By Katherine Rife

When mass let out at St. Cornelius Parish on a sunny Sunday earlier this month, groups of parishioners headed straight for the adjacent church building with a mission – to get health coverage. With the March 31 deadline for enrolling in Covered California (the state’s new health insurance exchange) approaching, organizations have [...]

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Story • Chanelle Ignant | Photos • David Meza

The skate park at Richmond’s Nicholl Park became a physics classroom on a Wednesday in March, when an event called “The Science of Skateboard Physics” introduced local teens and young adults to the physics principles guiding the way they ride.

Hosted by the Teen Services Branch [...]

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News Report, Malcolm Marshall

Last week, the Richmond City Council voted in favor of a city ordinance that will increase the local minimum wage from $8 to $12.30 an hour by 2017. The increase will be phased in over 3 years, and positions Richmond to have the highest minimum wage of any city in California. [...]

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News Report, Anna Challet | New America Media

SACRAMENTO – While millions of children nationwide face extreme difficulties due to having parents who are incarcerated or under criminal supervision, State Senator Mark Leno thinks change is coming.

“The good news is that after many decades of building [more] prisons to incarcerate [more] of our [...]

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Photo Essay • Zaira Sierra

One place in Richmond that I appreciate is Point Pinole Regional Shoreline. It has been a great place for me to relax, be inspired, and stay healthy. I started visiting the park when I moved back to Richmond in 2009. At first it was just a place where I could [...]

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News Report • Maria Mejia | New America Media,

REDWOOD CITY–Cecilia, an undocumented Mexican immigrant, never anticipated that her life in the United States would turn into a real-world telenovela, the popular Spanish language dramas.

A few years ago she married a U.S. citizen who soon started to mistreat her. He later filed [...]

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