Richmond City Leaders, Community Groups Excoriate Chevron Over Oil Spill; Want Discussion Over Refinery's FutureRichmond residents deserve more answers from Chevron and public agencies about an oil spill earlier this month and the community needs to discuss a future without the oil giant's refinery operating there, city officials and local advocates said Tuesday.
Debate Rages Over Solution For Richmond Toxic Chemical Site Planned For DevelopmentThe Richmond Planning Commission on Thursday heard a proposal to build thousands of homes on one of the most toxic sites in California.
Richmond Considers Restrictions On E-Cigarette SalesRichmond mayor plans to introduce an ordinance during Tuesday's City Council meeting that would restrict the sale of electronic cigarette products.
Richmond Leaders Plan To Confront Mayor Over 'Failure' To Make Police Review AppointmentsMembers of the Richmond City Council are planning to confront Mayor Tom Butt on Tuesday evening over what’s being referred to as his “failure” to make appointments to the Community Police Review Commission.
Victims Of Space-Based Mind Control Find 'Safe Zone' In Richmond
Richmond Resolution On Space-Based Weaponry Prompts Flood Of Calls To Police From 'Targeted Individuals'Richmond police have been inundated with calls for help from people who feel under attack from space-based weaponry because of a City Council resolution passed last month, according to Mayor Tom Butt.
Richmond Sets New California Record After Voting To Raise Minimum WageRichmond unanimously agreed to a minimum wage increase Tuesday, becoming the city with the highest minimum wage in California.
Judge Declines Banks' Effort To Block Richmond Eminent Domain Plan On Underwater MortgagesA federal judge in San Francisco sided with the City of Richmond in its effort to take over mortgages from hundreds of struggling homeowners by denying a request from banks for a preliminary injunction because it's too premature to decide.
Raucous Protesters Disrupt Richmond City Council MeetingA City Council meeting was brought to a standstill in Richmond on Tuesday night when raucous protesters had to be escorted out by police, a councilman said.
Openly Gay Richmond Councilmember Surprised By Backlash Over Pride FlagThe first openly gay city council member in Richmond said she never expected a backlash from raising the rainbow gay pride flag at city hall, especially since it’s not the first time the flag has flown there.
Illness Prevents Newly Elected Richmond City Councilman From Taking OfficeA serious illness that struck Gary Bell several days after he was elected to the Richmond City Council will likely prevent him from being sworn into office, leaving the council with a big decision over how to fill the vacancy.
Richmond Approves Municipal ID Cards For ImmigrantsThe Richmond City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a municipal identification card program for city residents.
Chevron Looks To Move Ahead On Richmond Refinery UpgradeOfficials at the Chevron refinery in Richmond submitted an application to the city Monday to restart construction on a project to upgrade the refinery.
Richmond City Council Approves Casino Environmental ReportIn a divided vote Tuesday night, the Richmond City Council approved the final environmental impact report for a proposed $1 billion casino resort at Point Molate.
Richmond City Council Needs To Decide On CasinoA key component of a controversial casino-resort project on the Richmond waterfront could determine its fate.