Local Happenings July 2015

The City of Richmond will sponsor its annual 3rd of July Celebration from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, July 3 at Marina Bay Park. The (mostly) free event will include fireworks, food, live blues music and a pay-to-play youth area. The 20-minute fireworks display will start at 9:15 pm.

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La Cultura Nativa Americana Se Celebra y Se Muestra en Richmond

Por Luis Cubas

Entre la gama de colores vibrantes, el tintineo de campanas sonaron mientras danzantes cerraron un círculo en el sexto anual Pow-Wow de Richmond, “Bailando por nuestra próxima generación”. El evento tuvo lugar el 20 de junio y reunió a cientos de personas, de todas las edades en el parque Wendell en Richmond.

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Native American Culture Celebrated and Displayed in Richmond

Story and Photos by Luis Cubas

Among the vibrant array of colors, the jingling of bells rang out as dancers closed into a circle at this year’s sixth annual Richmond Pow-Wow, “Dancing for Our Next Generation.” The event took place on June 20 and brought hundreds of people, of all ages, together at Wendell Park in Richmond.

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Undocumented Kids to Get Health Coverage in State Budget

News Report, Viji Sundaram, New America Media

Calling it one of the “best” budgets the state has ever had, California Gov. Jerry Brown said the $167.6 billion dollar budget the legislature passed Tuesday would pump more money into child care and education, pay down the state’s debt by $1.9 billion and provide health care for its undocumented children.

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Family Justice Center Opens at New Location

News Report, Keisa Reynolds

After breaking ground in 2013, the West Contra Costa Family Justice Center held its grand opening this month at 256 24th Street. In the first year at its new location, the center is expected to help an estimated 2,000 survivors of domestic violence, family violence, elder abuse and human trafficking.

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