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Mayor Tom Butt delievers the State of the City address. (Photo by Larry Zhou)

Mayor highlights Hilltop Mall and Hacienda relocation in State of the City address

Richmond’s new mayor Tom Butt made his first State of the City address on Tuesday night, announcing that “Richmond is open for business” and saying that his office is checking on the Hacienda public housing...
Richmond Vice Mayor Jovanka Beckles celebrates beside Mayor Gayle McLaughlin at RPA headquarters in Richmond Tuesday night. (Photo by Tom Goulding)

Richmond Confidential looks back on 2014, year for the ages

Long after the billboards come down, the campaign mailers rest in landfills and the New Year’s toasts come and go, 2014 may be remembered as Richmond’s big election year. We are honored to have been in Richmond’s streets and chambers, its...
The Point Richmond wild turkeys live in the pines on the hillside above the East Scenic Avenue, according to Murphy. (Photo by Isabelle Murphy)

Thanksgiving is over, but wild turkeys still roam Richmond’s neighborhoods

Now in Richmond, wild turkeys chase joggers in Wildcat Canyon Regional Park, pad around parking lots at Hilltop, leave droppings on residents’ driveways in Point Richmond, and have been sighted on the roof of a...
rusty spoke award recipients post for photo

Greening Richmond Together: Groundwork’s second annual awards event

Groundwork Richmond had its second annual event on Saturday recognizing those who have dedicated their time and supported their projects. The free event included family activities and music performances, and VIP tickets were sold to...
John Roulac is the founder and CEO of Richmond-based Nutiva. (Photo courtesy of Nutiva)

The man behind the Richmond company that won’t stop growing

How lifelong Bay Area activist, John Roulac, built a career—and an empire—out of organic food. Roulac's Nutiva, is the largest organic superfoods company in the world and it's based right here, in Richmond.
The ferry service is a commuter favorite in the Bay Area. One of the San Francisco sites for the Richmond proposal is the Embarcadero. (Photo by Brett Murphy)

Three years away, but Richmond ferry plans steaming forward

The project’s two vessels will cost an estimated $34 million total in “initial capital expenditures,” with an estimated operating costs of about $3.46 million a year. Terminal construction will cost between $8 and $12 million....
Hall of Fame baseball player and diabetic, Lou Brock, talks diabetes management at Doctors Medical Center.

Baseball great Lou Brock leads Diabetes Day at Doctors Medical Center

“A plate of veggies was a plate of French fries with cheese all over them. Those days are gone,” he said. “Now, I eat broccoli.” -Lou Brock
Tom Butt cracks a smile as updated election numbers show him ahead in the mayor's race on Tuesday. (Photo by Elly Schmidt-Hopper)

View from the top: Mayor-elect Tom Butt talks Chevron and where he plans to take Richmond

Tom Butt looked tired. At 8:00 p.m. on Election Day he finally sat down, stein of beer in hand, to wait for the results. He had been on his feet all day. Twelve hours earlier,...