Jael Myrick

Mayoral and City Council candidates debate economic vitality at Hilltop Mall

On Saturday, Richmond mayoral and city council candidates debated plans over how to spur economic vitality at Hilltop Mall. Click through the photo gallery to see what they had to say.
(Photo By Mara Van Ells)

Berkeley to vote on soda tax, looks to Richmond’s Measure N defeat for lessons

Two years after Richmond voters overwhelmingly rejected a soda tax, health advocates in Berkeley and San Francisco are drawing lessons from Richmond’s Measure N defeat to try to pass similar taxes on sugary drinks on...
The RYSE Center is a youth media arts program in Richmond. (Photo by Semany Gashaw)

“Innocent Until – Why Black and Brown Lives Matter” unites youth and art

Young Richmond and Oakland artists came together at the RYSE Center on Friday to deliver their brand of poetic expression in response to community violence, particularly the deaths of young black and brown men at...
Richmond's Chevron Refinery is one of the five refineries in the Bay Area affected by bill SB1300. Photo by: Phil James/Richmond Confidential

State refinery safety bill hailed by legislators draws concern from a free speech group

A new bill aimed at increasing transparency in California oil refineries has an unexpected opponent –a free speech rights group. The First Amendment Coalition raised concerns over SB 1300, a bill they claim will actually...
National Hispanic Heritage Month kicked off on Sept. 14th in Richmond. (Photo taken from video)

2014 Latin American Heritage Day & Music Festival

National Hispanic Heritage Month kicked off on Sept. 14th in Richmond with upbeat music, tasty tacos and bounce houses for kids at a music festival at Restaurante La Revolucion in the Hilltop Mall area.