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Community Views | Dec 5, 2016

Richmond mayor says local school employees among Oakland warehouse fire victims

By Richmond Mayor Tom Butt I am saddened to report that victims of the Oakland Warehouse (“Ghost Ship”) fire included …

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Community Views | Nov 26, 2016

Richmond mayor releases statement on William Sims’ murder

Mayor Tom Butt’s office released the following statement Saturday in response to the allegedly racially-motivated murder of William Sims, a …

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Community Views | Oct 10, 2016

Richmond mayor makes case in support of Measure M

Richmond Mayor Tom Butt, In the shadow of a nine-person City Council Race and the Measure L Rent Control initiative, …

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Community Views | Oct 9, 2016

Richmond mayor releases statement on attack on Sikh resident

Mayor Tom Butt released the following statement regarding the incident involving Mr. Maan Singh Khalsa, who is a Richmond resident …

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Community Views | Aug 26, 2016

Richmond mayor: RPA contributed to Berkeley Global Campus suspension

By Richmond Mayor Tom Butt, Chancellor Dirks broke the news last night that the Berkeley Global Campus project in Richmond …

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Community Views | Jul 22, 2016

Supervisor Gioia provides helpful guide to local farmers’ markets

By Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia, Summer is in full swing, which reminds me of our great Farmers’ Markets, bursting …

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Community Views | Jul 15, 2016

New tool library readies for grand opening

The unique Richmond Tool Library is all set for launch, and will be celebrating its first day by hosting a …

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Community Views | Jul 14, 2016

RYSE Youth Center seeks film fest submissions

The RYSE Youth Center is on the lookout for aspiring young filmmakers, issuing a recent call-out for film submissions for …

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Community Views | Jul 12, 2016

Betty Soskin returns to work after attack

Betty Reid Soskin, 94, the oldest ranger in the National Park Service, returned to her position at the Rosie the …

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Community Views | Jul 12, 2016

Richmond nonprofit named finalist in $1 million challenge

This week, For Richmond was selected as a finalist in the Play Everywhere Challenge, a $1 million national contest to …

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Community Views | Jul 11, 2016

Richmond Museum of History makes fashion statement

The Richmond Museum of History will soon unveil an exhibit looking at local fashion, and will kick off the dynamic …

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Community Views | Jul 7, 2016

Richmond Main Street Initiative receives national recognition

Richmond Main Street Initiative (RMSI) has been recognized for its efforts to revitalize Downtown Richmond by a national organization that …

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Community Views | Jul 7, 2016

North Richmond Music Festival tunes up for seventh time

Richmond residents should bring their favorite lawn chair — and their dancing shoes — to the 7th Annual North Richmond …

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Community Views | Jul 5, 2016

Feral fundraiser aims to reduce shelter euthanasia

Richmond’s Fix Our Ferals – Spay Neuter Center is partaking in a national effort to help reduce shelter euthanasia, and …

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Community Views | Jun 24, 2016

Gioia invites community to coffee, then Family Justice Center anniversary party

by Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia, I hope you’ll join San Pablo Mayor Rich Kinney and me for coffee/tea …

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Community Views | Aug 26, 2016

Richmond mayor: RPA contributed to Berkeley Global Campus suspension

By Richmond Mayor Tom Butt, Chancellor Dirks broke the news last night that the Berkeley Global Campus project in Richmond …

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Community Views | Dec 5, 2016

Richmond mayor says local school employees among Oakland warehouse fire victims

By Richmond Mayor Tom Butt I am saddened to report that victims of the Oakland Warehouse (“Ghost Ship”) fire included …

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Sobriety walks important for Native American community's battle against alcoholism

Community Views | Jul 28, 2015

Sobriety walks important for Native American community’s battle against alcoholism

by Mike Raccoon Eyes Kinney, As the chairperson for United Urban Warrior Society of Central California (U.U.W.S.), a National Native …

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Mayor Butt says no to Measures N and O

Community Views | May 2, 2016

Mayor Butt says no to Measures N and O

By Mayor Tom Butt, Measure N If you received the mailer shown below or perhaps several similar versions, you may …

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Community Views | Nov 26, 2016

Richmond mayor releases statement on William Sims’ murder

Mayor Tom Butt’s office released the following statement Saturday in response to the allegedly racially-motivated murder of William Sims, a …

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Community Views | Oct 10, 2016

Richmond mayor makes case in support of Measure M

Richmond Mayor Tom Butt, In the shadow of a nine-person City Council Race and the Measure L Rent Control initiative, …

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Community Views | May 20, 2016

Richmond Chamber opposes Measures N and O

A statement from the Richmond Chamber of Commerce: The Richmond Chamber of Commerce opposes local ballot Measure N, which would …

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Mayor Butt: Proposed rent control ballot measure 'poorly drafted' and 'may be illegal'

Community Views | Apr 4, 2016

Mayor Butt: Proposed rent control ballot measure ‘poorly drafted’ and ‘may be illegal’

By Mayor Tom Butt, The Richmond Progressive Alliance kicked off the petition drive for their new Rent Control initiative this …

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Cesar Zepeda: Hilltop Mall sale provides opportunity to build innovative, creative community

Community Views | Apr 5, 2016

Cesar Zepeda: Hilltop Mall sale provides opportunity to build innovative, creative community

By Cesar Zepeda, president of the Hilltop District Homeowners & Stakeholders Association, The diamond in the rough is starting to …

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Community View: Illegal dumping along section of Richmond Greenway 'out of control'

Community Views | May 1, 2014

Councilman Bates: Richmond mayor, RPA lie about accomplishments to boost national profile

by Councilman Nat Bates, Richmond Mayor Gayle Mclaughlin and her Richmond Progressive Alliance (RPA) call themselves Team Richmond. But a …

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