Monday, April 22, 2019

Community Views

Mister Phillips: voting rights and charter schools

By Mister Phillips The agenda for the Feb. 27, 2019, meeting of the West Contra Costa Unified School District Board of Education is now online. Here are two highlights.   First, the board may adopt in closed...

Mister Phillips opposes WCCUSD Board presidency selection

On Dec. 12, 2018, Tom Panas, member of the West Contra Costa Unified School District Board of Education, was chosen by fellow members as the Board's president for 2019. In the following opinion piece,...

Over 650 served at 71st Charles Reid Foundation Christmas Party

By Mike Kinney After 71 consecutive years, the Charles Reid Foundation Christmas Party hasn’t skipped a beat. Over 650 attendees received toys and clothing during the annual giveaway on Sunday at the Richmond Police Activities League...
What is Contra Costa County doing about pest control?

What is Contra Costa County doing about pest control?

By the Contra Costa County Integrated Pest Management Advisory Committee This is the first in a series of articles about the County’s Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program and how the public can use similar tactics...
RPD offering $10,000 rewards for info in April homicides

Richmond city manager addresses East Bay Express article on police captain’s firing

The following report was sent by City Manager Bill Lindsay to Richmond City Council and posted by Richmond Mayor Tom Butt in his e-forum newsletter. by Bill Lindsay City Councilmembers have asked that I provide background...
Why Native Americans will walk for sobriety in Richmond this Saturday

Why Native Americans will walk for sobriety in Richmond this Saturday

  By Mike Kinney As the chairperson for United Urban Warrior Society of Central California (U.U.W.S.), a National Native American organization devoted to more human and civil rights for Native people, many in Richmond have asked...
Anthony Caro: Leave minorities alone

Anthony Caro: Leave minorities alone

By Anthony Caro On March 21, 2018, the West Contra Costa Unified School District Board of Education was forced to move from at-large elections to trustee area elections due to a lawsuit filed against the...
Mister Phillips: Leave District 5 alone

Mister Phillips: Leave District 5 alone

By Mister Phillips On March 21, 2018, the West Contra Costa Unified School District Board of Education voted to move from at-large elections to trustee area elections. On June 27, 2018, the Board adopted a trustee...
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,...

Latest Articles

County hiring teaching staff for Head Start Program

County hiring teaching staff for Head Start Program

Interested in a career in early education? The Community Services Bureau (CSB) of Contra Costa County Employment and Human Services Department invites you to apply...
Point Richmond Social Club has opened at 401 S. Garrard Blvd.

Point Richmond Social Club opens

The wait is over. You can now access a fresh cup of Catahoula Coffee daily in Point Richmond -- and also delicious beer and locally-sourced...

The Richmond history of the actor who lit up Lady Liberty

In 1886, a colorful man with a colorful past that included managing the Richmond Opera House used his fortune to light the Statue of...