North Richmond is no stranger to conflict, but this is a strange conflict for North Richmond. The small community, which straddles the boundary separating the city of Richmond and unincorporated Contra Costa County, has become...
8 Comments Filed under Crime, Front, Government, North Richmond
Tagged gayle mclaughlin, iyalode kinney, john gioia, johnny white, marena brown, North Richmond, Oakland, richmond, saleem bey, shields-reid
It was North Richmond. The little neighborhood that has historically suffered from a lack of leadership was suddenly over-represented. It was a dubious honor.
Filed under Front, Government, History, North Richmond
Tagged bea roberson, gayle mclaughlin, john gioia, kenneth davis, marena brown, North Richmond, saleem bey, shields-reid
North Richmond knows the blues of economic and social decay, but a brighter day will come - the real question may be when.
1 Comment Filed under A Journey Into North Richmond, Development, Front, Government, History, North Richmond
Tagged ervin coley, john gioia, kenneth davis, marin city, marin city u.s.a., North Richmond, saleem bey
The kids walked east on Silver Avenue, tossing back and forth a frayed, half-deflated football. It was the afternoon of March 30, 2011.
2 Comments Filed under A Journey Into North Richmond, Crime, Front, Government, North Richmond
Tagged chris magnus, contra costa county sheriffs, Crime, ervin coley, joshua mcclain, kenneth davis, North Richmond, saleem bey
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 -...
3 Comments Filed under A Journey Into North Richmond, Crime, Development, Economy, Featured, Front, Government, History, North Richmond
Tagged Corky Booze, gayle mclaughlin, john gioia, kenneth davis, mike parker, North Richmond, rpa, saleem bey, shirley moore, Tom Butt
From the corner of Filbert Street and Chesley Avenue, the unofficial center of North Richmond, a person gets the full sensory onslaught that the community has endured for decades.
Filed under A Journey Into North Richmond, Company Town, Environment, Front, Government, Health, History, North Richmond
Tagged air pollution, barbara becnel, Company Town, Henry Clark, john gioia, North Richmond, ralph borrmann, saleem bey
Roughly 100 residents of Richmond and unincorporated North Richmond gathered at the Civic Center Monday to hear an assortment of city, county and industry leaders weight in on how to ease the unemployment and crime...
Bluesman Jesse James will headline an array of performers set to let the music fly Saturday at Shields-Reid Park for the second annual North Richmond Music Festival. The event is scheduled for 11 a.m. to...
1 Comment Filed under Events, Front, History, Music, North Richmond
Tagged blues, carla orozco, jesse james, jimmy mccracklin, kenneth davis, North Richmond, saleem bey, shields reid park
For more than a decade, one man has been the de facto elected representative of the nearly 3,000 residents of unincorporated North Richmond.
Filed under A Journey Into North Richmond, Front, Government, History, North Richmond
Tagged fred jackson, gayle mcluaughlin, john gioia, kenneth davis, North Richmond, saleem bey, Vernon Whitmore
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.
2 Comments Filed under Economy, Front, Government
Tagged city council, Corky Booze, george miller, Jeff Ritterman, kenneth davis, Nat Bates, North Richmond, richmond, Richmond Housing Authority, saleem bey, steve duran, tim jones
In North Richmond, a community farming project may be the answer to providing healthy choices to residents who have long lived in a "food desert."
Filed under Development, Environment, Food, Front, Health, North Richmond, Video
Tagged Contra Costa County, ervin coley, food desert, iyalode kinney, lots of crops, mitigation fund, North Richmond, richmond, saleem bey
More than 500 people filled Hilltop Community Church on Thursday to mourn Ervin Coley III.
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.
3 Comments Filed under Crime, Development, Environment, Front, Government
Tagged andres soto, ervin coley III, gayle mclaughlin, Henry Clark, john gioia, kenneth davis, mitigation fund, Nat Bates, North Richmond, saleem bey