.John Geluardi

Jun 25, 2020

CoCo County DA’s Facebook Posts Suggest Bias

In the tumultuous wake of high-profile police killings of African Americans, calls to end structural racism in the country's justice systems have grown louder...
Apr 29, 2020

Parachute Journalism

Richmond, the second largest city in Contra Costa County, has had remarkable success fighting the coronavirus — so much so that it and the...
Feb 26, 2020

How Finances Trumped Treatment for the Mentally Ill

After months of collaboration between mental health commissioners, patient advocates, and hospital workers, a proposal to re-use an empty hospital ward to remove children...
Feb 19, 2020

A Psychiatric Emergency in Contra Costa County

Children's advocate Kathleen "Kathi" McLaughlin addressed the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors last summer about an ongoing issue that the county has kept...
Jul 31, 2019

Richmond Replaces City Manager Following Pressure From Unions

In a hastily called closed session, the Richmond City Council voted Saturday to appoint a temporary city manager, which restored a degree of stability...
Jul 25, 2019

Richmond City Council Haplessly Fires City Manager

Without much ceremony, the Richmond City Council canceled City Manager Carlos Martinez’s contract Tuesday night less than a year after hiring him. The narrow,...
Mar 27, 2019

More Questions Than Answers in Richmond Police Shooting

Former K-9 officer Kristian Palma was the officer involved in the shooting. Credits: Photo courtesy of Richmond PD The Richmond Police Department is embroiled in another...
Dec 4, 2018

Analysis: Progressives Failed in Richmond

RPA founder Gayle McLaughlin gave up her council seat to run for statewide office. Credits: File photo by James Fogle When the new Richmond...