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Students were tested on the quality of their engineering skills by controlling a robot through a winding course, which included crossing a bridge and testing its strength through the use of weights. Photo courtesy of The Richmond Standard.

West County Students and Teachers Discover Engineering at CSU East Bay Camp

  Courtesy of The Richmond Standard   Students and teachers from the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) got a taste of college life during a weeklong summer engineering program held last week at [...]
College Bound Brotherhood students. Photo by Joe L. Fisher, BAPAC.

College Bound Brotherhood Celebrates Success of Young Black Men

A group of nearly 200 young Black men stood before family, friends, and the community ready to embark on their next journey in life on June 9 at the College Bound Brotherhood Graduation at the [...]

Burl Toler Appointed to West County Wastewater District’s Board of Directors Fills Vacancy Created by Death of George H. Schmidt in May

  El Sobrante resident Burl Toler has been appointed as director of West County Wastewater District’s Board of Directors, and was sworn in to the position Wednesday, June 17 at the District’s Richmond headquarters.
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National Barber Competition and Expo at Hilltop Courtyard Marriott

Courtesy of the Richmond Standard In this competition, the champions win by a hair. The Pinole-based Western Barber Conference has announced it will be holding the Catch the Fade Barber Battle, a one-on-one barber competition, [...]
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Sophomore Esmeralda Echavarria Earns Trip to Brown University

By Joanna Hernandez, Richmond High School   Esmeralda Echavarria, a Richmond High School sophomore, has been offered the opportunity to travel to Brown University in Rhode Island for a scholarship this summer for having straight [...]
Left to right: Dr. Paul M. Martin, President of ABSW, Pastor Henry Washington, and Rev. Dr. H. James Hopkins, Chair of the Board of Trustees for ABSW.

Pastor Henry Washington Graduates from American Baptist Seminary of the West

Pastor Henry Washington, pastor of The Garden of Peace Ministries in Richmond, recently graduated from the American Baptist Seminary of the West (ABSW) receiving two master’s degrees, one in Community Leadership and the other in [...]

Contra Costa and Alameda County Schools to Partner on $14.2M Career Pathways Grant

The Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE) has been awarded a $14.2 million grant to expand career-based education to over 2,700 at-risk students in the East Bay through the California Career Pathways Trust (CCPT).