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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,...

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 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...

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State of the City: Richmond faces difficult financial road

Mayor to explore dissolving Richmond Housing Authority

By Richmond Mayor Tom Butt While the longstanding and increasingly acrimonious issues between the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Richmond...
Map points out Richmond's many new and old attractions

Map points out Richmond’s many new and old attractions

Melinda McCrary, the executive director of the Richmond Museum of History, was touted in City Manager Bill Lindsay's newsletter for attracting attention to her...
4 teens arrested following gunpoint robbery in Pinole

4 teens arrested following gunpoint robbery in Pinole

Four teenagers -- three from Richmond and one from El Sobrante -- were arrested on suspicion of robbing a person at gunpoint in Pinole,...