About Us

Richmond Confidential is an independent news site focused on the city of Richmond, California. Based at the University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism, it functions as a news lab for student reporters and as a news source for the Richmond community. 

Since its founding in 2009 through a grant from the Ford Foundation, Richmond Confidential has been a resource for people who live and work in Richmond. We  cover governments, businesses and neighborhoods — from City Hall to West Contra Costa schools, from the Annex to Hilltop, Point Richmond to the Iron Triangle. We also monitor institutions and industries such as the Chevron Refinery, the city’s largest employer and taxpayer. 

We love to interact with our readers through Facebook, Twitter (@riconfidential) and Instgram (@Richmond_Confidential). And we rely on you to tell us what’s happening in your community.

Please send your tips, concerns and comments to us at richconstaff@gmail.com