Bike Fiesta in Richmond

On May 26, 2011 By

News Brief, Melissa Lopez/ Photos, Min Lee

On May 14, 2011, Building Blocks for Kids (BBK) hosted their first “Bike Fiesta” at Lincoln elementary. Although the weather wasn’t as pleasant as expected, families and volunteers still showed up and joined the fun. The event was organized specifically for the Iron Triangle community, and was [...]

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First Person, Jessica Garcia// Audio, William Haynes

People often speak about how college is a long, rigorous challenge, and I am sure it’s probably true. However, over the years I have proven to myself that I posses the commitment, desire, potential and determination to be academically successful.

I’m not claiming that college [...]

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Video, William Haynes/Malcolm Marshall/Min Lee

RICHMOND, Ca — Kennedy High School Y-Plan students recently presented their suggestions for the Richmond Greenway at City Hall. Y-PLAN is an award-winning initiative where youth are engaged as genuine stakeholders and participants in local planning projects with the mentorship of UC Berkeley students in urban planning, design, and education.

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Photo Essay, Karina Guadalupe

 

On Saturday April 3oth, Richmond residents and volunteers met at the 800 Block of 6th Street to make a difference in the Iron Triangle by planting trees.

This initiative is part of the Iron Triangle Legacy Project in collaboration with East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, Contra Costa Interfaith [...]

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Commentary, Nancy Ybarra

I’ve lived in Richmond for as long as I can remember. Central is the hood I grew up in. I attended Richmond High School, but then I went off to finish at Samuel L. Gompers High School. Living in central my whole life, I realized that it isn’t the safest place to [...]

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Public schools in Richmond, Ca have for years been under fire for academically underperforming.  The city has even struggled to keep kids in the classroom, to the extent that last October, officials resorted to rising dropout and truancy rates by issuing a daytime curfew for school-age youth.

Enforcement, however, is not the [...]

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