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  1. GRIP Says No Hungry KidsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 26 | Oakland Post

    The Greater Richmond Interfaith Program has launched its 2nd annual Countdown to End Hunger in Richmond-a campaign to raise $20,000 in support of its emergency shelter and soup kitchen. T he 45-day campaign goes on from Nov. 15 to Dec. 31. Local organizations, businesses and residents are encouraged to make gifts to the campaign, which will be matched dollar for dollar by The East Bay Community Foundation.


  2. Richmond Announces New Youth CouncilRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2014 | Oakland Post

    Teen Services Librarian AA gela Cox has been assigned to work as the city staff liaison for the newly formed Richmond Youth Council. The Youth Council was established to engage and empower teens to advocate for their challenges and interests in services, programs, and events in Richmond.


  3. League of Women Voters & BART Present "Building a Better BART" Townhall, Nov. 13Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2014 | Oakland Post

    The League of Women Voters of West Contra Costa County in partnership with BART present "Building a Better BART"-A Presentation Thursday, Nov. 13 at the Richmond City Council Chambers, 440 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm s no surprise that traffic becomes gridlocked when BART trains aren't running. That point was made painfully clear during two BART strikes during 2013 - both of which curtailed the commute for millions of drivers.


  4. Mister Phillips for West Contra Costa USD School BoardRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 1, 2014 | Oakland Post

    Mister Phillips' father, retired Richmond police Lieutenant Tommie Phillips, inspired him to public service at a young age. Phillips, now aged 36, is running for the governing board of the West Contra Costa Unified School District.


  5. BreathmobileRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2014 | Oakland Post

    Oakland's Prescott-Joseph Center for Community Enhancement recently hosted its third annual awards reception and symposium benefit for the Northern California Breath-mobile program. The gala event, held at the Waterfront Hotel in Jack London Square, included a silent auction followed by an awards presentation and panel discussion focused on seeking solutions to the asthma epidemic in the greater Bay Area.


  6. Coronado Neighborhood Council Scholarship BanquetRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2014 | Oakland Post

    The Coronado Neighborhood Council held it's 37th Annual Scholarship Banquet Friday, Oct. 24 at the Galileo Club in Richmond. Verbin Young III, received the J&O scholarship for $1,000; Derek Jackson the Richmond Food Center Scholarship for $1,000; Imani Sanders the Levin Terminal Scholarship for $1,000; Nikos VanHook the Sims Metal Scholarship for $1,000; and Teonna Thompson the Richmond Sanitary Scholarship for $1,500.


  7. Chevron and Partner at Peres Elementary SchoolRead the original story

    Oct 22, 2014 | Oakland Post

    Kelly Fimbres, who has been teaching for 10 years at Peres Elementary School in Richmond, thinks outside the box when it comes to her students. Over the years she has used to fund over 68 classroom projects and supplies.


  8. Phoenix Project Presents Theatrical Play, "Oh How Things Change"Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2014 | Oakland Post

    The Phoenix Project of Marin is presenting an original theatrical play, "Oh How Things Change", written by Marin City resident Aleasher Hightower, on Friday, Oct. 17 at 8 p.m. The play gives an eye-opening experience about the fast pace of street life but shows that it isn't all that it appears to be. Although the fast life seems to be glamorous and a way to make quick money, the reality is there are dangerous consequences that come from this lifestyle.


  9. Kevin Damon Poole Memorial ScholarshipRead the original story

    Oct 14, 2014 | Oakland Post

    Kevin Damon Poole, son of Surry Poole and Jernice Poole-Smith, was a 1982 graduate of John F. Kennedy High School in Richmond. While at Kennedy, he was involved in drama and sports.


  10. OP-ED: It's Time to Raise the Minimum Wage - " Support Measure...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2014 | Oakland Post

    I'm proud to say that Oakland is at the forefront of the national minimum wage movement, according the San Francisco Chronicle , and this November, there is an important measure on the local ballot to raise the minimum wage to $12.25. With low voter turnout expected, we need to encourage our friends, family and neighbors to get out and vote for Measure FF to raise the minimum wage.


  11. Assembly Candidate Tony Thurmond Opens Campaign HeadquartersRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 17, 2014 | Oakland Post

    Tony Thurmond, leading candidate for State Assembly District 15 and former school board member and Richmond city council member, opened his official campaign headquarters this weekend in El Cerrito. Thurmond was joined by State Senator Mark DeSaulnier, former Richmond Mayor Irma Anderson, nurses, labor leaders, teachers and scores of supporters and community leaders.


  12. Richmond Hosts "Put the Guns Down" Free Community EventRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 3, 2014 | Oakland Post

    In 2007 Richmond California was ranked America's ninth most dangerous city. In 2013 Richmond was ranked America's 69th dangerous city.


  13. Say It Loud With a Unified Voice: Women Support Nat Bates for MayorRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 3, 2014 | Oakland Post

    Over 150 people gathered at Salute's Restaurant on Thursday, August 27th for a reception hosted by Black American Political Action Committee of Contra Costa County , Richmond Police Officers Association Richmond Firefighters Local 188, and Black Men & Women .


  14. Fight Continues in Richmond to Save DMCRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2014 | Oakland Post

    At a press conference on Aug. 26 at Sojourner Truth United Church in Richmond, Oakland Civil Rights Attorney Pamela Price and a panel of four - Registered Nurse Maria Sahagun, Dr. Otis E. Rounds, Dr. Humayun Tufail, and Rev.


  15. Nurses, City Council Call on County to Take Over DMCRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 2, 2014 | Oakland Post

    Several hundred nurses and patients, including many in wheelchairs, as well as religious and community leaders and elected officials marched Wednesday from Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo to West Contra Costa Health Clinic, where a rally followed.


  16. New Hope Church Anniversary Celebration Throughout AugustRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2014 | Oakland Post

    The Church Anniversary Celebration programs will be held Aug. 3, Aug. 10, Aug. 17, Aug. 24 and Aug. 31st, beginning at 3:30 p.m. each Sunday.


  17. League of Women Voters Elects New OfficersRead the original story

    Jul 23, 2014 | Oakland Post

    The League of Women Voters West Contra Costa County held its annual meeting recently where it announced newly elected board member.


  18. Oakland Athletics Fund College Tours for Richmond YouthRead the original story

    Jul 18, 2014 | Oakland Post

    The Oakland Athletics will contribute $3,600 to fund college tours, supplies and incentives for 30 Richmond children and youth participating in the Richmond Police Department's "Straight A's Club."


  19. Girls Inc. Offers Summer Fun for Girls Ages 5 to 14Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 18, 2014 | Oakland Post

    Girls Inc. of West Contra Cost County is offering Summer Fun Experience for girls ages 5 to 14, which has six weeks left.


  20. Revival/Gospel Meeting at Southside Church of ChristRead the original story

    Jul 9, 2014 | Oakland Post

    Bro. Samuel Pounds will be the guest speaker at a Revival/Gospel meeting. "United We Stand, Divided We Fall," Sunday, July 13 - Friday, July 18 at the Southside Church of Christ, 1501 Florida Ave. in Richmond.


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