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Cartoon by Abner Hauge.

City council candidates clash over development, rent control and schools

Candidates’ strategies for development across Richmond—and especially downtown—varied greatly.
Mailers from National Association of Realtors often don't mention eminent domain. (Photo by Sukey Lewis)

National Association of Realtors spends big money on the Richmond city election

As of Oct. 24, the National Association of Realtors Fund has reported spending $37,800 supporting Booze, $26,700 supporting Rogers, $26,700 supporting Bates and $26,700 supporting Powers. The expenditure covers the cost of polling, voter list,...
An anti-McLaughlin billboard, funded by Chevron, looms over San Pablo Avenue, criticizing her travel history. (Photo by: Brett Murphy)

Chevron’s campaign criticizes progressive mayor’s travel, but its favored candidate traveled much more

An analysis of city documents, invoices, travel receipts and bank statements dating to 2010 shows that McLaughlin has traveled less, missed fewer meetings, and spent less money on the trips than City Councilman Nat Bates.
A flyer includes information on a new half-cent sales tax to be voted on by Richmond voters in November. (Photo by Brett Murphy)

Proposed tax hike draws support, criticism, but little community response

Revenues from the little-discussed Measure U tax would be split between street improvements, public safety and health, and wellness and youth services, proponents say. But it is not possible to be certain of how the...
Walking tour on Rumrill Blvd. (Photo by Daniela Covarrubias)

Communities gather to strategize on how to make Rumrill Boulevard safe for everyone

Richmond and San Pablo officials held a workshop at the Lao Family Center in San Pablo Thursday to share plans and gather community input for a plan to improve pedestrian and bicycle paths in both...
A view of the Hacienda housing project in Richmond. (Photo by: Sukey Lewis)

The Hacienda housing project was declared uninhabitable. Why are tenants still living there?

The troubles at the Hacienda housing project were made public in February. The Richmond Housing Authority promised a tenant relocation in April. The initial application was sent in May. It’s now October—and mice still crawl...
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Chevron’s Moving Forward spreads big money across political campaign committees

Chevron's Moving Forward has funneled $1.9 million into two similarly named campaign committees over the last six weeks. Through those committees, Chevron/Moving Forward has spent $1.2 million in support of Chevron-friendly mayoral and city council...
Youth attendees listen to the candidates. (Photo by Larry Zhou)

Richmond youth question mayoral and council candidates in debate

The RYSE Youth Center, Invest in Youth Coalition, and the League of Women Voters hosted a two-hour debate Thursday at Richmond’s City Council chambers, with youth age 24 and younger and audience members presenting Richmond’s...
Chevron stickers cover a Donna Powers banner at the corner of Barrett and Richmond Pkwy. on Sept. 26  (Photo by Harriet Rowan)

Political battle is waged on the ground via campaign signage

As political campaigning intensifies ahead of the upcoming mayoral and city council elections, candidates draw criticism for a deluge of political signs flooding the streets of Richmond.
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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.