Monday, July 6, 2020

Community Views

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,...

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...
24 local organizations awarded Chevron ECIA grants

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...

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An explosive July 4 in Contra Costa County

An explosive July 4 in Contra Costa County

By Mike Kinney Data isn't required to convince Richmond residents that illegal fireworks use ran rampant on July 4. They lit up the night sky...
El Sobrante: Body found decomposed; arrest made

One DUI arrest after nearly 800 cars screened at Richmond checkpoint

Of the nearly 800 vehicles screened during a sobriety checkpoint on Hillltop Drive on July 3, one arrest was made for driving while under...
Over a dozen fires across Contra Costa on July 3, at least three due to fireworks

Over a dozen fires in Contra Costa on July 3, at least 3 from...

A vegetation fire Friday in a vacant lot near Market Avenue and Harold Street in North Richmond grew "to the size of a house,"...