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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.
CEO of SMASHsolar Troy Tyler demonstrates his new product. Photo by Olivia Rempel.

Richmond company rolling out new solar panel design

Richmond-based solar-panel manufacturer SMASHsolar Inc. will unveil a new type of solar panel on Tuesday that is easier to install and will significantly cut down the time it takes installers to mount them onto roofs.

National Park Service asks for input in designing the Richmond Wellness Trail

National Park Service (NPS) agents in the East Bay have been working with administrators from the city of Richmond and other community partners since last year to create a wellness trail for Richmond as part...

Allwyn Brown sworn in as Richmond’s new police chief

Allwyn Brown was sworn in as Richmond’s new police chief at the Richmond Memorial Auditorium, in a ceremony that preceded Tuesday's city council meeting. Brown accepted the position last month after serving as interim chief...