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BART paper tickets to increase by 50 cents; youth discount to extend

East Bay Leadership Council: BART labor deal won’t eliminate threat of service stoppages

By The East Bay Leadership Council, On Monday morning, BART and its major unions announced that a tentative agreement had been reached on a new four-year contract, a deal that helps put the brinkmanship of...
Cesar Zepeda: Hilltop Mall sale provides opportunity to build innovative, creative community

Cesar Zepeda: Hilltop Mall sale provides opportunity to build innovative, creative community

By Cesar Zepeda, president of the Hilltop District Homeowners & Stakeholders Association, The diamond in the rough is starting to shine! After several years, Hilltop Mall is finally officially for sale. This sale will be...
Mayor Butt: Proposed rent control ballot measure 'poorly drafted' and 'may be illegal'

Mayor Butt: Proposed rent control ballot measure ‘poorly drafted’ and ‘may be illegal’

By Mayor Tom Butt, The Richmond Progressive Alliance kicked off the petition drive for their new Rent Control initiative this week with the goal of placing it on the November ballot. I suspect that few people...
Opinion: Enough Already, Let’s Keep BART Running

Opinion: Enough Already, Let’s Keep BART Running

An opinion piece by the The East Bay Leadership Council (EBLC): Arousing fear and outrage has proven to be an effective strategy, especially during this political season. The past few weeks have seen a great deal...

Supervisor Gioia invites community to Shimada Park to walk, talk about shoreline health

by Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia, Join me and San Francisco Bay Joint Venture on Saturday, March 26 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for a walk and talk about wetlands, wildlife and the...
Travis Credit Union offering 20 scholarships to high school seniors

Supervisor Gioia reports on Contra Costa College president search, Richmond Promise deadline

by Supervisor John Gioia, Some important dates concerning education in West County are coming up: * There will be a public forum at noon on Thursday, March 3 to hear from the Contra Costa Community College...
Richmond mayor wants to know: Is there coal dust in your neighborhood?

Mayor Butt warns voters to read proposed November initiatives before signing petitions

By Richmond Mayor Tom Butt, In addition to the two initiatives that have already qualified for the June 7, 2016, election (Compensation Levels Initiative and General Plan 2030 Amendment – Riviera Project), backers of four...

Richmond Councilmember Jael Myrick responds to mayor: ‘Nobody’s bashing police’

By Councilmember Jael Myrick, Over the weekend Mayor Tom Butt published two E-Forum pieces (the Richmond Standard re-posted one here) about the City Council’s recent decisions regarding the Police Commission Ordinance and the investigation of...
Join County Supervisor John Gioia and El Cerrito Mayor Greg Lyman, for coffee and a chat

Join County Supervisor John Gioia and El Cerrito Mayor Greg Lyman for coffee and...

by Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia, Join El Cerrito Mayor Greg Lyman and me for a community coffee and chat from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at Taste of Ethiopia, 11740 San Pablo...
Mayor Butt: Despite RPD's successes, RPA tries to brew community distrust for police

Mayor Butt: Despite RPD’s successes, RPA attempts to brew community distrust for police

By Mayor Tom Butt, I don’t understand the recent antipathy being shown to the Richmond Police Department by four of my six City Council colleagues. We ask the community to trust and cooperate with the...

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Local student’s artwork featured in national children's magazine

Local student’s artwork featured in national children’s magazine

By Kathy Chouteau Alice Dangler, 7,  a second-grader at Mira Vista Elementary in Richmond, had the purr-fect answer to Spider Magazine’s recent call for cat...
WCCUSD superintendent: District to negotiate $22M in cuts with unions

WCCUSD superintendent: District to negotiate $22M in cuts with unions

West Contra Costa Unified School District Superintendent Matthew Duffy recently released this update about how the school district is addressing a $47.8 million budget...
Local real estate couple aims to demystify process for first-time buyers

Real estate couple holding first-time homebuyer seminar

A local couple known as a dynamic duo in real estate are helping to demystify the home purchasing process for first-time buyers, including members...