ONS proponents discuss City Hall fist fight, moving forward

By: Lexi Pandell | October 25, 2011 – Richmond Confidential Office of Neighborhood Safety staff and supporters spoke publicly Monday night about the details of the fistfight that broke out among seven young men on October 14 in City Hall and what the altercation means for the future of ONS. In a nearly two-hour discussion […]

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Youth Homelessness On The Rise In Richmond

News Feature, Kia Croom Continuously over the last four years, Jessica Comstock, 22, has been homeless, relying on a network of local emergency shelters for her survival. She is just one of a growing number of young people between the ages of 18-24 who are slipping into homelessness in the city of Richmond and throughout Contra […]

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Richmond’s Poverty in Pictures

Photo Essay, Karina Guadalupe and Nancy Ybarra Walking through Central Richmond every day, I can’t help but notice all the garbage around, all the for sell, foreclosed and abandoned houses. I pass by flowers on a corner; there to remember someone who died.  A day doesn’t go by that someone doesn’t ask me for spare change. […]

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Learning to See the Police in a Different Light

Commentary, Sean Shavers All my life I’ve been taught to despise the police, and for that matter, any other law enforcement official. I even had a saying: “From the Pigs to the Feds, may they all drop dead.” Now, you could say that was scandalous, wrong and just plain trifling. But I’ve seen the police […]

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6 Simple Things That Can Turn Deadly in Richmond

News Analysis, Danny McLane / Nancy Ybarra / Karina Guadalupe EDITOR’S NOTE: This summer, violence broke out in Richmond, California, disrupting what had been a relatively peaceful 18 months in this beleaguered East Bay city. The 13 murders committed since June 1 all took place in the Richmond flatlands, where police have attributed the shootings […]

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Cultivating Change from the Ground Up

Photo Essay, Min Lee Pictures from the celebration of Richmond’s young apprentices in Urban Tilth’s Summer Apprentice Program. This event took place on Saturday, August 13th 2011, on the Richmond Greenway (Between Ohio and Chanslor Ave).     [postcasa size=large]http://picasaweb.google.com/data/feed/base/user/yomultimedia/albumid/5641981686783873553?alt=rss&kind=photo&hl=en_US[/postcasa]

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Imagination Playground Comes to Richmond

Story, Iraida Santillan///Video, William Haynes According to Alicia Nightengale, Community Development Project Manager, Imagination Playground is a play space designed by architect David Rockwell to encourage children to “free play”. There are only 150 Imagination Playgrounds throughout the country, and thanks to Rockwell and his firm, Rockwell Group, and their Partnership with KaBOOM!, these playgrounds […]

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Frozen in Time at Kennedy High

Video, Will Haynes, Jose Esquivel, Tania Pulido Kennedy High School’s Michael Peritz has collected time capsules throughout the decades he’s been at the school. He shares some of the things he has accumulated and why it is important to keep a collection of these moments in time. by Will Haynes, Jose Esquivel, and Tania Pulido […]

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Friend’s Death Will Not Be in Vain

Commentary, Danny McLane Jr. Richmond is a city ridden with violence, drug abuse and robbery, among other things, including low high school graduation rates. In 2009, only 72 percent of the senior class actually graduated from Richmond High School as reported by City-Data.com. An even worse fact is that the graduation rates for African Americans […]

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