Education

Richmond's Rocha is one of three national scholarship winners. (Photo courtesy of Mailen Rocha)

Contra Costa College student wins scholarship to cover textbook costs

As a second-year student at Contra Costa College, Mailen, 20, spends much of her time thinking about how she will fund her education.
coach and quarterback of the steelers cadets

Last minute fundraising campaign gives Richmond’s Steelers Cadets football team shot at national title

While families across the Bay Area celebrated Thanksgiving, Richmond’s Steelers Cadets football team had an extra reason for thanks: they’ll be heading to Florida next week to compete in the national youth football tournament. Although...
rusty spoke award recipients post for photo

Greening Richmond Together: Groundwork’s second annual awards event

Groundwork Richmond had its second annual event on Saturday recognizing those who have dedicated their time and supported their projects. The free event included family activities and music performances, and VIP tickets were sold to...
Arista, a 5th grader, won first place in the visual arts category for her piece "The Praying Family." (Photo by Hannah Lawson)

Young artists envision a better world

On Monday evening, the Bayside Council PTA hosted a celebration of student art. The theme for this year’s Reflections Showcase was, “The World Would Be a Better Place If…”
Community members walk the streets of North Richmond for solidarity in peace after a week of violence. (Photo by Harriet Rowan)

As violence stalks Richmond streets, so does Ceasefire

"Two months ago we were celebrating a low and all of a sudden, it just reoccurred. So now we are all just baffled at what’s going on.”
Hall of Fame baseball player and diabetic, Lou Brock, talks diabetes management at Doctors Medical Center.

Baseball great Lou Brock leads Diabetes Day at Doctors Medical Center

“A plate of veggies was a plate of French fries with cheese all over them. Those days are gone,” he said. “Now, I eat broccoli.” -Lou Brock
Richmond High students Joel Calderon and Kelly Wong volunteer on a Saturday afternoon and pick up trash around campus. (Photo by Zainab Khan)

Richmond High School students gather to clean up trash and measure campus use of tobacco and marijuana

After examining trash at Richmond High School, student volunteers found evidence that cigarette and marijuana use is at a high level among students, but that there was significantly more cigarette trash than marijuana trash on...
Some 300 people gathered on Richmond's Civic Center Plaza on Wednesday night to mourn the loss of Rodney Frazier, the 16 year old boy who was killed last Friday. (Photo by Bonnie Chan)

Richmond unites in prayer for 16-year-old lost to gunfire

Frazier, a Richmond High School student and basketball player, was killed last Friday in a drive-by shooting outside his family’s home in North Richmond. As the outpouring of grief showed, Frazier’s death touched the community...