Abner Hauge

Three Cheers for the Kids and Our Money

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.

Last-minute attack ad targets board of ed candidate

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.

Candidates sharply divided over proposed rent control measure

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.

With signatures approved, Kids First Initiative gets closer to the 2018 ballot

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.