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Around the Way: Is California ready for Gayle McLaughlin?

Instead of attending extravagant fundraisers, setting up political action committees or courting corporate donors, Gayle McLaughlin spends her days driving around California and speaking to small groups of people who want to bring back progressive politics. McLaughlin will be running as a third-party independent candidate in the race for California’s lieutenant governor next year. From…

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Richmond residents fighting eviction, gentrification

Creekview Condominium mailboxes read "vacant" and more tenants face eviction. Photo by Sawsan Morrar

Residents at the Creekview Condominiums on the border of Richmond and El Sobrante are packing their belongings after receiving notices over the last two months that they must vacate the property.

Beverly Hills-based real estate developer PMI Properties cited moisture and mold in terminating leases for the 114 units. Residents, however, contend that the terminations are just in time for Richmond’s upcoming vote on rent control. If Measure L passes in November, landlords will have to pay a relocation fee to each resident evicted. At present, tenants just have to move on.

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Richmond Pulse gives voice to the voiceless

From left Ann Bassette, Malcolm Marshall, David Meza and Chanelle Ignant

Malcolm Marshall, managing editor at the Pulse, has been recognized this year by the Northern California Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). Malcolm will be presented the group’s Silver Heart award tonight, an award that honors a “journalist whose career reflects an extraordinary dedication to giving voice to the voiceless”.

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City council rejects zoning revisions for a digital sign in Hilltop

A divided Richmond City Council has rejected a zoning amendment that would allow a digital advertising billboard on the I-80 corridor for the troubled Hilltop business district. Leaders in the Hilltop district have urged the city to allow a digital billboard to promote the businesses there since 2007, but the city’s sign ordinance currently doesn’t…

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Richmond Confidential looks back on 2014, year for the ages

Long after the billboards come down, the campaign mailers rest in landfills and the New Year’s toasts come and go, 2014 may be remembered as Richmond’s big election year. We are honored to have been in Richmond’s streets and chambers, its homes and schools and everywhere else, helping write the first drafts of history in an important time and place. Chevron…

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