Greening North Richmond

On November 25, 2014 By

Story , Tania Pulido | Photos, David Meza

It was cold, cloudy day last month and I was standing outside of the Multicultural Senior Center in Richmond waiting for volunteers and staff to arrive for this year’s “Beautification Project” ahead of the 5th Annual North Richmond Green Festival.

As I waited a burst of rain […]

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The Power of Being Outside

On October 5, 2014 By

By Zaira Sierra

For over four years, I’ve worked with Richmond families. I’ve volunteered with Contra Costa Interfaith Supporting Community Organization assisting undocumented youth with their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) applications and Building Blocks for Kids where I was part of the Community Engagement and Advocacy Team. Recently, I joined the Youth […]

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Cleaning up Richmond

On September 19, 2014 By

Photo Essay, David Meza

David Batiste says he loves the job he describes as “a little dangerous” and “never the same routine.”

Baptiste is an equipment operator with Richmond’s Code Enforcement Abatement crew.

On this day, he is helping demolish a burned down house at 24th and Maricopa Ave. He said this home has […]

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News Report, Malcolm Marshall

 

Chevron’s century-old Richmond refinery moved a step closer to a $1 billion upgrade following approval from the city’s councilmembers Tuesday night.

In a contentious meeting that lasted late into the night, the Richmond City Council approved the controversial upgrade to the refinery, with a 5-0-2 vote by the Council—Mayor Gayle […]

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News Report, Ngoc Nguyen | New America Media

SAN FRANCISCO — Californians rank the drought as their number one environmental concern, according to a new statewide survey. The poll by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) found three out of four residents favor mandatory curbs on water use.

“They want the local district […]

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News Report, Edgardo Cervano-Soto | New America Media

Goreatha Johnson, points towards Breuner Marsh across the train tracks in Parchester Village, a neighborhood of roughly 400 homes in North Richmond. It’s past 4 p.m. on a weekday and Johnson is knocking on her neighbors’ doors and passing out flyers to an event at the Parchester […]

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