Contra Costa Times: Board prepares to close Doctors Medical Center if new funds don't emerge

Doctors Medical Center could be forced to close as early as July 25 if several funding streams don't emerge in the coming months, according to a contingency plan presented to the West Contra Costa Healthcare District board of directors Wednesday. Continue reading

Sisyphus Unbound: The Long Struggle to Make Richmond City Council Meetings Shorter

Ever considered attending a Richmond City Council meeting?  If you have, you may have also pondered whether you have six-and-a-half hours to spare on a Tuesday evening after work.  Continue reading

Councilman Butt Pushes to Remove PEM LED Billboard

Richmond City Council member Tom Butt announced Monday that he has placed a resolution on the Council’s April 1st meeting agenda seeking the revocation of the permit that allowed erection and operation of the Pacific East Mall LED billboard. Continue reading

Richmond Museum of History April Newsletter

From the Richmond Museum of History: April 2014 is shaping up to be an exciting month for the Richmond Museum Association (RMA)! On behalf of the board of directors, I am delighted to invite you to the following events. Continue reading

Don Gosney: Taunting the Public

A response to Tom Butt's article entitled "To Clap or Not to Clap": Continue reading

Tom Butt E-Forum: To Clap or Not to Clap

Re-posted from Tom Butt E-Forum: At last night’s City Council meeting, the Open Forum began with 28 speakers, mostly construction trades representatives and other advocates urging a fair and speedy certification of the Draft EIR for the Chevron Modernization Project.  The chamber was packed, so much so that police officers had to ask some people to leave the room because the maximum occupancy limit had been exceeded, and the exit aisles were blocked. Continue reading

Video: Council Deliberates Allowing Public to Return to Meeting

Video from Tuesday, March 18, 2014 meeting of the Richmond City Council. Continue reading

Video: Council Discusses Ban on Clapping, Clears Chamber

Video from Tuesday, March 18, 2014 meeting of the Richmond City Council. Continue reading

City Council Tries to Ban Clapping

The Richmond City Council bizarrely considered a motion to ban clapping at the March 18th city council meeting. Continue reading

Nat Bates: First Amendment Rights

It appears Mayor McLaughlin, Vice Mayor Beckles and Councilman Butt need a history lesson review in the US Constitution's first amendment rights. Continue reading
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