Photo Essay, Ann Bassette Members of the Richmond Union High School class of 1959 celebrated their 55-year reunion at a two day event at the Hilton in Concord last August. It was a chance for old friends to reconnect and share memories of their youth in what is now a much...

News Report, Anna Challet | New America Media In a world where every day is a holiday – there’s National Doughnut Day, Pi Day (honoring the number 3.14 and celebrated by eating pie), and Talk Like a Pirate Day (that one is international) – a group of organizations came together and decided that...

Story by Jennifer Herrera It was July 22, 2014 and Valeska Castañeda was heading out, on foot, with a group of mothers and children for a long journey across California. The plan was to walk over 350 miles from Merced to the U.S. Border near San Diego as a sign of...

by Luis Cubas It’s no secret that one of the groups least likely to register, or vote, is the youth. Now, a local group is hoping to help change that trend. September 23 is National Voter Registration Day, a nationwide campaign coordinated with volunteers and organizations to educate and reach out to...

Event, Peter Schurmann | New America Media When Libier Gonzalez first arrived to the United States from Mexico three years ago, her family could not afford Internet access at home. A mother of three, she says not having Internet impacted everything from her ability to find work to her children’s education. Then,...

News Report, Elena Shore | New America Media, [caption id="attachment_4217" align="alignleft" width="300"] Guadalupe Guerrero, 25, speaking at a briefing for ethnic media on the benefits of citizenship at the Los Angeles Public Library in March.[/caption] One year after becoming U.S. citizens, many new Americans say citizenship has changed their lives for the better – from...

Interview, Vernon Whitmore   EDITOR'S NOTE: Richmond mayoral candidate Uche Uwahemu came to the Unites States 28 years ago from Nigeria. He grew up in Washington DC, before moving to the Bay Area and settling in Richmond. After over a decade working in non-profits, Uwahemu is now the CEO of Cal Bay Consulting...

News Report, Ngoc Nguyen New America Media This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, federal legislation that was signed into law in 1964 to preserve America’s wild spaces. Through that landmark conservation law, 100 million acres of wilderness have been set aside for the public to enjoy. The...

Food Review,  Luis Cubas   For me, being back home from school for the summer meant one thing: getting some “Phila Burger.” Located on 23rd street, Philadelphia Hoagie Station, otherwise known as simply Phila Burger, is one of the hidden gems that the City of Richmond has to offer. When I was in...

News Report, Sonya Mann/RP Editors Tamajiea Videau is 16 years old, just halfway through high school, and already she can picture her future career. “I always loved going to the doctor’s office,” Videau said. “Even if I had to get a shot. I didn’t enjoy that part, but I loved going,” she...

News Report, Nancy Deville   Paying for college will soon become much easier for Richmond families, with city officials announcing a new program that will cover college tuition fees for local high school graduates. The $35 million, 10-year initiative known as Richmond Promise will cover college tuition for Richmond students who graduate from...

News Report + Photos, Sukey Lewis “You better go Richmond on him!” Coach John Island spoke forcefully into his fighter’s ear as they huddled in the red corner of the boxing ring. Jonny Perez was in the middle of his third and final fight at the 2014 Ringside World Championship in Kansas...

Interview, Dr. Joseph Marshall Editor’s Note: From 1992-2004, the De La Salle High School football team in Concord, California won 151 straight games, setting a national record. The streak ended after one of the team’s standout players, Terrance Kelly of Richmond, was shot and killed -- just days before he was...

Leer en Español Profile, Edgardo Cervano-Soto Brandon Clark, 25, loves being outdoors and meeting people, which makes his job managing the Edible Forest Garden on the Richmond Greenway an ideal fit. “This is the perfect location to have [a community garden] because of all the traffic that comes in and out of this...

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