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Traffic Advisory - RSR Bridge Access Improvement Project - Week of September 25
September 25, 2017
Media Alert: Vote for Downtown Richmond!
September 25, 2017
Annex North Richmond?
September 25, 2017
Ken Burns Vietnam War
September 24, 2017
September 26, 2017, Regular Richmond City Council Agenda/Packet
September 22, 2017
City Manager Bill Lindsay on Cities of Service in Richmond
September 21, 2017
Tomorrow: Sang Matiz & Pangea Futbol Club close Pt. Richmond Music's 2017 free concert season!
September 21, 2017
Natural Gas Leak--Nevin and Harbour, Report to the City Manager from the Fire Chief
September 21, 2017
United States Postal Service Rebuffs City's Offer to Purchase Richmond Main Post Office and Retain Retail Postal Service Operation
September 21, 2017
Cheers for the Promise Barely a Week Away!
September 21, 2017
Response from Marilyn Langlois
September 20, 2017
How Can We Save the Richmond Main Post Office?
September 19, 2017
September 19, 2017, Regular Richmond City Council Agenda/Packet - CLOSED SESSION BEGINS AT 5:30 P.M.
September 17, 2017
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending September 15th, 2017
September 16, 2017
Richmond Recognized with Two Beacon Awards at League of California Cities Annual Conference
September 16, 2017
Ada Recinos Replaces Gayle McLaughlin on Richmond City Council
September 13, 2017
Richmond Leads Meeting Low Income and Very Low Income Housing Goals
September 12, 2017
Horrendous Attack and Chevron-like Tactics?
September 12, 2017
Richmond's Riggers Loft Hosts Kickoff Meeting for Resilient by Design, Bay Area Challenge
September 12, 2017
'Nat Bates for Mayor' airs on KQED this Friday.
September 11, 2017
Marilyn Langlois on Peaceful North Korea
September 11, 2017
Marilyn Langlois for City Council and September 11, 2001
September 11, 2017
The City as an Entrepreneur
September 10, 2017
Summer is Over
September 10, 2017
Point Molate is Coming Alive - and with Wine!
September 8, 2017
Tonight: Free Concert & Street Festival w/ Evie Ladin Band & Lucky Losers!
September 8, 2017
US Conference of Mayors Letter to Congress on DACA
September 6, 2017
Remembering James Edward ("Jimmie") Ryland Born 100 years Ago Today
September 3, 2017
Richmond Marketing and Branding Study Completed
September 2, 2017
Anti-Democratic Forces at Play?
September 2, 2017
RPA Confirms Langlois as First Choice to Fill Council Seat
September 1, 2017
Chevron CEO John Watson will step down by next month, new report says, with no successor yet named
August 22, 2017
Will Ben Carson Preside Over the Death of HUD?
August 22, 2017
Public Housing Debacle -- Follow the Money
August 21, 2017
Major Endorsement for 2018 Election
August 21, 2017
Webcam at Point Molate
August 21, 2017
The Face of HUD in Richmond
August 19, 2017
City Manager's Report for the Week Ending August 18th, 2017
August 19, 2017
Richmond Main Post Office - a Work in Progress
August 18, 2017
City of Richmond to Consider Investigating HUD and Dissolving the Richmond Housing Authority
August 18, 2017
Movies in the Plaza - Friday 8.18
August 17, 2017
Richmond MCE Quarterly Update
August 16, 2017
Terminal 1 Project ("Latitude")
August 16, 2017
MCE Adds 237,000 New Contra Costa Customers
August 16, 2017
Who Will Be Richmond's Next City Council Member?
August 15, 2017
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending August 11th, 2017
August 13, 2017
Oakland and Affordable Housing
August 12, 2017
Draft Federal "Climate Science Special Report" - Consensus of 13 Fed. Agencies
August 9, 2017
Looking Ahead to 2018
August 9, 2017
Treat Yourself -- Support RPAL and Contra Costa College Foundation at Salute August 10
August 9, 2017
RPA Endorsement Could Be Yours
August 8, 2017
2017 Rosie Rally and Home Front Festival August 12
August 8, 2017
Richmond Birthday Today!
