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Mayoral profile: Charles Ramsey

West Contra Costa School Board President and mayoral candidate Charles Ramsey, age 52, believes that Richmond can be a vibrant community, a bustling hub where young people choose to settle down after their youthful stints in San Francisco – as Ramsey did himself. After growing up in Richmond – while his father was worked in…

Summit middle school approved, education fair this weekend

The El Cerrito Planning Commission approved the permit for Summit K2 Public School, clearing the final hurdle for opening the new charter middle school. The vote drew a broad smile from Kelly Garcia, the designated principal of Summit K2, which will occupy the site of the closed Windrush School, two blocks north of the Del…

Refinery towns draw lessons from Chevron project

Richmond isn’t the only town in the Bay Area that’s in the midst of approving a major oil project. Other nearby refineries are also upgrading. And surrounding communities are looking to Richmond for lessons on how to insure that environmental standards are met.

City considers parking restrictions near Richmond BART station

Area resident Raven Brown is frustrated with BART riders parking all day on neighborhood streets instead of using the BART parking garage. Many of her neighbors are also concerned about not being able to park in front of their own homes.

Family of homicide victim still waits for answers

Kevin Barrera, who was shot and killed in Richmond in 2009, made national headlines last week after an image of his murder was found on Google maps. Despite the media frenzy, Barrera’s parents still wait for justice.

Hilltop tournament to raise funds for chess in schools

Most people look at a chessboard, and all they see are static black and white pieces presided over by players in deepest concentration. But TC Ball sees a learning tool with the potential to change lives. Ball is the organizer of an upcoming speed chess tournament that will raise funds for a new “Chess in…

10th Annual North Richmond Shoreline Festival

Richmond families headed out to Point Pinole on Saturday for a day of learning and fun in the sun. The East Bay Regional Parks District hosted the 10th Annual North Richmond Shoreline Festival. Kids with painted faces rode ponies and a “choo-choo” train around the park overlooking the bay. Festival-goers enjoyed performances and free Latin…

Greenhouse gas mitigation discussion stalled

The city council was hoping to hear public input on possible greenhouse gas mitigation measures relating to Chevron’s “Revised Renewal Project,” but Tuesday’s meeting ended before the council reached the comment period.