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(File photo by: Tawanda Kanhema)

Minimum wage increase stalls

Richmond’s effort to pass a minimum wage hike has stalled. A general increase to the minimum wage gained support from the city council on March 19, but the proposed ordinance failed to pass a second...
Michael Totten, an 18-year-old freshman at Contra Costa College, said he’s been skateboarding since the age of 3. “It feels like you jump on a roller coaster and when you hit that hill, it’s like a feeling you’ve never felt before,” he said.  (Photo by: Sukey Lewis)

Skateboarding event teaches kids about physics at Nicholl Park

Science and skateboards? It sounded incongruous, but to Angela Cox, Teen Librarian for the Richmond Public Library, it all made sense. Her vision came together on Thursday at The Science of Skateboard Physics at Nicholl...
Lt. Andre Hill held a press conference last Thursday to answer questions about Ronald Guinto's arrest. (Photo by: Sukey Lewis)

Schoolteacher charged with sex crimes against children pleads not guilty

The Contra Costa County District Attorney filed felony charges against Mira Vista Elementary School teacher Ron Guinto, raising his bail to $17 million, police spokesperson Lt. Andre Hill confirmed last Friday. If convicted, Guinto faces...
The Dalai Lama smiled and waved as he left the Richmond Community Center. (Photo by: Sukey Lewis)

Dalai Lama blesses Richmond’s Tibetan Center

The Dalai Lama was in Richmond to bless the Tibetan Association of Northern California’s offices and community center, where participants hope Tibetan cultural life can be sustained and passed on to the next generation. Many...