Video, William Haynes EDITOR'S NOTE: With hundreds of foreclosed homes and empty lots, illegal dumping and crime are hurting Richmond neighborhoods. In response, the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) recently held a community meeting at the Nevin Center on September 6th, to hold banks that own these homes accountable. ...

News Report, Kia Croom By a unanimous vote, on July 6, the Richmond City council approved the issuing of Municipal Identification cards to city residents. The cards are designed to promote public safety, foster community pride and support local commerce. The cards will feature a pre-paid debit card function to increase...

Story, Edgardo Cervano-Soto Beyond the North Richmond neighborhood, in the industrial section of this city, Chevron engineers, workers and representatives welcomed residents last Saturday to the second annual Chevron Refinery Community Tour, a chance for the public to get an up-close look at the largest oil refinery on the West Coast,...

Video, Sean Shavers EDITOR'S NOTE: After another violent night in the City of Richmond that ended with several people being shot, Police Captain Mark Gagan and Kim MacDonald of the Office of Neighborhood Safety spoke to Richmond Pulse reporter Sean Shavers about what they think it will take to end the...

News Report, Donny Lumpkins, Posted: Sep 09, 2011 Last night, President Obama rolled out his new plan to jump-start the economy and create jobs for Americans. At a homeless shelter in Richmond Calif. -- a city reeling with problems like unemployment, gun violence and foreclosures -- the President’s speech was viewed...

News Analysis, Danny McLane / Nancy Ybarra / Karina Guadalupe EDITOR’S NOTE: This summer, violence broke out in Richmond, California, disrupting what had been a relatively peaceful 18 months in this beleaguered East Bay city. The 13 murders committed since June 1 all took place in the Richmond flatlands, where police...

Video, Ann Bassette EDITOR'S NOTE: On a recent episode of KMEL Street Soldiers, husband and wife team Kevin Penn and Arlinda Love-Penn discuss their work with the Silence the Violence Movement in the Bay Area. Also in attendance was Rudy Corpuz III, son of United Playaz founder Rudy Corpuz. ...

Photo Essay, Min Lee Pictures from the celebration of Richmond’s young apprentices in Urban Tilth’s Summer Apprentice Program. This event took place on Saturday, August 13th 2011, on the Richmond Greenway (Between Ohio and Chanslor Ave).     [postcasa size=large]http://picasaweb.google.com/data/feed/base/user/yomultimedia/albumid/5641981686783873553?alt=rss&kind=photo&hl=en_US[/postcasa]...

Story, Iraida Santillan///Video, William Haynes According to Alicia Nightengale, Community Development Project Manager, Imagination Playground is a play space designed by architect David Rockwell to encourage children to “free play”. There are only 150 Imagination Playgrounds throughout the country, and thanks to Rockwell and his firm, Rockwell Group, and their Partnership with...

Video, Will Haynes, Jose Esquivel, Tania Pulido Kennedy High School's Michael Peritz has collected time capsules throughout the decades he's been at the school. He shares some of the things he has accumulated and why it is important to keep a collection of these moments in time. by Will Haynes, Jose Esquivel,...

Commentary, Danny McLane Jr. Richmond is a city ridden with violence, drug abuse and robbery, among other things, including low high school graduation rates. In 2009, only 72 percent of the senior class actually graduated from Richmond High School as reported by City-Data.com. An even worse fact is that the graduation...

Commentary, Danny McLane Jr. Richmond is a city ridden with violence, drug abuse and robbery, among other things, including low high school graduation rates. In 2009, only 72 percent of the senior class actually graduated from Richmond High School as reported by City-Data.com. An even worse fact is that the graduation...

Video,  Jose Esquivel, Min Lee North Richmond's Sunnyside Organic Seedlings is a certified organic, wholesale nusery supplying the greater Bay Area with high quality vegetable, herb and flower starts. Owner Pilar Reber gives us a glimpse into their methods and innovative practices. ...

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