Planting Trees in the Iron Triangle

Photo Essay, Karina Guadalupe   On Saturday April 3oth, Richmond residents and volunteers met at the 800 Block of 6th Street to make a difference in the Iron Triangle by planting trees. This initiative is part of the Iron Triangle Legacy Project in collaboration with East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, Contra Costa Interfaith […]

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Fixing the Cycle in Richmond

Video, Nancy Ybarra, Malcolm Marshall Music: Maple Leaf Rag by Scott Joplin//Florida by Diplo Richmond, CA – On May 13th and 14th, 2011, Fix the Cycle: a collaboration between members of the Building Blocks for Kids Collaborative, the City of Richmond, Contra Costa Health Services, LEAP, Richmond Police Department, and Richmond Spokes, will sponsor two […]

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Richmond’s Earth Day Compost Giveaway

Video, Karina Guadalupe, Min Lee EDITORS’ NOTE: On Earth Day 2011, the City of Richmond, Calif. promoted its residential food scrap program, in which the contents of green curbside bins are composted and offered back to residents. Over 300 people turned out to get free compost buckets, compost and edible plants for their home gardens.

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Misunderstanding a Mural

News Report, Tania Pulido///Video, Tania Pulido, Min Lee RICHMOND, Ca   — On March 22, 2011, a group of community artists, civil rights advocates, educators and young people assembled at Richmond City Hall for a council meeting to discuss the issue of freedom of expression, and specifically, to weigh in on the question: Is graffiti […]

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Richmond’s Dog Whisperer

Story, Donny Lumpkins//Video, Malcolm Marshall, Donny Lumpkins RICHMOND, Calif. — It’s raining in the Iron Triangle. A skinny white pit bull, with no collar or tags, is running down the block. The dog’s thick muscles flex in the rain, as he slowly jogs by. Sniffing the ground, perhaps looking for food or somewhere warm to […]

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Richmond’s Sisters in Solidarity

News Report, Tania Pulido In a time of turmoil around the world, the sense of sisterhood is essential to the struggle faced by oppressed people. When I grew up in Richmond, the idea of sisterhood was almost non-existent – something only shared within certain ethnic groups. Once, a girl come up to me and pulled […]

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Richmond’s Secret Art Gallery

Photos  and Text by Karina Guadalupe When I need some time to myself  I walk along the shoreline trail at Miller Knox Park in Point Richmond.  I’ve been going to this park for a couple years now, most of the time by myself but sometimes with a close friend.  There is an abandoned building that […]

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