The city of Richmond experienced no homicides in the month of November but had shootouts with large magazines of rifle ammo used.
City council is expected to choose among final contenders to fill the soon-to-be-vacant city manager position during a special meeting this Saturday.
Having found his pathway in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics field, UC Berkeley Ph.D. student Robin D. Lopez is now teaching STEM courses to elementary school students during the weekend to bridge the educational gap between the opportunities given to Richmond youth and higher education.
Hiring, homicides, and public access to information on police investigations took center stage as Richmond’s Community Police Review Commission heard from both Interim Police Chief Bisa French and Police Officer Association (POA) President Ben Therriault on November 6.
The West Contra Costa County Unified School District (WCCUSD) board held a special closed meeting Friday night and voted unanimously not to terminate the contract of Superintendent Matthew Duffy, Board President Tom Panas said. Superintendent Duffy was not present at the November 15 meeting, which had been called to review his employment. But supporters—including teachers, parents and residents—turned out to urge the board not to fire him. On Wednesday, school board member Mister Phillips issued a statement that he believed…
At the Latina Center in Richmond, candles, marigold flowers, and ofrendas, or offerings, are placed on an alter next to images of loved ones who have passed away. This is a part of a Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead celebration, an ancient Latin American tradition to honor loved ones who have passed away.
Faculty, students, and parents from Aspire Richmond California College Preparatory Academy (Cal Prep) urged the Board of Education to renew the school’s charter at this week’s meeting of the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) at Lovonya DeJean Middle School. Cal Prep is a public charter and early college secondary school in Richmond. During a public forum at Wednesday night’s meeting, Cal Prep supporters testified that the charter renewal would allow Cal Prep to continue with its mission statement…