Martial Arts School Reborn as Community Center

Photo Essay • David Meza In 1982, Eddie Solis opened Solis Martial Arts in San Pablo, which has over the years provided hundreds of children and families living in the Richmond and San Pablo communities with martial arts training. Now, Solis’s son James, who is the current executive director, has converted the martial arts school […]

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In Richmond, A Love of Soccer But Nowhere to Play

News Report, Monica Quesada RICHMOND, Calif. — Angel Leon has learned how to express his feelings through soccer. If he’s angry, for example, he’ll use that emotion in the game, “not to hurt, but to be more aggressive towards the ball, more energetic.” But Angel, 13, a player for the Richmond Sol Cobras, doesn’t get […]

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Richmond Swims Gets Youth in the Water

News Feature, Monica Quesada Caleb Monteiro, 6, was the only one in the lane at the pool, kicking away on his back. He swam for 30 minutes and today he did a great job. “She said I’m on fire,” said Caleb with a big smile repeating his coach’s comment. Every week, four times a week, […]

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A Year to Remember for Salesian High Basketball

News Report, Adrienne Chainey   The Salesian High School boys basketball team capped off one of the best seasons by a prep sports program in Richmond in recent memory, when they knocked off Price High School (Los Angeles) by a score of 70-56 in the Division IV State Championship game on March 23. The team’s […]

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Why Jeremy Lin Matters: Asian Male Image in the Media

New America Media, Commentary, Ky Phong Paul Tran, Posted: Feb 17, 2012 Pop culture traditionally has painted Asians as awkward, unathletic and never the leading man, like Long Duk Dong from a 1980s film. In just a week, Lin has shattered the stereotype. Since he burst into the national consciousness just a week ago, basketball […]

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