As of January 1, the bar for immigration holds will be set a lot higher. This is thanks to AB4, which Governor Brown signed into law on October 5. Also known as the Trust Act, this law restricts California law enforcement cooperation with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.
Eight Marina Bay retail businesses have reported sales losses because of the Officer Bradley A. Moody Memorial Underpass construction road closure of Marina Bay Parkway and are looking to the city for help.
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.
A metal plating company in Richmond said they have begun removing large quantities of hazardous wastes at its facility after the Contra Costa County Superior Court issued a restraining order.
A plan to provide free Internet access to all neighborhoods in Richmond is unlikely to happen soon, but both city planners and Internet service providers are optimistic about making it happen eventually.
Last June the Richmond Arts and Culture Commission unveiled Richmond Identities: Extraordinary Lives/Ordinary People, an intricate five-panel mural spearheaded by artist Judy Baca, at the Richmond Senior Center on Macdonald Avenue. About 50 people gathered this past Sunday to officially dedicate the mural.
On Saturday, the Richmond Museum of History celebrated Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead. Students from Manzanita charter school brought faded photographs of deceased parents and grandparents, cut paper flowers, and skulls made from colored sugar to display on an altar at the museum.