Leo Zou

City’s rule to accommodate developers questioned

Residents of Point Richmond are questioning a decision from the city’s planning department that gives a green light for developers to build multi-million dollar projects that they say violate the city’s rules.

Centro ofrece grupo de apoyo para hombres con VIH/SIDA

Contra este antecedente una organización no lucrativa con sede en Concord, la cual provee servicios a lesbianas, homosexuales, bisexuales y transgéneros, ha expandido sus servicios a Richmond ofreciendo un grupo de apoyo para hombres viviendo con VIH o SIDA en la ciudad.

Richmond officials mix business and pleasure in China

Richmond representatives recently visited China and Japan. The expedition was, in the words of Councilman Corky Booze, “strictly business,” but photos and records from the trip make it clear that for at least five days the delegation was sightseeing.

Councilman Booze refrains from dismissing contentious property fines

Richmond city council member Corky Booze was pressured to withdraw a request to waive fines on a property his ex-girlfriend owns at last Thursday’s Public Safety Committee meeting. Booze decided to pull the item off the agenda after receiving an email from City Attorney Bruce Miller.

Popular ranger draws crowds to Richmond national park

Richmond’s Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park has been doing brisk business thanks to one of its employee’s international exposure during the 16-day shutdown of the federal government. Visitors are coming to see Betty Reid Soskin, the 92-year-old park ranger that has become an international celebrity. During the federal shutdown, Soskin became the face for thousands of frustrated, furloughed workers, as reporters from around the world sought out her phone number, Facebook page and occasionally showed…

Center offers support group for men with HIV/AIDS

Rainbow Community Center, a non-profit organization that provides services to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, has expanded its outreach to Richmond by offering a support group for men living with HIV or AIDS in the city.

Southeast Asian community holds remembrance vigil

Ten years ago, Chan Bounkeut, a 15-year-old girl from Middle College High was shot at her front door and died. In memory of Chan and other South East Asian community members who lost their lives in recent years, people gathered at Richmond Public Library Saturday to hold a candle lit vigil.

Early education center strives to attract more families

First 5, a program that offers classes for parents and their kids under 5, held a Raising a Reader class Saturday morning in its satellite center in Richmond. The center served over 1,700 families last year, predominantly Latinos. The director hopes that more African American and Asian families will participate in the class.