El Cerrito High stadium project will be focus of meeting

A community meeting to discuss the El Cerrito High School stadium project now under construction will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 26 in the library at the school, 540 Ashbury Ave. The West Contra Costa school district said in an announcement that "The intent of the meeting is to update the public on the progress of the project and to discuss issues such as lighting, sound systems, fencing, projected completion, and field use among other items. A question-and-answer period will follow the presentation." 
The May 16 program at the park visitors education center, 1414 Harbour Way South, will feature UC Santa Cruz Professor Emerita Judy Yung discussing the experiences of Chinese American women during the war.  
 
Award-winning Bay Area songwriters Claudia Russell and Bruce Kaplan will headline the final Point Richmond Acoustic concert of the season at 7:30 p.m. May 8 at First Methodist Church, 201 Martina Ave. in Point Richmond. Opening the show will be Los Angeles songwriter Jill Freeman.  
 
After years of stagnation, Richmond is experiencing a construction boom, with more than a dozen commercial and residential projects in the pipeline.  
 
Doug Duran
Antioch resident Iris Archuleta, who helped found the Antioch Youth Intervention Network and works with her husband as a consultant helping to improve low-income communities, also teaches political science at Los Medanos College, where she inspires young adults with her passion for history, politics and activism. Archuleta developed the High Performing Communities Framework, trademarked in 2014, which she and her husband use in their consulting work to find root causes of social problems and build consensus around solutions.  
 
Fifth-grade students at Ford Elementary worked together to get firsthand experience planning, developing and promoting their own films, under a program called BizMovie from San Francisco-based nonprofit BizWorld.org.  
 
BirthKeeper describes itself as a social movement with a mother- and baby-centered focus on maternity and birth  
 
New play debuts at ECHS; music and more in Point Richmond; plant sale in Pinole  
 
The festival starts at 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on 23rd Street in Richmond between Clinton and Rheem avenues. Activities will include live entertainment, food and dancing.  
 
The scholarship pays for college and graduate school for high-performing, low-income high school seniors and is given to 1,000 students nationwide.  
 
(Susan Tripp Pollard/Bay Area News Group)
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