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Richmond mayor makes case for 'managed homeless encampment'

Richmond mayor makes case for ‘managed homeless encampment’

By Mayor Tom Butt (from the mayor's e-forum newsletter) No city has really solved the homeless problem. It remains intractable. What happens when a “pop up” homeless encampment is abated by a public agency? Maybe 20...
Activist splits from RPA, describes 'narcissistic,' cult-like leadership

Activist splits from RPA, describes ‘narcissistic’ leadership

by Mayor Tom Butt Recently, Richmonders were treated to a rare public flaying of the Richmond Progressive Alliance by one of its most stalwart members, Zak Wear, a long-time member of the RPA’s inner circle,...

Op-Ed: School mental health intern writes in support of Measures E and K

An op-ed by Marlene Clarivel Meza, Richmond resident: Having grown up in Richmond, I thought I knew pretty much what to expect when I started working as a mental health intern at a local...
Richmond considers declaring homeless problem a 'crisis'

Richmond mayor releases statement on recent gun violence

By Richmond Mayor Tom Butt After attracting media attention for going nearly five months without a single homicide, this past week -- Saturday afternoon and again Monday night – Richmond suffered the tragic loss of...

Richmond mayor: ‘Pirate ship casino’ coming to Point Molate

By Richmond Mayor Tom Butt After nearly two months of wild and mostly inaccurate speculation, the terms of the Point Molate Federal Court litigation settlement can now be made public. The primary sticking point in...

The Curious Taxpayer: Meet County Auditor-Controller Bob Campbell

By Susan Pricco In this installment of The Curious Taxpayer, here's an opportunity to learn more about the many important functions of the Contra Costa County Auditor-Controller. What does the County Auditor-Controller do? How does it...
Dad arrested after texting mom photo of him holding knife to 5-year-old daughter's throat

Richmond police chief announces ‘open data portal’

By Richmond police Chief Allwyn Brown We are pleased to announce the RPD is making more police incident data free, available and accessible to all with the public launch of our open data portal. Our...

Richmond’s Les Cain mentioned in Major League Baseball pension debate

By Douglas J. Gladstone There's a retired ballplayer residing in Richmond who I'd absolutely like to meet one day. Not because I'm a baseball fan. But because I'm a fan of people who are not afraid to...
“North Richmond: Past Present and Future,” a 90-minute documentary by Doug Harris

Gioia: North Richmond will ultimately benefit from annexation

by John Gioia, Contra Costa County supervisor I’ve had the honor and privilege of representing unincorporated North Richmond as its County Supervisor for the last 19 years. During this time, there have been many positive...
San Pablo questions proposed cannabis operation in Richmond

Op-Ed: ‘Quiet tsunami’ of marijuana cultivators using up Richmond warehouse spaces

Op-ed, David Schoenthal (first published Oct. 1, 2017 in the Richmond Pulse): Three years ago, I was on Richmond’s Economic Development Commission and was shown a list of vacant warehouses. We debated what would be...

Latest Articles

Congressman DeSaulnier to visit U.S.-Mexico border, tour facilities

Congressman DeSaulnier to visit U.S.-Mexico border, tour facilities

Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) announced Wednesday he will visit the U.S.-Mexico border in McAllen, Tex., to tour the U.S. Federal Courthouse, Border Patrol Processing...

Richmond to offer payment plan for low-income residents with unpaid parking tickets, fees

Eligible low-income Richmond residents with unpaid parking tickets will be able to get on a payment plan instead of being barred from registering their...

Richmond Business Hub to be ‘transformative’ for downtown

About 75 years ago, Richmond’s downtown corridor – specifically Macdonald Avenue – was one of the hottest spots in the Bay Area, having benefiting...