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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Continuing a Tradition of Service

Photo Essay, David Meza Nearly twenty organizations working under the umbrella group “Friends of the Richmond Greenway,” and hundreds of participants came together on January 19 for the 8th annual Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service on the Richmond Greenway—a special tradition in Richmond. The day of service started with big smiles and […]

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Seeing Gardens in the Blight

Photo Essay, Luis Cubas Richmond is a city plagued with blight. While some areas are revitalized, too many lots are left empty throughout neighborhoods—standing out like gaps in a crooked smile. While out on a walk down California Avenue, in the North and East neighborhood near Richmond High School, I passed three large lots in […]

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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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A Dog’s Life in North Richmond

Photo Essay, David Meza   On rides around North Richmond I pass dogs in the streets. Some bark and give chase as I cycle by; Others just watch as I roll pass. Some guard small businesses, some live in homes. Some are abandoned, or run loose German Shepherds, Pit Bulls, Huskies, all hang by the […]

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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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