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Multi-faith organization leads protest against ICE detention facility in Richmond

Let Our People Go, a multi-faith organizing project base in Richmond, meets at the West County Detention Facility once a month to protest the ICE detention center housed there.

Richmond businesses rally to support communities affected by the North Bay fires

Local businesses and organizations are stepping up to help those affected by the North Bay fires by collecting donations of food, water, and other supplies.
Regulations on admission policies at the 12 charter schools at West Contra Costa Unified School District will be codified upon Gov. Jerry Brown's approval of AB1360. (Photo by Yutao Chen)

West Contra Costa charter schools with diverse demographics scored higher on state tests

WCCUSD charter schools scored higher than district schools in statewide Smarter Balanced test with high percentage of English learners and socioeconomically disadvantaged students as a bill deterring exclusionary admission policies of charter schools awaits approval...

Contra Costa affordable-housing advocates hope to build off ‘great energy’ of new state laws

The state housing bills signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Sept. 29 have created optimism in Contra Costa County, but affordable-housing advocates see them as just the start of a long process.

Environmental, youth groups team up to clean Richmond Greenway

Youth leaders and environmental organizations kicked off their fall programs with a joint clean-up of Richmond’s greenway earlier this month. And the accumulated junk was impressive: One group unearthed two satellite TV dishes, a Rick...
If Congres fails to pass crucial funding by tomorrow, health centers in Richmond will lose 70 percent of their federal grant funding.

Richmond clinics to lose major funding source unless Congress votes tomorrow

Republicans recently failed again to repeal the Affordable Care Act. But if Congress doesn’t act by tomorrow, Contra Costa County health clinics that serve thousands of low-income patients could still lose millions of dollars from...