News Feature, Karina Guadalupe Joselin Reyes, 20, arrived at the park ready to begin a two-hour volunteer shift of face painting, signaling the start of the summer-long “Funky Fridays” program at Elm Playlot, also known as Pogo Park, in the middle of the Iron Triangle. A talented artist, Joselin says her interest in art and […]
Compiled by Monica Quesada QUESTION: If the Soda Tax is approved by Richmond voters in November, do you think people will stop buying soda? And if passed, how do you think the tax would affect your business? Sunny Lee, 53, owner of Tarabini’s Deli “It’s going to make the drinks too expensive and people are […]
Video, Street Soldiers Radio (106KMEL) North Richmond Night Walk July 13, 2012 Richmond Ceasefire/Lifelines to Healing is a movement to stop the killings without sending more people to jail. Across the community- faith leaders, residents,neighborhood organizations and law enforcement- are uniting to build a culture of peace and healing in our community.
Press Release, Youth Enrichment Strategies Summertime provides the opportunity to get outdoors and be active. However, Richmond’s city streets don’t always conjure up the image of physical activity the same way a tree-filled park or shoreline does. This summer, a diverse group of Iron Triangle residents has been bucking the trend by coming up with […]
News Feature, Taisa Grant The Coronado YMCA was at the center of this city’s ongoing community-building efforts when it hosted a resource fair on June 30th to bring tangible and basic resources to community members. Edward Hamilton, a Richmond resident who lives on the corner of Ohio Street, two blocks away from the YMCA, heard […]
News Report, Todd Spencer Men and Women of Purpose (MWP), a community non-profit dedicated to reducing recidivism among former prisoners living in Richmond, hosted an open house at its new location on 23rd Street last May. The purpose of the open house was to “inform (people coming back from prison) that there are services here […]
News Report, Monica Quesada RICHMOND, Calif. — Angel Leon has learned how to express his feelings through soccer. If he’s angry, for example, he’ll use that emotion in the game, “not to hurt, but to be more aggressive towards the ball, more energetic.” But Angel, 13, a player for the Richmond Sol Cobras, doesn’t get […]