Richmond News from Richmond Journalists

Richmond News from Richmond Journalists


This is Grandview Independent, a hyper-local digital media publication offering news, information, and stories about the people who make Richmond, CA, a great place to live.

We believe in community journalism, and for us, there is no story too small.

About the name:
The name Grandview Independent is rooted in Richmond's history. Grandview Terrace is the original name for what is now the North and East neighborhood, and "Independent" is a nod to Richmond's broadsheet daily newspaper published until 1978.

About us: We are the products of an award-winning local college journalism program, and between us, we have worked at just about every news publication (and assorted other publications) in the area over the last 20+ years. We have lived in Richmond longer than many and have raised our family here. We have not always been satisfied with how Richmond has been covered and have long discussed ways we might do it ourselves. Grandview Independent, or our concept for it, was brought to life by an influx of time created by the pandemic, which brought at least one of our professional lives to a grinding halt.

Our goal is simple: We aim to report news and tell the stories of Richmond, its history, and the people who live here as straightforwardly and neutrally as possible.

• We are independent, with no corporate connections.

• We are proudly reader-supported!

• Not funded by Corporations, Facebook, or any other Media Mogul.

We promise news and information based on facts, not opinions– not ours or anyone else's.

All content is created by Grandview unless otherwise noted. Our Photos are available for purchase upon request.

Opinions and Letters to the Editor policy
We do not accept guest commentaries or Letters to the Editor at this time, but instead, we hope you will consider using the comment section to share your views and start a conversation. The rules are simple: please be kind and mannerly with your comments. Robust debate is welcome and encouraged!

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Grandview Advertising Policy

Grandview Independent and its publishers reserve the right to refuse any ad for any reason without explanation. We will not publish any content deemed inflammatory, or that contains inappropriate language or images. Advertising content does not necessarily reflect the views of the publication, and Grandview is not responsible for the accuracy of advertising content.

Grandview Independent is published by Soren and Linda Hemmila, and is a proud member of LION Publishers.

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