Tag Archives: Richmond

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 [...]
Those who attended the celebration for Men and Women of Purpose on Saturday, July 18 included: (from left) the Walker family, Gerald Hatchett, Sims Medal (program sponsor), Don, Vice Mayor Jael Myrick, Spud, Letitia Attaway and granddaughter, Antwon Cloird (program founder and COO), Frank Hancock (program leadership staff), Kathleen Sullivan (BWOPA Richmond/Contra Costa Chapter), Sonya Hancock, Lauren, Will, Sam, and Timothy Walker. Photo by Joe L. Fisher.

Men and Women of Purpose Celebrate Three Years of Community Building

  A program that works to mentor formerly incarcerated individuals in West Contra Costa County celebrated three years of its work helping to rebuild communities on Saturday, July 18.

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 [...]