Tuesday, November 30, 2021

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Giants Community Fund launches after-school PE program

Giants Community Fund launches after-school PE program

By Kathy Chouteau The Giants Community Fund, a nonprofit that uplifts under-resourced youth through baseball and softball to promote health, education and character development, has added a new offering to its playbook with the launch...
Richmond Little League invites sign-ups for tee ball, baseball and softball

Richmond Little League invites sign-ups for tee ball, baseball and softball

By Kathy Chouteau Richmond Little League Baseball & Girls’ Softball is kicking off sign-ups for its 2022 spring season for tee ball, baseball and softball. Special sign-up dates will happen Sat., Nov. 6 and Dec. 11...
El Cerrito High football coach placed on leave over controversial drill

El Cerrito High coach placed on leave over controversial football drill

El Cerrito High's head football coach has been placed on administrative leave after a 2019 video surfaced showing a controversial football drill, according to the West Contra Costa Unified School District. The video showed a...
E-40, Mike Norris set to throw first pitch at Soulful Softball Sunday

E-40, Mike Norris set to throw first pitch at Soulful Softball Sunday

By Mike Kinney Soulful Softball Sunday returns to Nicholl Park in Richmond this Sunday, with rap legend E-40, an avid baseball fan, expected to throw out the first pitch along with former Oakland A's pitcher...
NFL’s Najee Harris, 100 volunteers head up GRIP renovation

NFL’s Najee Harris, 100 volunteers head up GRIP renovation

By Kathy Chouteau More than 100 volunteers showed up at the Greater Richmond Interfaith Program’s (GRIP) homeless shelter and soup kitchen Tuesday, Oct. 5 to kick off what the organization called a “massive renovation” to...
New sports gym to celebrate Richmond grand opening

Legacy Gym to celebrate Richmond grand opening

By Mike Kinney A new 5,000 square foot gym opened last month in Richmond's Iron Triangle neighborhood that offers youth sports programs and rentals for public use. Legacy Gym opened up in a warehouse at 1...
Skating great Alysa Liu one of four honored at Richmond State of City

Richmond’s Alysa Liu earns third U.S. entry at Beijing 2022 Olympics

Richmond resident and figure-skating star Alysa Liu won the 2021 Nebelhorn Trophy last weekend, which has earned Team USA a third entry in women's events at the upcoming Olympic Winter Games. According to U.S. Figure...
Sign-ups begin for Boys & Girls Club's rec basketball league

Fall sign-ups begin for Boys & Girls Club’s rec basketball league

By Molly Myman The West Contra Costa Salesian Boys & Girls Club’s recreational league is getting ready for the fall basketball season, beginning on Sept. 26. The league welcomes players of all skill levels between the...
RPAL open house to offer guided tour of new technology

RPAL open house to exhibit new technology, myriad programs

By Kathy Chouteau and Mike Kinney Got an emerging sports superstar in your household? Or how about a budding Top Chef? Your kids can explore an array of offerings like sports teams, a Culinary Club,...
Richmond student-athletes on MLB watch list after invite to prestigious tourney

Richmond student-athletes on MLB watch list after invite to prestigious tourney

By Mike Kinney A recent baseball tournament in Southern California featuring some of the nation's best high school players included two budding stars from Richmond. Isaiah Landry, 16, junior at El Cerrito High, and Derrick Bedford,...

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Contra Costa College to start remote instruction Monday due to coronavirus

Contra Costa College students gain access to online courses statewide

By Kathy Chouteau Contra Costa College, Diablo Valley College and Los Medanos College—collectively part of the Contra Costa Community College District (4CD)—are among the first...
Richmond, San Pablo and Hercules to hold tree lighting events

Richmond, San Pablo, Pinole and Hercules prep for tree lighting events

By Mike Kinney The first week of December will usher in holiday tree lighting ceremonies for West Contra Costa County cities, including Richmond, San Pablo...
AC Transit to increase service levels starting Dec. 5

AC Transit to increase service levels starting Dec. 5

AC Transit will increase service on Dec. 5 to 85 percent of pre-pandemic levels, the transit agency said. Among the changes, Line 74 serving Richmond...