En el Día de los Muertos, Conmemorando a un Barrio

Comentario, Edgardo Cervano-Soto Fue en 1987 cuando mi mamá, papá y dos hermanas mayores se mudaron de su apartamento en la South Van Ness y la calle 22 en el distrito de la Misión de San Francisco. El alquiler se había vuelto demasiado caro, a pesar de que mi papá tenía dos trabajos a tiempo […]

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On Dia de los Muertos, Memorializing a Neighborhood

Commentary, Edgardo Cervano-Soto It was in 1987 when my mom, dad and two older sisters moved out of their apartment unit on South Van Ness and 22nd Street in San Francisco’s Mission District. The rent had become too expensive to afford, despite my dad holding down two full-time jobs as a dishwasher and a busboy, getting only […]

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Why I’ll Practice Safe Texting

Commentary • Poojan Dave From the spoken word, to written letters to dial-up phones, humans have always sought new ways to communicate with one another. Today, it seems that texting is the mode of choice for getting messages to others quickly, especially when it comes to teenagers. According to Nielsen, American teenagers, on average, are […]

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More Adolescents in California are Drinking Sugary Beverages

News Report, Viji Sundaram|New America Media Even as the consumption of sugary drinks among young children in California is beginning to decline, a study released today shows a significant spike among adolescents. The study found that fully 65 percent of children between 12 and 17 drink soda and other sugary drinks every day, which is […]

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Richmond Mayor Denounces ‘Dirty Hand of Chevron’

Video, Malcolm Marshall Ed. Note: On Tuesday Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin led a crowd of protestors in denouncing Chevron Corp., which was recently fined $18 billion by a court in Ecuador. The energy giant is now seeking to block plaintiffs in that case from using U.S. courts to enforce the order. In September McLaughlin visited […]

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School District Hears From Parents On School Safety

By Zaira Sierra Richmond residents and representatives of West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) met at a convening organized by Building Blocks for Kids Collaborative on Friday September 13, for a discussion about safety in and around schools. About 40 concerned parents were given an opportunity to let the school district know about some […]

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Pope’s Positive Message More Likely to Attract Young Minds

Commentary, William Haynes By now you’ve probably heard that the Catholic Church has a new pope, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76, of Argentina, who took on the name Francis when he assumed the position last March. The 266th pope, Francis, when it’s all said and done may be remembered as one of the more controversial, and […]

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