The last thing you’d expect to sit opposite Jerry’s Cocktail Lounge in Richmond is a family-oriented, Muslim place of worship, let alone a full-fledged Islamic school. Yet every Sunday, over 150 parents, students, elders, and teachers pile out of their cars or from the closest bus stop to walk over to Richmond’s Masjid Al-Rahman. Many families come from as far as Albany and Emeryville. Mosques in West Contra Costa County are sparse – the only other Muslim place of worship in…
My stories will always be shaped and influenced by my past experiences. I’m Muslim, and I’m American. I’m from the Midwest, and I’ve lived on both the East and West Coasts.
As a second-year student at Contra Costa College, Mailen, 20, spends much of her time thinking about how she will fund her education.
After examining trash at Richmond High School, student volunteers found evidence that cigarette and marijuana use is at a high level among students, but that there was significantly more cigarette trash than marijuana trash on campus.
Money ran the race on Tuesday’s school board elections, with the best funded candidates Block, Kronenberg and Cuevas winning the seats of the West Contra Costa Unified School District.
Political Action Committees (PACs) advocating for charter schools have spent more than $350,000 to date in the West Contra Costa County school board race, prompting protests from parents concerned that charter schools siphon funding away from public schools.
At this month’s annual Kennedy – Richmond football game, the cheerleaders had as many supporters in the stands as the football players, and they love the spotlight. “Oh my god, she’s taking pictures of us!” shouted one of the cheerleaders that Friday night. Another one added, “don’t just take pictures of her, make sure you get all of us!” Kennedy’s cheer team consists of fifteen girls, eleven on varsity and four on junior varsity. One of the team’s biggest goals…
Tucked away in the back corner of Richmond’s Community Health for Asian Americans (CHAA) center sits a hand-painted poster that reads “SEAYL IS IN.”
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 team of students, parents, and teachers of Lincoln Elementary appealed to Board Members.
The restaurant on Nevin Street continues to serve tacos and enchiladas, but will soon re-open with a new name: the ‘Vege & Soul International Cuisine’.