Brightening Richmond Streets

News Report, Nancy Deville   Richmond’s residential streets will soon look a whole lot brighter as the city’s plan to convert its streetlights to LED technology is nearing completion. Joining a growing trend of cities switching to LED to save money and conserve energy, Richmond expects to save about $500,000 a year in maintenance and […]

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More Unity, Less Division

Commentary, Asani Shakur   Recently, I came across some of the rhetoric that has taken place in the Richmond City Council. I saw on Youtube that Councilwoman Jovanka Beckles was chastised and made a mockery of for wearing an African head wrap at one of the city council meetings. What bothered my heart was that some […]

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A New Vision for Rumrill

By Tania Pulido Biking and walking on Rumrill Blvd. is a risk many residents in Richmond and San Pablo take daily. On October 9th, San Pablo and Richmond, in collaboration with community and county organizations, hosted the first Community Design Workshop for the Rumrill Blvd. and 13th St. corridor redesign. Rumrill, which turns into 13th […]

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Local Program Lets Grads Leave Their Past Behind

By Malcolm Marshall “Lets give a round of applause to these courageous young men and women who took an opportunity to take a stance to make difference in their lives,” said Dewanda Joseph, mistress of ceremonies at the graduation ceremony for 19 students of the Collective Impact Institute. The students, ranging in age from teenagers […]

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A School Lunch I’d Gladly Eat

Commentary, Sean Shavers | Video, Ann Bassette

When I was in high school in Oakland, I never really questioned the cafeteria menu, I just knew that I wasn’t eating it because it didn’t look appealing and I had other options.

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Picnic in the Point is Back

by Nancy DeVille | Photo • Brett Murphy On Saturday, October 18, hundreds gathered in Point Richmond’s Judge George Carroll Park to celebrate the return of Picnic in the Point with food, music and fun. Adults chatted and listened to live music by local groups as kids enjoyed a variety of activities including face painting, […]

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Richmond Rolls Out City ID Cards

News Report, Nancy DeVille Richmond is the latest Bay Area city to offer a municipal identification card with the goal of allowing residents to open bank accounts and gain access to other services. The Richmond City ID Prepaid MasterCard program provides qualifying residents with an official form of identification that includes an optional prepaid debit […]

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Recreating Richmond’s Home Front

Photo Essay, Ann Bassette Richmond hosted its 8th annual Home Front Festival on October 11 with a new theme — Kids Can Do It. As always, it was a popular event driving scores of families to come out, enjoy the Richmond waterfront and celebrate the impressive history and beauty of the area. The day kicked […]

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