Ariel Plotnick

High school students take to Richmond streets, protesting a Trump presidency

High school students across the East Bay walked out of class Wednesday and marched in protest of Donald Trump’s election, carrying signs and chanting. In Richmond, students from Leadership Public Schools, Kennedy High School and Richmond High School walked to City Hall, shutting down traffic on MacDonald Avenue along the way.

Residents vote ‘no’ on Measure M

Yesterday, Richmond citizens firmly voted no on Measure M, a ballot measure to raise the documentary transfer tax on real estate sales.

Mayor Butt advocates for Measure M as realtor groups spend to defeat it

With the election days away, a battle over Measure M, a ballot initiative that would increase so-called documentary transfer tax rates, is suddenly heating up. In the last month, the National Association of Realtors and the California Association of Realtors spent a combined $75,000 on mailers, online ads, and telephone calls.

PAAC continues effort to require public art in new business developments

Last Tuesday, Richmond’s Public Art Advisory Committee (PAAC) met to discuss Percent for Art in Private Development, an ordinance that would earmark one percent of large-scale private development project funds for the creation and inclusion of public artwork on the site of new Richmond businesses. “We want business owners to think about the one percent…

Richmond Museum plans to transform its exhibits

On Saturday, a sign at the museum’s entrance read, “Please help us redesign our exhibit! Please remember the Richmond Museum of History cannot be a local museum without the input of the community!”

Exhibit showcases RAC mentor-mentee artist legacy

The Richmond Art Center celebrated its 80th anniversary last Saturday with the opening of “Making Our Mark and Making New Paths,” an exhibit that builds a family tree of artists and their mentees. The show includes work by 14 artists who jumpstarted their careers by showing work at RAC, alongside pieces by younger artists they have mentored and believed in.

From Storage to Studios, Bridge Art Space gets creative

Both storage facility and arts community, Bridge Storage and Art Space in Richmond’s Santa Fe neighborhood is in the process of adding 60 new art studios, with an estimated completion date of summer 2017.