The West Contra Costa Unified school board has some hard decisions in its future, but, right now, members say they’re not getting enough time to make them. The board was given a budget update Oct. 23, the second in an informational series intended to guide the district response to a...

PG&E’s rolling blackouts probably don’t eliminate fire risk, and they actually could make responding to fires harder. What they largely do is shift responsibility away from the company....

First Person, Various Authors | Photo by David MezaEditor’s Note: Celebrating Dia de Los Muertos —Day of the Dead — is a longstanding tradition in Mexico dating back to the Aztecs that honors loved ones who have passed away. Observed Nov. 1 & 2, the holiday is also celebrated here...

The Covered California Health Insurance exchange says new state subsidies will allow almost 1 million Californians to get help with the cost of their health insurance....

No matter our thoughts on music new or old, it remains the one thing that connects us all. It moves us to tears at a loved one’s wedding or a home-going. Multiple generations and cultures come out to the dance floor, sweating in harmonious rhythm....

The implementation of the Department of Homeland Security’s rule changes regarding immigration cases — halted by a series of federal court injunctions this month — are still causing fear and confusion, participants in a nationwide teleconference said Thursday....

The Allegro Ballroom and Club Dancing celebrated its 25-year anniversary on Sept. 28 by opening a brand new 12,000-square-foot facility at 12012 San Pablo Ave. in Richmond....

A Richmond community advisory group and area residents voiced concerns - and serious doubts - about the Richmond City Council's Sept. 24 decision to support the capping and residential development at the long-polluted 86-acre South Richmond Zeneca site....

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