John Geluardi is a journalist who writes like the wind and his better friends are polite about not mentioning it. He has covered Bay Area politics for the past ten years and the only thing he remembers from Journalism school is that it's a good idea to carry two pens in case one runs out of ink. He's also the proud author of Cannabiz: The Explosive Rise of the Medical Marijuana Industry, which is a damn good read and makes a memorable gift for polite friends and family.
The high-profile rape charges against Deputy District Attorney Michael Gressett are tainted by questionable facts, unorthodox prosecutorial conduct, and the unmistakable whiff of politics.
by John Geluardi | Oct 28, 2009
The surprising dismissal of the well-liked Richmond police captain and a series of other scandals threaten to tarnish the reputation of a police department once held as a national model of reform.
by John Geluardi | Jun 27, 2018
This year's mayoral election features two major candidates — Nat Bates and Tom Butt — who have polar-opposite visions for the city's future.
by John Geluardi | Sep 24, 2014
Official account by police chief is at odds with account provided by witnesses and official sources.
by John Geluardi | Mar 27, 2019
Internal discord and disorganization resulted in serious setbacks for the Richmond Progressive Alliance in the November election.
by John Geluardi | Dec 4, 2018
In a dramatic, come-from-behind victory, Nat Bates, who once called bike lanes “socialist,” wins back his city council seat in progressive Richmond.
by John Geluardi | Dec 3, 2018
The report is especially critical of Police Chief Allwyn Brown's mishandling of RPD's sexual exploitation scandal.
by John Geluardi | Nov 27, 2018
The city is on the verge of an economic boom: Will Mayor Tom Butt, a longtime city official, lead it to prosperity, or will the Richmond Progressive Alliance take full control of City Hall?
by John Geluardi | Oct 17, 2018
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