Rabbit rescuers hop to it

The National House Rabbit Society, headquartered in Richmond, saves rabbits from shelters where kill rates can be as high as 90 percent. Rescue workers are searching for more donations, volunteers and foster homes to keep their mission afloat.

City offering businesses a free pass on late fees

The City of Richmond’s finance department is urging businesses who don’t have an up-to-date license to get one by offering an amnesty on late fees. The move could bring in as much as $300,000 in revenues at a time when the city is taking in less and less tax money.

Youth employment program on the rise

Richmond’s YouthWORKS, a city-run youth-employment program, employed 705 local teens and young adults ages 16-21 last summer at 140 Bay Area public and private work sites. The civic youth jobs program is one the nation’s largest in proportion to the population of the city it serves.

Local eatery alive with history, flavor

Pepito’s Deli has been a local institution since the late-1970s, serving Richmond authentic cuisines passed down through generations of the Mexican American family that still owns and operates the restaurant.

Property tax proposed for June ballot

Richmond is the only city in Contra Costa County without its own paramedics, and council members said Tuesday that it will remain that way unless residents are willing to pay for greater services.

City Council preview

At tonight’s meeting the Richmond City Council will consider adding a new fee for the city’s liquor stores, discuss proposing a new tax to help pay for police and fire, and look at ways to collect money from code-violating residents.