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)...

News Report, Monica Quesada RICHMOND, Calif. -- Angel Leon has learned how to express his feelings through soccer. If he's angry, for example, he’ll use that emotion in the game, "not to hurt, but to be more aggressive towards the ball, more energetic.” But Angel, 13, a player for the Richmond Sol...

News Report, Malcolm Marshall Editor's note: Richmond is now ground zero for the debate over how to reduce soda consumption, with a one-cent per-ounce tax increase to appear on the ballot in November. Residents are divided. Some contend the tax will contribute to lower rates of obesity, others that it is simply...

News Feature, Monica Quesada Caleb Monteiro, 6, was the only one in the lane at the pool, kicking away on his back. He swam for 30 minutes and today he did a great job. "She said I'm on fire," said Caleb with a big smile repeating his coach’s comment. Every week, four times...

Youth Talent Show (PART OF THE IRON TRIANGLE COMMUNITY PICNIC)  Friday, June 29, 2012 Nevin Park and Community Center       598 Nevin Ave. – Richmond Categories: Dancers, Musicians, Singers and Rappers, Spoken Word Age groups: High School, Middle School and Elementary School ; Other Try-outs will be held at the Nevin Friday afternoon, June 29 from 3pm...

EDITOR’S NOTE: Jovanka Beckles is a Richmond city councilmember who also works full-time as a mental health specialist for Contra Costa County. She was born in Panama City, where she grew up in a bilingual, multicultural household. Her parents moved to the Unites States in1972, and she has lived in...

New America Media, News Report, Khalil Abdullah WASHINGTON – In a nation facing unprecedented levels of obesity, efforts by health advocates to make soda Public Enemy Number One are gaining traction. But marketers of the sugary drink still have to figure out how to sell it. The way the drink is being...

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