Josh Wolf

At least five candidates plan to enter council race

Ludmyrna Lopez, Maria Viramontes, and Jim Rogers are all up for re-election. None of them have indicated they plan to abandon their post, but their is still time for them to announce they plan to step down or seek higher office. But at least five people say they plan to challenge them for their seats.

Council approves extension for Point Molate developer

The City Council voted Monday to extend a deadline to reach an agreement with the developer behind the Point Molate casino project. Without an extension, the city would have scrapped an agreement to earmark the land for a casino.

Council Preview (Nov. 17)

At Tuesday’s meeting, the City Council will discuss The Plunge, assess how a local hiring policy is performing and peer into the financials behind the $100 million Civic Center renovation project.

The law behind gaming at Point Molate

The Guidiville Band of Pomo Indians may have an opportunity to open a casino at Point Molate, but the tribe’s path to prosperity relies on a maze of state and federal regulations and the approval of the country’s secretary of the interior.

Property tax proposed for June ballot

Richmond is the only city in Contra Costa County without its own paramedics, and council members said Tuesday that it will remain that way unless residents are willing to pay for greater services.

City Council preview

At tonight’s meeting the Richmond City Council will consider adding a new fee for the city’s liquor stores, discuss proposing a new tax to help pay for police and fire, and look at ways to collect money from code-violating residents.

Pastor calls for faith over fear at victim’s church

Pastor Jim Wheeler spoke of “The commitment to testimony” this week at the First Presbyterian Church, where the 15-year-old rape victim attended services. Calling on his parishioners to rely on faith over fear, he has urged more people to mentor Richmond youth.