No one knows what to do with Point Molate, a 290-acre bayside property acquired by Richmond in 1995. The point, called a "jewel" by some, is on land previously owned by the US Navy and...
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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More than 1,200 people gathered on a sun-splashed Point Pinole for the eleventh annual North Richmond Shoreline Festival Saturday.
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In the words of environmental activist David Helvarg, Point Molate “is the most beautiful part of the bay nobody’s ever heard of.”
Point Molate Beach Park reopens more than a decade after budgetary woes forced city officials to close its gates. The city spent $115,000 on minor improvements to the park to meet public safety and ADA...
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Political differences were—mostly—set aside Tuesday night during the celebratory swearing-in of re-elected city council members Nat Bates and Tom Butt. But beneath the congratulatory speeches for Bates and Butt, and the appreciative acknowledgments of outgoing...
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On Tuesday, the city council approved funding that it will re-open Point Molate beach—the city’s only public beach. The beach closed in 2004 due to budget cuts and then was slammed in 2007 by the...
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Richmond’s City Council decided yesterday to nix plans for a casino at Point Molate in a 5-to-2 vote, ending the six-year debate.
We've selected an important story from each month of 2010. Take a look and drop us a comment about what you think is in store for next year.
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Underdog candidate Harry Singh hopes to bring fresh ideas to city government.
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Money flows in from all sides to support or oppose the proposed casino.
At a public forum Wednesday, Richmond residents brought an array of ideas to the table as alternatives to a casino on Point Molate.
The 40 or so people who gathered Wednesday to discuss alternatives to the Indian casino development plan at Point Molate appeared to have more frustrations so far than new ideas.
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