Greening North Richmond

Story , Tania Pulido | Photos, David Meza It was a cold, cloudy day and I was standing outside of the Multicultural Senior Center in Richmond waiting for volunteers and staff to arrive for this year’s “Beautification Project” ahead of the 5th Annual North Richmond Green Festival. As I waited a burst of rain came […]

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Remembering Rodney

By Tania Pulido Rodney Frazier Jr. was 16 years-old, a teenager from North Richmond who loved basketball, his motorcycle, family and volunteering. On Fri., Nov. 7, his life was taken when he was shot dead in his front yard while trying to go home. I had the gift of working with Rodney this year, during […]

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Warriors Give Nystrom Community a New Place to Play

Story and Photos by Chanelle Ignant Lenora Walker grew up playing basketball near Martin Luther King Park in Richmond. But when the Martin Luther King Community Center closed a few years ago, the park’s run down outdoor courts became her only option. “All we had left were the courts here that had cracks [and] the […]

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Brightening Richmond Streets

News Report, Nancy Deville   Richmond’s residential streets will soon look a whole lot brighter as the city’s plan to convert its streetlights to LED technology is nearing completion. Joining a growing trend of cities switching to LED to save money and conserve energy, Richmond expects to save about $500,000 a year in maintenance and […]

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A New Vision for Rumrill

By Tania Pulido Biking and walking on Rumrill Blvd. is a risk many residents in Richmond and San Pablo take daily. On October 9th, San Pablo and Richmond, in collaboration with community and county organizations, hosted the first Community Design Workshop for the Rumrill Blvd. and 13th St. corridor redesign. Rumrill, which turns into 13th […]

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Picnic in the Point is Back

by Nancy DeVille | Photo • Brett Murphy On Saturday, October 18, hundreds gathered in Point Richmond’s Judge George Carroll Park to celebrate the return of Picnic in the Point with food, music and fun. Adults chatted and listened to live music by local groups as kids enjoyed a variety of activities including face painting, […]

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Cleaning up Richmond

Photo Essay, David Meza David Batiste says he loves the job he describes as “a little dangerous” and “never the same routine.” Baptiste is an equipment operator with Richmond’s Code Enforcement Abatement crew. On this day, he is helping demolish a burned down house at 24th and Maricopa Ave. He said this home has been […]

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