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.
Just imagine: a clear blue sky on a nice summer day, warm weather, and you’re in the backyard with your family enjoying grilled chicken, fruit salad and salsa with chips. But… you need a drink to wash it down.
Growing up, Jaime Guzman watched two of his older brothers engage with different sides of the criminal justice system. One was in and out of jail. The other was interested in law enforcement.
All college-bound seniors who live in Richmond are now eligible for the city’s scholarship program.
It takes a matter of seconds to get in trouble and years to get out of it. I used to put my life in harm’s way countless times, expecting nothing to happen to me. I was lucky.
Tamales and Champurrado. That’s the typical Latino Thanksgiving, at least in my household. That is until three years ago. This was when my family became ‘Americanized,’ and my mom got into a turkey, mashed potatoes, and corn frenzy.
A goat grazing along North Richmond’s abandoned lots isn’t an everyday scene. But the herd could be an unlikely savior in the city’s fight to curb illegal dumping.