Read in English En primera persona, Varios La noche del lunes, 6 de agosto, a los residentes de Richmond, California, se les aconsejó buscar refugio debido a una serie de explosiones que resultaron en un gran incendio en la refinería de petróleo de Chevron, la refinería más grande del norte de California....

News Feature, Iraida Santillan Alejandra was only nine years old when she left Jalisco, Mexico with her mother and younger sister to join their father in the United States. Alejandra’s father was already living in Richmond, CA along with three of her uncles. She crossed the border with a fake birth certificate...

Feature, Adrienne Chainey With summer under way, many people find being cooped up inside to be a downer. But wait! Whether you like to do things outdoors, or just don’t want to be in the house, there are actually lots of things for you to do, right here in Richmond: The...

News Feature, Edgardo Cervano-Soto Wearing white caps and gowns, 25 women -- ranging from young to middle-aged -- pose for photographs in front of a water fountain at San Pablo City Hall. They call their group a sisterhood, born out of a need to speak to others but ultimately enabling them...

Comentario, Sean Shavers Más de 50 personas se reunieron en el centro de detención de inmigración del Condado de West Contra Costa en Richmond el 18 de julio para expresar nuestra solidaridad con los inmigrantes indocumentados que están cautivos ahí. Esta vigilia mensual fue organizada por la Coalición Interreligiosa para...

Press Release, City Hall Residents in Richmond and the surrounding area were reminded last night of the ongoing risk of living in close proximity to a major oil refinery. Tens of thousands of people were advised to “shelter-in-place” as a level 3 health warning due to fire and explosions in the...

Leer en Español First Person, Various, Posted: Aug 10, 2012 On the night of Monday, August 6, residents of Richmond, California were advised to seek shelter indoors due to a series of explosions resulting in a large fire at the Chevron oil refinery, the largest refinery in Northern California. The fire sent billows of black...

News Feature, Adrienne Chainey Clinical depression is a very common and very serious occurrence, yet it often goes misunderstood by young people -- as well as the adults who care about them. There are many types of depression, including Major Depression, Chronic Depression (or Dysthymia), Bipolar disorder, Manic Depression and many others;...

Leer en Español News Feature, Karina Guadalupe Joselin Reyes, 20, arrived at the park ready to begin a two-hour volunteer shift of face painting, signaling the start of the summer-long "Funky Fridays” program at Elm Playlot, also known as Pogo Park, in the middle of the Iron Triangle. A talented artist, Joselin says...

Compiled by Monica Quesada QUESTION: If the Soda Tax is approved by Richmond voters in November, do you think people will stop buying soda? And if passed, how do you think the tax would affect your business? Sunny Lee, 53, owner of Tarabini's Deli “It's going to make the drinks too expensive and...

Video, Street Soldiers Radio (106KMEL) North Richmond Night Walk July 13, 2012 Richmond Ceasefire/Lifelines to Healing is a movement to stop the killings without sending more people to jail. Across the community- faith leaders, residents,neighborhood organizations and law enforcement- are uniting to build a culture of peace and healing in our community. ...

Press Release, Youth Enrichment Strategies Summertime provides the opportunity to get outdoors and be active. However, Richmond’s city streets don’t always conjure up the image of physical activity the same way a tree-filled park or shoreline does. This summer, a diverse group of Iron Triangle residents has been bucking the...

News Feature, Taisa Grant The Coronado YMCA was at the center of this city’s ongoing community-building efforts when it hosted a resource fair on June 30th to bring tangible and basic resources to community members. Edward Hamilton, a Richmond resident who lives on the corner of Ohio Street, two blocks away from...

News Report, Todd Spencer Men and Women of Purpose (MWP), a community non-profit dedicated to reducing recidivism among former prisoners living in Richmond, hosted an open house at its new location on 23rd Street last May. The purpose of the open house was to "inform (people coming back from prison)...

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