Donation gives youth tennis program a boost

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Richmond resident Jeremy Wallace spent a large part of his childhood on the tennis courts at Nicholl Park. From age nine through his teenage years, Wallace showed up almost every day, ready to teach dozens of Richmond kids to play a sport that, historically, hasn’t played a large part in underserved communities. By 13, Wallace…

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With new $60,000 lab, Richmond High is training a new crop of engineers

Richmond High School now has a new state-of-the-art computer lab that will provide students with intensive engineering training. The lab is the result of a wide-ranging partnership between the school, the City of Richmond, the West Contra Costa Unified School District, Chevron, and Project Lead the Way—a national, educational nonprofit that helps schools to expand their work in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math.

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City Hall closing during holidays to save money

As a cost-saving measure, City Hall will be closed during the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day during December 27 to 31. City manager Bill Lindsay said police and fire services would be the exception, as they will stay open throughout the holidays. However, non- emergency city services like public works and library services…

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