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Protesters cheer as Sandra Roman, a striking fast food worker, urges workers behind the counter at a McDonald's in Richmond to join their strike. (Photo by Bonnie Chan)

Hundreds of workers rally across the East Bay for the “Fight for $15”

Fast food and low-wage workers in Oakland, Richmond and Berkeley joined a workers’ strike dubbed “Fight for $15” on Wednesday, continuing a two-year-long campaign that calls on fast food chains to institute a $15 minimum...
Chancellor Dirks (center, with glasses) reassures the Richmond community that their recommendations will be heard. (Photo by Alice Kantor)

UC Berkeley Chancellor meets with Richmond community about Global Campus

The Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley, Nicholas Dirks, assured Richmond stakeholders yesterday that the economic benefits of the proposed Global Campus will be shared with the community. The project has raised concerns among...
Richmond community members worry the Richmond Bay Campus could become "an island of opportunity" (courtesy photo from the Haas Institute)

Community members turn up the heat on UC Berkeley Chancellor over Richmond Bay Campus

Community protests complement a new business report in looking for binding local agreements over the development of the Richmond Bay Campus.
Some observers are skeptical that charter schools like  Aspire's California College Preparatory (above) perform as well as public schools whose funds they could potentially take from. (Photo by Candese Charles.)

As school board considers two new charter schools, inconsistent results sound note of caution

The WCCUSD Board of Education will make a recommendation on Nov. 12 whether to support a proposal to start two new charters that would enroll 312 students in grades K-5 and 420 students in grades...
The Richmond Field Station, a UC Berkeley Lab, is looking for private funds to continue its development, which has been temporarily put on hold due to a decline in federal and university funding. (Photo by Alice Kantor)

New UC Berkeley Richmond campus development put on hold due to funding decline

The development of the UC Berkeley Richmond Field Station, a future research facility, has been temporarily put on hold due to decline in federal and university funding.
A packed house at Miracle Temple Church. Residents bowed their heads in prayer at the end of a meeting about the impacts and possibilities of the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab's proposed Richmond Bay Campus. (Photo by: Sukey Lewis)

Residents urge Berkeley lab to consider impacts of Richmond campus

Richmond residents, unions, and community groups are keeping a close eye on the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and its plans for a Richmond Bay Campus: a development that is projected to take shape over the...
His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be coming to the Richmond community center on Sunday to empower religious objects. (Photo by: Sukey Lewis)

Tibetan community center in Richmond prepares to receive His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Richmond’s Tibetan community center on Huntington Avenue will receive His Holiness the Dalai Lama this Sunday. Last Saturday, members prepared the center for his arrival.

Federal cuts slow Berkeley Laboratory’s proposed Richmond biosciences campus

A definitive construction timeline for the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory’s proposed Richmond biosciences campus still remains unclear, but lab officials assured the City Council Tuesday night the project is still moving forward.
Future site of the Richmond Bay Campus, on Richmond's south shoreline (photo courtesy of the University of California)

Richmond Bay Campus faces delays

In forty years, a humble scattering of buildings along Richmond’s south shoreline could become an internationally recognized hub for scientific research. But presently the site remains just a small cluster of offices, warehouses, and labs,...