August 7, 2017
Richmond Tennis Association Delivers New Courts at Nicholl Park
August 7, 2017
Richmond officials' contingent to China tourism fair halved
August 5, 2017
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending August 4th, 2017
August 5, 2017
Setback for City of Richmond in Point Molate Litigation
August 4, 2017
Lieutenant Governor Hopeful Gayle McLaughlin Wants to Take the East Bay’s Progressive Revolution to Sacramento
August 3, 2017
News Release - New Passport Acceptance Facility at City Hall
August 2, 2017
News Release - Richmond Awarded Platinum-Gold Sustainability Awards
August 2, 2017
National Night Out - August 1, 2017
July 31, 2017
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending July 28, 2017
July 31, 2017
Journey Back in Time
July 30, 2017
Mom and Pop Art Show July 28
July 27, 2017
Richmond City Council Vacancy
July 27, 2017
Summertime on East Brother Island
July 26, 2017
City Council Candidates, Start Your Engines
July 26, 2017
Hilltop Mall Finally Sells!
July 25, 2017
Cal/OSHA and Chevron Reach Settlement of Citations Appeal Following the August 2012 Richmond Refinery Fire
July 24, 2017
11 Municipalities Opt Up to MCE’s 100% Renewable Energy Service (Press Release)
July 24, 2017
July 25, 2017, Regular Richmond City Council Agenda/Packet - CLOSED SESSION BEGINS AT 5:00 P.M.
July 24, 2017
Music on the Main this Wednesday, July 26!
July 24, 2017
WCCUSD Bond Program Critics Come Up With Another Dry Hole
July 23, 2017
WriterCoach Connection Seeks Volunteers
July 22, 2017
Time With Tom on Thursday July 27
July 22, 2017
Dedication of the Lillie Mae Jones Tail on the Richmond Greenway
July 22, 2017
Richmond and BART Have Some Work to Do
July 21, 2017
Everything You Wanted to Know About Richmond's Sister Cities
July 17, 2017
Richmonders Eating Fresh and Beautifying the Community
July 16, 2017
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending July 14, 2017
July 15, 2017
Pt. Richmond Music's free concert series continues tonight w/ HowellDevine and Second Line!
July 14, 2017
Wasting Richmond Taxpayers' Money on Vacations in China
July 14, 2017
FREE Debate camp for Richmond Youth
July 12, 2017
Richmond Homicides Down 33% So Far This Year -- Two Cities Emulate Richmond Office of Neighborhood Safety
July 11, 2017
Dramatic Reduction in Richmond Homeless Population
July 11, 2017
Great news for the Bay: 51 teams vie to take part in Resilient by Design
July 10, 2017
NOP for Miller/Knox Park Land Use Plan
July 10, 2017
Favorable City of Richmond Wastewater Bond Rating from S&P Global
July 7, 2017
July 11, 2017, Special Richmond City Council Agenda/Packet - NO CLOSED SESSION
July 7, 2017
Who is Responsible for Sidewalks in Richmond?
July 4, 2017
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending June 30, 2017
July 3, 2017
Summer Reading Program
July 2, 2017
What the Heck Does the Richmond Mayor Do?
July 1, 2017
3rd of July Fireworks
June 30, 2017
Plunge Garden Celebration July 15
June 30, 2017
Richmond | Oakland East Bay Symphony & Independence Eve Fireworks | 2017
June 29, 2017
Overgrown Grass and Weeds
June 29, 2017
Richmond Leads in Deep Green
June 29, 2017
Our Tenuous Connection to Technology - Update
June 28, 2017
Our Tenuous Connection to Technology
June 28, 2017
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending June 23, 2017
June 28, 2017
Gayle McLaughlin Resigns form City Council to Pursue Lieutenant Governor Campaign
June 28, 2017
Come One, Come All to Healthy Village Festival...TOMORROW!
