Interview, Peter Schurmann, New America Media Traducción al español Pictured above: UC President Janet Napolitano speaks with New America Media education editor Peter Schurmann about the UC-Mexico Initiative. Editor’s Note: University of California President Janet Napolitano recently returned from a two-day trip to Mexico, where she met with government officials and academics to discuss the...

Editor’s Note: For this latest installment of our ongoing interview series with the Richmond Police Chief, we eschewed the usual crime related topics for a more human conversation about family, the benefits of living where you work, and the mental strains of doing police work. Richmond Pulse: It’s not unusual...

News Report, Sean Shavers Since January, a group of Richmond-based youth and family service organizations known collectively as the Invest in Youth Coalition has been meeting regularly to devise strategies to better serve and encourage youth in the city. Led by the nonprofit RYSE Center, the coalition is leading...

News Report + Photos, Marco Villalobos Beneath a mural depicting salvation outside St. Mark’s Church, Ruben Pedroza stood trying to figure out his family’s health insurance. Inside the church hall, a meeting was underway to educate residents as to what health coverage they might qualify for due to the Affordable Care...

By Nancy DeVille Scores of cyclists took to Richmond streets Wednesday in a silent ride to draw attention to bike safety issues on the local roads. About 50 cyclists participated in the Ride of Silence, a global event to remind motorists to safely share the road with cyclists. The event, sponsored locally...

News Report + Photos, Sukey Lewis Pregnancy and parenthood can be both scary, and exciting; bringing a new life into the world comes with a host of new responsibilities and uncertainties. With that in mind, community groups and healthcare organizations in Richmond invited new and expecting parents to celebrate their...

by Edgardo Cervano-Soto Teresa Jimenez, 22, found a surprising way to deal with the stress of high school. “Honestly, I wasn’t doing so [well],” Teresa explains. “I was cutting a lot of school. There was a lot of pressure to be a certain way and I didn’t feel I could socially relate...

Photo Essay, David Meza Bike to Work Day is an annual spring event held in cities across the United States and Canada that promotes biking as a healthier and more environmentally friendly commuter option. This year in the Bay Area, cyclists observed the day on May 8, and roughly 20,000 bicyclists...

Photo Essay, David Meza Verde Elementary School in North Richmond hosted an anti-bullying rally on April 16th. The "Anti Bully Machine" event was organized by second grade teacher Lola Sims, with the goal of encouraging and teaching children how to treat each other with decency and respect at all times, and...

Khalid's Corner • Khalid Elahi I value life so much more now. I reminisce back on my younger days, how I used to play with my life -- I kept it on the line, all the time. Power, dominance and control were traits that I picked up from nursing...

By Will Harper On any given Tuesday night at the RotaCare Richmond Free Medical Clinic, there is a steady stream of uninsured patients seeking health care from volunteer doctors and nurses. The weekly clinic, which provides free non-emergency care to adults and children, regularly operates at capacity. The Richmond clinic – one...

Interview  + Photo • David Meza Editor’s Note: Tanya Rovira is a Health Education Specialist and Food Security Coordinator for Contra Costa Health Services Community Wellness and Prevention Program.  She is also co-chair of the Richmond Food Policy Council, a collaboration of community organizations, government agencies and individual community members whose mission is to...

By  Zaira Sierra YES Nature to Neighborhoods, a local nonprofit that creates opportunities for Richmond residents to connect with nature, held its second annual Walk to Nature event on March 29. The walk was meant to bring community members out to enjoy public spaces like Miller Knox, a local park that is...

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