Information for New Educators

Dear new member, welcome to West Contra Costa! Thank you for making this commitment to our community, students, and families. You have made a wonderful choice by coming here. We wanted to provide you with some resources and information you should know about to help you transition into our community. Please look below and if you have more questions, you're welcome to contact us.
Contact information for resources
Wondering who to contact in the school district or even in the Union? Please look below!
GYM information
In WCCUSD we have a few choices for GYM’s new employees have access in our community.. We have placed below 7 options in the WCCUSD boundaries for employees to know about:

YMCA , Planet Fitness, Crossfit, Orange Theory, Mindful life Yoga, 24 Hour Fitness  
Some restaurants in WCCUSD

There are many delicious places in and around West Contra Costa. We have identified some of our favorites but there are many more! We definitely recommend you explore around your school.

Mexican:   Portumex, Los Moles, La Hacienda
Thai:          Sawadee, Sala Thai, Kao Sarn, Sue’s Kitchen

Chinese:    Little China, China Delights

Japanese: Happi Sashimi
Pho:           Pho Saigon Noodle & Grill 2 , Huong Tra

Italian:       Due Rose

Filipino:     RSM Oriental (restaurant and small Asian grocery store)

American Food: Up & Under, Red Onion, Somewhere Else, Laila by the Bay. Powder Keg Hercules, Tina’s Pinole, Kinders,

Bars:           East Bay Brothers, Riggers Loft, Somewhere Else, Hotsy Totsy, The Mallard, Habit ,

Bakery:      Sunflower Bakery (Hercules), Star Bread (San Pablo and Hercules)

Attractions and Entertainment

The Bay Area holds many places of interest for individuals to visit or with a group. There are beautiful places for people to go see, hike, camp, relax or explore. We put together some places people can enjoy on the weekend or even day trips!

Chabot Space and Science Center

Golden Gate Park

Golden Gate Bridge

Chinatown in San Francisco


Pier 39

Palace of the Fine Arts

CA Academy of Science

Angel Island

Baker Beach

Fisherman’s Wharf

The SF Exploratorium

SF Sutro Baths

Top Hikes in the Bay Area
Monterey Bay Aquarium

Napa Valley - Wine Tasting

Sonoma County - Wine Tasting

Rosie the Riveter National Park

Carmel by the Sea

Tilden Regional Park

UC Berkeley

Lawrence Hall of Science

Apple Hill

Emeryville Movie Theatre and shopping center

Grocery Stores in each community

Below are some of the many grocery stores. You can google the location.

Richmond: Target, Foods and Co, Grocery Outlet
San Pablo: Las Montanas, Food Max

El Sobrante: Raley’s
El Cerrito: Safeway
Hercules: Lucky, RSM Oriental Store
Pinole: Lucky, Target, Food 4 Less, Grocery Outlet, Safeway

Looking for a place to live and rent? 

These websites will help you find a place to rent or buy.




Looking for a hospital or doctor? 

We have various hospitals in the WCCUSD Boundaries. Interestingly enough did you know Kaiser began in Richmond?

Kaiser in Richmond and in Pinole

John Muir Medical-Concord

Sutter Health Richmond

Art and Science Supplies

East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse, 4695, Telegraph Avenue, Oakland


El Cerrito Recycling Center, 7501 Schmidt Lane, El Cerrito

has "the Exchange Zone" where one can get books, etc. for FREE!

(510) 222-5112

700 Crestview Dr, Pinole, CA 94564, USA