Wendell Pierce and his real estate partnership are planning to invest in Downtown Richmond. They are working with local developers to provide housing units and 70,000 square feet of retail space.
Local businesses and organizations are stepping up to help those affected by the North Bay fires by collecting donations of food, water, and other supplies.
Richmond residents and small businesses are dismayed by the planned closure of the Main Post Office. Mayor Tom Butt hopes the city can keep it open by purchasing the property.
The state housing bills signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Sept. 29 have created optimism in Contra Costa County, but affordable-housing advocates see them as just the start of a long process.
As Bay Area traffic increases, many Richmond residents are excited by the new ferry terminal project while others wonder how the anticipated economic development will impact the future of the city.
Members of a citizens-oversight committee questioned how the West Contra Costa school district uses bond money to construct or improve school facilities. They raised concerns about the district over-spending its budget and draining funds slated for future projects.
The unincorporated area of North Richmond, long a controversial issue for the city, is up for a vote on being officially made part of the city on Tuesday. Residents of the area are divided, some seeing it as a needed way to get access to local services and others seeing it as gentrification and a “land grab.”
Menbe Aklilu, owner of the celebrated Saluté e Vita Ristorante in Richmond, made a donation of over $13,000 on behalf of the Richmond community towards Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.