For Depressed Youth, A Chance to Break the Silence

News Report, Marco Villalobos When Amber Cavarlez was 16 years old, her mother was diagnosed with cancer. As the oldest child, she cared for both her mother and her younger brother. During the time that her mother was sick, and even after her mother’s passing, the family didn’t discuss what was happening, and Cavarlez kept […]

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Nurses Take Up the Fight to Save Doctors Medical Center

News Report, RP Editors | Photos, David Meza   The fight to save Doctors Medical Center from closing continued this week with a rally organized by nurses and other staff at the hospital. The “Save Doctors Medical Center” rally was held Monday at Richmond Civic Center Plaza. About two-dozen people came out for the rally […]

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Why Doctors Medical Center Can’t Close

Commentary, Melvin Willis Back in March 2014 while I was visiting my mom at her home she suddenly lost her breath, and couldn’t catch it. Her breathing was so labored she could barely talk. An ambulance came and took her to the nearest public hospital, just 5 minutes from her house—Doctors Medical Center. The team […]

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Basketball Camp Offers Healthy Fun for Richmond Kids

Photo Essay, Jennifer Baires Bending slightly at the knees, Keyahlah Bean lifts a basketball over head and leans back before releasing the ball into an arc that ends with a trip around the rim of the basket, before falling through the net with a swish. “Yes!” the ecstatic eight-year-old yells, jumping up, hands raised above […]

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As Chevron and Richmond Try to Chart a New Path, Doubts Remain

By Tania Pulido   The Chevron refinery explosion that sent black clouds over Richmond in 2012 also touched off a local, and regional movement, calling for transparency and community safety considerations from the oil giant. Two years later, Chevron has launched a “Modernization Project” proposing new development at its Richmond refinery. It’s a big project, and there’s […]

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Q&A: Chief Magnus On Family, Trauma, and Living in Richmond

Editor’s Note: For this latest installment of our ongoing interview series with the Richmond Police Chief, we eschewed the usual crime related topics for a more human conversation about family, the benefits of living where you work, and the mental strains of doing police work. Richmond Pulse: It’s not unusual for police officers to live […]

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Teresa Jimenez: Food as Power

by Edgardo Cervano-Soto Teresa Jimenez, 22, found a surprising way to deal with the stress of high school. “Honestly, I wasn’t doing so [well],” Teresa explains. “I was cutting a lot of school. There was a lot of pressure to be a certain way and I didn’t feel I could socially relate to that. I […]

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‘Bike to Work Day’ Promotes a Healthier Commute

Photo Essay, David Meza Bike to Work Day is an annual spring event held in cities across the United States and Canada that promotes biking as a healthier and more environmentally friendly commuter option. This year in the Bay Area, cyclists observed the day on May 8, and roughly 20,000 bicyclists participated in Contra Costa […]

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