The Magick Lantern preview box shows some of the upcoming classic, art and foreign films that will be shown at the Point Richmond theater. Owner Ross Woodbury said audiences are hit-and-miss at the one-screen theater. (Photo by Kevin N. Hume)

One year after opening, Point Richmond art film theater struggles to find crowds

Ross Woodbury's one-screen art film theater, The Magick Lantern isn’t making any money one year after opening. While many people show up for the free Thursday classic movie screenings, crowds are hit-and-miss for the $7...
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Community events honor Martin Luther King’s legacy

As the nation pauses to pay tribute to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday, the Bay Area will join the celebration with community service events, marches and musical tributes. Richmond organizers are encouraging residents...
For Richmond hosted a community reception on Thursday, January 16, 2014. (Photo by: Sukey Lewis)

For Richmond hosts community reception

Last night, the nonprofit For Richmond, hosted a community reception. Kyra Worthy, For Richmond’s executive director, explained the organization’s purpose like this, “I think we’re here to help the community help themselves.”
At the Chemical Safety Board meeting on Tuesday, January 15, 2013, audience members held up signs calling for more regulation of oil refineries in California. (Photo by: Sukey Lewis)

Chemical Safety Board moves to postpone vote on refinery recommendations

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board on Tuesday voted to postpone a decision on its staff’s recommendation that California adopt a new regulatory framework for refineries.
Eric Zell, president of the Doctors Medical Center San Pablo governing board, speaks at the Richmond city council emergency meeting Tuesday night. The hospital is facing a $20 million budget deficit and is seeking financial assistance from Kaiser Northern California. The city council adopted a resolution urging Kaiser to support the struggling hospital. (Photo by: Kevin N. Hume)

Richmond city council urges Kaiser to rescue fiscally troubled Doctors Medical Center

Doctors Medical Center San Pablo is facing a $20 million budget deficit and seeking immediate bridge funding from Kaiser Northern California to keep its doors open. The Richmond city council adopted a resolution urging Kaiser...
Two children play at the water table at the Balboa Head Start center in Richmond. Head Start has suffered under recent budget cuts. (Photo by: Sukey Lewis)

Cuts to subsidized childcare leave many Richmond families in the lurch

Low-income parents are hurting in Richmond where federal, state and local cuts to childcare subsidies have resulted in fewer subsidized slots—or paid spaces in childcare centers or home daycares.
The Richmond City Council held a special meeting on the city’s eminent domain plan Tuesday night. About 400 people were present. (Photo by Kevin N. Hume)

Richmond 2013: A year for the history books

With a new year approaching, it’s time to reflect on the past year and prepare for the next one. For Richmond, 2013 was one for the history books.