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Power boats on display at the Pacific Sail and Power Boat Show.

Thousands flock to Richmond boat show

Last weekend, Richmond hosted the Pacific Sail and Power Boat Show for the second time. This celebration of all things seaworthy was held at the Craneway Pavilion and Marina Bay Yacht Harbor, housing over 400 exhibits,...
The Oishi family nursery in Richmond, seen here in an undated pre-war photo. The Oishis were one of 20 Japanese-American flower growing families in Richmond. Photo courtesy the El Cerrito Historical Society and the Oishi family.

Richmond residents commemorate anniversary of Japanese American incarceration order

Executive Order 9066, which cleared the way for the incarceration (or “internment”) of Japanese Americans during World War II, may have been signed 75 years ago, but Flora Ninomiya sees eerie parallels with the modern...
The Richmond post office at 1025 Nevin Ave. The USPS posted a notice of intent to sell the historic building on January 25. Photo by Andrew Beale.

Richmond community members oppose post office sale

The United States Postal Service says the post office at 1025 Nevin Avenue in downtown Richmond is in “excess and no longer necessary.” Kimberley Savoy-Jackson, wearing a leg brace as she walks up the post...
Jessica Escobar said she was marching to support undocumented friends and family members. Photo taken January 21, 2017 at the Oakland Women's March by Rachel Loyd.

Bay Area officials support sanctuary cities, despite threats of federal cuts

On January 25, President Donald Trump signed an executive order denying federal funds to sanctuary cities, such as Oakland and Richmond. But Bay Area officials are pushing back and affirming the status of sanctuary cities.
Cassandra Simmons, Cassandra’s Wedding Cakes & Beyond, Owner Photo by Nebiat Assefa Melles

Video: Richmond’s Female Entrepreneurs

The city of Richmond is home to many businesses founded and run by women. We interviewed three to learn about their experiences, challenges and successes: Cassandra Simmons, owner of Cassandra’s Wedding Cakes & Beyond; Nikki...
Heron water taxi, transports 40 passengers at one time from Richmond to San Francisco back and forth. Photo by Nebiat Assefa Melles

Water taxi from Richmond to San Francisco launches today

Tideline Marine Group launched a new Richmond-to-San Francisco water taxi today. The commuter service will run Mondays through Fridays on three vessels that will transport passengers between Marina Bay and San Francisco’s Pier 1.5.
Parents in rapt attention at the 11th annual Parents as Partners and Leaders Conference held at Lovonya DeJean Middle School last Saturday. Photo by Grace Oyenubi.

County conference gives parents tips to help students

More than two hundred parents attended the 11th annual Parents as Partners and Leaders Conference held at Lovonya DeJean Middle School last Saturday. The annual conference offers parents a range of guidance, information and advice.