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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.
Tom Butt (center), with his wife and campaign manager, reacts as unofficial election results show him winning Richmond's mayoral seat. (Photo by Bonnie Chan)

Mayor highlights business, environment and council meeting improvements in his first 100 days

On April 23, new Richmond Mayor Tom Butt concluded his first 100 days in office. Butt, a longtime councilmember and Point Richmond architect, won the November election to replace termed-out former mayor Gayle McLaughlin, and...
As an Ivy League scholar, Magaly Rodriguez was required to attend a tutorial where, among other things, she learned how to blog. (Photo provided by ILC)

Enabled by DACA, Ivy League Connection sends first undocumented student from Richmond to East Coast

Magaly Rodriguez, who came to the U.S. from Mexico when she was an infant, is not a U.S. citizen. To get Rodriguez to Brown University, ILC and university officials had to navigate a web of...
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...
Nowhere in its site description does Radio Free Richmond disclose its ties to Chevron's campaign  consultants.

Stealth Chevron consultants administer Richmond news website

In February, a slick new website showed up on Richmond’s media scene. Dubbed “Radio Free Richmond," it promised to offer its readers “independent Richmond news, without fear or favor.” But behind Radio Free Richmond’s veneer...
Richmond cyclist David Meza stands at Chancellor and 16th Street - the spot where he was hit by a car in August 2013. (Photo by: Sara Lafleur-Vetter)

The battle for bikes in Richmond

Richmond is in the throes of trying to placate a vocal group of cyclists who want their roadways to be safe for bikers.
Chevron's Richmond refinery. (Photo by Rachel Waldholz)

Chevron asks for new tax appeal judges

Chevron is worried that James Giacoma, Art Walenta and Clark Wallace might be holding a grudge. That’s one argument the oil company made in legal documents  filed in January asking that the three be removed...
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Applicants for open Richmond City Council seat will speak Monday

Twelve people have submitted their names for consideration by the Richmond City Council to fill the vacant seat left open when councilmember-elect Gary Bell—who is in a coma after suffering a bacterial sinus infections—was unable...
Richmond community organizer Kathleen Sullivan is among the three candidates vying for Bell's seat. Photo - Tawanda Kanhema

Richmond city council fails to announce Bell vacancy as meeting ends in stalemate

A meeting that began with warm sentiments as the city council praised Salute restaurant owner Menbre Akililu for her Thanksgiving Day meal giveaway for the homeless quickly spiraled into arguing, showmanship and—at the very end—confusion....
Mayor Gayle McLaughlin sits at the council dais.

City Council presses Chevron to use recommended material for pipes

The City Council passed a resolution Tuesday night urging Chevron to use the best technology available when it rebuilds its damaged oil refinery. The meeting came a day after a Bay Area Air Quality Management...
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Richmond councilman and agency at odds, city manager and others in between

The Office of Neighborhood Safety is in the spotlight at City Hall again, and growing unrest between the agency and its critics threatens to engulf much of the city’s government and hamper larger goals of...