June 23, 2017
Notice of Availability for the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Draft 2017 Countywide Transportation Plan
June 23, 2017
Resilient by Design Call for Site Ideas
June 23, 2017
Celebrate July 3 at the Red Oak Victory and the Riggers Loft
June 22, 2017
Rent Board Additional Information
June 19, 2017
Richmond Rent Board Meeting Agenda - June 21, 2017
June 17, 2017
Notice of Availability for the Draft EIR for the Draft 2017 Countywide Transportation Plan
June 17, 2017
June 20, 2017, Regular Richmond City Council Agenda/Packet - CLOSED SESSION BEGINS AT 6:00 P.M.
June 17, 2017
Notice of July 1, 2017 AC Transit Fare Increase
June 16, 2017
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending June 16, 2017
June 16, 2017
Richmond defies NIMBY trend, welcomes housing development
June 16, 2017
CCTA Presentation on Central Avenue Interchange Improvement Project
June 14, 2017
Richmond Promise: Congrats & Summer Support for our Scholars!
June 14, 2017
SB 630 (Skinner) Passed Senate and Assembly Public Safety Committee
June 14, 2017
Richmond Downtown Post Office
June 12, 2017
Burnt Ramen Revisited
June 11, 2017
Pogo Park Named Finalist for Prestigious ArtPlace Grant
June 8, 2017
Point Richmond Free Summer Concerts Start Tomorrow
June 8, 2017
Richmond Shoreline BioBlitz on July 1
June 7, 2017
Resilient by Design Call for Site Ideas and Design Teams
June 7, 2017
One simple solution can get I-80 moving again
June 7, 2017
Snapshot of Richmond Economic Indicators
June 7, 2017
Gayle McLaughlin Announces Run for Lieutenant Governor of California 2018
June 7, 2017
Don't Get Mad, Get Even -- Go 100% Green
June 4, 2017
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending June 2, 2017
June 4, 2017
Richmond Leading the Way in Climate Protection
June 3, 2017
Arcadia Power
June 2, 2017
Volunteer Information for Safe Time
June 2, 2017
June 6, 2017, Regular Richmond City Council Agenda/Packet - CLOSED SESSION BEGINS AT 5:00 P.M.
June 2, 2017
Business Roundtable, June 7th
May 31, 2017
Resilient by Design Launches Bay Area Challenge with Open Call for Community Ideas to Address the Local Impacts of Climate Change
May 31, 2017
Point Richmond Music's Free Summer Series Kicks Off Friday, 6/9
May 31, 2017
Public Hearing: Potential Relocation of Downtown Post Office
May 29, 2017
Memorial Day Remembrance - Harmon L. Remmel, III
May 28, 2017
City of Richmond Reaches Favorable Settlement with Bond Insurer
May 26, 2017
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending May 26, 2017
May 26, 2017
Richmond Announces Three New Poets Laureate
May 26, 2017
$2.6 million in Richmond Promise Scholarships Awarded
May 26, 2017
Screenings of "Nat Bates For Mayor" Documentary
May 25, 2017
Richmond Promise Awards College Scholarships to 440 Scholars
May 24, 2017
Senior apartment project breaks ground at Richmond site of Japanese nurseries
May 24, 2017
Community Free Food Program
May 24, 2017
Two Richmond City Council Members Aspire to Statewide Office
May 23, 2017
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending May 19, 2017
May 19, 2017
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending May 19, 2017
May 19, 2017
May 23, 2017, Regular Richmond City Council Agenda/Packet - CLOSED SESSION BEGINS AT 6:00 P.M.
