Struggling With the Aftermath of Deportation

EDITOR’S NOTE: A mother struggles to support her three children after her husband is arrested and deported for having no papers. Juan Ramirez, 38, and Angelica Garcia, 34, migrated from Mexico to the United States in search of a better way of life 18 years ago. And like many undocumented people, they had been doing […]

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Richmond’s Poverty in Pictures

Photo Essay, Karina Guadalupe and Nancy Ybarra Walking through Central Richmond every day, I can’t help but notice all the garbage around, all the for sell, foreclosed and abandoned houses. I pass by flowers on a corner; there to remember someone who died.  A day doesn’t go by that someone doesn’t ask me for spare change. […]

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Learning to See the Police in a Different Light

Commentary, Sean Shavers All my life I’ve been taught to despise the police, and for that matter, any other law enforcement official. I even had a saying: “From the Pigs to the Feds, may they all drop dead.” Now, you could say that was scandalous, wrong and just plain trifling. But I’ve seen the police […]

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“Let’s Foreclose on the Banks”

Video, William Haynes EDITOR’S NOTE: With hundreds of foreclosed homes and empty lots, illegal dumping and crime are hurting Richmond neighborhoods. In response, the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) recently held a community meeting at the Nevin Center on September 6th, to hold banks that own these homes accountable.

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Community Day at Chevron

Story, Edgardo Cervano-Soto Beyond the North Richmond neighborhood, in the industrial section of this city, Chevron engineers, workers and representatives welcomed residents last Saturday to the second annual Chevron Refinery Community Tour, a chance for the public to get an up-close look at the largest oil refinery on the West Coast, producing 240,000 barrels (42 […]

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Police Seeking Community Solutions to Neighborhood Violence

Video, Sean Shavers EDITOR’S NOTE: After another violent night in the City of Richmond that ended with several people being shot, Police Captain Mark Gagan and Kim MacDonald of the Office of Neighborhood Safety spoke to Richmond Pulse reporter Sean Shavers about what they think it will take to end the cycle of violence in […]

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A Homeless Shelter Reacts to Obama’s Jobs Speech

News Report, Donny Lumpkins, Posted: Sep 09, 2011 Last night, President Obama rolled out his new plan to jump-start the economy and create jobs for Americans. At a homeless shelter in Richmond Calif. — a city reeling with problems like unemployment, gun violence and foreclosures — the President’s speech was viewed with healthy skepticism mixed […]

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6 Simple Things That Can Turn Deadly in Richmond

News Analysis, Danny McLane / Nancy Ybarra / Karina Guadalupe EDITOR’S NOTE: This summer, violence broke out in Richmond, California, disrupting what had been a relatively peaceful 18 months in this beleaguered East Bay city. The 13 murders committed since June 1 all took place in the Richmond flatlands, where police have attributed the shootings […]

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