Tag Archives: Economy

Chancellor Dirks (center, with glasses) reassures the Richmond community that their recommendations will be heard. (Photo by Alice Kantor)

UC Berkeley Chancellor meets with Richmond community about Global Campus

The Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley, Nicholas Dirks, assured Richmond stakeholders yesterday that the economic benefits of the proposed Global Campus will be shared with the community. The project has raised concerns among...
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...

Sister cities, in name if not in deed, edge closer to a true financial kinship

Two weeks ago a Zhoushan business delegation visited the port, and this time they came to do more than shake hands. A new Chinese-based development, built in part with Richmond’s participation, is on the immediate...
Jael Myrick

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.

Public salaries outpace residents’ income levels

Richmond public employees earn a yearly average salary almost twice the median household income of the city’s residents, leading to a drain of wealth and resources as many of those employees choose to live outside...
Lela Turner, 20, got a job as a solar installer because of her training at RichmondBUILD.

RichmondBUILD boosts local green industry, but can’t carry economy

At 19 years old, Lela Turner found herself homeless, jobless and struggling. Two years earlier, the San Leandro High School graduate had tried working part-time at McDonald’s and attending Chabot Community College in Hayward. But...

Gavin Newsom to speak, Chevron to donate at Richmond green job training program

Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom and state Assembly Member Nancy Skinner will be featured speakers at Friday's RichmondBUILD Graduation ceremony.