May 18, 2017
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending May 12, 2017
May 13, 2017
May 16, 2017, Regular Richmond City Council Agenda/Packet - CLOSED SESSION BEGINS AT 5:30 P.M.
May 13, 2017
MCE Quarterly Update
May 10, 2017
Richmond Commercial Real Estate Rental market Continues Upward Trend
May 3, 2017
Plan Bay Area 2040 Released for Public Comment
May 2, 2017
KPIX Covers the Hunt for Owsley's Lab
May 1, 2017
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending April 28, 2017
April 29, 2017
MCE - Community Choice Energy for a United Contra Costa County
April 29, 2017
May 2, 2017, Regular Richmond City Council Agenda/Packet - CLOSED SESSION BEGINS AT 5:15 P.M.
April 28, 2017
Proposed Oakland Program Modeled on Richmond Office of Neighborhood Safety
April 26, 2017
Trashing Richmond
April 25, 2017
Che Rodgers and Jillian Meeker New Keepers of East Brother Light Station
April 23, 2017
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending April 21, 2017
April 23, 2017
The Search for Owsley's Lab Goes On
April 23, 2017
April 25, 2017, Regular Richmond City Council Agenda/Packet - CLOSED SESSION BEGINS AT 6:00 p.m.
April 21, 2017
East Bay Center for the Performing Arts - Performances of The Wiz this Week
April 19, 2017
The Battle for Veterans' Health Care - May 12
April 19, 2017
RPD UPdate on 2017 Homicides
April 19, 2017
Laurie Lewis at Point Richmond Acoustic this Friday, April 21 at 7:30 pm
April 18, 2017
MCE and Cenergy Announce Local Hire and Union Labor Plan for New Solar Construction in Richmond
April 17, 2017
From the Bay Monitor: Creosote Cleanup: The San Francisco Bay’s Piling Problem
April 15, 2017
April 18, 2017, Regular Richmond City Council Agenda/Packet - NO CLOSED SESSION
April 15, 2017
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending April 14, 2017
April 15, 2017
Got Wine and Paint?
April 14, 2017
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending April 7, 2017
April 8, 2017
Cops Nab taggers at Historic General Warehouse
April 6, 2017
John T. Knox, longtime Contra Costa Assemblyman, dies
April 5, 2017
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Two Weeks Ending March 31, 2017
April 1, 2017
Richmond Rent Board Meeting Agenda - April 5, 2017
April 1, 2017
Trump Tweets Dire Threats to Richmond
April 1, 2017
Preview of Assembly Member Tony Thurmond Op-Ed on Freeway Cams
March 30, 2017
April 4, 2017, Regular Richmond City Council Agenda/Packet - NO CLOSED SESSION
March 30, 2017
Announcing MCE Rate Reduction
March 30, 2017
Questions About Chevron Refinery Safety?
March 27, 2017
March 28, 2017, Regular Richmond City Council Agenda/Packet - CLOSED SESSION BEGINS AT 5:30 p.m.
March 27, 2017
My Father Would Have Been 100 Years Old Tomorrow
March 25, 2017
Air District hosts workshops on draft emission reduction rules
March 23, 2017
Court Decision May Void Relocation Provisions of Richmond's Rent Control and Just Cause Ordinance
March 23, 2017
We Have a Rent Board
March 20, 2017
March 21, 2017, Regular Richmond City Council Agenda/Packet - CLOSED SESSION BEGINS AT 5:15 p.m.
