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Richmond Working Families political action committee members posed for a group photo after the press conference in front of Richmond City Hall. (Photo by Loi Almeron)

Richmond residents and activists rally against Chevron’s campaign committee Moving Forward

About 30 sign-toting residents and activists assembled at City Hall Thursday to rail against what they say is a heavy handed attempt by Chevron Corp. to influence the Nov. 4 election. They also announced their...
Richmond Councilmember Jael Myrick, Mayor Gale McLaughlin and Vice Mayor Jovanka Beckles look on as community members support DMC funding. Photo Credit Gabriel J. Sanchez

Richmond floats plan to give DMC $15 million from Chevron project

  No time to read about Richmond City Council’s decision? Listen here. A unanimous vote from the Richmond City Council provided a $19 million promise to fund Doctors Medical Center over the next three years....
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.
Some observers are skeptical that charter schools like  Aspire's California College Preparatory (above) perform as well as public schools whose funds they could potentially take from. (Photo by Candese Charles.)

As school board considers two new charter schools, inconsistent results sound note of caution

The WCCUSD Board of Education will make a recommendation on Nov. 12 whether to support a proposal to start two new charters that would enroll 312 students in grades K-5 and 420 students in grades...
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Social impact bonds come to Richmond as an innovative weapon against housing blight

Starting with the rehabilitation of blighted houses in Richmond, the city will issue long-term low-interest-rate bonds that private investors can buy to fund social programs.
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Bernie Sanders to visit Richmond, rally progressives

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) will headline a Richmond campaign event Oct. 16 to rally the city’s progressive base ahead of the Nov. 4 election. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Richmond Memorial...
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Richmond City Council puts Chevron-DMC motion on hold while patients and hospital hold on

The fate of Doctors Medical Center remained in doubt after five hours of heated arguments at the Richmond City Council meeting Tuesday, which adjourned at 11:30 p.m. The council postponed until Oct. 21 any resolution...