While the city is set to finish 2013 with its lowest homicide total in years, far fewer of the killings have been solved, according to police statistics.
Chris Solis spends every Christmas at his grandma’s house in Richmond, eating Mexican breads and exchanging gifts. But this year won’t be the same. Solis will spend the holidays in the sterile confines of John Muir Medical Center, where his 19-year old sister, Dominique Romero, is recovering from a gunshot wound.
City leaders recently took trips to Cuba, China, and Japan. While councilmembers say the trips foster economic growth and spur innovative thinking, some resident are wary of footing the bill to send city leaders overseas while Richmond grapples with a sizable budget shortfall.
City leaders commitment to help struggling homeowners, even despite threats from powerful financial institutions, has inspired scores of activists across the country—from Irvington, New Jersey to Seattle, Washington.
El Concejo de Richmond aprobó un permiso el martes por la noche para permitir a un dispensario de marihuana para moverse de su actual locación cerca del Hilltop Mall (Centro Comercial Cumbre) para una más amplia calle abandonada en la Avenida Bissell, menos de una cuadra de la tienda Target en Macdonald.
Esta fue una de esas reuniones públicas con un montón de habladuría y nada de acción, pero esta discusión –en Oakland –es sin embargo crucial para los planes de Richmond para prevenir futuros embargos. Eso es porque Richmond es posible que necesite el apoyo de otras ciudades para triunfar en su lucha con los bancos.
When a stolen car is recovered, Richmond police give the owner a 20-minute window to pick it up before heavy fees start piling up. Some think this is an unreasonably short period of time.
The Anouphab Mud Muay Thai Lao Academy on MacDonald Avenue teaches residents the ancient martial art of Muay Thai. The gym owner, Master Tee, fled war torn Laos in 1979, and now teaches Richmond residents the art of eight limbs.
The Richmond City Council approved a permit Tuesday night to allow a marijuana dispensary to move from its current location near Hilltop Mall to a largely abandoned street on Bissell Avenue, less than one block from the Target on Macdonald.
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District—often referred to as the Air District—passed a resolution last week to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. To meet the goal, Chevron’s century old refinery in Richmond would need to drastically cut the amount of greenhouse gasses it releases.
Richmond Confidential obtained a list of 602 of the 624-targeted mortgages, which we’ve mapped. When comparing a map of the homes the city has targeted for assistance to a map of foreclosed properties in the city, one thing is clear: They’re pretty different.
The Shields-Reid neighborhood council recently received a crime-prevention award from the city of Richmond. At the awards-ceremony, the group was applauded for having 32 “block Captains”—more than one captain for each block in the neighborhood.