Alex L. Weber

Local casino opposition crumbling

Opposition to a Las Vegas-style casino resort in Richmond is collapsing as casino backers hand over promises for millions of dollars, thousands of jobs and major environmental concessions.

Bridge closure affects those who stay local too

In Richmond, detoured drivers and passengers crowded the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, BART trains and surface streets, causing traffic headaches for both the regular commuters and those rerouted due to the Bay Bridge closure.

Land trusts: conserving homeownership

In an attempt to stop the exodus of foreclosed-upon homeowners, both the city’s redevelopment agency and a coalition of advocacy groups have decided to implement a tactic new to Richmond: the land trust.

Struggling homeowners get help at Cow Palace

Richmond homeowners facing foreclosure have one more day to get help from a traveling network of financial counselors. Thousands of Bay Area residents have huddled into the seats at Daly City’s Cow Palace over the last four days, hoping the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) will help them negotiate a new mortgage. One of the homeowners was Robin Bill of Richmond. She lives near the city’s border with San Pablo. Bill spoke briefly at the NACA podium, one of…

Rough roads for Richmond’s cab drivers

Lal Santokh and other independent taxi drivers line up every day at the cab stand in front of the BART station at MacDonald Avenue and 18th Street—the end of the Richmond line. They talk to one another and wait for business. They do a lot of waiting.