Berkeley Fourth-Graders Determined to Bring Classmate Back Home

Ed Note: On January 10, 2013 nine-year-old Rodrigo Guzman was detained along with his family by Immigration and Customs Enformcement (ICE) along the Texas-Mexico border. After determing their visas had expired, the family was sent back to Mexico and told they must wait five years before reapplying for a visa. Social Justice activist Mable Yee […]

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Richmond Tales Fest Promotes Literacy

News Report • Malcolm Marshall Civic Center Plaza provided a beautiful backdrop for the fourth annual Richmond Tales Fest on Saturday, April 20. The event is based on the book “Richmond Tales” by Summer Brenner, has grown to become one of the more enjoyable family events in the Bay Area. With its message of literacy […]

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Q&A: Chief Magnus on Dirty Cops, Curfews and Violence

Q&A, RP Editors Richmond Pulse: The recent allegation that Sgt. Michael Wang took bribes and tipped off drug dealers plays into a public perception in certain parts of the community that police in Richmond are dirty. If the allegations are true, is this just a case of a few bad apples or is it something […]

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Teachers Helped Me In Ways Online Learning Couldn’t

Commentary, Alicia Marie When I finished high school, I was adamant that I wasn’t going to college. I didn’t have good relationships with my teachers and I wanted nothing more to do with school. However, once I started regularly attending Omega Boys Club in San Francisco, my “bad teacher relationships” changed. At the club I […]

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California Endowment President Promotes Discipline Reform and School Safety Enhancements at Assembly Hearing

Robert K. Ross, M.D., Releases New Student Poll Showing Strong Support for School Counselors and Increased Mental Health Services on Campus (Sacramento, CA – April 12, 2013) In testimony today before the Assembly Select Committee on Delinquency Prevention and Youth Development, California Endowment President and CEO Robert K. Ross, M.D., urged legislators and education leaders […]

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Teachers Who Changed My Life

Commentary, Various Authors David Meza: At my high school, Omega Continuation High School, there were only three teachers: Roland Nazar, Mary Zolly and Margaret Love. They were all great in their own way. We had school baseball games and BBQs where everyone had fun – we were like one big family. The teachers all taught […]

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Young, Black and Addicted to Fast Food

Commentary • Sean Shavers Editor’s Note: A recent study from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) shows that American youth are still eating too much fast food, and that the young adult African American population is of particular concern when it comes to obesity rates. The author of the following commentary, Sean Shavers, 21, lives […]

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Trabajadores Agrícolas Alimentan a la Nación pero Pocos Tienen Cuidado de Salud

News Report • Viji Sundaram SAN FRANCISCO – Alrededor de un 75 por ciento de los trabajadores agrícolas contratados en los Estados Unidos carecen de seguro de salud, la proporción más alta de cualquier categoría ocupacional principal. Más del 90 por ciento de ellos son nacidos en el extranjero (la mayor parte de México), jóvenes, […]

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Chevron Disaster Still Being Felt By Residents

RP Editors On April 5 a public meeting called by State Senators Loni Hancock and Mark DeSaulnier took place at the Richmond Memorial Civic Center to review what caused the Chevron fire and explosion last August. Federal investigators who attended the review determined that neglect by Chevron led directly to the catastrophe. Investigators also testified […]

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