Richmond Residents Weigh In on Soda Tax

News Report, Malcolm Marshall Editor’s note: Richmond is now ground zero for the debate over how to reduce soda consumption, with a one-cent per-ounce tax increase to appear on the ballot in November. Residents are divided. Some contend the tax will contribute to lower rates of obesity, others that it is simply a means to raising […]

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Richmond Swims Gets Youth in the Water

News Feature, Monica Quesada Caleb Monteiro, 6, was the only one in the lane at the pool, kicking away on his back. He swam for 30 minutes and today he did a great job. “She said I’m on fire,” said Caleb with a big smile repeating his coach’s comment. Every week, four times a week, […]

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Youth Talent Show

Youth Talent Show (PART OF THE IRON TRIANGLE COMMUNITY PICNIC)  Friday, June 29, 2012 Nevin Park and Community Center       598 Nevin Ave. – Richmond Categories: Dancers, Musicians, Singers and Rappers, Spoken Word Age groups: High School, Middle School and Elementary School ; Other Try-outs will be held at the Nevin Friday afternoon, June 29 from […]

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Q n A with Jovanka Beckles

EDITOR’S NOTE: Jovanka Beckles is a Richmond city councilmember who also works full-time as a mental health specialist for Contra Costa County. She was born in Panama City, where she grew up in a bilingual, multicultural household. Her parents moved to the Unites States in1972, and she has lived in Richmond for the last 10 […]

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Inside the Mind of a Soda Marketer

New America Media, News Report, Khalil Abdullah WASHINGTON – In a nation facing unprecedented levels of obesity, efforts by health advocates to make soda Public Enemy Number One are gaining traction. But marketers of the sugary drink still have to figure out how to sell it. The way the drink is being marketed, even as […]

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DIAPER DRIVE IS LOVE IN ACTION

News Feature, Taisa Grant What are the fundamental needs of a single mother of two, pregnant with her third child? What if she is suddenly kicked out of the room she was renting, leaving her with the only option of living in a shelter, separated from her children and considering abortion? How can she keep […]

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Richmond’s Latina Center Developing Next Generation of Leaders

News Report, Edgardo Cervano-Soto Tired of all the fights, drama, violence, bullying and hate, members of the Young Latina Future Leaders program at the Latina Center hosted the first “Forgive and Forget” dance party to encourage other young people to live a drama free life. 8th graders Alondra Reyes and Vanessa Jimenez came up with […]

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Escoger el SAT en Vez del Baile de Gala

Comentario, Iraida Santillán Cuando mi novio me invitó a ir al Baile de gala el año pasado, ya habíamos estado juntos unos seis meses. Él era un estudiante de 12º grado escolar en Richmond High School y yo una estudiante del 10º grado escolar en Middle College High. Me había estado preguntando si me iba […]

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Choosing the SAT Over Prom

Commentary, Iraida Santillan When my boyfriend asked me out to prom last year, we’d already been together for about six months. He was a senior at Richmond High, and I was a sophomore at Middle College High. I’d been wondering if he was going to ask me, so when he finally popped the question I […]

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