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Community Views

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,...

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 police to hold gun buyback event this Saturday

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...

Latest Articles

Hercules police release images from damaging crash

"Seatbelts do save lives." That's part of the statement released by Hercules police following a damaging solo-vehicle crash early Monday on Willow Avenue near Palm...
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27th Annual North & East Neighborhood Picnic draws locals

By Mike Kinney "Come and meet your neighbors" was this year's theme for the 27th Annual North & East Neighborhood Picnic. The potluck picnic took place...
The Factory Bar received unanimous approval from the Richmond Planning Commission earlier this month to launch at 12513 San Pablo Ave., near Clinton Ave.

The Factory Bar gets planning commission nod

The Factory Bar received unanimous approval from the Richmond Planning Commission earlier this month to launch at 12513 San Pablo Ave., near Clinton Ave. The...