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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Internship Teaches Health Solutions to Local Teens

News Report, Sonya Mann/RP Editors Tamajiea Videau is 16 years old, just halfway through high school, and already she can picture her future career. “I always loved going to the doctor’s office,” Videau said. “Even if I had to get a shot. I didn’t enjoy that part, but I loved going,” she added, with a […]

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Richmond Approves Stalled Modernization Plan At Chevron Refinery

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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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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