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Orlando Lamar Yancy laid to rest at Hilltop Church

Orlando Lamar Yancy made people smile. His friends and family told stories of how Yancy, known in his North Richmond neighborhood as “Rusty” or “Bucket,” would crack jokes on the basketball court—and just about anywhere...
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Part 8: North Richmond, where the city’s boundaries end

Civic leaders who seriously grapple with the question of how North Richmond can break its ruinous cycle of crime, poverty and decline often come to the conclusion that its current political arrangement is untenable -...
Richmond residents lacking necessary identification to access financial institutions, jobs, housing, and protections for the home and workplace will soon be able to apply for a municipal ID card that doubles as a pre-paid debit card. (Photo by Tyler Orsburn)

Council approves municipal ID cards for Richmond

On Tuesday night by the Richmond City Council unanimously voted to approve the issuing of municipal ID cards. The cards are intended to improve public safety, increase civic participation and support local commerce.
Richmond residents address city council members Tuesday night on such key issues as a proposed Congressional reapportionment and a $200,000 loan for a housing project. (Photo by Tyelr Orsburn)

Richmond grapples with budget, political boundaries

A divided council on Tuesday weighed in on several issues, including increasing funding to local housing programs and projects and proposed Congressional reapportionment that would move Richmond into the same district as Berkeley and Oakland.
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North Richmond activists rally outside county office

About 20 people gathered in front of the El Cerrito offices of Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia late Friday to protest a transfer of funds away from an urban ecology program.