News Report, Todd Spencer Committing to do community service without compensation may seem undesirable to some, but to others, donating time for a just cause can be rewarding. And in...

Commentary, Iraida Santillan The possibility of a citywide soda tax is causing a debate among our residents. The tax is meant to address the human and economic factors that cause...

News Report, Spencer Whitney | Richmond Confidential City council leaders In Richmond voted 5-2 on Tuesday night to put a special soda tax proposal on the November 6 ballot. The soda...

News Report, Kia Croom Last month, under increasing financial strain, the non-profit Opportunity West closed its doors. Housed in the Nevin Community Center, located in Richmond’s Iron Triangle, the closure left...

News Feature, Adrienne Chainey   “Smartphone” has been a household term since around the time of the Blackberry, which was the first phone to begin utilizing wireless email in 2002. Since then,...

 News Report, Peter Schurmann   California, and the Bay Area in particular, is blessed with some truly magnificent natural treasures. Still, while many of these outdoor wonders are often no more than...

Op-Ed, Sheryl Lane Richmond has reached a major milestone with the City Council hearing on the adoption of the General Plan scheduled for April 17th. The opportunities presented by Richmond’s General...

News Report, Adrienne Chainey   The Salesian High School boys basketball team capped off one of the best seasons by a prep sports program in Richmond in recent memory, when they knocked...

News Report, Donny Lumpkins Editor’s Note: Last October, California began implementation of AB109 and AB117, laws intended to reduce overcrowding in its state prisons. Since then, more than 22,400 inmates –...

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