New mayor will appoint majority of Design Review Board, steering future Richmond development

New mayor will appoint majority of Design Review Board, steering future Richmond development

In January, Mayor Tom Butt will leave office, and a majority of the Design Review Board may follow him. 

The City Council rejected Butt’s proposed appointments of two new members …

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WCCUSD teachers union prepares for next step after two-week impasse over salaries

WCCUSD teachers union prepares for next step after two-week impasse over salaries

More than two weeks after the West Contra Costa Unified School District declared an impasse with United Teachers of Richmond, many educators are feeling scared and uncertain about the future of th…

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‘It’s just a beautiful experience’: Community groups plant trees to make Verde school greener.

‘It’s just a beautiful experience’: Community groups plant trees to make Verde school greener.

For years, even on hot mornings and afternoons, Verde Elementary School students have spent heir recess and physical education periods on a cracked and sun-drenched blacktop — a wide open space …

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