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Community Views

Richmond native to Trump: leave our national monuments alone

Teresa Baker, a Richmond native, founder of African American Nature and Parks Experience and author of the blog, African American Explorations, penned this opinion piece in response to President Donald Trump’s move to review...
Richmond mayor: We must take city back from 'slobs'

Richmond mayor: We must take city back from ‘slobs’

In a post in his e-forum newsletter Tuesday, Richmond Mayor Tom Butt took aim at litterers, illegal dumpers, graffiti artists and others who have contributed to a "Herculean" clean-up job for city workers. By Mayor...
Local HS senior's message to fellow grads: 'What is your why?'

Local HS senior’s message to future grads: ‘What is your why?’

Erick Cruz, a senior at Making Waves Academy and journalism student, penned an article that sends a wise message to fellow local high school seniors who are in the process of deciding on colleges...
Richmond police chief calls homicide clearance report misleading

RPD chief: news article on homicide clearance rate misleads

Richmond police Chief Allwyn Brown has written a rebuttal to a recent article in the San Francisco Chronicle citing a high rate of unsolved homicides in Richmond. Brown sent the following letter to City...
Your complete guide to events in Richmond in December

Mayor requests public’s help developing Richmond’s ‘elevator speech’

Richmond Mayor Tom Butt says he can effectively describe Richmond in just 150 words -- enough time to describe it on a ride in an elevator. On Wednesday, the mayor shared his "elevator speech" about...
Mayor: Richmond rents fall by about 10-percent in recent months

Mayor: Richmond rents fall by about 10-percent in recent months

By Richmond Mayor Tom Butt According to Richmond Rent Data from Rent Jungle, Richmond rental rates have actually dropped by about 10-percent over the last few months as Rent Control is going into effect, calling...

Catholic Charities ‘disavows’ anti-police comments made at Richmond forum

Catholic Charities of the East Bay released a statement Wednesday opposing controversial comments made during the Love and Rage Series community forum last week. The forum, which was held last week at Catholic Charities' West...

Organizers defend Richmond forum that featured anti-police remarks

Organizers of a community forum held at the Catholic Charities of the East Bay last week are defending criticism over anti-police remarks made by a panelist who advised residents to avoid calling police or...

Latest Articles

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...
Man killed in shooting on 20th Street in Richmond

18-year-old Richmond man fatally shot Saturday; father arrested

A father has been suspected in the fatal shooting of his 18-year-old son in Richmond on Saturday, according to the Contra Costa Coroner's Office. Carlos...
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,...