March 20, 2017
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Two Weeks Ending March 17, 2017
March 20, 2017
The time to order you native garden tour garden guide is now! Plus spring gardening workshop schedule
March 16, 2017
The Search for Owsley Stanley's Lab
March 16, 2017
Most agree freeway cameras can help prevent shootings, paying for them is another matter
March 15, 2017
Elevator Speech Challenge
March 15, 2017
Help Rebuild Wendell Park
March 14, 2017
The People Vs. Phillips 66's Crude Oil Plan
March 14, 2017
Announcing Youth Sports Grants from Mayor's Fund
March 13, 2017
Richmond Rent Program: Community Education Workshop & Computer Lab Support Sessions
March 11, 2017
Richmond Promise Ramps Up
March 11, 2017
Nystrom School Headed for National Register of Historic Places
March 8, 2017
The Rent Board
March 8, 2017
RPA and the Brown Act - Steering Committee Changes
March 8, 2017
RPA and the Brown Act
March 8, 2017
Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending March 3, 2017
March 7, 2017
What Kind of Pets Did You Have as a Kid?
March 5, 2017
Rosie the Riveter Trust Annual Benefit Dinner, April 8, 2017 - Be There!
March 4, 2017
March 7, 2017, Regular Richmond City Council Agenda/Packet - CLOSED SESSION BEGINS AT 5:00 p.m.
March 3, 2017
Wendell Park - Come Build With Us
March 1, 2017
Richmond Promise: Financial Aid Workshops TODAY & TOMORROW!
March 1, 2017
State of the City
March 1, 2017
Richmond Rents decrease by Nearly 10%
February 27, 2017
Cities, counties and schools feel sharply increasing pension costs
February 25, 2017
Revision - February 28, 2017, Regular Richmond City Council Agenda
February 25, 2017
February 28, 2017, Regular Richmond City Council Agenda/Packet - CLOSED SESSION BEGINS AT 6:00 p.m.
February 25, 2017
Mailbox Sample After Impeachment Investigation Resolution
February 25, 2017
Fake News and Alternative Facts Right Here in Richmond
February 21, 2017
City Council Agenda - Tuesday, February 21, 2017, Regular Richmond City Council Meeting
February 20, 2017
City of Richmond Grants Now Available - Community Programs, Youth Programs, & Youth Sports!
February 20, 2017
Time With Tom, February 23, 5-7 PM, Nerd Crossing
February 20, 2017
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending February 17, 2017
February 18, 2017
Anti-police message at Richmond event alarms residents
February 17, 2017
Getting Out There with the Richmond Promise
February 17, 2017
$50 Million for Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Congestion Solutions
February 16, 2017
MCE, JHS Properties, and City of Richmond to Celebrate New Two-Megawatt Freethy Industrial Park Solar
February 14, 2017
City Manager Bill Lindsay's Response to Richmond Bankruptcy Articles
February 11, 2017
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Two Weeks Ending February 10, 2017
February 11, 2017
Notice of WETA Board of Directors Meeting, Thursday, February 16, 2017, IN RICHMOND!
February 10, 2017
Appeals court rules against Trump immigration ban
February 9, 2017
Grand Jury service volunteer opportunity!
February 8, 2017
Richmond PAL Annual Luncheon March 8 - Save the Date
February 8, 2017
Cutting jobs, street repairs, library books to keep up with pension costs
February 8, 2017
$500,000 Coastal Conservancy Grant for Richmond
February 8, 2017
Next Richmond Business Roundtable at East Brother Beer Company
February 7, 2017
New Partners Conference in Saint Louis
February 4, 2017
Book Review of "Refinery Town"
February 4, 2017
Two Free Pianos Available Today Only
February 1, 2017
Public Notice Announcing the Closure of the Post Office on Nevin
February 1, 2017
Brezo at Baltic Square to Open February 8
January 31, 2017
E.J. Shalaby Should Remain at the Helm of the West County Wastewater District
January 31, 2017
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending January 27, 2017
January 29, 2017
Rebranding Richmond, But For Whom? Local Youth Weigh In
January 26, 2017
League of CA Cities Executive Officers Issue Statement on Immigration
January 25, 2017
Rejection of Vinay Pimple for Police Commission Unnecessarily Vengeful
January 23, 2017
Logos by the Hundreds
January 23, 2017
Resilient by Design Challenge
January 22, 2017
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Designates Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) & GoMentum Station as Proving Ground
January 22, 2017
Closed Session Start Time Change - January 17, 2017, Regular Richmond City Council Agenda/Packet - CLOSED SESSION BEGINS AT 5:30 p.m.
