Richmond nonprofit Pogo Park, Iron Triangle residents and city officials celebrated the grand opening of the Yellow Brick Road Play Street last week, which includes a series of parks, walking paths and a roundabout that all intersect at Eighth Street and Elm Avenue. The celebration represented the official unveiling of the street, designed to be a “yellow brick”-guided safe zone for walking and playing.
Some waited months, some waited years. Finally, however, more than 100 high school students from the West Contra Costa Unified School District have now received their diplomas.
Community members brought their computers to the De Anza High School cafeteria earlier this month, hoping students could banish viruses, remove spyware and speed up their laptops and desktops, free of charge.
Six women on stage in the Vallejo High School auditorium belonged to a unique group: mothers who have lost their children to gun violence.
My aunt’s death has been a brutal reminder that you must take care of your temple while you are younger in order to increase stability when you get older.
With Super Bowl 50 right around the corner, fans are gearing up for the battle of 2016. But another battle has been raging in football and other sports over the last few years.
The day before Christmas Eve, the Bay Area Rescue Mission held an event to give away toys to needy children. But it was the adult volunteers – many of them in recovery – who really inspired me.
Millennials, especially teenagers, have a reputation of being apathetic and apolitical. We proved that wrong in 2015. Young people are not exempt from discrimination and violence and we are not afraid to fight back.
According to a new study by the San Francisco-based Young Minds Advocacy, as many as 70 percent of the kids in California’s juvenile detention centers are in need of mental health care, and most of them are not getting it. Attorney Patrick Gardner, the organization’s founder and one of the report’s authors, says many of these youth would not be in detention in the first place if there were more home and community-based mental health services available.
Have you ever wondered, “Will I live past the age of 35?”
The way you answer that question might be related to your ethnicity.