Mobile Mechanics Get Richmond Kids Back On Their Bikes

By Malcolm Marshall | Photos By David Meza

Angel Barrientos, 11, of San Pablo likes to ride his bike at least a couple times a week. His favorite part? “Just feeling the air going on my face,” he said. But he hasn’t been able to ride for a while now, because his bike has needed repairs — the tires have holes, the inner tubes damaged from sitting in the sun.

But today Angel will see his bike fixed for free, thanks to a program that puts kids and adults back on two wheels.


Local Motorcyclists Giveaway Hundreds of Backpacks to Richmond Kids

Photo Essay, David Meza

As long summer days wind down, parents and kids around Richmond are ramping up back to school shopping. But for around 300 children there’ll be a few less necessities to buy thanks to an unlikely partnership between Richmond’s Recreation Department and the One Richmond Motorcycle Association, a collective of several different motorcycle clubs based in the city.


Khalid’s Corner: Escaping

by Khalid Elahi

Why does letting go of the hood seem like the hardest thing for some people to do? The attraction to SELF DESTRUCTION, the interest in the SHINE and the fascination with the ILLITERATE, is unbelievable to me


Undocumented Kids to Get Health Coverage in State Budget

News Report, Viji Sundaram, New America Media

Calling it one of the “best” budgets the state has ever had, California Gov. Jerry Brown said the $167.6 billion dollar budget the legislature passed Tuesday would pump more money into child care and education, pay down the state’s debt by $1.9 billion and provide health care for its undocumented children.