Plan Ahead, Richmond: BART Shutdowns To Affect 100K

By Nancy DeVille | Photo Courtesy of Richmond Confidential

Richmond residents may want to think twice before heading across the bay Aug. 1-2 and again on Labor Day weekend Sept. 5-7, as a Bay Area Rapid Transit tube closure is expected to displace about 100,000 transbay BART passengers.


Anna Deavere Smith Takes on School-to-Prison Pipeline

Review, Edgardo Cervano-Soto

Many students may not have heard of the “school-to-prison pipeline,” but they experience the reality up close. It is a series of steps the criminal justice and education system are taking to over-police, criminalize and punish students of color, specifically black and Latino students.


Will My Family Benefit from the New Richmond?

Commentary, Keisa Reynolds

I am from Richmond. Despite attending K-12 in El Cerrito and being more familiar with its sites and people, it never felt right to claim being from there. I am from Richmond, where I can hop on a bus and run into at least two people who know my sisters or my parents


Call for California Asians and Hispanics to Show United Front on Health4All

Viji Sundaram, News Report | New America Media

SAN FRANCISCO — Even as health care advocates are celebrating California’s recent “landmark victory” in getting its undocumented children health care, Latino and Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities should show a united front and make sure that all of the state’s undocumented residents get the same benefit, urged Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens.


El Concejo de Richmond Aprueba Ordenanza de Control de Renta

Reportaje, Malcolm Marshall

A partir del 1° de diciembre, Richmond se convertirá en la primera ciudad de California en décadas – y la primera en el Condado de Contra Costa jamás – de promulgar una ordenanza de control de renta, después de una aprobación de 4-1 por el Ayuntamiento de Richmond.