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Richard Pedro Perez III, known as “Pedie” to his friends and family. (File Photo, 2008)

Friends and family paint a picture of Richard Perez as sometimes troublesome – but not dangerous

The first fatal officer-involved shooting in Richmond since 2007 saw the death of Richard “Pedie” Perez III, 24, on Sept. 14. This has shocked the Iron Triangle neighborhood, where Perez lived, and we spoke to...
edited - Resolution cosponsors Mayor Gayle McLaughlin and Vice Mayor Jovanka Beckles during Tuesday night's meeting. (Photo by Harriet Rowan)

Richmond City Council supports federal government help for child refugees

The resolution was passed by City Council in a meeting on Tuesday evening, to show support and solidarity for those fleeing violence from Central America. The resolution was merely symbolic, but received unanimous support from...
Catahoula Coffee in Richmond. (Photo by Martin Totland)

Meet Richmond’s espresso maestro: Catahoula Coffee

“'People will not support high-end coffee in Richmond.' Well, they're dead wrong.” We spoke with Catahoula's founder and owner, Timothy "Timber" Manhart, about his foray into the coffee roasting business, the origin of his business's...
Participants in an environmental protest in Richmond, CA with "bomb train" sign.

Lawsuit seeking to stop rail shipments of Bakken crude oil dismissed

A San Francisco Superior Court judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit brought by environmental groups that sought to halt rail shipments of volatile Bakken crude oil into Richmond. Judge Peter J. Busch ruled that the...