Contra Costa County has declared the next few months “Soda-Free Summer,” and is planning a campaign to fight childhood obesity rates by urging kids and teenagers to drink less sugary soda pop.
Local marijuana dispensary operators say they’re trying to play by the rules, but it appears that in Richmond, there aren’t many rules to play by — a problem that isn’t going to be solved this November.
In a marathon session, City Council voted to move ahead with plans to create an ordinance to regulate and tax the city’s underground pipeline operators.
It appears that the developers of the Ford Assembly Plant and the National Parks Service are close to reaching a deal that would allow a Rosie the Riveter Visitor’s Center to move in next year.
City Council voted 6-1 Tuesday to accept a 5 percent rate increase for each of the next three years on residents of the Richmond Sewer District. While the increase was lower than originally planned, the move left many people crying foul.
The mayor’s call to condemn the Israeli response to last month’s Gaza flotilla met with some emotional resistance Tuesday, as the two Richmond residents who were aboard the beseiged ships both arrived home.
Mister Phillips, who lost Tuesday in his bid to unseat County Supervisor John Gioia, knows for sure where he’ll be this weekend: His wedding. Beyond that, it’s harder to say for the Richmond’s newest rising politico.
Neither Mark Peterson nor Dan O’Malley were able to secure over 50 percent of Tuesday’s primary vote, so the two will duke it out in a November run-off for the county District Attorney seat.
Paul Larudee, a Richmond man who was aboard a fleet of boats delivering humanitarian aid to Gaza when it was beseiged by Israeli troops, is now safely in Greece and should return home within a matter of weeks. A second Richmond resident aboard the flotilla is presumed to be in Turkey.
The three candidates running for County District Attorney are hard at work raising money for their campaigns. But little of it is coming from Richmond. What implications does that have for the city that’s responsible for so much of the county’s crime?
Richmond’s city limits grew by 10 feet Tuesday, as City Council approved a plan to annex a tiny strip of land just north of Kay Road during a generally tame council session.