Local Happenings March 2015

From the Pulse news desk

Richmond to Survey Residents

The City of Richmond is conducting its 2015 Community Survey. In the next few weeks questionnaires will be sent to a random sample of 3,000 Richmond residents, asking them to comment on the community’s pressing needs and city services.

The purpose of the survey is to help city officials evaluate services, measure resident satisfaction and help plan for Richmond’s future. The results of the survey will be included in a final report available to all city officials, staff and residents.
For more information, call 510-620-6512.


Workshop Connects Vendors With Businesses

The City of Richmond will host a “How to Do Business in the City of Richmond” Vendor Workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, April 2 in the City Council Chambers, 440 Civic Center Plaza.

Vendors are invited to attend and learn the procurement process and how to do business with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, UC San Francisco, UC Berkeley, Chevron Corporation, West Contra Costa Unified School District and the City of Richmond.

To RSVP, visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-do-business-in-the-city-of-richmond-tickets-15938987942.


Calling All Future Teachers

The Contra Costa County Office of Education hosts its annual Contra Costa County Teacher/Certificated Staff Recruitment Fair from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 11 in the Pittsburg High School gymnasium, 1750 Harbor Street.

Attendees will find a number of teaching positions in a variety of fields, including all levels of K-12 education, specialty and substitute teaching positions.

Representatives of some of these open positions will be offering interviews on site.
Along with the CCCOE, representatives from eight Contra Costa County school districts will be on hand: Clayton Valley Charter HS, John Swett USD, Liberty UHSD, Martinez USD, Mt. Diablo USD, Pittsburg USD, San Ramon Valley USD, and West Contra Costa USD. In addition, members from Brandman University and UC Berkeley Extension will talk about earning teaching credentials and their teaching programs.

For more information about this free event, call 925-942-3387 or visit http://www.cccoe.k12.ca.us/supe/hr/jobfair_general.html.


New Exhibit Highlights Chinese Shrimp Camps of Richmond

A new exhibit on Chinese shrimping villages on the San Francisco Bay is open at the Richmond Museum of History, 400 Nevin Ave.

The exhibit focuses on the Richmond shrimp camps through a combination of historical photographs, archaeological evidence, maps, oral history and family recollections.

The museum will host a public program on the collection at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 11. During the event, speaker Calvin Fong will discuss his extensive research into his father’s shrimping business in Richmond. The event is free with general museum admission.

The Richmond History Museum is open from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday – Sunday. For more information, call 510-235-7387 or visit www.richmondmuseum.org.

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