Thursday, July 9, 2020

Richmond

Richmond's unemployment rate dips to 14-year low of 5.8-percent

Richmond’s unemployment rate dips to 14-year low of 5.8-percent

Richmond's unemployment dipped to a 14-year low at 5.8-percent at the end of March, Mayor Tom Butt reported in his e-forum. About 50,000 of Richmond's labor force of 53,100 workers are employed, Butt said, citing...

Nonprofit offering free and low-cost classes for Richmond entrepreneurs

“Chase the vision, not the money, the money will end up following you.” That quote, attributed to Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, should inspire low-income Richmond entrepreneurs who now have access to free and low-cost courses...
Congressman Mark DeSaulnier to host town hall in Richmond to discuss first 100 days in office

Congressman Mark DeSaulnier to host town hall in Richmond to discuss first 100 days...

Congressman Mark DeSaulnier, D-11, is set to host two town halls next week, including one in Richmond, to discuss his first 100 days in office. One will be held on Monday in Concord City Council...
RPD's summer crime prevention fair Saturday offers food, fun and signatures for fix-it tickets

See complaint from Richmond city employee alleging she was punished for exposing City Hall...

Below is the legal complaint from the attorney for Stacie Plummer, the Richmond finance manager and 27-year city employee who claims she was punished for exposing corruption at City Hall. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday and...
Stanley Roberts' 'People Behaving Badly' films carpool violations in West County

Stanley Roberts’ ‘People Behaving Badly’ films carpool violations in West County

Stanley Roberts' popular 'People Behaving Badly' segment recently returned to West County for a segment on carpool violations along Interstate Highway 80 in West Contra Costa County. Such violations are so bad along the corridor,...
El Cerrito police say woman gave sister's name upon arrest

El Cerrito police still searching for groper, but successfully bust alleged public masturbator

El Cerrito police responded last week to two rather indecent reports, including the groping of a woman along the BART path and a separate incident involving a man who masturbated in public. On Friday about...

Man shot multiple times in Hilltop area Friday afternoon

A man was shot multiple times in Richmond this afternoon, police said. The shooting was reported about 2:45 p.m.  in the 3000 block of Groom Drive (location on the map below). A resident in the area...
Kennedy star Ernie Timoteo signs letter of intent to play for Sacramento State

Kennedy High star Ernie Timoteo makes list for top East Bay football players

Kennedy High running back Ernie Timoteo appeared on a CalHighSports.com list on Tuesday naming the East Bay's best football players. The senior, who was reportedly offered a scholarship to play for UC Berkeley, was predicted...
Rent control proposal likely to fail after councilmember changes heart

Landlord’s notice of 20-percent rent increase sparks rent control debate in Richmond

Tenants of two apartment buildings on Bissell Avenue in Richmond are expected to announce on Wednesday a partial rent strike in response to their landlord's notice of a 20-percent increase in their rent. The tenants,...
Eleven people were injured when an AC Transit bus crashed into a home Friday night following a collision with a fleeing stolen vehicle.

Eleven injured in Richmond Friday night following collision between bus and stolen car

Eleven people suffered non-life threatening injuries when an AC Transit bus crashed into a Richmond home Friday night following a collision with a fleeing stolen vehicle. A 3-month-old boy who was inside the severely damaged...

Latest Articles

Red Oak Victory procures long-sought-after WWII Navy deck gun

Red Oak Victory procures long-sought-after WWII Navy deck gun

By Kathy Chouteau On Wednesday, a new addition embarked on a trek to come aboard Richmond’s Red Oak Victory ship. A 40,000-pound World War II U.S....
East Bay ‘Battle of the Mayors’ aims to garner Census responses

East Bay ‘Battle of the Mayors’ aims to garner Census responses

By Kathy Chouteau A veritable “Battle of the Mayors” is underway in the East Bay and you can help Richmond “win.” Richmond Mayor Tom Butt has...
Local students win gold medals, scholarships in NAACP competition

Local students win gold medals, scholarships in NAACP competition

Two local high school students won gold medals and scholarships in the NAACP ACTSO competition, and will now represent Richmond in a national competition...