Christmas tree lot an annual tradition

For the 28th consecutive year, longtime Richmond native Rick Spencer has hastily set up shop, outdoors and a bevy of lush, aromatic Firs. Bab’s Christmas Trees is open for business at 1030 23rd Street.

Bank-owned homes cost city time, money

Nearly 1,000 homes in Richmond are bank-owned, but many banks have failed to keep them maintained. So city code enforcers are spending big bucks and countless hours securing vacant properties and chasing down the banks that own them.

Local eateries honored for contributions

A trio of local restaurants that donated $600 worth of food for a workshop supporting a community art project were awarded “Small Business of the Month” certificates during Tuesday’s City Council meeting.