Richmond Approves Stalled Modernization Plan At Chevron Refinery

News Report, Malcolm Marshall   Chevron’s century-old Richmond refinery moved a step closer to a $1 billion upgrade following approval from the city’s councilmembers Tuesday night. In a contentious meeting that lasted late into the night, the Richmond City Council approved the controversial upgrade to the refinery, with a 5-0-2 vote by the Council—Mayor Gayle […]

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For Depressed Youth, A Chance to Break the Silence

News Report, Marco Villalobos When Amber Cavarlez was 16 years old, her mother was diagnosed with cancer. As the oldest child, she cared for both her mother and her younger brother. During the time that her mother was sick, and even after her mother’s passing, the family didn’t discuss what was happening, and Cavarlez kept […]

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Should Hate Speech at Council Meetings Be Banned?

News Report, Nancy Deville Richmond’s plan to implement guidelines to curb hate speech during council meetings is gaining support from residents tired of the constant negative interruptions, but others worry the move will limit their First Amendment rights. The council recently voted for the city attorney and police chief to explore rules and procedures the […]

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Facing Severe Drought, Californians Support Mandatory Cutbacks

News Report, Ngoc Nguyen | New America Media SAN FRANCISCO — Californians rank the drought as their number one environmental concern, according to a new statewide survey. The poll by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) found three out of four residents favor mandatory curbs on water use. “They want the local district to […]

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Khalid’s Corner: Thought is Power

by Khalid Elahi You are, what you say you are. People are unconscious of their power. To be anything in life, you have to tell yourself what you are. It starts with saying,”I am____” What you put after “I am” will propel you to become just that. Every day you are working towards what, and […]

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Fifty Years After the Civil Rights Act, the Struggle Continues

By Asani Shakur

Last month marked the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, an act that made it illegal to discriminate based on race, color, religion sex or national origin in the United States. Bay Area leaders came together on June 18th at Beebe Memorial Cathedral Church in Oakland to celebrate and commemorate

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Nurses Take Up the Fight to Save Doctors Medical Center

News Report, RP Editors | Photos, David Meza   The fight to save Doctors Medical Center from closing continued this week with a rally organized by nurses and other staff at the hospital. The “Save Doctors Medical Center” rally was held Monday at Richmond Civic Center Plaza. About two-dozen people came out for the rally […]

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