News Feature, Taisa GrantThe City of Richmond was made proud on April 27 when one of it's own, Nya Mcdowell, 15, was crowned the Bay Area's 2012 Youth Speaks Grand Slam champion.It all started in Richmond on Saturday, April 14, when the city played host to its very...

 News Report, Peter Schurmann California, and the Bay Area in particular, is blessed with some truly magnificent natural treasures. Still, while many of these outdoor wonders are often no more than a stone’s throw from many urban centers, a high number of largely inner-city youth never experience them.To address that, the...

Op-Ed, Sheryl LaneRichmond has reached a major milestone with the City Council hearing on the adoption of the General Plan scheduled for April 17th. The opportunities presented by Richmond’s General Plan update have been just beyond our grasp for the past five years. Planning consultants, council members, and other city...

Commentary, Edagardo Cervano-Soto19 year old David Castañeda is a graffiti artist and a member of LA TRIBE, an artist collective in Richmond, California. Yet like many Richmond street artists, his art has received the cold shoulder from city officials and citizens who label graffiti arts as vandalism. But these...

Profile, Monica QuesadaBennie Singleton quietly entered the church, Richmond's Garden of Peace Ministries, looking for other “night-walkers.” With a household of children and grandchildren waiting for her at home, there were plenty of other things Singleton could have been doing on a Friday night -- but the 78-year-old grandmother just...

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...

Photo Essay, Nick Moone High wispy clouds floating underneath a clear blue sky created a pristine backdrop for the Solano Playlot Spring Celebration last Saturday, April 7, 2012. Ebullient children took to the aging swing sets and playground equipment as Richmond residents came together to enjoy the beautiful weather while raising...

News Feature, Karina GuadalupeIn an effort to remodel Crescent Park's Multicultural Family Resource Center, 49ers tight end Vernon Davis was in town to introduce the launch of The Positive Impact Project - a partnership between The Vernon and Vontae Davis Family Foundation, Modern Class Design (the interior design company Davis...

News Report, Donny LumpkinsEditor’s Note: Last October, California began implementation of AB109 and AB117, laws intended to reduce overcrowding in its state prisons. Since then, more than 22,400 inmates – many who are non-violent offenders - have shifted to county jails where some await trials that could result in their...

News Report, Kia Croom | Photo, Robert RogersDespite losing their first-ever American Basketball Association (ABA) playoff game to the Bay Area Matrix by a score of 126-86, the Richmond Rockets can take pride in their inaugural season, which ended with a winning record of 18-8.Although their stint in the playoffs...

News Report, Kia Croom | Photo, Robert RogersDespite losing their first-ever American Basketball Association (ABA) playoff game to the Bay Area Matrix by a score of 126-86, the Richmond Rockets can take pride in their inaugural season, which ended with a winning record of 18-8.Although their stint in the playoffs...

News Feature,  Taisa GrantLate last month, the City of Richmond caught a glimpse of its own future when teachers, activists, youth mentors, police officers, the mayor and others came together for a town hall style meeting called "Reclaiming Richmond.”Young people from the group RAW Talent hosted the dialogue, which focused...

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