A comics-format examination of the power dynamics of Education Matters–a West Contra Costa County nonprofit funded by a local philanthropist–and its ability to influence school board elections and bring in charter schools.
Scenes from the Richmond Progressive Alliance’s campaign party on November 8 as they celebrated their massive wins on the city council and rent control.
The education-focused nonprofit Education Matters, the largest local spender in the 2016 WCCUSD school board race, vetted the candidates they endorsed with questions that included their stance on charter schools.
After a West Contra Costa Unified School District school board race free of negative ads through the end of October, a new late-game attack ad was sent out against candidate Mister Phillips.
Campaign contributions totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars have been poured into this year’s race for two seats on the West Contra Costa Unified School District Board of Education, and over half of this money has come from organizations connected to charter schools.
Nancy DeVille of Richmond Pulse interviews City Council hopeful Ben Choi about the importance of bringing affordable housing and a full-service hospital to Richmond.
People young and old gathered at Hilltop Mall Saturday to celebrate National Chess Day as participants in a speed chess tournament organized by the West Coast Chess Alliance (WCCA).
Charter schools and district finances dominated the West Contra Costa Unified School District school board candidates forum held earlier this month at the Hilltop Community Church.
El Sobrante Valley residents and activists hope to keep residential development out of the historically landslide-prone area with the soon-to-be-submitted Richmond Hills Initiative, which they’re currently working to put on the 2018 ballot.
All nine candidates for the Richmond City Council weighed in at a question-and-answer style forum at the Hilltop Community Church last Thursday night, where jobs, health care, and above all rent control dominated the discussion.
On Tuesday, City Council verified the signatures for putting the Richmond Kids First Initiative on the 2018 ballot. The embattled initiative, which supporters had worked to put on the 2016 ballot, would allocate up to 3 percent of the city’s general fund over the next 10 years for a special fund for children’s and youth services.