Chevron opened its doors for more than 400 people on its annual Community Tour Day. (Photo by Bonnie Chan)

A community tour of Chevron’s Richmond refinery full of eye-popping sights

Chevron's Community Tour Day last Saturday showed Richmond residents the inside of the 2,900 acre refinery and the progress of the refinery modernization project.
Uwahemu youth campaign

The teens behind the Uche Uwahemu campaign

Uche Uwahemu, a newcomer to Richmond politics, has built a grassroots campaign that relies on youth campaign workers and small donations from friends and fellow Nigerian émigrés to counter the name recognition of Tom Butt...
(Photo Credit WCCUSD Early Learning Department)

After five weeks of substitutes, third graders at Lincoln Elementary finally have a permanent teacher

For the first five weeks of the school year, 24 third grade students in Lincoln Elementary School’s Transitional Bilingual Education (TBE) classroom went without a permanent teacher. At last Wednesday’s Board of Education meeting, a...
Lt. Andre Hill held a press conference last Thursday to answer questions about Ronald Guinto's arrest. (Photo by: Sukey Lewis)

Schoolteacher charged with sex crimes against children pleads not guilty

The Contra Costa County District Attorney filed felony charges against Mira Vista Elementary School teacher Ron Guinto, raising his bail to $17 million, police spokesperson Lt. Andre Hill confirmed last Friday. If convicted, Guinto faces...
Richmond police have two school resource officers assigned to each of the city's high schools. (Photo by: Christina Lopez)

Expulsions and out-of-school suspensions down for West Contra Costa Unified School district

New numbers published last week by the California Department of Education show that, like the rest of the state, the West Contra Costa Unified School District is moving away from once-popular “zero tolerance” policies to...