It was a gloomy Wednesday morning when I met up with about 20 people at a Peet’s Coffee in San Ramon. I had been asked to be one of the speakers at a protest outside the annual Chevron shareholder meeting on May 25. The purpose of the demonstration was to share our personal experiences with environmental and health problems that have been caused by the Chevron refineries in our backyard.
The 22nd annual Bike To Work Day was spectacular, with thousands of riders opting to head to work on two wheels throughout the Bay Area. There were over 400 energizer stations located along local bike commute routes in all nine counties to provide free beverages, snacks, and swag bags
The City of Richmond held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Mathieu Court Alley Greening Project on April 29.
Every third Saturday of the month, non-profit organization Urban Tilth invites the public to volunteer and learn urban agriculture while cultivating the community garden at AdamsCrest Farm in Richmond.
On Jan. 9, volunteers huddled together in the much-needed rain for the area’s second street-tree planting event of winter.
2016 marks Eduardo Martinez’s first year as a Richmond City Councilmember. The retired educator and community activist was elected in 2015 in a historic election in which the Richmond Progressive Alliance (RPA) defeated a $3 million dollar Chevron-backed campaign for opposition candidates, and in the process, claimed three of the seven seats on the council.
A goat grazing along North Richmond’s abandoned lots isn’t an everyday scene. But the herd could be an unlikely savior in the city’s fight to curb illegal dumping.
A 21-year-old Native American activist from Richmond was chosen from among thousands of applicants to go to the White House this summer. Isabella Zizi, a Northern Cheyenne, Arikara and Muskogee Creek Native, attended the first-ever White House Tribal Youth Gathering on July 9.
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.
By Ronvel Sharper
Last year, during my sophomore year at Richmond High School, I joined a group that from the first meeting gave me hope that we could make a positive impact on the community. It felt safe and inclusive, a place where everyone can come together behind a goal and have fun working toward it