Tag Archives: Contra Costa Supervisor John Gioia

Immigrant advocates in Contra Costa join national rally in support of a Clean Dream Act

Organizing for Action (OFA), a Bay Area advocacy group and others gathered on November 8 at Richmond City Hall for a rally in support of a Clean Dream Act. The action was part of a...
The property Doctor's Medical Center sit on may soon be sold to a Davis, California based hotel operator. The hospital closed in April 2015. (Photo by Paayal Zaveri)

Former Doctors Medical Center in contract to become hotel

The former Doctors Medical Center buildings in San Pablo are in contract to be sold to a boutique hotel operator based in Davis, California for $13.5 million. The board hopes that the money from the...

Patients struggle, doctors worry in aftermath of hospital shutdown

In the months following the April shutdown of Doctor's Medical Center, doctors and patients have dispersed to other care centers. Some have had to go only across the street in San Pablo, while others must...

Primary care for undocumented to begin next month

Rosa Arriaga suffers from arthritis and asthma, as well as pain in her neck, hands and knee. She used to have frequent medical checkups to control these conditions, but then her health plan changed and...

The Head Start program turns 50 this year in Contra Costa County

County officials, parents, children and alumni gathered at George Miller Center in Richmond on Friday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Head Start in Contra Costa County. Dozens of families were on hand to tour...

Non-profit Lao Family celebrates 35 years helping immigrants achieve self-sufficiency

In 1980, refugees from Laos gathered in the living room of a modest three-bedroom Richmond apartment. Their daunting goal was to help their growing community find jobs and housing in America after fleeing the destruction...

Richmond city council urges Kaiser to rescue fiscally troubled Doctors Medical Center

Doctors Medical Center San Pablo is facing a $20 million budget deficit and seeking immediate bridge funding from Kaiser Northern California to keep its doors open. The Richmond city council adopted a resolution urging Kaiser...

Richmond celebrates Veterans Day

Richmond residents donned red, white and blue and showed their support for military veterans at two separate events in the city on Monday.
Planting duo

Restoring Richmond’s Tree Canopy

W hat is the solution to Richmond’s environmental woes? Trees, some say. More than one hundred trees have been planted in Richmond soil in the last month and last weekend nearly 60 volunteers transplanted 30...
The muddy shoreline at Meeker Slough will fill with hundreds of volunteers this weekend to gather thousands of pounds of trash at California's 28th annual Coastal Cleanup Day.

Hundreds of volunteers expected this weekend at annual coastal cleanup

Hundreds of volunteers will collect thousands of pounds of trash Saturday at Shimada Friendship Park as part of an annual statewide effort to clean coastlines and educate the public about healthy watersheds. Unlike other ocean...

Foster month kicks off with laptop giveaway

Richmond High graduate Bernard Naquin, 19, won’t have to look too far to find a computer these days. The Contra Costa County teenager and Diablo Valley College student was awarded a brand new Dell laptop...