Por Ronvel Sharper
El año pasado, durante mi segundo año en Richmond High School, me uní a un grupo que a partir de la primera reunión me dio esperanza de que podríamos tener un impacto positivo en la comunidad. Se sentía seguro e incluyente, un lugar donde todos podían unirse detrás de un objetivo y divertirse trabajando hacia él.
Por Melvin Willis
Los supervisores del Condado de Contra Costa votaron 4-1 el 22 de septiembre para establecer un nuevo programa piloto que – a la espera de fondos de contrapartida de hospitales locales – proporcionaría cobertura de salud potencialmente a miles de inmigrantes indocumentados para el próximo año.
YouthWire, Commentary, Various Authors, Posted: Sep 25, 2015 Ed. Note: The Pope’s visit to the United States comes as the U.S. Catholic Church is undergoing a dramatic shift driven in large part by demographic changes happening across the nation. Today’s Catholic heart of America lies in the West, in places like California’s Central Valley, where a fast rising […]
News Report, Ann Bassette and Malcolm Marshall
Deborah Stein says she feels desperate. Between flood insurance and property taxes, the 67-year-old San Pablo resident can no longer afford to stay in her home.
Commentary, Claudia Gonzalez | We’Ced
After years of litigation and protests, earlier this month California’s Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation agreed to drastically reduce the use of solitary confinement in state prisons. But as prison and human rights advocates celebrated the victory, the legislature put on hold a bill that would have curbed the practice in the state’s juvenile detention facilities.
By Melvin Willis
Contra Costa County supervisors voted 4-1 on Sept. 22 to enact a new pilot program that — pending matching funds from local hospitals — would provide health care coverage to potentially thousands of undocumented immigrants for the next year.
Commentary, Keisa Reynolds
Former tennis star James Blake was a victim of excessive force at the hands of a New York police officer. Blake was standing outside of Grand Hyatt Hotel, where he was staying for the US Open Tennis Championships, when he was unexpectedly knocked to the ground by a plainclothes officer
By Keisa Reynolds
After dreaming at a young age of opening a local business, longtime resident Liz Gonzalez finally opened Ritzy Reuben, a hair and beauty studio in Point Richmond. “It’s very rewarding to open a business in the city I grew up in. I am [trying] to bring something positive to the city.
News Report, Nancy DeVille
Richmond’s controversial rent control ordinance has hit a snag after the California Apartment Association submitted more than 7,000 signatures opposing the plan, a move that blocked it from becoming law.
The seventh annual Spirit & Soul Festival returns to downtown Richmond on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.