History

Despite loss of thrash metal scene in Bay Area, musicians find reasons to keep playing

In the early 1980s, the Bay Area was at the center of thrash metal music, one of the many subgenres of heavy metal. During that decade, heavy metal became incredibly popular around the world; kids...

National Park Service asks for input in designing the Richmond Wellness Trail

National Park Service (NPS) agents in the East Bay have been working with administrators from the city of Richmond and other community partners since last year to create a wellness trail for Richmond as part...
The students are getting ready for the one-mile walk along San Francisco Bay Trail. (Photo by Serla Rusli)

Not just a walk in the park for kids in Richmond

Every Kid in a Park is a White House youth initiative that gives every fourth grader in the United States, along with their families, free passes to visit all federally-owned lands and waters, including the...

Introducing the Tales of Two Cities Podcast, radio stories from Richmond and Oakland

Dear Readers/Listeners, The combined staff of Oakland North and Richmond Confidential is excited to announce a new bi-weekly podcast featuring radio stories from Richmond and Oakland, as well as interviews with our reporters, community leaders and other news-worthy...

Richmond’s Living Legends

“Rosie the Riveter” is the iconic symbol of female independence and strength, celebrating the female workers who played a pivotal role in World War II shipbuilding. The museum, operated by the National Park Service, features...

Historic buildings of Richmond forgotten but not gone

Standing at the intersection of Harbour Way and Nevin Avenue sits the famed New Hotel Carquinez. Most of the people passing through the ornate entryway these days are senior residents of the subsidized apartments inside....
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.
Emmy Lou Packard exhibit

Shipyard exhibit brings wartime art to life

A new exhibition of rarely seen prints by California artist Emmy Lou Packard opened Saturday in Richmond, offering visitors a glimpse of one of the Bay Area's most noteworthy 20th century artists at work during...

EBMUD declares stage 4 drought and takes steps to curb water use

This year is the driest in recorded history in California. This has forced the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) to declare a stage 4 drought, the highest stage ever announced in the area, although even...

Non-profit Lao Family celebrates 35 years helping immigrants achieve self-sufficiency

In 1980, refugees from Laos gathered in the living room of a modest three-bedroom Richmond apartment. Their daunting goal was to help their growing community find jobs and housing in America after fleeing the destruction...
Skin of a patient after 3 days of measles infection. Photo by CDC/ Heinz F. Eichenwald, MD.

After measles outbreak, interest in vaccines increases

It’s not over yet. The measles outbreak, which started in December, 2014, at a Disneyland theme park in Orange County, is still ongoing in the United States, and has now reached Mexico and Canada, where...

Colorado professor comes to Richmond to discuss the lives of Mexican American women during World War II

Roughly 40 people filled up the theater at the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park’s visitor center on Saturday morning to meet Elizabeth Escobedo, author of From Coverall to Zoot Suits: The Lives...