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City Council Election 2012: Eduardo Martinez

Eduardo Martinez sits at the front desk of the Richmond Progressive Alliance hunched over a pile of donor thank-you letters. It’s midday and the quiet of the office is punctuated by the hum of vehicles that pass by on Macdonald Avenue and the occasional police siren in the distance. As Martinez picks up the letters…

Council divided over alleged attack on Booze

With exactly three weeks until the upcoming election, Richmond’s key political players were out in full swing and the council’s division on full display at Tuesday night’s meeting. The main source of tension for the evening was a recent fight between Corky Booze and Richmond Progressive Alliance member David Moore. The much-disputed incident between the…

Amendment to campaign filing shows additional funds for Bates

A campaign finance amendment filed Tuesday by City Council candidate Nat Bates shows that he has received more than $32,000, far more than the $1,420 he listed in his original campaign disclosure statement on Friday. Campaign disclosure statements filed by the Chevron-funded committee Moving Forward show Bates also benefited from $90,000 on campaign mailings and…

Levanta La Voz: Immigration and the Election

A door is opening for undocumented immigrant youth who call the United States home. Many are applying for deferred action. But with an upcoming presidential election — between the president who deported the most people in his first term and a candidate who some fear will dismantle deferred action — some are hesitant to apply.…

Richmond civic engagement group encourages Latino voters

With only one month until the election, Adam Kruggel is too busy to stay in one room. On a recent Tuesday he spent an evening racing back and forth from a voter phone bank in the Contra Costa Interfaith Supporting Community Organization office to a deferred action training session in the building next door. As…

Ready To Play

Due to a surge in player turnout this season, Richmond High School’s football program has fielded its first junior varsity team in two years.

Interactive art makes waves on Macdonald Ave.

An outdoor art exhibit of work by acclaimed new media artist Scott Snibbe made its debut at the Richmond Arts in Motion festival this Saturday. The display consists of four screens that hang in the front window of the East Bay Center for the Performing Arts on the corner of 11th St. and Macdonald Ave.…

Art and soul coming to Richmond this Saturday

Richmond Main Street and the East Bay Center for the Performing Arts will team up this weekend for Saturday’s Spirit & Soul and Richmond Arts in Motion festivals. The back-to-back events will kick off at 1 p.m. on MacDonald Avenue between 13th Street and Harbour Way.

Lady Eagles lose second game in a row

The Kennedy High School Eagles girl’s volleyball team lost in three sets to the John Swett High School Indians in a game in Crockett on Thursday.

City Council swings into election season

At its first public meeting since the Aug. 6 Chevron refinery fire and a Measure N—referred to as the “soda tax”—lawsuit filed against the city, Tuesday night’s hotly anticipated City Council meeting painted for the Richmond community a clear portrait of its pending election season. “Trends are already beginning to form,” said Councilmember Tom Butt…

Richmond, Veolia stopped at wastewater crossroads

Almost a year after the City Council approved a separation agreement with Veolia Water, the city is still searching for an alternative wastewater treatment method.

Oilers fight to stay positive after third straight loss

The Salesian High School Pride handed the Richmond High School Oilers their third loss in a row in a game that ended 28-6 at the Salesian High School fields on Saturday afternoon. Despite the defeat, Richmond coaches and players agreed that the team fought hard against the Salesian Pride, a team that ranks within the…