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WCCUSD and the City of Richmond have a plan to try and bridge the digital divide and connect Iron Triangle residents with free Wi-Fi. Photo Courtesy of Building Blocks for Kids Collaborative.

City, school district aim to provide free Wi-Fi to central Richmond

The City of Richmond and the West Contra Costa Unified School District are working to bring free Wi-Fi to residents of the Iron Triangle, by building a fiber optic network. Richmond is joining other cities...
The Hotel Carquinez visible  on the street across from Macy's, once also known as the Hotel Don, served in the mid-1920s as the main meeting chambers for all sorts of societies including the Chamber of Commerce. Photo courtesy of National Parks Service.

Historic buildings of Richmond forgotten but not gone

Standing at the intersection of Harbour Way and Nevin Avenue sits the famed New Hotel Carquinez. Most of the people passing through the ornate entryway these days are senior residents of the subsidized apartments inside....
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Former Richmond police officer sues city and Chief Magnus for wrongful termination, sexual harassment

A former Richmond police officer is suing the City of Richmond and Chief of Police Chris Magnus for wrongful termination, claiming that he was discriminated against after he reported to his supervisor that Magnus allegedly...
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Doctors Medical Center: a 2014 retrospective

To better illustrate the troubled path Doctors Medical Center, Richmond Confidential presents an interactive article to help the community understand the hospital's struggle in 2014.
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Richmond City Council puts Chevron-DMC motion on hold while patients and hospital hold on

The fate of Doctors Medical Center remained in doubt after five hours of heated arguments at the Richmond City Council meeting Tuesday, which adjourned at 11:30 p.m. The council postponed until Oct. 21 any resolution...
A band performed blues, jazz and r&b music throughout the afternoon (Photo by Loi Almeron)

11th Annual North Richmond Shoreline Festival draws big crowd to diverse parkland

More than 1,200 people gathered on a sun-splashed Point Pinole for the eleventh annual North Richmond Shoreline Festival Saturday.
Sea Scouts Art Carrion, Dennis Metoyer and Quentin Levin stand in uniform on the deck of the SS Red Oak Victory. (Photo by: Mark Andrew Boyer)

Richmond celebrates Veterans Day

Richmond residents donned red, white and blue and showed their support for military veterans at two separate events in the city on Monday.

Belles of the Bay (Watch)

Byron Wilkes gives a glimpse inside the world of Bay Area roller derby and the Richmond Wrecking Belles.
Republic Services is contesting the right of Richmond to negotiate for a new post-collection garbage services company. (file photo)

Waste authority, Republic Services tussle about who controls garbage

Richmond Sanitary Service is contesting an attempt by the county’s recycling authority to possibly select a new garbage company to manage the city’s collected trash, compost and recyclable waste beginning in 2014. As garbage fees...

Childhood obesity in Contra Costa on the rise

Sugar-sweetened drinks and street violence have contributed to a rise in childhood obesity across low-income areas of Contra Costa County, according to county health officials who worked closely on a statewide study released Wednesday.
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Donation gives youth tennis program a boost

Richmond resident Jeremy Wallace spent a large part of his childhood on the tennis courts at Nicholl Park. From age nine through his teenage years, Wallace showed up almost every day, ready to teach dozens...