News Report, Adrienne Chainey   The Salesian High School boys basketball team capped off one of the best seasons by a prep sports program in Richmond in recent memory, when they knocked off Price High School (Los Angeles) by a score of 70-56 in the Division IV State Championship game on March...

Photo Essay, Nick Moone   High wispy clouds floating underneath a clear blue sky created a pristine backdrop for the Solano Playlot Spring Celebration last Saturday, April 7, 2012. Ebullient children took to the aging swing sets and playground equipment as Richmond residents came together to enjoy the beautiful weather while raising...

News Feature, Karina Guadalupe In an effort to remodel Crescent Park's Multicultural Family Resource Center, 49ers tight end Vernon Davis was in town to introduce the launch of The Positive Impact Project - a partnership between The Vernon and Vontae Davis Family Foundation, Modern Class Design (the interior design company Davis...

News Report, Donny Lumpkins Editor’s Note: Last October, California began implementation of AB109 and AB117, laws intended to reduce overcrowding in its state prisons. Since then, more than 22,400 inmates – many who are non-violent offenders - have shifted to county jails where some await trials that could result in their...

News Report, Kia Croom | Photo, Robert Rogers Despite losing their first-ever American Basketball Association (ABA) playoff game to the Bay Area Matrix by a score of 126-86, the Richmond Rockets can take pride in their inaugural season, which ended with a winning record of 18-8. Although their stint in the playoffs...

News Report, Kia Croom | Photo, Robert Rogers Despite losing their first-ever American Basketball Association (ABA) playoff game to the Bay Area Matrix by a score of 126-86, the Richmond Rockets can take pride in their inaugural season, which ended with a winning record of 18-8. Although their stint in the playoffs...

News Feature,  Taisa Grant Late last month, the City of Richmond caught a glimpse of its own future when teachers, activists, youth mentors, police officers, the mayor and others came together for a town hall style meeting called "Reclaiming Richmond.” Young people from the group RAW Talent hosted the dialogue, which focused...

News Report, Edgardo Cervano-Soto With a huge platinum scissor, Marilyn Wanlass and San Pablo Mayor Cecilia Valdez, snipped the red ribbon in celebration of opening Wanlass Park to the public this past Saturday, March 3rd. Following the cut, a wave of children rushed to the playground. Close to 200 parents, children...

News Report, Monica Quesada Poetry, applause and laughter reigned at last week’s “Meet with the Mayor” event, a monthly gathering held at the Richmond Public Library and hosted by mayor Gayle McLaughlin. This month, the mayor’s special guests included a number of local, award-winning youth poets. Danica Garcia, a...

News Report, Monica Quesada Richmond, long burdened by the reputation of being one of the Bay Area’s most dangerous cities, experienced an overall decrease in violent crime last year, according to data recently made public by the city’s police department. Overall, violent crime decreased 14 percent citywide between 2010 and 2011,...

News Report, Karina Guadalupe Jan Schilling has been working as a registered dietitian for over 40 years, during which time she has seen the percentage of Americans who are overweight and suffer from high cholesterol skyrocket from 10 percent to 67 percent. The number is even more startling - 70...

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