Two of Richmond’s most popular politicians have their sights set on the California State Capitol. Vice Mayor Jovanka Beckles is running for California Assembly and former councilmember Gayle McLaughlin is running for Lieutenant Governor. But can these two progressive candidates win outside of Richmond?
The debate continues over whether the City of Richmond will move forward to annex unincorporated North Richmond.
The end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program could negatively impact the economy, but experts say the livelihoods of the recipients are the real reason people should push to defend DACA.
Contra Costa County supervisors have selected retired Superior Court Judge Diana Becton as their new interim district attorney. She replaces Mark Peterson, who resigned after pleading no contest to a felony perjury charge in June. Becton will become the first African-American and the first woman to lead the office.
President Trump has repeatedly said he hopes Obamacare will soon collapse–and many in California fear it could still implode–especially for vulnerable people.
Tiny houses may soon pop up in Richmond as temporary housing for the city’s homeless population.
Richmond City Council has entered a new era without Councilwoman Gayle McLaughlin. The former mayor stepped down on July 18 to focus on her campaign for lieutenant governor of California.
The Richmond City Council could increase the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by January 2019. Council members recently voted to draft the ordinance, which they will review at their July 11 meeting.
The question now: how to go beyond sentencing reform and do the work of making communities safer and the families within them stronger.
A California state bill could change the lives of inner-city youth. Assembly Bill 37, introduced last December by Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell, D-Long Beach, would establish state standards for instruction in media arts.