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Students from Mrs. Fimbres' second grade class at Peres Elementary School received science supplies during a Fuel Your School classroom delivery in 2014.

Chevron Launches 2015 Fuel Your School Program Up to $1 million available to help generate funds for local teachers and students in Alameda and Contra Costa counties

Chevron U.S.A. Inc. today announced the launch of its 2015 Fuel Your School program, an innovative collaboration with DonorsChoose.org, an online organization that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need, in Alameda [...]
Photo courtesy of The Richmond Standard.

Kennedy High Woodshop Teacher Gets Students on Career Track

A lot of building goes on in woodshop teacher James Henderson’s classroom at Kennedy High, and not just chairs, benches and library shelves.   The award-winning teacher also helps his students build character and careers [...]
Community members and organizations packed the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors' meeting room before the supervisors' vote on the proposed expansion of the West County Detention Facility. Photo courtesy of the California Nurses Association.

Supervisors Turn Down Proposed County Jail Expansion Sheriff Can Still Go Ahead with State Funding Application

  The vote to contribute $10 million for the expansion of a Contra Costa County jail unexpectedly failed to garner enough support from the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, hampering Sheriff David Livingston’s application for [...]
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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 [...]
Members of congregations from all around the East Bay gather for a monthly interfaith prayer vigil at the West County Detention Facility.

Community Groups Make Last Ditch Effort to Stop Richmond Jail Expansion Contra Costa County Sheriff wants to spend millions to expand West County Detention Facility

  Despite the opposition of the City of Richmond and a number of health, faith, labor and human rights groups, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors is poised to approve Sheriff David Livingston’s plan [...]