Elections

These are the candidates for the Richmond City Council for the November election

Richmond’s municipal election may be almost nine months away, but candidates for city council are already forming committees, developing platforms and lining up to challenge the incumbents–councilmembers Jovanka Beckles, Eduardo Martinez and Ada Recinos–on November...

‘Excellence without excuses’: Demnlus Johnson is a story of Richmond’s resilience

It’s Wednesday morning, and Demnlus Johnson III works diligently in his office. The sounds of footsteps echo in the hall as students, teachers and staff make their way to where they need to be before...

Around the Way: Is California ready for Gayle McLaughlin?

Instead of attending extravagant fundraisers, setting up political action committees or courting corporate donors, Gayle McLaughlin spends her days driving around California and speaking to small groups of people who want to bring back progressive...
Emotions ran high as students began to proceed down Cutting Blvd. in Richmond. Photo by Angeline Bernabe.

Richmond High students take to the streets to protest Trump’s presidential win

On Wednesday afternoon, one day after Donald Trump was elected as the 45th president of the United States, a group of Richmond High School seniors walked out of school in protest, marching to City Hall...
Candidate Melvin Willis celebrates RPA sweep of the City Council election at the organization's headquarters. Photo by Abner Hauge.

Willis’ and Choi’s City Council wins bring victory for RPA, Mayor Butt voices concern

In what may be the biggest electoral victory in the Richmond Progressive Alliance’s 13-year history, the political group has won two more City Council seats—giving it a majority on the council.
Quanah Parker Brightman, resident and United Native Americans, Inc. Executive Director. Photo by Nebiat Assefa Melles.

ELECTION 2016: Richmond, California

Election day is just around the corner. Before everything comes to a close, we walked around Richmond, stopping at Civic Center Plaza and Marina Bay, to ask residents what they thought about the upcoming vote.
Richmond will vote on Measure M on Nov. 8. Photograph by Catherine Schuknecht.

Mayor Butt advocates for Measure M as realtor groups spend to defeat it

With the election days away, a battle over Measure M, a ballot initiative that would increase so-called documentary transfer tax rates, is suddenly heating up. In the last month, the National Association of Realtors and...