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Free Backpack Give-Away to Richmond Summer Youth Camp Participants

  Three hundred and fifty young people who have participated in one of six summer camp programs, operated by the City of Richmond’s Recreation Department, will be ending their summer and starting their school year [...]
From left to right: Richmond Vice Mayor Jael Myrick, Chevron Richmond Refinery Public Affairs Manager Patty Canessa, Chevron Richmond Refinery Modernization Project Director Jeff Hartwig, Richmond High School senior Itzel Gonzales, and Richmond Mayor Tom Butt.

Chevron Donates to Richmond Promise Scholarship Program

  Courtesy of the Richmond Standard   All students who live in Richmond and graduate from a public high school in the West Contra Costa Unified School District, including charter schools, will be eligible for [...]
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Mack’s Centennial Honors 100-Year Old Alum, Reignites Fight to Save School

  The oldest known living graduate of McCylmonds High School, Inez Gray-Harvey, 100, was honored last Saturday, July 25, at the centennial celebration of the “School of Champions,” held at the Sequoyah Country Club in [...]
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OPD Efforts to Recruit African Americans Yield Meager Results

    Recent efforts by the Oakland Police Department to increase the numbers of African American officers have resulted in meager results in the hiring and retention of Black officers, according to a report submitted [...]
The Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center, formerly called Oakland Municipal Auditorium. Photo taken in 1915, courtesy of UC Berkeley, Bancroft Library.

City Asks Orton Development to Rehabilitate Kaiser Convention Center

  The City of Oakland this week voted unanimously to enter into a one-year exclusive negotiating agreement (ENA) with Orton Development to renovate the historic Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center next to Lake Merritt.