Thomas Kleinveld

A quiet night in Richmond: Riding along with the Richmond police

“It will be a great experience,” said my fellow reporter after he suggested I go on a ridealong with a Richmond police officer. “They’ll strap you in a bulletproof vest, take you for a spin at night, and you’ll see some crazy stuff.” For a visiting reporter from the Netherlands, this sounds promising.

Japanese youth ambassadors tour Richmond

This week Richmond was visited by a group of youth ambassadors from Shimada, Japan. The Richmond-Shimada Friendship Commission (RSFC), which celebrates its fiftieth birthday later this year, hosts a group of about six Japanese students and a teacher twice a year. Every summer, a group from Richmond travels to Shimada to live there for a month.