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Richmond may avoid budget cuts

Submitted by News Desk on Thu, 02/21/2008 - 10:00pm
Finance director optimistic, touts strong financial position

Despite a depressed housing market and economy, the city of Richmond is expected to survive this fiscal year relatively unscathed and without budget cuts.

Conservative revenue estimates, improved financial controls and a healthy reserve have paved the way for the city's financial stability, Finance Director Jim Goins said.

City to take bids on parolee contract

Submitted by News Desk on Wed, 02/20/2008 - 10:00pm

With five ex-inmates a month returning to the Richmond area from San Quentin State Prison, city leaders are trying to create a system to help them land jobs and get their lives on track.


Richmond Improvement Agency Offers a Faith-Based Approach

Submitted by News Desk on Mon, 02/18/2008 - 10:00pm
For Rev. Andre Shumake Sr., head of a faith-based community alliance in the East Bay’s most troubled city, Richmond’s Green Party mayor has proved a strong ally.

“Thank God we have someone who’s listening,” said the man who heads the Richmond Improvement Alliance (RIA).

“The work they do on a case-by-case basis is very good,” said Mayor Gayle McLaughlin.

Richmond Design Board Gives Qualified Nod to Chevron Plans

Submitted by News Desk on Fri, 02/08/2008 - 10:00pm
By Richard Brenneman

Richmond’s Design Review Board (DRB) voted to approve Chevron’s plans to upgrade its refinery, but before the vote was taken Thursday night, few folks had anything nice to say about the world’s seventh largest corporation.

The DRB’s approval was hedged with a set of lengthy conditions after members accused the firm of arrogance and indifference to the community.

A Hopeful Year for Unions

Submitted by News Desk on Wed, 02/06/2008 - 10:00pm
By virtually every indicator, 2007 was a dismal year for American workers. Job growth slowed, unemployment jumped and wages lost what little ground they had gained against inflation since 2003. There is one sliver of good news: the percentage of American workers who belong to a union rose for the first time in three decades.

Black flight - Presentation to UCSF medical students Feb. 15, 2008

Submitted by News Desk on Tue, 02/05/2008 - 10:00pm

Presentation to UCSF medical students Feb. 15, 2008

"It was only when the Redevelopment Agency began to acquire buildings, evict occupants, and demolish structures, and urban renewal became a living, frightening reality, that real participation of the area's residents began, as they organized to defend themselves." - Chester Hartman, "City for Sale," University of California Press 2002


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