Read in English Entrevista por Vernon Whitmore Nota del Editor: El veterano editor de periódicos del Área de la Bahía y colaborador de Richmond Pulse, Vernon Whitmore recientemente se sentó con el supervisor del Condado de Contra Costa John Gioia para discutir los esfuerzos en marcha para evitar el cierre del centro...

Leer en Español Interview by Vernon Whitmore Editor’s Note: Longtime Bay Area newspaper publisher and Richmond Pulse contributor Vernon Whitmore recently sat down with Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia to discuss efforts underway to avoid the closure of Doctors Medical Center (also known as Doctors Hospital), a full-service non-profit medical facility...

News from the Mayor's Office | Written by Nicole Valentino On Saturday, April 19, while many adults and families from the Richmond community were gathering at Point Molate Beach for the grand re-opening, young people of the city gathered for the 2014 Richmond Youth Summit. Mayor Gayle McLaughlin hosted the summit, at the...

Interview by Edgardo Cervano-Soto Ed. Note: Charles Ramsey, 52, is currently Board President of the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD). He spoke to Richmond Pulse reporter Edgardo Cervano-Soto about why he decided to enter the mayoral race, what kind of leadership he thinks the City of Richmond needs, and...

News Report, Edgardo Cervano-Soto Near the gazebo on the Richmond Greenway at Harbour Way, small trees bagged in plastic were spread out on a bed of wood chips. Families and Richmond residents huddled together, examining the trees by type: cherry, nectarine, peach. The apple trees were long gone – they’d been...

New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann, SAN FRANCISCO – There are a quarter million Muslims living in the Bay Area, and nearly half of them are under the age of 35. Many describe an intense personal and spiritual struggle as they look to reconcile their faith with the mainstream of...

Read in English por Asani Shakur Queridos Reyes y Reinas Jóvenes, Ustedes no me conocen personalmente, pero me conocen a través de un personaje de película del barrio o mejor aún, a través de los ojos de su rapero favorito. De lo que hablan, yo he vivido. Actualmente estoy escribiendo desde una celda de...

by Molly Raynor I remember the day that the idea for the play Po’Boys Kitchen was born. From behind my laptop I watched, smiling, as the RAW Talent (Richmond Artists with Talent) staff and students bounced ideas off each other for our next production. After reading through all the evaluations of our...

Leer en Español by Asani Shakur Editor’s Note: Asani Shakur, from Richmond, spent four years in prison. He wrote this letter to the youth while incarcerated. Dear young kings and queens, You do not know me personally, but you know me by way of a hood movie character or better yet, through the eyes...

RP Editors Downtown Richmond is about to get a lot more colorful.  Local artist, Richard Muro Salazar, has broken ground on a huge mural project that will cover the walls of a currently abandoned building on the corner of McDonald Ave and Harbour Way. More than a beautification effort, the Alive...

Interview by David Meza Editor’s note: Roxanne Carrillo Garza is the Hub Manager for Healthy Richmond, a 10-year initiative of The California Endowment that seeks to improve the health outcomes of Richmond residents. She spoke to Richmond Pulse reporter David Meza, at a recent health care enrollment event. David Meza: Can you...

Story • Chanelle Ignant | Photos • David Meza The skate park at Richmond’s Nicholl Park became a physics classroom on a Wednesday in March, when an event called “The Science of Skateboard Physics” introduced local teens and young adults to the physics principles guiding the way they ride. Hosted by the...

News Report, Malcolm Marshall Last week, the Richmond City Council voted in favor of a city ordinance that will increase the local minimum wage from $8 to $12.30 an hour by 2017. The increase will be phased in over 3 years, and positions Richmond to have the highest minimum wage of...

News Report, Anna Challet | New America Media SACRAMENTO – While millions of children nationwide face extreme difficulties due to having parents who are incarcerated or under criminal supervision, State Senator Mark Leno thinks change is coming. “The good news is that after many decades of building [more] prisons to incarcerate [more]...

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