First Person

Locally Richmond: Fairy wing maker goes national

Locally Richmond is an occasional series of profiles that highlights the small businesses that contribute to making Richmond a unique community.  When does an artist know she has reached a milestone in her career? For Angela...
Chemicals lingered in the air above Richmond after the Chevron refinery fire. (Photo by: Tawanda Kanhema)

Chevron’s role in childhood asthma hazy

Richmond is home to higher than average childhood asthma rates and a refinery responsible for some the highest emissions in the state. How are the two connected?
Jonny Perez warms up in the ring before suiting up to spar. (Photo by Brittany Kirstin)

Community-minded boxer seeks funding to reach national competition

Richmond boxer Jonny Perez has supported the community by helping formerly incarcerated residents readjust to life on the outside. Now, he hopes people will help achieve his goal of competing nationally.

St. Patrick/St. Vincent no-hits Kennedy

While most high school students were out on spring break working on their suntan, St. Patrick/St. Vincent senior pitcher Austin Fitzpatrick stood tall on Kennedy High’s mound and threw a complete game no-hitter. The Bruins...
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Kennedy High track team sprints to Los Angeles, competes in two invitationals

Kennedy High’s track team is about to experience the wind in their hair SoCal-style. And some stiff competition. Eagles’ head coach Carl Sumler said the girls 4×100 meter relay team, and sprint specialist Takkarist “Takk”...
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Fiesta Latina Market stocks shelves with Central American flavors and memories

For those who move from one country to another change can be hard. Families are separated, speech is not understood and finding employment may be impossible. For others the change of address may be seamless....
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Salesian High basketball star prepares for future at Cal and All American basketball game

If smiles bought cheeseburgers, Salesian High senior guard Jabari Bird could sell a lot of Happy Meals. Bird, one of the nation’s top guards and a 2013 McDonald’s All American, donned an apron, stood behind...