From the Pen, to the Page, to the Heart: RAW Talent electrifies

News Feature, Edgardo Cervano-Soto Poetry, in its fragile beauty and crackling roughness, was fully embodied last Sunday night courtesy of RAW Talent, as the poets performed their first spoken word play, “From the Pen to the Page: This is my Redemption” at the East Bay Center for Performing Arts. Within the last year, RAW Talent […]

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RICHMOND’S HOMETOWN CHAMPION OF VERSE

Q n A, Edgardo Cervano-Soto   EDITOR’S NOTE: Nyabingha McDowell, 15, began performing spoken word over a year ago with one of Richmond’s most exciting artist groups, RAW Talent. After two years of poetry slammin’, Nya was named the Bay Area Champion at the YouthSpeaks Grand Slam Championship in San Francisco on April 27. Nya […]

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Richmond Volunteers Honored

News Report, Todd Spencer Committing to do community service without compensation may seem undesirable to some, but to others, donating time for a just cause can be rewarding. And in fact, volunteers are responsible for some of the most important work that takes place in any community, which is why City of Richmond mayor Gayle […]

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Opinions Divided on Richmond Soda Tax

Commentary, Iraida Santillan The possibility of a citywide soda tax is causing a debate among our residents. The tax is meant to address the human and economic factors that cause obesity – especially in children – and dental disease, both of which are prevalent in Richmond. The money made from the soda tax would be […]

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Soda Tax Approved for Richmond Ballot

News Report, Spencer Whitney | Richmond Confidential City council leaders In Richmond voted 5-2 on Tuesday night to put a special soda tax proposal on the November 6 ballot. The soda tax would add a one cent per ounce surcharge to soda and other sugary fruit drinks that contain less than ten percent juice. Under […]

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Richmond Adopts Innovative General Plan to Promote Community Health and Sustainable Development

News From City Hall The Richmond City Council adopted a new General Plan 2030 to guide the City’s sustainable growth and development. The General Plan provides a comprehensive framework for developing a healthy city and healthy neighborhoods. While General Plans are required by the State of California to contain seven elements, the City of Richmond’s […]

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Richmond Tales Fest Celebrates Families, Focuses on Literacy and Health

News Report, April Suwalsky More than 1500 Richmond community members and dozens of local partner organizations came together on Sunday, April 29, in Richmond, California, for the third annual Richmond Tales Fest: An Afternoon of Family Literacy and Healthy Living. The event was held at the Richmond Civic Center—activities were stationed at the outdoor plaza, […]

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