Sugar is Like Crack

News Analysis, Taisa Grant Editor’s note: Earlier this month, the Richmond City Council voted in favor of placing an inititiative on the November ballot for a citywide tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. Responding to the proposed intitiative, Richmond Pulse reporter Taisa Grant wrote the following piece based on a report released by the Contra Costa County […]

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City Council Proposes Sugar Sweetened Beverage Tax

News Report, Kia Croom Richmond voters will get a chance to weigh in on a penny-per-ounce soda tax next year. The city council directed staffers to prepare a measure for the November 2012 ballot that would impose a sales tax on “sweetened beverages.” Councilman Tom Butt said that the city council is not endorsing the […]

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Drug Trends Among Bay Area Young People

News Report, Sean Shavers, Posted: Dec 09, 2011 Editor’s Note:  Richmond Pulse reporter Sean Shavers spoke to young people from various Bay Area neighborhoods, as well as law enforcement officials and youth workers, to gain an understanding of today’s drug trends and how they impact health at a community level. Across the San Francisco Bay Area, […]

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Operation Feed a Student

News Feature, Iraida Santillan//Photos Briana Brooks Brianna Brooks is a senior at Middle College High School, an alternative high school located on the campus of Contra Costa College in San Pablo, CA. On a trip to Africa, Brooks says she “found the meaning of life,” which she believes is “through helping others.” In the summer […]

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Nerdy Nation Gets Confident

Video, William Haynes William Haynes has his own youtube video channel, WilliamHaynesTV, where since 2009, he has produced and uploaded videos that address issues ranging from climate change to peer pressure and youth culture. In this installment, Haynes reminds us why confidence is good!

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A New Generation of Poets Emerging in Richmond

News Feature, Edgardo Cervano-Soto Posted: November 28, 2011 “Raw… Talent!” “Raw… Talent!” With a call and response exercise, Molly Raynor gathers the attention of an energetic group of high school students inside her classroom at Making Waves. For weeks, the youth participants from “Richmond Artists With Talent” – or RAW Talent – have been rehearsing, […]

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A New Generation of Poets Emerging in Richmond

News Feature, Edgardo Cervano-Soto Posted: November 28, 2011 “Raw… Talent!” “Raw… Talent!” With a call and response exercise, Molly Raynor gathers the attention of an energetic group of high school students inside her classroom at Making Waves. For weeks, the youth participants from “Richmond Artists With Talent” – or RAW Talent – have been rehearsing, […]

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