UC Newsroom, News Report, Sonia Fernandez You’re on your smartphone, browsing through Facebook. In a fit of productivity, you search for, say, a project management app to help you use your non-Instagram and cat video time more effectively. You download and install the first one you come across … only to find...

News Report, Malcolm Marshall   Chevron’s century-old Richmond refinery moved a step closer to a $1 billion upgrade following approval from the city’s councilmembers Tuesday night. In a contentious meeting that lasted late into the night, the Richmond City Council approved the controversial upgrade to the refinery, with a 5-0-2 vote by the...

News Report, Marco Villalobos When Amber Cavarlez was 16 years old, her mother was diagnosed with cancer. As the oldest child, she cared for both her mother and her younger brother. During the time that her mother was sick, and even after her mother’s passing, the family didn’t discuss what was...

News Report, Nancy Deville Richmond’s plan to implement guidelines to curb hate speech during council meetings is gaining support from residents tired of the constant negative interruptions, but others worry the move will limit their First Amendment rights. The council recently voted for the city attorney and police chief to explore...

News Report, Ngoc Nguyen | New America Media SAN FRANCISCO -- Californians rank the drought as their number one environmental concern, according to a new statewide survey. The poll by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) found three out of four residents favor mandatory curbs on water use. “They want...

By Nancy Deville   If you’re looking to learn more about Richmond’s storied past, an often overlooked historic building in the heart of the Iron Triangle may be a good place to start. The Richmond Museum of History, adjacent to Nevin Park, boasts a collection that includes hundreds of pictures of the Kaiser...

by Khalid Elahi You are, what you say you are. People are unconscious of their power. To be anything in life, you have to tell yourself what you are. It starts with saying,"I am____" What you put after “I am” will propel you to become just that. Every day you are working...

By Asani Shakur Last month marked the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, an act that made it illegal to discriminate based on race, color, religion sex or national origin in the United States. Bay Area leaders came together on June 18th at Beebe Memorial Cathedral Church in Oakland...

Por Sukey Lewis | Read in English Kaylah Robinson salta rodando su cabeza de lado a lado. Sus profundos ojos cafés se centran en el horizonte más allá de las yardas de la pista y dos vallas en frente de ella. Los brazos de Kaylah cuelgan firmemente a sus costados, con...

News Report, RP Editors | Photos, David Meza   The fight to save Doctors Medical Center from closing continued this week with a rally organized by nurses and other staff at the hospital. The “Save Doctors Medical Center” rally was held Monday at Richmond Civic Center Plaza. About two-dozen people came out for...

Photo Essay, David Meza Last week, Tempero Goiano Brazilian Restaurant in Richmond was full of people decked out in yellow and green—their hopes high for the Brazilian soccer team in its game against Germany. It would end up being a historic match. Tempero Goiano was one of many local businesses that joined...

Commentary, Melvin Willis Back in March 2014 while I was visiting my mom at her home she suddenly lost her breath, and couldn’t catch it. Her breathing was so labored she could barely talk. An ambulance came and took her to the nearest public hospital, just 5 minutes from her...

Leer en Español Commentary, Luis Cubas RICHMOND, Calif. – From the moment I woke up, I realized there was something unusual about the morning. The sun wasn’t out, the birds weren’t singing, and instead of the school bus my dad would be taking me to school.  I soon realized why that bus hadn’t...

By Manuel Martinez I’ve called Richmond home since as far back as I can remember, but it was just two years ago that I finally felt like this place accepted me—and it was thanks to a little blue card, my social security number. From the moment I got my “documents,” my outlook...

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