Election 2014

The seven candidates for two seats on the WCCUSD Board of Education field questions at a public forum on September 20. Photo by Marian Davidson.

School board candidates vetted by Education Matters before endorsement

The education-focused nonprofit Education Matters, the largest local spender in the 2016 WCCUSD school board race, vetted the candidates they endorsed with questions that included their stance on charter schools.
Cartoon by Abner Hauge.

City council candidates clash over development, rent control and schools

Candidates’ strategies for development across Richmond—and especially downtown—varied greatly.
Richmond City Council members question police department officials on Taser International contract. Photo by Jacob Shea.

Council votes to fund contract for new police body cams and tasers

The Richmond City Council clashed over funding for body cameras and tasers at Tuesday's meeting. Other initiatives related to cannabis, carbon tax and school budget were approved with little conflict.

Richmond dispensary sues over alleged monopoly on medical marijuana

After more than six years spent trying to open up shop, Richmond Compassionate Care Collective, a medical marijuana dispensary, has filed a lawsuit alleging that Richmond’s three existing dispensaries conspired with community organizers and a...
City council members listen to public comments on whether or not to open a police commission investigation on the death of Pede Perez.

Richmond city council meeting discusses investigating the death of Richard “Pedie” Perez

Talk about policing dominated the Richmond City Council meeting on Tuesday, as councilmembers and citizens discussed amending the Richmond Police Commission enabling ordinance, initiating a police commission investigation into the death of Richard “Pedie” Perez...

Mayor highlights business, environment and council meeting improvements in his first 100 days

On April 23, new Richmond Mayor Tom Butt concluded his first 100 days in office. Butt, a longtime councilmember and Point Richmond architect, won the November election to replace termed-out former mayor Gayle McLaughlin, and...