January 22, 2017
Accepting Applications for Innkeepers for East Brother Island Lighthouse Bed & Breakfast
January 21, 2017
Logo Critiques Just Keep on Coming
January 20, 2017
New Addition to Mayor's Staff - Sequoia Erasmus
January 18, 2017
Santa Monica - the Model for Richmond Rent Control Ordinance
January 18, 2017
Previous North Star Logo Presentation
January 16, 2017
From company town to rebel city: California town shows how progressives can win
January 16, 2017
MLK Day Activities in Richmond Tomorrow
January 15, 2017
Feedback from Branding and Marketing Logo Distribution
January 15, 2017
Please Review Richmond Marketing Logo Proposals
January 13, 2017
Scouting Opportunities for Richmond Youth
January 13, 2017
January 17, 2017, Regular Richmond City Council Agenda/Packet - CLOSED SESSION BEGINS AT 5:30 P.M.
January 12, 2017
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending 01/06/2017
January 10, 2017
Richmond Now Ground Zero in Constitutional Battle Over Rent Control.
January 6, 2017
Taking Responsibility
January 5, 2017
Measure L to be Challenged in Court
January 5, 2017
RPA Takes on Local Democratic "Skinner/Thurmond Operation"
January 4, 2017
Applications for Family Justice Center's 2017 Community Fellowship Now Open!
January 4, 2017
Bay Trail Year End 2016 Report
January 4, 2017
Vote for California's Future ADEM Elections
January 3, 2017
Happy New Year 2017!
January 1, 2017
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending December 23, 2016
December 23, 2016
Still Accepting Rent Board Applications
December 23, 2016
East Bay Times and Richmond
December 22, 2016
Your Holiday Card
December 22, 2016
Richmond is Little Tibet
December 22, 2016
State unveils new laws aimed at dealing with housing shortage - Richmond First to Roll out Ordinance
December 22, 2016
Burnt Ramen Protest
December 22, 2016
December MCE Update
December 20, 2016
Urban Innovator of the Week: Doria Robinson
December 19, 2016
Horse Stables at Point Pinole Regional Park
December 19, 2016
City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending December 16, 2016
December 18, 2016
Help Me Find Owsley's Lab
December 18, 2016
Burnt Ramen Red Tagged
December 16, 2016
California Climate Change Symposium
December 16, 2016
Richmond Weed Purveyors May be in Deep Trouble
December 16, 2016
Agenda - Tuesday, December 20, 2016, Regular Richmond City Council Meeting
December 16, 2016
Writer Coach Connection Volunteers Needed!
December 16, 2016
Refinery Town: Big Oil, Big Money and the Making of An American City
December 14, 2016
Help Me Write My 2016 Year-end Review and Predictions for 2017
December 14, 2016
Richmond and the Arts
December 13, 2016
Richmond's mayor says they have a 'ghost ship' unpermitted nightclub
December 7, 2016
Mourning the Loss of Two WCCUSD Community Members
December 5, 2016
Mortgage Giant Fannie Mae Accused of Racial Discrimination in 38 U.S. Metro Areas, Including Richmond
December 5, 2016
Point Molate and Richmond/San Rafael Bridge Bay Trail Sections
December 3, 2016
Horses in Richmond?
December 2, 2016
Dec. 8 Open House Briefing on Construction of Point Molate & Richmond/San Rafael Bridge Bay Trail Sections
December 2, 2016
TODAY! Be My Guest at the Richmond Rotary Holiday Auction
December 2, 2016
December 6, 2016, Regular Richmond City Council Agenda/Packet - CLOSED SESSION STARTS AT 5:30 p.m.
December 2, 2016
No News is Good News
December 2, 2016


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