Khalid’s Corner: I Speak for Them

Wisdom from Community Leader, Khalid Elahi I am the voice for all the brothers that don’t have a voice. Maybe they are in the bowels of one of these prisons, confined to a cell for a long period of time or for the rest of their life. Or maybe they are underground in a hole […]

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ER Nurse: Closure of DMC Will Be ‘Catastrophic’

By Nancy DeVille | Photo by David Meza As the threat of Doctors Medical Center’s shutdown draws closer, Maria Sahagun says she still hasn’t given up hope. An emergency room nurse at DMC, Sahagun and her colleagues have spent months urging the West Contra Costa Healthcare District to come up with a solution to save […]

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Farewell, Ferrari: A Star Falls At Richmond High

By Joanna Pulido It was a chilly night in February at the North Coast Section Division II boys soccer championship, and there was Richmond High School computer graphics and animation teacher Mario Ferrari, cheering the home team loudly, clenching the rails of the stands and pacing back and forth with nerves and adrenaline. His enthusiasm […]

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Photographer to Document Bike Culture in Richmond

By Joanna Pulido Gracefully riding through the bike lanes of Richmond, Josue Hernandez gets to his destinations with speed and ease. At 23, he has the energy and athleticism to bike everyday, but is calm and soft-spoken, with a mix of confidence and down to earth personality. Hernandez is a North Richmond resident working to […]

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“Focusing on the Youth” – Q&A with Kyra Worthy of For Richmond

Interview, Vernon Whitmore

EDITORS NOTE: Kyra Worthy is the Executive Director of Chevron backed non-profit For Richmond, an organization dedicated to uniting the community and taking active steps toward tackling issues facing Richmond residents. Worthy says her greatest gift is that she won’t accept no for answer. Incoming Chair of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce,

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Richmond Residents Look to ‘Fresh Start’ With New Mayor

  News Report,  Malcolm Marshall | Photos by David Meza It was all smiles in a packed house at the Richmond City Council chambers Tuesday, where newly elected Mayor Tom Butt and a handful of council members were sworn in. Notable among the faces was California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, who gave the oath to […]

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Down a Player: How a High School Coach and Basketball Team is Carrying on in the Wake of a Homicide

News Feature, Chanelle Ignant   At a Friday night basketball game in late November, Richmond High School’s boys basketball coach, Robert Collins, paced the sidelines, yelling instructions to his team. With less than 30 seconds left, and only a two-point lead over the Mount Diablo Devils, Collins had one command for his team. “Don’t foul […]

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