About Us

Richmond Confidential is an independent news site focused on the city of Richmond, California. Based at the University of California, Berkeley, Journalism School, it functions as a news lab for student reporters and as a news source for the Richmond community. 

Since its founding in 2009 through a $4 million grant from the Ford Foundation, Richmond Confidential has been a resource for people who live and work in Richmond. We  cover governments, businesses and neighborhoods  — from City Hall to the West Contra Costa schools, ports to parklands, the Annex to the Iron Triangle to Hilltop. And we monitor industries and institutions such as the Chevron Refinery, Richmond Medical Center and Rosie the Riveter National Park. 

We love to interact with our readers through Facebook, Twitter (@riconfidential) and Instgram (@Richmond_Confidential). And we rely on you to tell us what’s happening in your community.

Please send your tips, concerns and comments to us at richconstaff@gmail.com