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The Richmond City Council voted on Tuesday to raise the city's minimum wage to $13 an hour by 2018. (CBS SF)

Richmond Sets New California Record After Voting To Raise Minimum Wage

Richmond unanimously agreed to a minimum wage increase Tuesday, becoming the city with the highest minimum wage in California.

06/05/2014

Chevron refinery in Richmond. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Environmental Group Sues Bay Area Air Quality Agency Over Chevron Modernization Projecy

An environmental group is suing the agency that oversees air quality in the Bay Area after approving a $1 billion modernization expansion project at its Richmond refinery.

06/05/2014

Meuy Phan is graduating from Richmond High School with near-perfect grades. But her biggest accomplishment may be at home where she has grown up with the responsibilities of an adult.

Students Rising Above: Richmond High Student Helps Deaf Parents

Meuy Phan is graduating from Richmond High School with near-perfect grades. But her biggest accomplishment may be at home where she has grown up with the responsibilities of an adult.

06/03/2014

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Autistic Student’s Father Attacks Son’s Bully On Richmond School Bus

A father followed his 9-year-old autistic son onto the school bus Friday morning and attacked his son’s bully, said Richmond Police Lt. Mark Gagan.

05/30/2014

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Pit Bull Found Shot In Richmond Home Backyard; Bitten Man Arrested, Another Sought

Police arrested a man in Richmond early Wednesday morning after a chaotic scene in which someone shot a pit bull in a backyard, a police spokeswoman said.

05/28/2014

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Questions Raised Over Spending In East Bay School District As Voters Weigh Bond Measure

In less than two weeks, voters in the West Contra Costa County Unified School District will decide on a $270 million bond measure. But the committee tasked with how the district spends tax money is frustrated over a lack of information.

05/22/2014

Humberto Salvador (Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office)

Man Sentenced To 400 Years Prison For Orchestrating Gang Rape Of Lesbian In Richmond

A Northern California man who authorities say orchestrated a woman’s rape in part because she was a lesbian has been sentenced to more than 400 years to life in prison.

05/20/2014

Information Tech Academy at De Anza High School in Richmond. (CBS)

East Bay School’s Tech Academy Helps Students Think About College, Career

This weekend, people in Contra Costa County can get their computer problems fixed, for free. It’s part of a unique high school program, where students study technology, and learn about themselves.

05/15/2014

A 16-year-old boy was shot and killed in Richmond on April 8, 2014. (CBS)

Woman Killed In Crash That Caused Richmond Power Outage

Police are investigating a fatal, high-speed crash that caused a power outage in Richmond on Tuesday night.

05/14/2014

(CBS)

Injury Crash Closes Lanes On I-80 In Richmond, Person Airlifted To Hospital

All lanes of Interstate Highway 80 in Richmond have reopened Tuesday night following a collision in which at least one injured person was airlifted to a hospital, the California Highway Patrol said.

05/13/2014

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