Richmond City Council on Tuesday bowed to pressure from residents in the Hilltop area, selecting the Civic Center instead of the larger mall lot for a safe parking pilot program.
At Tuesday’s meeting, Richmond City Council is expected to revisit a plan it favored earlier this month to establish a pilot safe parking program at Hilltop Mall for people without housing.
Incumbent candidate Buffy Wicks appears to have easily defeated opponent Sara Brink for the California State Assembly District 15 seat.
Incumbent Sen. Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) has easily won a second term as senator for California’s Ninth District, according to the latest numbers from Contra Costa County and Alameda County. Skinner received about 85 percent of the votes in Contra Costa County in the Nov. 3 election, defeating Libertarian candidate Jamie Dluzak, who received over 14 percent of the votes. Contra Costa still has an estimated 70,000 mail-in ballots left to count. In Alameda County, Skinner received more than 90 percent…
Incumbent Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA) will continue to represent the state’s 11th congressional district after winning another two years in office on Tuesday evening. DeSaulnier, who represents a large swath of Contra Costa County, was boosted to victory with approximately 75% of the vote across his district.
While advocates in Richmond are working to establish a city-sanctioned parking location with electricity, water and sewage access, issues at existing encampments are growing as more and more people move in.
Former two-time Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin is back in the City Council race and she’s ready to start working for the community.
Y’Anad Burrell has a mission: Improve education and opportunities for people of color in Richmond. That’s why she is hoping to serve as an area four board member for the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD). “All I’ve been hearing over 10, 15 years is that the West Contra Costa Unified School District continues to be low in achievement,” said Burrell, the CEO and founder of Glass House Communications. “[The district] continues to have challenges in getting Black and brown students…