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.”
A fire engulfed about 40 salvaged cars at Deal Auto Wrecking on Gertrude Avenue in North Richmond this morning, according to Richmond deputy fire chief Emon Usher. The fire has since been put out, according to an alert issued by the Contra Costa County Health Officer.
In the San Francisco Bay, conservation and scientific groups are working to restore crucial habitat. Oysters and eelgrass may play a large role in protecting Richmond’s shoreline from sea level rise.
Over 300 people attended a Clean Slate Day in North Richmond, organized by the Contra Costa County Office of the Public Defender, in the hopes of clearing their criminal records.
Locally Richmond is an occasional series of profiles that highlights the small businesses that contribute to making Richmond a unique community. When does an artist know she has reached a milestone in her career? For Angela Jarman, she knew the minute her work was worn by models strutting down the catwalk of Victoria’s Secret fashion shows. Jarman makes fairy wings—small or big, as intricate or as simple as the client requests—and she is making a name for herself and her niche….
Students in the West Contra Costa Unified School District can use their ideas to improve their school with the help of The Potential Project. The program gives students a voice in the district’s planning process, so they can help create solutions to challenges like increasing parent engagement and providing more access to technology. The project requires young people to create a plan, collaborate their teacher and classmates, and create measurable progress towards one of the goals outlines in the Local…
Dear Readers/Listeners, The combined staff of Oakland North and Richmond Confidential is excited to announce a new bi-weekly podcast featuring radio stories from Richmond and Oakland, as well as interviews with our reporters, community leaders and other news-worthy characters. Every two weeks until June, we will bring you radio stories focused on a theme or issue affecting these two cities. You will also hear from our reporters to get a behind the scenes look at our news room. Every other Thursday, check our sites for new…
Richmond is home to higher than average childhood asthma rates and a refinery responsible for some the highest emissions in the state. How are the two connected?
It wasn’t quite dark in central Richmond, a little before 5 p.m. the day before Thanksgiving. A 13-year-old girl was walking down a flight of stairs, two people were driving north in a white sedan on Carlson Boulevard “when they shot into the direction of the Pullman Townhouses, and kept on driving,” police said. The 13-year-old was shot in the leg, just above the knee. Police said the girl, treated and released at a local hospital, “was not the intended…