News Report • Keisa Reynolds | Photos • David Meza
Close residents rallied in front of City Hall on June 4 to support a community benefits agreement for the proposed UC Berkeley Global Campus in Richmond.
News Report, Edgardo Cervano-Soto
Richmond resident J.C. Farr, 72, remembers the days black families populated his neighborhood in Richmond’s Southside. Walking through Booker T. Anderson Park, Farr points to a house where a black family used to live. It was sold, gutted and flipped by another owner, he says.
News Report, Ann Bassette Concerned residents, researchers and public officials came together at the Regional Poverty and Policy Community workshop in Richmond last month to discuss causes and solutions of poverty in the Bay Area. Participants at the event — held at Solar Richmond, a nonprofit that provides free training in solar and green jobs […]
By Melvin Willis | Photo by Alice Kantor A new UC Berkeley campus being planned for Richmond must take into account the needs of the city’s residents. That’s the message the Richmond City Council sent UC Berkeley last month, when the council called on UC Berkeley to sign a community benefits agreement. The agreement now […]
News Report, Malcolm Marshall As concerns about affordable housing and gentrification grow in Richmond, a new study finds that it may not be too late to prevent residents from being displaced. The study, by UC Berkeley’s Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, was released Feb. 20 at a housing summit at the East Bay Center […]
By Sonya Mann Here’s an exciting prospect: shop locally without having to leave your house. With Christmas less than two weeks away, consider buying presents that can support your community at the same time. Etsy.com is a website where local artisans can sell handmade goods, and plenty of Richmond entrepreneurs have opened online shops through it–making […]
Interview, Vernon Whitmore EDITOR’S NOTE: Richmond mayoral candidate Uche Uwahemu came to the Unites States 28 years ago from Nigeria. He grew up in Washington DC, before moving to the Bay Area and settling in Richmond. After over a decade working in non-profits, Uwahemu is now the CEO of Cal Bay Consulting Group, a strategic […]
News Report, Nancy Deville Paying for college will soon become much easier for Richmond families, with city officials announcing a new program that will cover college tuition fees for local high school graduates. The $35 million, 10-year initiative known as Richmond Promise will cover college tuition for Richmond students who graduate from any West […]
By Nancy Deville If you’re looking to learn more about Richmond’s storied past, an often overlooked historic building in the heart of the Iron Triangle may be a good place to start. The Richmond Museum of History, adjacent to Nevin Park, boasts a collection that includes hundreds of pictures of the Kaiser Shipyard during […]
News Report, Malcolm Marshall Last week, the Richmond City Council voted in favor of a city ordinance that will increase the local minimum wage from $8 to $12.30 an hour by 2017. The increase will be phased in over 3 years, and positions Richmond to have the highest minimum wage of any city in California. […]