Local Happenings: June 2018

2,100 WCCUSD Seniors to Graduate

June 1 – July 19

West Contra Costa Unified School District will host graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2018 this month.

The ceremonies began with Middle College High School on Saturday, May 26.

Tickets for graduations are available through the high schools and graduating seniors.

Nearly 2,100 seniors are set to receive their high school diplomas.

Graduation schedule:

Friday, June 1

Transition Program

Vista High School

Time TBA

Monday, June 4

Adult Education

El Cerrito High School Theater

7 p.m.

Tuesday, June 5

De Anza High School

Richmond Convention Center

7 p.m.

Wednesday, June 6

Kennedy High School

Richmond Convention Center

7 p.m.

Thursday, June 7

Richmond High School

Richmond Convention Center

7 p.m.

Friday, June 8

Alternative Education

Richmond Convention Center

7 p.m.

Saturday, June 9

Pinole Valley High School

11 a.m.

El Cerrito High School

3 p.m.

Hercules High School

6:30 p.m.

Richmond Convention Center

Thursday, July 19

Extended Learning

Richmond Convention Center

6 p.m.


Richmond Rainbow Pride Hosts Its Annual Celebration

Sunday, June 3

Richmond Rainbow Pride will sponsor its third annual pride event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 3 at Marina Bay Park, corner of Regatta Boulevard and Marina Bay Parkway.

Richmond Rainbow Pride is a group of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersexual, queer and questioning (LGBTIQQ) individuals and allies who live and work in or near Richmond.

For more information, visit www.richmondrainbowpride.org.


Juneteenth Celebration Commemorates Emancipation

Saturday, June 16

Richmond will celebrate Juneteenth with a parade and festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 16 at Nicholl Park, 3230 Macdonald Ave.

The parade will start at 10 a.m. at Kennedy High School, 4300 Cutting Blvd. to Nicholl Park.

The free annual event will feature food vendors, kid activities, health screenings and live entertainment.

Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, the date when enslaved blacks in Texas learned that Pres. Abraham Lincoln had abolished slavery two years earlier. The celebration is also known as Emancipation Day or Freedom Day.

For more information, call 510-221-9006 or 510-365-9116.


Officials Seek Input on Transportation Plan

Thursday, June 7

Richmond residents can offer input for Richmond’s transportation strategic plan from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 7 at the R-Transit Center at Richmond BART Station, 1700 Nevin Ave.

With a transit center serviced by BART, Amtrak, and AC Transit in downtown and ferry service is coming this year, it takes more than one type of travel to complete a trip to and from one’s final destination.

Light refreshments will be available.

The open house is sponsored by the City of Richmond in partnership with the Richmond Main Street Initiative.

For more information, contact Lori Reese-Brown at 510-620-6869 or





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