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Richmond council proceeds tentatively on North Richmond annexation

Richmond mayor: North Richmond annexation costly, but just

By Richmond Mayor Tom Butt Tonight, the Richmond City Council will discuss and possibly vote on whether or not to proceed with annexation procedures for North Richmond. If the vote is to annex, it will...
Superintendente de WCCUSD: “Estamos con” quienes han sido afectados por el término de DACA

WCCUSD superintendent: ‘We stand’ with those affected by DACA decision

Matt Duffy, West Contra Costa Unified superintendent , President Donald Trump took action that will directly impact some of the most vulnerable members of our community by ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)...

El Cerrito centennial celebration honors African American legends

by Brenda McCuistion The city of El Cerrito celebrates 100 years (1917 – 2017) and esteems African American pioneers.  On Saturday, Aug. 26, the celebration began with Special Guest Speaker, Belva Davis.  Belva, pioneer African-American...
Activist Ada Recinos appointed to fill Richmond City Council seat

Mayor: 13 applicants to replace Gayle McLaughlin on council

By Mayor Tom Butt Applications to replace Gayle McLaughlin closed today with 13 applicants who will make a pitch at the September 12 City Council meeting. The candidate statements to fill the Council vacancy are...
Tom Butt plans to seek second term as Richmond's mayor

Richmond Mayor Tom Butt to seek second term

By Mayor Tom Butt It may seem a little early, but with the filing date less than a year away and campaign season for local offices heating up rapidly, I am pleased to announce that...

DeSaulnier denounces Trump’s decision to ban transgender troops

Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) issued a statement Wednesday in response to President Donald Trump’s decision to no longer “accept or allow” transgender people in the U.S. military. Trump announced the decision in a series...
Mayor Tom Butt: Who will replace Gayle McLaughlin on council?

Mayor Tom Butt: Who will replace Gayle McLaughlin on council?

Mayor Tom Butt In a normal election year, you need 6,000 to 10,000 votes, a war chest of tens of thousands of dollars and untold hours of campaigning to win the dubious distinction of serving...

Departing Teach For America director calls for civility among educators

By Tyler Hester I’ve spent the past decade as a teacher, teacher coach, and as the leader of Teach For America here in the Richmond community. During that time, I’ve had the privilege of working alongside...

Richmond’s Soulful Softball Sunday brings its magic to prison

By Rodney Alamo Brown The people of Richmond have proven in recent years that we can work together to build a safer community that focuses upon opportunity and education. Together, we began to reach out...
Taxpayer advocacy comes to West County

Taxpayer advocacy comes to West County

By Susan L. Pricco Who enjoys paying taxes?  In the words of Benjamin Franklin, “…in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Sales tax, property tax, assessments, federal,...

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Salesian College Preparatory to hold open house Sunday, Oct. 22

Salesian College Preparatory to hold open house Sunday, Oct. 22

Salesian College Preparatory is inviting prospective students and their families onto its campus at 2851 Salesian Ave. in Richmond this Sunday, Oct. 22, from...
Craneway Pavilion event to offer ideal venue to honor veterans

Craneway Pavilion event to offer ideal venue to honor veterans

On Friday, Nov. 10, the Craneway Pavilion will be an all-encompassing site where Richmond area residents will have an opportunity to honor those who...
Amazon headquarters proposal includes Richmond sites

Amazon headquarters proposal includes Richmond sites

Will Amazon locate its second headquarters in Richmond? Richmond was one of five Bay Area cities to take part in a joint application to Amazon...