A Day In the Life of a Richmond ‘Frutera’

Photo Essay • Edgardo Cervano-Soto People call out to Juana Raquel as she pushes her green, wooden, home-built cart through the streets of central Richmond. Children pull back peach-colored curtains and wave from second story apartments for her to stop at their apartments. Regular customers greet her in a friendly manner and ask about her […]

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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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Face Painting Brings Joy to Kids, Extra Income to Family

News Feature, Karina Guadalupe Joselin Reyes, 20, arrived at the park ready to begin a two-hour volunteer shift of face painting, signaling the start of the summer-long “Funky Fridays” program at Elm Playlot, also known as Pogo Park, in the middle of the Iron Triangle. A talented artist, Joselin says her interest in art and […]

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Richmond Residents Weigh In on Soda Tax

News Report, Malcolm Marshall Editor’s note: Richmond is now ground zero for the debate over how to reduce soda consumption, with a one-cent per-ounce tax increase to appear on the ballot in November. Residents are divided. Some contend the tax will contribute to lower rates of obesity, others that it is simply a means to raising […]

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Richmond Adopts Innovative General Plan to Promote Community Health and Sustainable Development

News From City Hall The Richmond City Council adopted a new General Plan 2030 to guide the City’s sustainable growth and development. The General Plan provides a comprehensive framework for developing a healthy city and healthy neighborhoods. While General Plans are required by the State of California to contain seven elements, the City of Richmond’s […]

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