Tobacco, alcohol and sugary drinks continue to be marketed to young people in Richmond. Those are the findings of the Contra Costa Health Department’s 2016 Healthy Stores for a Healthy Community Survey, part of a statewide campaign to improve the health of Californians.
The seventh annual North Richmond Green Festival and Earth Day Celebration on April 22 brought out community members for a creek clean-up, garden restoration, park festival and junior league baseball game.
14-year-old Sara Madriz is working hard to teach kids in her community to make better food choices.
Sara Madriz está trabajando duro para enseñarles a los niños de su comunidad a hacer mejores elecciones de comida.
La joven de 14 años forma parte del equipo de participación juvenil de YES Nature to Neighborhoods. La organización ofrece a los residentes de Richmond acceso a experiencias en el medio ambiente natural.
The healthcare bill introduced by House Republicans on Monday will cause millions of people to lose their health insurance, experts say.
President-elect Donald Trump’s threat to repeal and replace Obamacare is bad news for millions of Americans, but the poor and people of color are going to be hit hardest, say health care advocates
Richmond nonprofit Urban Tilth hosted a celebration to introduce North Richmond’s newest farm. The Oct. 15 event marked the beginning of construction at the new three-acre farm site at Fred Jackson Way and Brookside Drive.
When you live in a low-income community in the shadows of Chevron, you fear the worst. Every single day we have to ask ourselves, “When is another explosion going to happen?” “If we have to evacuate, where else can we go? What other area is left that we can afford?”
94-year-old Betty Reid Soskin was attacked and robbed in her Richmond home in late June. Reid Soskin, a ranger at the Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, awoke to find a man standing in her bedroom. She struggled with the intruder before being dragged down a hallway, where the attacker struck here repeatedly. Since the attack, she has received an outpouring of support from the Richmond community as well as from around the country. She recently spoke with Richmond Pulse about the aftermath of the attack and reclaiming her space
We were setting out on the 12th Refinery Healing Walk, a 13-mile walk from Rodeo to Richmond that connects the dots from one “sacrifice zone” to the next. Cities like Richmond are called “sacrifice zones” because of the high risks of health problems from living near oil refineries.