A fire engulfed about 40 salvaged cars at Deal Auto Wrecking on Gertrude Avenue in North Richmond this morning, according to Richmond deputy fire chief Emon Usher. The fire has since been put out, according...
In the San Francisco Bay, conservation and scientific groups are working to restore crucial habitat. Oysters and eelgrass may play a large role in protecting Richmond's shoreline from sea level rise.
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Tagged ecology, living shorelines project, oysters, restoration, San Francisco Bay, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission, San Francisco Bay estuary
Over 300 people attended a Clean Slate Day in North Richmond, organized by the Contra Costa County Office of the Public Defender, in the hopes of clearing their criminal records.
Locally Richmond is an occasional series of profiles that highlights the small businesses that contribute to making Richmond a unique community. When does an artist know she has reached a milestone in her career? For Angela...
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Students in the West Contra Costa Unified School District can use their ideas to improve their school with the help of The Potential Project. The program gives students a voice in the district’s planning process,...
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Tagged central richmond, Education, LCAP, Living Hope Neighborhood Church, North Richmond, Parents, projects, Richmond College Prep Charter School, students, verde, youth
Dear Readers/Listeners, The combined staff of Oakland North and Richmond Confidential is excited to announce a new bi-weekly podcast featuring radio stories from Richmond and Oakland, as well as interviews with our reporters, community leaders and other news-worthy...
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Richmond is home to higher than average childhood asthma rates and a refinery responsible for some the highest emissions in the state. How are the two connected?
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Tagged 350 Bay Area, andres soto, asthma, Chevron Watch, childhood asthma, Communities for a Better Environment, Earl Koteen, ExxonMobil, Jenesse Miller, Torrance
It wasn’t quite dark in central Richmond, a little before 5 p.m. the day before Thanksgiving. A 13-year-old girl was walking down a flight of stairs, two people were driving north in a white sedan...
The concept is simple: a handful of books in a wooden box, mounted in a public space. The books are free. Peruse the selection. Take a book if you’d like. Leave a book in its...
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Tagged books, Cristal Banagan, free books, Learning Out Loud, Learning Out Loud Educational Community, library, Little Free Libraries, Neighborhood Public Art, North Richmond, Patricia Gangwer, Richmond Arts and Culture Commission
Sixth grader Clemon Brown loves reading books, but he has a hard time finding books outside of school. “Two weeks ago, I was sitting in my room [and] I want to read a book,” Brown...
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Peres Elementary School’s auditorium was filled with low murmurs of conversation Saturday morning as West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) held its second community town hall meeting of the year. Armed with questions, parents...
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Tagged Bond Program, Common Core, Community Town Hall Meeting, LCAP, LCFF, Peres Elementary School, Transitional Kindergarten, WCCUSD
“Man, it’s a big deal!” said Rita Johnson, Parchester Village Neighborhood Council President. She said that it is good to know that Parchester is “on the mind” of the mayor and city executives.
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Tagged AmeriCorps, Barbara Chen, Cities of Service, Love Your Block, Michael Bloomberg, Rita Johnson, Rochelle Monk, Tom Butt
On Wednesday night, West Contra Costa Unified School District’s (WCCUSD) first board of education meeting of the year was packed with chatty bouncy children, a sea of blue shirt-wearing Caliber Beta Academy teachers, and people...
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Tagged Benito Juarez Elementary, Caliber Beta Academy, charter schools, Elizabeth Block, John Henry High School, Madeline Kronenberg, Prop 39, RCPS, richmond, Richmond College Prep Charter School, Richmond Confidential, Todd Groves, Valerie Cuevas, WCCCSD