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Richmond’s SunPower to host mobile blood drive Tuesday, April 12

SunPower Corp., the high-end, vertically integrated solar company that operates out of the historic Ford Assembly Plant in Richmond, is hosting a mobile blood drive with Blood Centers of the Pacific on Tuesday, April...
Richmond group sets goal to plant 40 trees in Atchison Village Park on Cesar Chavez Day

Richmond group sets goal to plant 40 trees in Atchison Village Park on Cesar...

The community is invited to help plant as many as 40 trees in Atchison Village Park on Thursday, which is Cesar Chavez Day. The tree-planting will run from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Curry...

Free medical clinic serving local uninsured patients moves into Family Justice Center

The RotaCare Richmond Free Medical Clinic is now located at the new West County Family Justice Center at 256 24th St. The free medical clinic -- which is run by volunteer physicians and nurses who...
West Contra Costa Education Fair set for Jan. 26

Free Covered California event to be held at Richmond Memorial Auditorium on Saturday

Locals are encouraged to attend a free event at Richmond Memorial Auditorium on Saturday where they can enroll in or renew their health insurance plans. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at...

Free dental program at Coronado Elementary has grand opening

The highly anticipated free dental program serving students at Coronado Elementary had a grand opening Friday, according to the West Contra Costa Unified School District. The dental program serving the school's kindergarteners through sixth graders...
Volunteers sought to help plant 19 trees in Richmond this Sunday

Volunteers sought to plant 19 trees in Richmond this Sunday

Volunteers are being sought for the planting of 19 trees in Richmond on Sunday, according to community organization Richmond Trees. Community members are set to meet at 8:30 a.m. at the corner of Andrade and...
130 free home solar systems offered to eligible residents of Richmond and North Richmond

130 free home solar systems offered to eligible residents of Richmond and North Richmond

As we reported this past summer, GRID Alternatives will install 130 free solar systems over three years in the homes of low-income Richmond and North Richmond residents as part of a partnership with the...
Hazardous waste finally removed from Iron Triangle business

Hazardous waste to finally be removed from Iron Triangle business

A crew with the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) began removing hazardous waste from an Iron Triangle metal-plating operation last weekend after the business' owner was jailed for failing to remove the...
Richmond author's new book aims to improve primary healthcare in Nigeria

Richmond author’s new book aims to improve primary healthcare in Nigeria

Richmond resident Dr. Raymond Chimezie, who has vigorously promoted health education at local schools as well as in Africa, recently held the launch for his new book, Primary Healthcare in Nigeria: Overview, Challenges, and...
Community invited to workshop on developments in breast cancer research

Community invited to workshop on developments in breast cancer research

The community is invited next week to a free workshop on breast cancer and new developments in breast cancer research at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in Richmond. The workshop -- set for Wednesday, 7 p.m....

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Local student’s artwork featured in national children's magazine

Local student’s artwork featured in national children’s magazine

By Kathy Chouteau Alice Dangler, 7,  a second-grader at Mira Vista Elementary in Richmond, had the purr-fect answer to Spider Magazine’s recent call for cat...
WCCUSD superintendent: District to negotiate $22M in cuts with unions

WCCUSD superintendent: District to negotiate $22M in cuts with unions

West Contra Costa Unified School District Superintendent Matthew Duffy recently released this update about how the school district is addressing a $47.8 million budget...
Local real estate couple aims to demystify process for first-time buyers

Real estate couple holding first-time homebuyer seminar

A local couple known as a dynamic duo in real estate are helping to demystify the home purchasing process for first-time buyers, including members...