Tag Archives: CCISCO

Residents urge Berkeley lab to consider impacts of Richmond campus

Richmond residents, unions, and community groups are keeping a close eye on the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and its plans for a Richmond Bay Campus: a development that is projected to take shape over the...

Trust Act builds trust between law enforcement and immigrant community

As of January 1, the bar for immigration holds will be set a lot higher. This is thanks to AB4, which Governor Brown signed into law on October 5. Also known as the Trust Act,...
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Community organizations look back at elections and forward to future campaigns

With billboards from the Nov. 6 election still standing around the city and councilmembers-elect yet to begin their newest terms, community organizers and elected officials met Thursday night at the Richmond Progressive Alliance to start...

Formerly incarcerated men encourage others to vote

Johnny Valdepena, a 46-year-old Richmond resident who has spent more of his life in prison than out of it, will vote for the first time next week. It wouldn’t have happened, he says, without a...

Deferred Action and Deportation: Latinos and Obama

In this year’s dead heat Presidential election, both candidates are vying for the Latino vote. Last Tuesday, President Obama told Iowa’s Des Moines Register that his re-election rests in the hands of Latino voters.
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Once behind bars, group advocates for prisoners coming home

When the door opened at West County Detention Facility for Tamisha Walker, it was dark. After six months in jail, Walker was free. But she was alone. No one was there to pick her up....

Jail expansion, bail reform on table for $19 million realignment funding

Contra Costa County officials are expected to vote tomorrow morning on how to spend a $19 million grant from the state to help deal with crowded county prisons. The funding follows the state’s decision last...

Richmond residents take to the street, pass out fliers, to stop gun violence

On Friday evening, 13 Richmond residents gathered at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in North Richmond to spread the word about life without bullets. Armed with purple fliers, they exited the small church with a...

Kicked to the curb: Undocumented residents’ struggle to stay behind the wheel

On Aug. 8, Pedro Gutierrez was driving to his job as a carpenter in his black 1992 Ford Mustang. He turned off Cutting Boulevard just a block away from his work when he spotted a...