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    Founded in February 2014, Radio Free Richmond is a partnership by local resident activists Don Gosney and Felix Hunziker.

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

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

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

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

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    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

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    Richmond is a Bastion of Rich African American History

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    WCCUSD BOARD APPROVES PLAN TO RETURN STUDENTS TO CLASSROOMS STARTING APRIL 19

    FROM THE WEST CONTRA COSTA UNIEID SCHOOL DISTRICT: Richmond, Calif.: After a six-hour special meeting, the West Contra Costa Unified School District Board voted 4-1 late Friday evening to reopen its 54 schools starting April 19. Trustee Jamela Smith-Folds voted no.  
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    03.24.21 REIMAGINING PUBLIC SAFETY COMMUNITY TASK FORCE MEETING

    The Richmond, CA City Council appointed community members to a Reimagining Public Safety Task Force to review alternatives to the traditional model of public safety.
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    RICHMOND SAFE PARK PROGRAM NEIGHBORHOOD PRESENTATION

    On Monday March 8th the Richmond Neighborhood Coordinating Council (RNCC) hosted a presentation of the newly approved Richmond Safe Park Program scheduled to be installed in the Civic Center parking lot due west of the Richmond Auditorium.
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    THE HIGH COST OF HOUSING THE HOMELESS

    Almost every community has an unsheltered sector.  Communities want to help but no one has found the silver bullet that can solve the problem.
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    CHAOS OR RESILIENCY

    A GUEST EDITORIAL FROM RICHMOND COUNCILMEMBER GAYLE MACLAUGHLIN Richmond is an incredible place to live, work and/or play. We have a history of community strength, resiliency and determination. I call on all of us today to tap once more into that strength, resiliency and determination as we move forward with addressing our major challenges in this new troubled era we are living through - with a pandemic and a devastating economic downturn. We have always been able to build alliances and coalitions to bring community together and not leave out the most vulnerable. Today we must do this once again. Building an inclusive community is a long-term project and we have no time to waste!
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    RICHMOND’S SAFE PARKING PROJECT ~ Part 2

    THIS ARTICLE STARTED BEFORE THE RICHMOND CITY COUNCIL REVISITED THEIR DECISION OF FEBRUARY 2nd TO SELECT A SITE FOR THE SAFE PARK PROGRAM.  IT CONCLUDES, HOWEVER, WITH THE DECISION MADE AT THEIR MEETING OF FEBRUARY 23rd.
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    PROJECT HOPE ~ COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMUNITY

    The source of much of the information below has come from:    Kathleen Sullivan ~ GRIP Executive Director   Cesar Zepeda ~ President of Hilltop District Neighborhood Council and GRIP Director      Arto Rinteela ~ President of the Fairmede Hilltop Neighborhood Council    
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    HILLTOP MALL ~ AND NOW YOU KNOW THE REST OF THE STORY

    THIS IS A GUEST ARTICLE BY RICHMOND CITY COUNCILMEMBER NAT BATES Few people remember how the Hilltop Shopping Center was considered and eventually constructed in Richmond. For the record, it started with a proposal from a Southern California developer named Newman who proposed a shopping center in what was then the main business district in downtown Richmond.  Their plan called for developing from the northern side of 10th to 14th  Streets and from Macdonald Avenue to Nevin Avenue.
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    RICHMOND’S SAFE PARKING PROJECT ~ Part 1

    THIS IS A TWO PART STORY WITH PART TWO REPORTING ON THE COMMUNITY PUSHBACK FOR A PROPOSAL TO ESTABLISH A SAFE PARKING SITE AT THE OLD HILLTOP MALL
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    THE FACE MASK THAT COULD END THE PANDEMIC

    REPRINTED FROM CNN THE FACE MASK THAT COULD END THE PANDEMIC Keri Enriquez Sat January 23, 2021 CNN ~ Getting Americans masked up is a top priority for the Biden administration. Biden, who calls wearing masks “a patriotic act,” signed an executive order Wednesday -- his very first as President -- to ask Americans to wear masks of their choice for the first 100 days of the new administration. The executive order also requires mask use on all federal property, though in this case, not just any old mask will do. 
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