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Methamphetamine originating from the notorious Sinaloa cartel in
Mexico were distributed in California by local drug trafficking
organization, including the Urtiz gang in Northern California. Over the
course of the last year law enforcement officials have seized 500 lbs. of
the drug, and arrested 22 individuals linked to the case. (Photo courtesy
of the California Department of Justice/Nick Pacilio)

Drug bust makes ‘huge dent in NorCal meth trafficking,’ – 500 lbs. meth seized

The arrests and seizures were part of Operation Road Trip, a multi-agency, years-long effort led by California Department of Justice task forces, as well as federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, including the Richmond...
#myRichmond photo contest winning shot of the Richmond Marina at night. (Photo by Ellen Seskin)

#myRichmond photo contest winner, Ellen Seskin, discusses the inspiration for her winning photo

Ellen Seskin said she must have gotten the photo bug from her dad, a newspaper reporter who captured moments for a living. After a few nods of glory from friends, Eskin started to get serious...
Bernie Sanders and Gayle McLaughling speak to the crowd at the RPA offices

The best of Senator Bernie Sanders in Richmond

Richmond Confidential highlights some of the key points of Sanders' speech, and exclusive interview and photos from the event.
An anti-McLaughlin billboard, funded by Chevron, looms over San Pablo Avenue, criticizing her travel history. (Photo by: Brett Murphy)

Chevron’s campaign criticizes progressive mayor’s travel, but its favored candidate traveled much more

An analysis of city documents, invoices, travel receipts and bank statements dating to 2010 shows that McLaughlin has traveled less, missed fewer meetings, and spent less money on the trips than City Councilman Nat Bates.