Video, Ann Bassette, Michael Jones, Karina Guadalupe EDITORS' NOTE: Situated at 325 23rd Street between MacDonald Ave and Nevin Street is Taqueria La Estrella, a quaint little restaurant adjacent to a large parking lot which now accommodates their new taco truck. Since the city committed to beautifying this business district, via...

Video, Ann Bassette EDITORS' NOTE: Danny McLane, 17, graduated from Richmond High School and will be attending San Jose State University to study biological engineering. He was honored at the College Bound Brotherhood Graduation Celebration. College Bound Brotherhood develops untapped and overlooked potential for broader community benefit. ...

News Report,  Erika Benton-Martin [Breaking News Update: Since this report was written, the City of Richmond has approved the use of municipal ID cards. You can read about this new development, here.] If community advocates have their way, city-issued identification cards may soon be made available to thousands of Richmond’s most...

Video, Nancy Yabarra// Malcolm Marshall Gonzalo Rucobo went from being part of the problem to part of the solution when he changed his life and co-founded Bay Area Peacekeepers in 2005. BAP seeks to help save lives by bringing hope and change to those that society has discarded and that have...

News Brief, Melissa Lopez/ Photos, Min Lee On May 14, 2011, Building Blocks for Kids (BBK) hosted their first “Bike Fiesta” at Lincoln elementary. Although the weather wasn’t as pleasant as expected, families and volunteers still showed up and joined the fun. The event was organized specifically for the Iron Triangle...

First Person, Jessica Garcia// Audio, William Haynes People often speak about how college is a long, rigorous challenge, and I am sure it’s probably true. However, over the years I have proven to myself that I posses the commitment, desire, potential and determination to be academically successful. I’m not claiming that college...

First Person, Jessica Garcia// Audio, William Haynes People often speak about how college is a long, rigorous challenge, and I am sure it’s probably true. However, over the years I have proven to myself that I posses the commitment, desire, potential and determination to be academically successful. I’m not claiming that college...

Video, William Haynes/Malcolm Marshall/Min Lee RICHMOND, Ca -- Kennedy High School Y-Plan students recently presented their suggestions for the Richmond Greenway at City Hall. Y-PLAN is an award-winning initiative where youth are engaged as genuine stakeholders and participants in local planning projects with the mentorship of UC Berkeley students in urban...

Photo Essay, Karina Guadalupe   On Saturday April 3oth, Richmond residents and volunteers met at the 800 Block of 6th Street to make a difference in the Iron Triangle by planting trees. This initiative is part of the Iron Triangle Legacy Project in collaboration with East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, Contra...

Commentary, Nancy Ybarra I’ve lived in Richmond for as long as I can remember. Central is the hood I grew up in. I attended Richmond High School, but then I went off to finish at Samuel L. Gompers High School. Living in central my whole life, I realized that...

Public schools in Richmond, Ca have for years been under fire for academically underperforming.  The city has even struggled to keep kids in the classroom, to the extent that last October, officials resorted to rising dropout and truancy rates by issuing a daytime curfew for school-age youth. Enforcement, however, is not the...

Video, Nancy Ybarra, Malcolm Marshall Music: Maple Leaf Rag by Scott Joplin//Florida by Diplo Richmond, CA – On May 13th and 14th, 2011, Fix the Cycle: a collaboration between members of the Building Blocks for Kids Collaborative, the City of Richmond, Contra Costa Health Services, LEAP, Richmond Police Department, and Richmond...

Video, Karina Guadalupe, Min Lee EDITORS' NOTE: On Earth Day 2011, the City of Richmond, Calif. promoted its residential food scrap program, in which the contents of green curbside bins are composted and offered back to residents. Over 300 people turned out to get free compost buckets, compost and edible...

News Report, Tania Pulido///Video, Tania Pulido, Min Lee RICHMOND, Ca   -- On March 22, 2011, a group of community artists, civil rights advocates, educators and young people assembled at Richmond City Hall for a council meeting to discuss the issue of freedom of expression, and specifically, to weigh in on...

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