Local Happenings: January 2017

Richmond Increases Minimum Wage Sunday, Jan. 1 The next increase in Richmond’s minimum wage goes into effect on January 1, 2017. Richmond’s minimum wage will increase to $12.30/hour. The ordinance, which was approved by the Richmond City Council in 2014, applies to adult and minor employees who work two or more hours a week. In […]

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Good People, Bad Rap: A Day in North Richmond

I love North Richmond, my home. Diverse people. Churches and liquor stores. Project housing, empty lots, the Verde garden, the senior center. It’s taught me to be tough and to overcome through all of it. Just seeing people lose everything, over and over again.

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Mykee Ramen: After Ghost Ship, A New Tragedy Unfolds

Michael Malin, aka Mykee Ramen, is the owner and operator of Burnt Ramen, a live/work warehouse in Richmond that has housed a recording studio and hosted events and live shows, mostly for the underground punk rock scene. Richmond Pulse spoke with Ramen about how the Ghost Ship fire in Oakland could prompt authorities to crack down on Burnt Ramen and similar warehouses that are centers of the local music and art scene.

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Encontrando Atención Plena Dentro del Ring

“Siento que fui puesto en este planeta para pelear”, dice Jonathan Pérez, de 23 años, entrenador de boxeo en Omni Movement en Richmond.

Pérez, mejor conocido como Jonny, también trabaja con Mindful Life Project, donde ayuda a enseñar el concepto de atención plena (mindfulness) a los estudiantes de primaria en Richmond. Pero su vida no siempre era tan prometedora como lo es ahora.

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