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The three Team Richmond candidates, McLaughlin, Beckles and Martinez, sharing a joke on a victorious election night. (Photo by Tom Goulding)

Crude politics: Chevron lost expensive election, but still has plenty of power

Harriet Rowan and Jimmy Tobias, Richmond Confidential reporters and students at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, published an article for The Nation website that explores Chevron's continuing influence in Richmond after losing big...
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Greening Richmond Together: Groundwork’s second annual awards event

Groundwork Richmond had its second annual event on Saturday recognizing those who have dedicated their time and supported their projects. The free event included family activities and music performances, and VIP tickets were sold to...
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...
Richmond Vice Mayor Jovanka Beckles celebrates beside Mayor Gayle McLaughlin at RPA headquarters in Richmond Tuesday night. (Photo by Tom Goulding)

Scenes from an upset: At RPA headquarters, exhaustion and doubt turn to exhilaration

A long and tense day brought an end to an election that looks set to bring a David v Goliath story.
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...
Homicides in Richmond over the last three years. (Map by Martin Totland/Richmond Confidential)

Richmond police stats show decline in homicides (Interactive Map)

Richmond homicides have plummeted almost 70 percent over the last decade, and recent police data shows that the downward trend continues, with 12 homicides this year, the lowest in over three decades. Police and city...
The Chevron refinery has long been a physical presence in Richmond. But this election year, more so than any time in the company’s history here, Chevron has nakedly embedded itself in local politics.

Why Chevron’s trying to buy Richmond’s elections

Chevron has poured millions into a campaign committee to influence Richmond's mayoral and City Council elections, and the unprecedented spending has fueled questions about what the oil titan hopes to achieve with the best city...
Richmond Working Families political action committee members posed for a group photo after the press conference in front of Richmond City Hall. (Photo by Loi Almeron)

Richmond residents and activists rally against Chevron’s campaign committee Moving Forward

About 30 sign-toting residents and activists assembled at City Hall Thursday to rail against what they say is a heavy handed attempt by Chevron Corp. to influence the Nov. 4 election. They also announced their...
The Point Richmond branch of Mechanics Bank. CEO Christa Steele announced last week the bank, locally owned since 1905, would be sold to Texas billionaire Gerald J. Ford. (Photo by Knowles Adkisson)

Imminent sale of longtime Richmond bank brings windfall to owners, but impact on jobs unknown

Mechanics Bank, a Richmond institution with a 109 year history is being sold to Ford Financial Fund, private equity firm from Texas, that specializes in buying and consolidating banks and selling them for profit. While...
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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.