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

Never Again!

Sixteen years ago the world was changed forever when religious zealots conspired against those who did not embrace what they believed, hijacked four airliners, flew two into the World Trade Center twin towers, flew one into the Pentagon and, it was believed, were on their way with the fourth airline headed for either the White House or the Capital in Washington, D.C. Continue reading

Richmond City Council ~ Maija Barretto in Her Own Words

On Tuesday September 12th the Richmond City Council will host a meeting where the 13 applicants for the vacated Council seat (created when Councilmember McLaughlin resigned to seek the Lt. Governor's seat).  Each applicant will be allowed 8 minutes to address the Council and the public to explain why they would be the best choice to fill the vacancy. Radio Free Richmond has invited each of the applicants to pen about 500 words and provide a headshot photo. MAIJA BARRETTO Continue reading

Applicants Seeking to Serve on City Council

In an effort to let people know more about the applicants seeking the appointment to fill former Councilmember McLaughlin’s vacated Council seat, Radio Free Richmond offered each of the applicants an opportunity to post a statement of about 500 words along with a headshot photo. Continue reading
Fight your California speeding ticket and win here. Fight your red light camera ticket here. Fight your cell phone ticket here.