Richmond, it’s time to get ‘Silly’!

michael beer silly parade

The night before the unique Richmond festival that is his brainchild, Michael Beer was at Nicholl Park making his pitch to a pack of pre-teen skateboarders. “What other parade would honor skateboarders alongside Gospel Choirs and low-rider car clubs?” asked Beer, the creator of Richmond’s “Silly Parade,” which will kick off for the third time…

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Protesters descend on Chevron tax hearings

eduardo martinez and henry clark protest chevron

About 50 protesters, including some top Richmond elected officials, demonstrated outside county government buildings in Martinez Thursday before filing into a hearing aimed at resolving a tax dispute between Chevron and the Contra Costa County Assessor’s office.

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Richmond is going silly

Just some of silliness seen at last year's parade. (photo by Robert Rogers)

Richmond is going silly on Saturday. Giant puppets, woman with mustaches, dogs in costumes and many more odd-looking individuals will march through the streets of Richmond on Saturday for the city’s “fifth annual” Richmond Silly Parade.

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