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Finding Community at a First 5 Center

When Nain Lopez drives by the West County First 5 Center, her daughters always point and say, “There’s our First 5.” The Lopez family began taking First 5 Center classes seven years ago, even before the San Pablo site was...

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Soda Taxes Fail…But the Facts Remain

Richmond has had the national spotlight for the last few weeks, and for good reason. The City, later joined by El Monte in Southern California, was the first in the nation to place on the ballot a tax on soda...

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Homeless Shelter Adds Early Intervention Services

Beautifully lit panels of blue sky and trees shine down on children at the Greater Richmond Interfaith Program’s (GRIP) family shelter. This is just one of many new features of GRIP’s recently made-over children’s program at their emergency family shelter...

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See the New First 5 Center in Richmond

In an effort to provide high-quality programs to even more Richmond families, the West County First 5 Center opened a new satellite site in the city's Iron Triangle neighborhood last May. With its main site located in San Pablo, the...

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Campaign Educates Richmond on Smoke-Free Housing Law

“When one person smokes, the whole building smokes.” That’s the message of a new public education campaign focused on Richmond’s landmark smoke free multi-unit housing law.  The Tobacco Prevention Coalition of Contra Costa County and the American Lung Association in...

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