News Report, Nancy DeVille Kimberly Gamboa is doing her best to readjust to life after incarceration. She is enrolled in reentry programs, meets with her parole officer regularly and spends countless hours looking for employment. But, since her release in April, she’s only landed temporary jobs...

by Monet Boyd   I always wanted to travel the world, and this summer I got the chance. It was my junior year at El Cerrito High School, and a friend nominated me for an ambassador position with Global Glimpse—a non-profit that provides life-changing global education to high school students. Global Glimpse partners...

Photo Essay, David Meza   On rides around North Richmond I pass dogs in the streets. Some bark and give chase as I cycle by; Others just watch as I roll pass. Some guard small businesses, some live in homes. Some are abandoned, or run loose German Shepherds, Pit Bulls, Huskies, all hang by the road.   Where homes...

Story , Tania Pulido | Photos, David Meza It was a cold, cloudy day and I was standing outside of the Multicultural Senior Center in Richmond waiting for volunteers and staff to arrive for this year’s “Beautification Project” ahead of the 5th Annual North Richmond Green Festival. As I waited a burst...

Review , Sonya Mann When my little white Corolla starts rattling under the hood, I take it to Narasaki Automotive and Marine, off of Marina Way South in Richmond. After I step into the small office to hand over my keys, I always say hello to Sparky. He’s the big shaggy dog...

News Report, Anna Challet | New America Media Past experiences of childhood trauma are common among California adults, and those experiences correlate with harmful behaviors and chronic disease at a level that constitutes a “public health crisis,” according to a new study. The report by the Center for Youth Wellness (CYW),...

By Tania Pulido Rodney Frazier Jr. was 16 years-old, a teenager from North Richmond who loved basketball, his motorcycle, family and volunteering. On Fri., Nov. 7, his life was taken when he was shot dead in his front yard while trying to go home. I had the gift of working with Rodney...

Interview, Malcolm Marshall Editor’s Note: Richmond Progressive Alliance Campaign Coordinator and one time Mayoral candidate, Mike Parker spoke to Richmond Pulse's  Malcolm Marshall about the recent election, working with Mayor-elect Tom Butt and training new leaders in Richmond. Richmond Pulse: RPA lost in the 2012 election but came back strong this year....

News Report, Richmond Pulse EDITOR’S NOTE: The 2014 election in Richmond will be remembered for Chevron’s $3 million spending spree on its preferred candidates, Mayor-elect Tom Butt’s victory, outgoing councilman Corky Booze’s loss and more. But even with national news attention and high stakes for the city on the line, less...

Story and Photos by Chanelle Ignant Lenora Walker grew up playing basketball near Martin Luther King Park in Richmond. But when the Martin Luther King Community Center closed a few years ago, the park’s run down outdoor courts became her only option. “All we had left were the courts here that had...

[caption id="attachment_4275" align="alignnone" width="720"] (foto por Fan Fei, Richmond Confidential)[/caption] Read in English Reportaje, Malcolm Marshall Nat Bates, Tom Butt o Uche Uwahemu. Esas son las opciones que los votantes de Richmond se enfrentarán el 4 de noviembre cuando votarán por un nuevo liderazgo en la ciudad. Después de ocho años el mandato de...

News Report, Nancy Deville   Richmond’s residential streets will soon look a whole lot brighter as the city’s plan to convert its streetlights to LED technology is nearing completion. Joining a growing trend of cities switching to LED to save money and conserve energy, Richmond expects to save about $500,000 a year in...

Commentary, Asani Shakur   Recently, I came across some of the rhetoric that has taken place in the Richmond City Council. I saw on Youtube that Councilwoman Jovanka Beckles was chastised and made a mockery of for wearing an African head wrap at one of the city council meetings. What bothered my heart was...

By Tania Pulido Biking and walking on Rumrill Blvd. is a risk many residents in Richmond and San Pablo take daily. On October 9th, San Pablo and Richmond, in collaboration with community and county organizations, hosted the first Community Design Workshop for the Rumrill Blvd. and 13th St. corridor redesign. Rumrill, which...

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