City Council Proposes Sugar Sweetened Beverage Tax

News Report, Kia Croom Richmond voters will get a chance to weigh in on a penny-per-ounce soda tax next year. The city council directed staffers to prepare a measure for the November 2012 ballot that would impose a sales tax on “sweetened beverages.” Councilman Tom Butt said that the city council is not endorsing the […]

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Drug Trends Among Bay Area Young People

News Report, Sean Shavers, Posted: Dec 09, 2011 Editor’s Note:  Richmond Pulse reporter Sean Shavers spoke to young people from various Bay Area neighborhoods, as well as law enforcement officials and youth workers, to gain an understanding of today’s drug trends and how they impact health at a community level. Across the San Francisco Bay Area, […]

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Plan for Sustainable Richmond

Video, Malcolm Marshall The Federal Interagency Working Group on Environmental Justice convened in Richmond, California to showcase models for addressing environmental justice topics and identify partnership opportunities to plan for a sustainable and livable Richmond for all.

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Walking the Streets to Bring the Peace

News Feature, Kim MacDonald On a warm, Fall evening in the Bay Area’s North Richmond scores of residents came out to the Missionary Baptist Church for the first of what organizers hope will be a series of “night walks,” calling attention to street violence and proposing a ceasefire in the city of Richmond. The event, […]

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6 Simple Things That Can Turn Deadly in Richmond

News Analysis, Danny McLane / Nancy Ybarra / Karina Guadalupe EDITOR’S NOTE: This summer, violence broke out in Richmond, California, disrupting what had been a relatively peaceful 18 months in this beleaguered East Bay city. The 13 murders committed since June 1 all took place in the Richmond flatlands, where police have attributed the shootings […]

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Cultivating Change from the Ground Up

Photo Essay, Min Lee Pictures from the celebration of Richmond’s young apprentices in Urban Tilth’s Summer Apprentice Program. This event took place on Saturday, August 13th 2011, on the Richmond Greenway (Between Ohio and Chanslor Ave).     [postcasa size=large]http://picasaweb.google.com/data/feed/base/user/yomultimedia/albumid/5641981686783873553?alt=rss&kind=photo&hl=en_US[/postcasa]

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Friend’s Death Will Not Be in Vain

Commentary, Danny McLane Jr. Richmond is a city ridden with violence, drug abuse and robbery, among other things, including low high school graduation rates. In 2009, only 72 percent of the senior class actually graduated from Richmond High School as reported by City-Data.com. An even worse fact is that the graduation rates for African Americans […]

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