An online flier on healthcare enrollment for Asians and Pacific Islanders distributed by Covered California.

Obamacare open enrollment to speak in 17 Asian and Pacific Islander languages

Contra Costa County will have its open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act targeting Asians and Pacific Islanders tomorrow, Nov. 15, at the Richmond Memorial Auditorium. At the event, translations to 17 Asian and Pacific...
Ticket booth of carousel ride within Hilltop Mall. (Photo by Tom Goulding)

Homeowners’ associations ally to create new Hilltop District and push neighborhood facelift plan

Growing up in the Hilltop area of Richmond, Cesar Zepeda never knew why the empty lot at San Pablo Ave. and Richmond Parkway remained undeveloped more than 16 years after it was first proposed for...
Some 300 people gathered on Richmond's Civic Center Plaza on Wednesday night to mourn the loss of Rodney Frazier, the 16 year old boy who was killed last Friday. (Photo by Bonnie Chan)

Richmond unites in prayer for 16-year-old lost to gunfire

Frazier, a Richmond High School student and basketball player, was killed last Friday in a drive-by shooting outside his family’s home in North Richmond. As the outpouring of grief showed, Frazier’s death touched the community...
Caliber Beta Academy parents, students and supporters filled up the room at Wednesday's school board meeting with posters. (Photo by Zainab Khan)

In first School Board meeting since election, clashes over spending

Parents and students lined up one by one at the podium during West Contra Costa Unified School District’s Board of Education meeting Wednesday night to voice their concerns about the Board’s spending decisions.
Eduardo Martinez gives a speech at the Richmond Progressive Alliance office while waiting for the election results to come in. (Photo by Tom Goulding)

Eduardo Martinez: Shy person turned into powerful city councilman

Three minutes past midnight, Eduardo Martinez walks out of the Richmond Progressive Alliance office. He turns around and stares back in. Still no final result. He waves goodnight to his supporters. It’s Martinez’s third time...
A horse twirls around to the music of the brass band during a interlude in the bull riding.

Inaugural Mexican-style rodeo draws hundreds to Richmond

An inaugural Mexican-style rodeo drew hundreds of spectators to Richmond Sunday to watch a dusty spectacle of raging bulls and courageous riders. "Jaripeo Expatacular" was held in a packed lot off of Giant Road, bringing...
Richmond saw its fewest voters in years on Tuesday.   (Photo by Brett Murphy)

Has at-large voting outlived its usefulness in Richmond?

Richmond is one of the few major (100,000-plus population) Bay Area cities still electing its council and school board members on an at-large basis, a 100-year old system that’s been under attack throughout California and...
Tom Butt cracks a smile as updated election numbers show him ahead in the mayor's race on Tuesday. (Photo by Elly Schmidt-Hopper)

View from the top: Mayor-elect Tom Butt talks Chevron and where he plans to take Richmond

Tom Butt looked tired. At 8:00 p.m. on Election Day he finally sat down, stein of beer in hand, to wait for the results. He had been on his feet all day. Twelve hours earlier,...
The Richmond Bay Trail will be revamped to the tune of $335,000. The Ferry Point Tunnel lies at the end of the stretch where the revamp will happen. (Photo courtesy of Adrienne Harris)

Richmond Bay Trail gets $335,000 upgrade

The Richmond Bay Trail will be revamped to the tune of $335,000 after the city council approved the renovation project, which includes wider sidewalks, six-foot bike lanes, and new signs and landscape improvements. The project...