An estimated 4,000 people are expected to converge upon the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond on Monday for the Codex Book Fair, a biannual convention of hundreds of the world’s leading fine press publishers and artists. Over 22 countries will be represented at nearly 200 booths, some from as far as Chile, Russia and Japan.
It was on a regular night more than three decades ago when Shonda Dilliehunt woke to several masked gunmen raiding her home. Life wasn’t perfect at their small apartment in the Kennedy Park housing complex, but she never imagined something like this. All she heard was a distinctive boom, and men she didn’t know forced her and her family to the floor. “That was the first SWAT raid,” she said. “I didn’t know what was going on.” Memories of those…
Crime fell across the board in Richmond thus far in 2014, suggesting another banner year for the city’s law enforcement, according to statistics released by the Richmond Police Department last week.
Richmond restaurant to host more than 1,000 people for homeless, veteran awareness this Thanksgiving
Salute e Vita’s annual Thanksgiving Day Celebration has grown into an event expected to host more than 1,000 veterans and other homeless men, women and children from around the Bay Area.
How lifelong Bay Area activist, John Roulac, built a career—and an empire—out of organic food.
Roulac’s Nutiva, is the largest organic superfoods company in the world and it’s based right here, in Richmond.
A Richmond metal plating company was shut down by a court order last week, granting a request by California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC).
An inaugural Mexican-style rodeo drew hundreds of spectators to Richmond Sunday to watch a dusty spectacle of raging bulls and courageous riders. “Jaripeo Expatacular” was held in a packed lot off of Giant Road, bringing together horseback riding, Mexicali cuisine and bull riding.
If you go to the website explosive-crude-by-rail.org and zoom in on Richmond, what you’ll find is disconcerting. According to the 1-3 mile buffer zone on the map, the entire city and its 107,000 residents are in danger if trains carrying crude oil explode.
With the municipal election happening in less than a week, we’ve reached out to the councilmembers and asked them where they stand on a number of issues.
With only a week before the election begins, Richmond is heating up with election fever. With ads, flyers and canvassers out in full force, though, it can be hard to figure out where exactly the three mayoral candidates stand. So we interrogated Nat Bates, Uche Uwahemu and Tom Butt on number of issues, including the budget deficit, the Citizens United decision, Doctors Medical Center, and the future of Richmond. Uwahemu, Bates and Butt will square off in the upcoming Nov. 4…
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) passed a resolution last Wednesday meant to cut refinery emissions, such as greenhouse gases, by 20 percent.
Richmond Confidential highlights some of the key points of Sanders’ speech, and exclusive interview and photos from the event.
Despite its reputation as an oil town, solar power in Richmond is growing. And it looks like it’s here to stay.