Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson and members of the American Rosie the Riveter Association posing for photographers at today's press conference. (Photo by Danielle Parenteau)

Governor Brown signs landmark Fair Pay legislation in Richmond

Governor Brown signed a bill into state law Tuesday in Richmond, signaling what sponsors portrayed as a milestone in the decades-long battle for equal pay for women.
The panel of housing experts presents their research to the city council (Photo by Paayal Zaveri)

UC Berkeley’s Richmond Global Campus expected to spur housing construction

During a City Council meeting Tuesday, Mayor Butt’s office and a number of development experts gave a presentation on public policy initiatives to improve the availability, quality and development of affordable housing. The presentation centered...
The State Controller's Office will continue to inspect the Gas Tax Fund and the state and federal programs administered by the city. File Photo by Zach St. George.

State Controller’s Office cancels audit of Richmond city finances

After threatening an expensive audit, the California State Controller’s Office let Richmond off the hook Thursday. Two routine reviews into the city’s Gas Tax Fund and state and federal programs administered by the city will...
Richmond community members urged the city council to make the Richmond Promise scholarship available to all students. (Photo by Mahlia Posey)

City council moves forward on Richmond Promise program

The Richmond City Council approved an outline for a $35 million college scholarship program on Tuesday, but questions about how eligibility will be decided and how much money students might expect to receive will be...
California State Senator Loni Hancock presents her work from the 2015 legislative session. (Photo by Kyle Ludowitz.)

State representatives discuss right to die, more money for schools, at Oakland event

On Friday morning, State Senator Loni Hancock (District 9) and State Assemblymen Rob Bonta (District 18) and Tony Thurmond (District 15) reported back from Sacramento on the broad range of issues they worked on in...
Softball games have been played every Sunday during the months of July and August. Photo Courtesy of Soulful Softball Sundays.

City recognizes significant impact of community-driven softball games

The Richmond City Council on Tuesday night officially recognized Soulful Softball Sundays, a community-run summer recreation program, as a success that has helped build community and provide a safe space for adults and children alike.
Contra Costa Care Supporters wait to go and speak in front of the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors. (Photo by Manjula Varghese)

Contra Costa supervisors approve healthcare for undocumented immigrants

Lidia Arizmendi has been waiting a year and a half for kidney stone surgery. A diabetic, she has no health care insurance, and because she is an undocumented immigrant, she has had few options to...
Map of Key Multi-Modal Connections & Focal Points, South Richmond Transportation Connectivity Plan (Courtesy of the Richmond Planning Division)

City asks residents to weigh in on new South Richmond transportation plan

The City of Richmond is seeking public comment on the South Richmond Transportation Connectivity Plan (SRTCP) draft, which was released in early May. The plan is the city’s effort to improve transportation connectivity between South...
Tom Butt (center), with his wife and campaign manager, reacts as unofficial election results show him winning Richmond's mayoral seat. (Photo by Bonnie Chan)

Mayor highlights business, environment and council meeting improvements in his first 100 days

On April 23, new Richmond Mayor Tom Butt concluded his first 100 days in office. Butt, a longtime councilmember and Point Richmond architect, won the November election to replace termed-out former mayor Gayle McLaughlin, and...