Rancho Market Paint Party

The market, the only grocer in unincorporated North Richmond that does not sell alcohol, is on the community’s main corridor and is frequented by children walking home from the nearby Verde Elementary School. Beautifying the exterior of one of North Richmond’s most prominent buildings will send a clear signal that residents and volunteers care for their community - a signal that is particularly important in one of the Bay Area’s lowest-income areas.  Continue reading

A Man of Principles

With both houses of Congress separated into Them and Us with nothing in between, it’s rare to find a man of principal willing to step forward and tell the Emperor that he has no clothes, to stand up to the bullies in his own party and to stand tall when others are hiding. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) was one of President Trump's first GOP critics. Rather than tamp down his criticism of the president to run for reelection next year, Flake announced Tuesday he's retiring. And it's entirely because of Trump. Flake gave a remarkable speech on the Senate floor that amounted to a heavy-hearted takedown of Trump the president, Trump the philosophy and Trump the man.  Continue reading

Harmony Walk/5k Run

Greater Richmond Interfaith Program (GRIP) Announces Its Premier Harmony Walk/5K Run.  Continue reading

West County Schools To Stay Closed on Friday

Dear Community Partner, We have continued to monitor the weather and air quality forecasts and decided that it is in the best interests of our students and staff to keep our schools closed on Friday, October 13. This decision extends to all athletic events and practices as well as all other after school activities. Events planned for Saturday, including the Fingerprinting Party at Helms, have also been cancelled. District offices will remain open on Friday. Continue reading

WIC Services To Be Relocated

What do you do when you’re only using 12% of a building but you have to pay to heat/cool ALL of it? What do you do when the building is decades past it’s useful life span as a structurally sound building? What do you do when the building is deemed seismically unsafe but you still have employees working there? And what do you do when it’s difficult for the underserved clients you’re being paid to serve can’t easily get to your offices because public transportation doesn’t do an efficient job getting them from where they live to where they need to go? Continue reading


In startling news over the weekend California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation finally ending the drought.  Not the drought that had anything to do with rainfall, water rationing or excessive lawn watering by the one percenters. Continue reading

Marilyn Langlois ~ The Other Side of the Coin

From the Radio Free Richmond Editorial Staff: When applicants/candidates seek to serve on the Richmond City Council there are numerous efforts to better inform the public about those applicants/candidates.  Sometimes this brings up background information that, on the surface, can impart negative perceptions about the applicant/candidate. When Marilyn Langlois applied to fill the recent vacancy on the Richmond City Council, recent articles that she had penned were brought out.  Furthermore, there were comments made about her financial status. In an effort to promote fairness, Marilyn Langlois has penned an explanation and Radio Free Richmond is reprinting it without comment.   Continue reading

Vacated Richmond City Council Seat is Filled

It’s official—Hell has frozen over. Continue reading

Policing for the Best, Training for the Worst

Imagine you've been awake 48 hours straight during which your team has responded to 32 different life threatening crises all over the Bay Area. Each incident tests your knowledge and skill, and also your ability to function effectively under stress and exhaustion. Continue reading
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