Talk about policing dominated the Richmond City Council meeting on Tuesday, as councilmembers and citizens discussed amending the Richmond Police Commission enabling ordinance, initiating a police commission investigation into the death of Richard “Pedie” Perez...
Frustration was the headliner at Tuesday night’s city council meeting, at which the council heard from a mourning family and unanimously elected a new vice mayor.
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The California Transportation Commission approved a $6 million grant for a plan to improve Richmond’s Iron Triangle neighborhood. Known as the Iron Triangle Yellow Brick Road Walkable Neighborhoods Plan, the project aims to improve streets notorious for...
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Richmond is a record breaker. Known for many years to host the largest oil refinery in the country and as the most productive World War II shipyard, Richmond also once hosted the biggest winery in...
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It wasn’t quite dark in central Richmond, a little before 5 p.m. the day before Thanksgiving. A 13-year-old girl was walking down a flight of stairs, two people were driving north in a white sedan...
Editor’s note: This is Part One in a two-part series on the departure of Richmond Police Chief Chris Magnus, who leaves after this month to become police chief in Tucson, Arizona. In Part Two tomorrow, staff writer Matt...
UC Berkeley and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are planning the new Berkeley Global Campus at Richmond Bay. The committee wants the university to sign a legally binding agreement aiding those such as disadvantaged workers,...
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Richmond youth have rallied together in an effort to lower the city's voting age to 16. If successful, they would earn the right to vote in municipal and school board elections long before they can...
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Richmond Police Chief Chris Magnus has officially decided to move on to Tucson, Arizona.
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The Richmond City Council voted Tuesday evening to include all of Richmond's students in a new college scholarship program. Students who earn the scholarship will receive $1,500 per year, starting with high school graduates in...
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Richmond Police Chief Chris Magnus was all but guaranteed Monday that he will be offered a new job in Tucson, Arizona.
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With less than a year to go before the next presidential election, immigrants have already begun organizing to get out the vote.
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Advocates for veterans held a resource fair Wednesday in Richmond, arguing that the men and women who served their country sometimes aren’t being given the services they need to resume civilian life.
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