Video, Josue Rojas, Posted: Feb 29, 2012 EDITOR'S NOTE: Two hundred immigrant workers and their families joined hundreds of supporters in a march through downtown Berkeley February 17, protesting their firing from Pacific Steel Castings. The company is one of the city's biggest employers, and the largest steel foundry west of...

Wired In is a series of daily reflections from Richmond Pulse reporter Edgardo Cervano-Soto on his participation in Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation launch at Harvard University and The California Endowment’s Building Healthy Communities campaign. February, 27, 2012-Day 1: Downtown Los Angeles When I first learned I would be attending the...

News Report, Donny Lumpkins and Malcolm Marshall, Posted: Feb 28, 2012 By this time last year Richmond High had recorded close to 500 suspensions. This year the school, which caters to one of the poorest and most underserved student populations in the Bay Area, has halved that number through an...

News Report, Robert Rogers | Richmond Confidential George Mitchell stood in front of the mic, glanced at his notes, and let fly. It’s not always easy for Richmond’s young people like Mitchell to express their feelings and their fears, especially to their peers. But Mitchell was bold, thanks in part...

Video, Sean Shavers, Malcolm Marshall In the first of a series of stories, Richmond Pulse reporter Sean Shavers explores the history and impact of turf violence in Richmond, CA. Featuring Joe McCoy, Khalid Elahi, Donta Clark, D'Vondre Woodards, Andres Soto and more. ...

Leer en Español News Report, Edgardo Cervano-Soto Lilia Quiñones, a San Pablo resident since 1984, sits in a plush armchair, listening to the introductions of the people around her while she toggles her walking cane in her palm. When it’s her turn to speak, Lilia introduces herself as the grandmother of a...

New America Media, Commentary, Ky Phong Paul Tran, Posted: Feb 17, 2012 Pop culture traditionally has painted Asians as awkward, unathletic and never the leading man, like Long Duk Dong from a 1980s film. In just a week, Lin has shattered the stereotype. Since he burst into the national consciousness just...

Commentary, Taisa Grant I am a firm believer that we are all healers. Every person possesses the ability and has been given the tools necessary to heal themselves and others. This way of thinking led me down the path of becoming a doula, which in turn led me to massage...

Editor's Note: Young people in the San Francisco Bay Area write about how they see their future with the regional Internet giant Facebook. Molly Raynor, 27, Richmond I am a 27-year-old transplant from Ann Arbor, Michigan. I run a creative arts program in Richmond, California, live with my best friend in Oakland...

Editor's Note: Young people in the San Francisco Bay Area write about how they see their future with the regional Internet giant Facebook. Molly Raynor, 27, Richmond I am a 27-year-old transplant from Ann Arbor, Michigan. I run a creative arts program in Richmond, California, live with my best friend in Oakland...

Commentary, D'vondre Woodards Probation. If you ever did a crime in your life, you know what the word means. I’ve been on probation for two and a half years, since June 15, 2009. But the story really started on October 23, 2008, the day I was...

News Feature, Edgardo Cervano-Soto Editor’s Note: Liberty Ship Café not only serves tasty Latin-fusion lunches at the Farmer’s Market in Richmond, Calif., it’s cooking up a cooperative business dream. It is 8 o’clock on a Thursday night, and inside a commercial kitchen at Veterans Hall members of the Liberty Ship Café, a...

Photo Essay, Richmond Councilmemeber Tom Butt In perhaps the best organized ever Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service in Richmond, a crowd of hundreds turned out to clean, plant, weed and mulch a dozen different projects stretching along the Richmond Greenway from 5th Street to 16th Street and at 22nd...

News Report, by Kia Croom More than 150 public officials, faith leaders and residents of the Iron Triangle, Shields-Reid and Parchester Village neighborhoods marched last Saturday under the banner “Marching for Change,” to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Walkers of all ages lined...

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