The Dalai Lama was in Richmond to bless the Tibetan Association of Northern California’s offices and community center, where participants hope Tibetan cultural life can be sustained and passed on to the next generation. Many of the Tibetans in attendance said that it was a once-in-a-lifetime event.
Richmond’s Tibetan community center on Huntington Avenue will receive His Holiness the Dalai Lama this Sunday. Last Saturday, members prepared the center for his arrival.
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 remedy student misbehavior.
California is in a drought. Though the Bay Area experienced a few showers this week, far more rain is needed to make a dent in the state’s water shortage. Last year was the driest on record, and on January 17 Governor Jerry Brown made the drought emergency official. On Friday, the Department of Water Resources…
To help individuals coming out of incarceration reintegrate into the community, the Reentry Solutions Group this week unveiled plans to open a one-stop center in West Contra Costa County.
Last night, the nonprofit For Richmond, hosted a community reception. Kyra Worthy, For Richmond’s executive director, explained the organization’s purpose like this, “I think we’re here to help the community help themselves.”
For the past two months, the kids in Navied Mahdavian’s social studies class at Making Waves Academy have been involved in a project to research and combat child slavery.
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board on Tuesday voted to postpone a decision on its staff’s recommendation that California adopt a new regulatory framework for refineries.
Low-income parents are hurting in Richmond where federal, state and local cuts to childcare subsidies have resulted in fewer subsidized slots—or paid spaces in childcare centers or home daycares.
Today, Youth Services Detectives from the Richmond Police Department are searching for two sisters, Xiomara Zelaya, 13, and Heidi Moreno, 9, who ran away from home their home on Maine Avenue yesterday evening.