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We’re off for the summer — see you in September!

on June 5, 2015

Richmond Confidential is a project of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, and now that it’s summer, our students are on break to work internships at other publications. We’ll be back to train a new class of student reporters in early September.

If you’ve found us over the summer, here are a few highlights from the coverage done by the 2014-15 Richmond Confidential news crew:

Community members mourn the closure of Doctors Medical Center by Gabriel Sanchez

Richmond’s rent control advocates and opponents face off over gentrification by Fabian Graber

Mayor highlights business, environment and council meeting improvements in his first 100 days by Larry Zhou

Crime rises in first quarter of 2015; police vacancies a challenge by Larry Zhou

The Charlie Cart, a newly-designed mobile kitchen, brings food education into the classroom by Nicole West

EBMUD declares Stage 4 drought and takes steps to curb water use by Hans Liedtke

Maya’s gift to Richmond: Music therapy for people with developmental disabilities by Semany Gashaw

Little Free Library movement begins to blossom in Richmond by Bonnie Chan

With increase in demand for solar power, green job opportunities return by Fabian Graber

Meet Vinay Pimple, Richmond’s newest city councilmember by Faviola Leyva

War Ink: Stories of veterans “coming all the way home” by Bonnie Chan

Long after recovery, the housing wealth gap in Richmond is worse than ever by Alice Kantor

Doctors Medical Center: A 2014 retrospective by Gabriel Sanchez and Noelia Gonzalez

Retrospective: Archives show a difficult road for Richmond’s middle class by Knowles Adkisson

Richmond city workers’ salaries outpace residents’ income by Shawn Baldwin

The “Ben and Jerry’s” of cannabis ice cream by Martin Totland

Contra Costa supervisors incur backlash after giving themselves a big raise by Semany Gashaw

Restorative justice offers Richmond high school students an alternative to suspension by Hannah Lawson

“Reimbursement from God:” Police chaplains in Richmond by Martin Totland

Stealth Chevron consultants administer Richmond news website by Jimmy Tobias

Chevron’s Moving Forward spreads big money across political campaign committees by Harriet Rowan

Will Chevron’s $3 million bid for Richmond succeed? by Harriet Rowan

Candidates benefit indirectly from Chevron campaign funds, deny link by Larry Zhou

Timeline: History of a company town by Bonnie Chan

Scenes from an upset: at RPA headquarters, exhaustion and doubt turn to exhilaration by Tom Goulding

Progressives capture City Hall and council, fending off Chevron money by Alice Kantor

View from the top: Mayor-elect Tom Butt talks Chevron and where he plans to take Richmond by Elly Schmidt-Hopper

Once full of shoppers and hopes, Hilltop Mall faces an uncertain future by Fan Fei

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Thanks for reading, and we’ll see you back here in September!


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