Rockets Season a Success, Despite Off-Court Challenges

News Report, Kia Croom | Photo, Robert Rogers Despite losing their first-ever American Basketball Association (ABA) playoff game to the Bay Area Matrix by a score of 126-86, the Richmond Rockets can take pride in their inaugural season, which ended with a winning record of 18-8. Although their stint in the playoffs was short lived, […]

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Rockets Season a Success, Despite Off-Court Challenges

News Report, Kia Croom | Photo, Robert Rogers Despite losing their first-ever American Basketball Association (ABA) playoff game to the Bay Area Matrix by a score of 126-86, the Richmond Rockets can take pride in their inaugural season, which ended with a winning record of 18-8. Although their stint in the playoffs was short lived, […]

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Youth Organize to End Violence, “Reclaim Richmond”

News Feature,  Taisa Grant Late last month, the City of Richmond caught a glimpse of its own future when teachers, activists, youth mentors, police officers, the mayor and others came together for a town hall style meeting called “Reclaiming Richmond.” Young people from the group RAW Talent hosted the dialogue, which focused on the issue […]

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San Pablo Community Welcomes a Very “Green” Wanlass Park

News Report, Edgardo Cervano-Soto With a huge platinum scissor, Marilyn Wanlass and San Pablo Mayor Cecilia Valdez, snipped the red ribbon in celebration of opening Wanlass Park to the public this past Saturday, March 3rd. Following the cut, a wave of children rushed to the playground. Close to 200 parents, children and adults participated in […]

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Richmond Mayor Honors Local Youth Poets

News Report, Monica Quesada Poetry, applause and laughter reigned at last week’s “Meet with the Mayor” event, a monthly gathering held at the Richmond Public Library and hosted by mayor Gayle McLaughlin. This month, the mayor’s special guests included a number of local, award-winning youth poets. Danica Garcia, a senior at Salesian High School, recited […]

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Grassroots Anti-Violence Efforts Starting to Bear Fruit in Richmond

News Report, Monica Quesada Richmond, long burdened by the reputation of being one of the Bay Area’s most dangerous cities, experienced an overall decrease in violent crime last year, according to data recently made public by the city’s police department. Overall, violent crime decreased 14 percent citywide between 2010 and 2011, according to Richmond Police […]

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Local Dietician Helps Richmond Fight Obesity Epidemic

News Report, Karina Guadalupe Jan Schilling has been working as a registered dietitian for over 40 years, during which time she has seen the percentage of Americans who are overweight and suffer from high cholesterol skyrocket from 10 percent to 67 percent. The number is even more startling – 70 percent – for African Americans […]

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