Training Tomorrow’s Richmond Leaders Starts Today

Commentary, Vernon Whitmore   Approaching the November’s elections, I have been thinking more and more about Richmond’s future, not just after this year’s votes are cast, but in the years and generations to come. When I look at Richmond’s government today, one thing is clear: this city has a lot of older statesman. Richmond’s current […]

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Richmond City Council Candidate: Dameion King

Profile, Nancy Deville   City Council candidate Dameion King may be a newcomer to the Richmond political scene, but he says he’s no stranger to the needs of the city. “I’ve had bullets whiz by my head,” the lifelong Iron Triangle resident said. “I’ve woken up in the morning with gun holes in the wall. […]

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Cleaning up Richmond

Photo Essay, David Meza David Batiste says he loves the job he describes as “a little dangerous” and “never the same routine.” Baptiste is an equipment operator with Richmond’s Code Enforcement Abatement crew. On this day, he is helping demolish a burned down house at 24th and Maricopa Ave. He said this home has been […]

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RUHS Class of ’59 Shares Memories at 55-Year Reunion

Photo Essay, Ann Bassette Members of the Richmond Union High School class of 1959 celebrated their 55-year reunion at a two day event at the Hilton in Concord last August. It was a chance for old friends to reconnect and share memories of their youth in what is now a much different Richmond. The former […]

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September 23 — An Earth Day for Voters

News Report, Anna Challet | New America Media In a world where every day is a holiday – there’s National Doughnut Day, Pi Day (honoring the number 3.14 and celebrated by eating pie), and Talk Like a Pirate Day (that one is international) – a group of organizations came together and decided that surely one of these […]

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Richmond Woman Leads 350 Mile Trek for Immigration Reform

Story by Jennifer Herrera It was July 22, 2014 and Valeska Castañeda was heading out, on foot, with a group of mothers and children for a long journey across California. The plan was to walk over 350 miles from Merced to the U.S. Border near San Diego as a sign of solidarity with people immigrating […]

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The Push to Register Young Voters

by Luis Cubas It’s no secret that one of the groups least likely to register, or vote, is the youth. Now, a local group is hoping to help change that trend. September 23 is National Voter Registration Day, a nationwide campaign coordinated with volunteers and organizations to educate and reach out to to voters, while […]

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Comcast Executive VP Touts Broadband Program for Low-Income Families

Event, Peter Schurmann | New America Media When Libier Gonzalez first arrived to the United States from Mexico three years ago, her family could not afford Internet access at home. A mother of three, she says not having Internet impacted everything from her ability to find work to her children’s education. Then, about a year […]

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