmond and Berkeley was named as one of the Bay Area's most notorious speed traps by sfgate.com.

Notorious speed traps: I-580 through Richmond, Berkeley named on sfgate.com list

Interstate 580 through Richmond and Berkeley was named as one of the Bay Area's most notorious speed traps by sfgate.com. "When it's not backed up due to Bay Bridge traffic, Interstate 580 through Berkeley and...
Solano Playlot traffic calming measures approved by Richmond City Council.

Solano Playlot traffic calming measures approved by Richmond City Council

Richmond City Council on Tuesday approved a number of traffic calming measures near the Solano Playlot that includes turning Boyd Avenue into a one-way street. Last month, we reported on the desire from park goers...
After watching this video, it would be hard-pressed for anyone to say the staff at Richmond's Grant Elementary School are unhappy.

Video! Hilarious Grant Elementary staffers groove to Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy’

After watching this video, it would be hard-pressed for anyone to say the staff at Richmond's Grant Elementary School are unhappy. Check out the recently updated YouTube video below. According to the West Contra Costa...

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WCCUSD superintendent addresses 'painful' decision impacting nearly 300 employees

WCCUSD supe addresses ‘painful’ decision on nearly 300 employees

The West Contra Costa Unified School District superintendent issued the following statement to the school district community following the Board of Education meeting Wednesday. By...
Chevron Black Employee Network scholarship recipients aren't waiting to make a difference

Chevron Black Employee Network scholarship recipients aren’t waiting to make a difference

Shreejal Luitel isn’t just hoping for greater minority representation in the tech industry. The senior at Middle College High is already moving the needle...
Richmond honors Jerrold Hatchett for retirement, community service

Richmond honors Jerrold Hatchett for retirement, community service

By Kathy Chouteau Richmond’s “godfather” was honored with a proclamation from the City Council on Tuesday for his decades of community service and his recent...