‘Ban the Box’ Expands in Richmond

by RP Editors The Richmond City Council voted 6 to 1 to prohibit private contractors that do business with the city from inquiring about past criminal convictions on printed and on-line job applications. The new ordinance expands on a 2011 law that removed the question about past criminal convictions from city job applications. Exemptions will […]

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Independence Day Starts Early in Richmond

News Feature, Adrienne Chainey

Happy Third of July, Richmond! As odd as it seems, the City of Richmond puts on their official fireworks show every year on the third and not the fourth – but nevertheless, the celebration has become a special event, where spectators are treated to a live performance by the Oakland East Bay Symphony, while fireworks explode over Craneway Pavilion in the Marina District.

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Trabajadores Agrícolas Alimentan a la Nación pero Pocos Tienen Cuidado de Salud

News Report • Viji Sundaram SAN FRANCISCO – Alrededor de un 75 por ciento de los trabajadores agrícolas contratados en los Estados Unidos carecen de seguro de salud, la proporción más alta de cualquier categoría ocupacional principal. Más del 90 por ciento de ellos son nacidos en el extranjero (la mayor parte de México), jóvenes, […]

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Food for the Brazilian Soul, at Tempero Goiano

Food Review + Photos, Monica Quesada Tucked in between Wendy’s fast food restaurant and San Pablo Avenue lies a hidden treasure of South American fine cuisine. Tempero Goiano is a family-run Brazilian coffee house and restaurant that serves traditional Brazilian food every day of the week, bringing a taste of home to compatriots and surprising […]

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Decision Time On “Soda Tax” Debate

News Report, Malcolm Marshall RICHMOND, Calif. – Nai Saechao, a first time voter, says she hasn’t made up her mind about Richmond’s so-called soda tax, which is set to appear on this November’s ballot. While she admits obesity is a problem, like other residents here she’s not convinced taxing soda is the solution. “There’s a […]

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