African immigrants in the Bay Area are upset that many of them have to go through a secondary review process in order to apply for a California driver’s license under AB 60.
But DMV officials say the reason some countries don’t appear on the list of acceptable passports has to do with security requirements, not geography.
For Kerry Walls, carrying the weight of a decade-old drug related felony was exhausting. A recent call to the Contra Costa Public Defender’s office offered a ray of hope. Walls was told he was eligible to have his two drug-related felonies cleared through California’s Prop 47, a measure passed last year that reduces some nonviolent felonies to misdemeanors.
The Richmond Grinders won a medal at the junior Olympics nationals in Virginia this year. And as their coach, I can tell you that what they accomplished is only the beginning. Their success is part of a bigger movement in Richmond and across the country, and its inspiration dates all the way back to the 1968 Olympics.
A new center in downtown Richmond aims to help individuals navigate the process of rejoining society after prison. The Reentry Success Center, which celebrated its grand opening on Oct. 13, is financed in large part by Contra Costa County’s prison realignment funds.
I understand why some people might hesitate to use the term “leader.” A leader is expected to be brave, intentional, on point and real. You see leaders go off on their own with confidence and make things happen.
Knowing your rights in the workplace can be the difference between being exploited and getting a living wage. That was a key message for women immigrants at the third annual API Women’s Summit that took place in September in Oakland.
The ACLU of California is making it even easier to upload recordings of police encounters with the new app Mobile Justice, which allows the videos to be sent directly to the ACLU.
Flooding into the Craneway Pavilion, Marina Bay Park and the SS Red Oak Victory Ship, locals celebrated the ninth annual Richmond Homefront Festival this past Saturday, Oct. 10, recognizing the special role that the city’s shipyards played in World War II.
Marking a decade of community gardening, about 225 people came from across the Bay Area to the Craneway Pavilion on Saturday, Oct. 3 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the non-profit Urban Tilth.
Five hours of sleep. Six hours of school. Two hours of community service because you can’t get into college unless you’ve raised money for a Third World country. Another five hours of homework because you thought you would be able to handle four AP classes.