Thirty-six people died in the Ghost Ship warehouse fire in Oakland on December 5. Two members of the West Contra Costa Unified School District family, Sara Hoda and Travis Hough, were among those lost.
Five questions for Daniel Webster, owner of Cuts 1st Class in Richmond. The new barbershop with a vintage look and feel opened in October in the Point Richmond neighborhood.
A Richmond, Calif. African-American man who was shot and killed in El Sobrante on Nov. 12 was the victim of a hate crime, according to a spokesperson from the Contra Costa Sheriffs Department.
Richmond City Councilmember Gayle McLaughlin describes how the city is preparing to protect its immigrant residents under a Trump presidency
This month, Melvin Willis, 26, became the youngest person elected to the Richmond City Council. He spoke with the Pulse about his priorities for the council, which now has a majority of members backed by the RPA.
After serving six years on the Richmond Planning Commission, Ben Choi is vying for a seat on the City Council. An account manager at Marin Clean Energy, Choi’s campaign is supported by the Richmond Progressive Alliance.
Jim Rogers served on the Richmond City Council from 2002 to 2014. He is also a former member of the Board of Supervisors in Contra Costa County. He is currently working as a financial planner. He spoke with Richmond Pulse about the short-term and long-term ways to solve the city’s affordable housing problem.
Cesar Zepeda may be new to Richmond’s politics, but he’s no stranger to community organizing. The longtime Richmond resident is the president of both the Hilltop District Neighborhood Council and the Hilltop District Homeowners and Stakeholders Association. He’s a co-founder of Richmond Rainbow Pride, the city’s first known LGBT organization.
Nat Bates, 86, is the longest-serving member on the Richmond City Council and also a former two-time mayor of Richmond. The Richmond native and former probation officer sat down with Richmond Pulse to discuss how to bring businesses to Richmond and keep them here.
Vinay Pimple was appointed to City Council to fill the seat that became vacant when Tom Butt was elected mayor. Pimple was sworn into office in March of 2015. Originally from India, he moved to Richmond in 2010. He is an attorney and former software engineer.