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Families enjoyed Skeletonfest at the Richmond Art Center in preparation for Halloween.

Halloween treats for Richmond families

Trick or treat? Halloween is here! Richmond Art Center is treating children to seasonal chills and thrills with its annual family art making event: Skeletonfest. This event was free and open to the public. Three...
Richmond police officers work the scene of the city's second officer-involved shooting in two months. (Photo by Harriet Rowan.)

Detective shoots man in Pacific East Mall parking lot

A Richmond Police Department detective shot and wounded a man suspected of attempted burglary Thursday afternoon in the Pacific East Mall parking lot. The man was transported to the hospital with serious injuries but is...
Nowhere in its site description does Radio Free Richmond disclose its ties to Chevron's campaign  consultants.

Stealth Chevron consultants administer Richmond news website

In February, a slick new website showed up on Richmond’s media scene. Dubbed “Radio Free Richmond," it promised to offer its readers “independent Richmond news, without fear or favor.” But behind Radio Free Richmond’s veneer...
Richmond community members worry the Richmond Bay Campus could become "an island of opportunity" (courtesy photo from the Haas Institute)

Community members turn up the heat on UC Berkeley Chancellor over Richmond Bay Campus

Community protests complement a new business report in looking for binding local agreements over the development of the Richmond Bay Campus.
The Pro-Charter PACs, Education Matters and California Charter Schools Association, have spent over $350,000 on this year’s school board election.

Pro-charter school PACs flood West Contra Costa school board elections with spending

Political Action Committees (PACs) advocating for charter schools have spent more than $350,000 to date in the West Contra Costa County school board race, prompting protests from parents concerned that charter schools siphon funding away...
Homicides in Richmond over the last three years. (Map by Martin Totland/Richmond Confidential)

Richmond police stats show decline in homicides (Interactive Map)

Richmond homicides have plummeted almost 70 percent over the last decade, and recent police data shows that the downward trend continues, with 12 homicides this year, the lowest in over three decades. Police and city...
Mailers from National Association of Realtors often don't mention eminent domain. (Photo by Sukey Lewis)

National Association of Realtors spends big money on the Richmond city election

As of Oct. 24, the National Association of Realtors Fund has reported spending $37,800 supporting Booze, $26,700 supporting Rogers, $26,700 supporting Bates and $26,700 supporting Powers. The expenditure covers the cost of polling, voter list,...
Mitch Richmond poses with students from Richmond College Prep at the newly opened basketball court in Coronado. The former NBA player will give his name to the basketball court as a support to Richmond youth. (Photo by Alice Kantor)

The Golden State Warriors unveil a renovated basketball court in Richmond

Mitch Richmond, former Golden State Warrior player and recent Basketball Hall of Fame inductee, came to the unveiling of the new basketball court in Coronado to lend his name and support to Richmond youth.
Richmond High School football coach Tashaka Merriweather instituted a rigorous tutoring and mentoring program for his team after early problems losing players to grades. (Photo by Knowles Adkisson.)

The long game: Tutoring program helps Richmond players prepare for life after football

Using a tough-love approach, the team's football coach and hard-boiled tutor insist players have a plan for their studies and their future.