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Richmond event joins worldwide protest of conditions at U.S. southern border

Mayor: 13 applicants to replace Gayle McLaughlin on council

By Mayor Tom Butt Applications to replace Gayle McLaughlin closed today with 13 applicants who will make a pitch at the September 12 City Council meeting. The candidate statements to fill the Council vacancy are...
Tom Butt plans to seek second term as Richmond's mayor

Richmond Mayor Tom Butt to seek second term

By Mayor Tom Butt It may seem a little early, but with the filing date less than a year away and campaign season for local offices heating up rapidly, I am pleased to announce that...

DeSaulnier denounces Trump’s decision to ban transgender troops

Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) issued a statement Wednesday in response to President Donald Trump’s decision to no longer “accept or allow” transgender people in the U.S. military. Trump announced the decision in a series...
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...

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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,"...