Community searches for answers in the wake of two recent killings, the first there this year.
A review of some of this week’s top stories, told in pictures.
Illegal dumping stopped at littering hot spots in the city after state-of-the-art cameras were installed.
The city targeted the owner-occupied properties of its most vulnerable residents.
Two men received long prison sentences for their roles in a brutal 2009 gang rape in Richmond. The victim, who was 16 at the time, was robbed, beaten, raped and abused for more than two hours in a dark courtyard of Richmond High School during a homecoming dance. Jose Montano, 22, of Richmond, received a maximum prison […]
Richmond police arrested 209 people who crossed onto Chevron refinery property and refused to leave during a protest on Saturday, Aug. 3. (Anna Vignet / San Francisco Public Press) More than 1,000 people marched from the Richmond BART station to the gates of the Chevron refinery holding sunflowers to protest the refinery’s practices. (Anna […]
The City of Richmond is preparing to fight a lawsuit over its plans to save more than 600 homes with troubled mortgages by taking them through eminent domain. The law firm Ropes & Gray filed the suit in federal court in San Francisco Wednesday on behalf of Wells Fargo and Deutsche Bank, calling the city’s […]
At 6:25 Tuesday night, activists in Richmond will gather at the city’s Civic Center. They will ring a bell 15 times to commemorate the 15,000 Richmond residents who went to the hospital one year ago following the refinery fire. Activist Andres Soto says the ceremony will have a different tone from Saturday’s protest, when more […]
Richmond police say they arrested 210 people during a protest at the massive Chevron refinery in the East Bay city. The arrests came at the end of a march called to protest the oil company’s environmental practices and to commemorate Tuesday’s first anniversary of a fire at the refinery that sent thousands of local residents […]