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  • WHO WE ARE

    Founded in February 2014, Radio Free Richmond is a partnership by local resident activists Don Gosney and Felix Hunziker with BMWL, a regional public affairs firm with a long history of West County community engagement.

  • New Leader for West Contra Costa School District

    West Contra Costa School District Announced Matthew Duffy as its New Leader

  • 'Time With Tom'

    Richmond Mayor Tom Butt Hosts a ‘Time with Tom’ Gathering at Jered’s Pottery in the Heart of Richmond's Clayborhood

  • United Urban Warrior Society Hosts Walk

    United Urban Warrior Society of Central California Hosts Second Annual Native American Walk for Sobriety

  • LOCAL RESTAURANTS: BANH MI BA LE VIETNAMESE SANDWICH DELI

    Local Spot Offers Some of the Most Celebrated Vietnamese Food in the Area

  • SCHOOLS’ GRADUATION RATE SURPASSES STATE AVERAGE

    Nearly 85% of West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) students in the Class of 2015 Earned Their High School Diploma, According to Data Released by the California Department of Education

  • 5 Faces of African American History in Richmond

    Richmond is a Bastion of Rich African American History

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    A Way to Step Up for Your Community and for California

    Are you looking for new ways you can step up to help our community and state? Have you ever considered applying for an appointment to a State Board or State Commission?
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    No Controversy About This Once Missing New Deal Mural

    While controversy continues about one famous artist’s mural at a San Francisco high school, an East Bay museum is determined to restore another valuable work by the same person.
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    IMAGINE: PROPOSED STATE LAW WOULD ALLOW NONCITIZENS TO SERVE IN ELECTED POSITIONS AT THE PARTY LEVEL

    What do you suppose the headlines would look like if Republican legislators proposed a law that would allow Russians to sit at the table at Republican Party committees (all the way up to the State Republican Party Convention)?  How about if they proposed that they be allowed to serve as delegates to the convention and serve as elected officials within the party?
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    The Demolition of Woodrow Wilson Elementary (Revised)

    Most traditional public schools built today are built to last 50 or more years (most charter schools are built to different standards.  They’re built as office buildings so if the charter school fails or needs to relocate, the buildings can be repurposed.  Traditional public schools must adhere to the Field Act which dictates specific building codes for schools.  [Enacted in 1933 after a major southern California earthquake rendered 237 schools unusable.]  Many charter schools only have to apply for permits through the local Planning Commission instead of the Division of the State Architect (DSA). Schools built in earlier years were not designed to last as long as schools designed today. Woodrow Wilson Elementary School (formerly located at 629 42nd Street in Richmond) was built in 1953 and, in recent years, was showing its age. If it was a human being, it would be eligible for Medicare.  If the parents of the students attending Wilson can be believed, the school absolutely needed to be replaced—NOW!
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    CONGRESSMAN MARK DESAULNIER TOWN HALL MEETING

    More than 600 of Congressman Mark DeSaulnier’s constituents gathered at Harding Elementary School in El Cerrito to listen to what the Congressman had to say about the Mueller Report. WATCH THE VIDEO AT: DeSaulnier Town Hall Meeting
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    CITY OF PRIDE AND PURPOSE CHAPTER 2 GRADUATION CEREMONIES UPDATE

    After last week’s graduations at the Richmond Convention Center, concerns were raised about the level of clean up between events—in particular between Friday evening’s Pinole Valley HS graduation and Saturday morning’s El Cerrito HS event.
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    UNUSUAL FOOD AND WINE, MUSIC AND FUN

    Back in the day, transplanted Jews would complain that they could not find decent Jewish food in the Bay area.  Those days seem like a dim memory and an upcoming event in Richmond will underscore that.
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    SENIOR SCAM STOPPER

    From Assemblymember Buffy Wicks and Contra Costa Supervisor John Gioia:
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    Transportation Town Hall

    Getting from home to work, getting from one city to another, metering lights, the parking lot labeled as Interstate 80—these take up a large part of our waking hours.  We can sit back and hope things will get better on their own, we can check with real estate agents in Montana where traffic is less of an issue OR we can let our elected officials know what we think in the hopes they will step up and represent us to make our lives better.
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