Study Shows Gaping Holes in Safety Net for California’s Uninsured

News Report, Anna Challet | New America Media The safety net for uninsured Californians is full of holes – and those holes are much bigger for the state’s undocumented people. That’s one of the main findings of a new study by the statewide health care advocacy coalition Health Access. The organization’s executive director Anthony Wright says the “uneven safety […]

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Residents at Troubled Housing Complex to Soon Move Out

News Report, Malcolm Marshall During the first week of February, newly elected Mayor Tom Butt announced that residents of the dilapidated Hacienda public housing complex will receive federally funded Section 8 vouchers to move into new housing. At a press conference at the 150-unit Hacienda complex at 1300 Roosevelt Ave, Butt—along with Richmond Housing Authority […]

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Building a Bike Culture in Richmond

By Nancy DeVille When Matthew Schwartz moved to Richmond earlier this year, he noticed the city offered plenty of miles to bike, but no shop where he could take his bike parts and build a bicycle. Buying a new bike didn’t quite fit into his budget, so he was forced to rely on public transportation. […]

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Getting Richmond Covered

By Nancy DeVille As open enrollment continues for benefits under the Affordable Care Act, Richmond health advocates are making an extra push to help residents learn what their options are. Through February, Californians who currently don’t have access to health plans through an employer or private insurer can obtain coverage through Covered California, the state’s […]

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Transformation on the Richmond Greenway

Story, Malcolm Marshall | Photos, David Meza It was a warm fall day, with temperatures near 70 degrees, when Iron Triangle residents and community members gathered to celebrate the grand opening of Harbour 8, Richmond’s newest park, designed and built by local residents. “It takes a village to build a park,” said Toody Maher, executive […]

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Study: Trauma Follows Children Into Adulthood, Threat to Public Health in CA

News Report, Anna Challet | New America Media Past experiences of childhood trauma are common among California adults, and those experiences correlate with harmful behaviors and chronic disease at a level that constitutes a “public health crisis,” according to a new study. The report by the Center for Youth Wellness (CYW), a health organization that […]

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A School Lunch I’d Gladly Eat

Commentary, Sean Shavers | Video, Ann Bassette

When I was in high school in Oakland, I never really questioned the cafeteria menu, I just knew that I wasn’t eating it because it didn’t look appealing and I had other options.

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Q&A: Ebola and Africa’s Untold Stories

New America Media, Question & Answer, George White Ed. Note: As chair of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma directs the staff and the work of the African Union (AU), the alliance of nations on the continent. In that role, Dr. Zuma – a physician – manages AU initiatives on education, the environment, economic […]

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