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WCCUSD summer meals program starts June 12

WCCUSD offering summertime meal sites for students

A school district program that aims to ensure no child goes hungry during the summer break starts today and runs through Aug. 17. The West Contra Costa Unified School District's Summer Food Service Program, which...

Richmond author to teach and research public health in Nigeria

Richmond resident and author Dr. Raymond Chimezie, who has promoted health education at schools in his local community as well as in Africa, has announced that he is headed to Nigeria on a Fulbright...

Healthy Village Festival returning to downtown Richmond Saturday

Get ready to party like a very healthy rock star. This Saturday, the Richmond Main Street Initiative (RMSI) is holding one of it's fun and free downtown celebrations: the Healthy Village Festival. From 10 a.m. to...

San Pablo FoodMaxx to host Fruit and Veggie Fest 2016 on Tuesday

This coming Tuesday, the FoodMaxx Supermarket at 13220 San Pablo Ave. will host one of the two sites for Fruit and Veggie Fest 2016. The annual event, which runs from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.,...

Bike to Work Day takes place Thursday

The annual Bike to Work Day, which occurs during Bike Month, will be celebrated in Richmond on Thursday, May 12. The event includes four energizer stations across Richmond: At the Richmond BART Station, at Macdonald...
Contra Costa County residents warned about counterfeit pills following overdoses

Four overdoses from fake prescription pills in county prompts health warning

After four reports since March of patients overdosing on counterfeit prescription pills laced with Fentanyl that are purchased on the street, Contra Costa County health officials published a health advisory Wednesday. While none of those overdoses...
WCCUSD's 23rd Nutrition, Health and Fitness Festival at Nystrom Elementary Friday

WCCUSD’s 23rd Nutrition, Health and Fitness Festival at Nystrom Elementary Friday

On Friday, West Contra Costa Unified will hold the 23rd annual Nutrition, Health and Fitness Festival at Nystrom Elementary School, 230 Harbour Way South. The event, hosted by the district's Food Services Department, will run...
Ex-NFL players partner with Richmond-based company on medical marijuana research

Ex-NFL players partner with Richmond company on marijuana research

A coalition of former NFL players has hired a Richmond-based company to provide medical-grade formulations of marijuana oil for research purposes. The Gridiron Cannabis Coalition announced Thursday (news release here) its intent to study whether...
Project underway to create Richmond Wellness Tail from Kaiser to shoreline

Project underway to create Richmond Wellness Trail from Kaiser hospital to shoreline

A project is underway to create a "wellness trail" connecting the Richmond shoreline, Kaiser Hospital and BART station. The planned Richmond Wellness Trail will feature three-dimensional murals and art installations with messaging designed to inspire...
Contra Costa County urges medical providers to prescribe painkillers responsibly

Contra Costa County urges medical providers to prescribe painkillers responsibly

Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) issued a health advisory Monday urging local medical providers to prescribe painkillers responsibly. The health advisory is a response to a steady rise over the years in the abuse and...

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Richmond community gathers to mourn 4-year-old Heitor

Richmond community gathers to mourn 4-year-old Heitor

By Mike Kinney Dozens of solemn community members gathered on Coalinga Avenue in Richmond today to comfort a grieving family. The vigil was held in memory...
Richmond synagogue invites community to Purim Carnival

Richmond synagogue invites community to Purim Carnival

By Colette Wright Put on your best costume and break out your noisemakers in honor of Temple Beth Hillel’s festive Purium Carnival. On Sunday, March 8...
Become a Richmond Promise mentor

Become a Richmond Promise mentor

 By Kathy Chouteau The Richmond Promise is on the lookout for volunteer mentors for its 2020-2021 cohort of scholars. The organization that provides funding and guidance...