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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 [...]
Photo courtesy of Richmond Standard

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 [...]
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 [...]