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Richmond Greenway Trail. Photo by Isara Krieger

National Park Service asks for input in designing the Richmond Wellness Trail

National Park Service (NPS) agents in the East Bay have been working with administrators from the city of Richmond and other community partners since last year to create a wellness trail for Richmond as part...
Members of the Contra Costa County public defenders office at an action in Martinez in 2014. Photo courtesy of Ryan M. Martin.

County supervisors approve task force to combat Criminal Justice Racial Disparities

Last Tuesday, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors took a step towards examining racial disparities in the county’s criminal justice system. At the Board of Supervisors meeting on April 12, the board unanimously approved...
Police Chief Allwyn Brown was sworn into his position on Tuesday in a ceremony before the city council meeting. Photo courtesy of Allwyn Brown.

Allwyn Brown sworn in as Richmond’s new police chief

Allwyn Brown was sworn in as Richmond’s new police chief at the Richmond Memorial Auditorium, in a ceremony that preceded Tuesday's city council meeting. Brown accepted the position last month after serving as interim chief...
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Tales of Two Cities Episode 6: Music in the East Bay

Today’s episode of the Tales of Two Cities podcast is all about music! From innovative music education programs in Oakland, to the Contra Costa Chorale in Richmond, celebrating their 50th anniversary, it’s clear that music...
Words of wisdom at the Richmond Library's Literacy Center. Photo by Isara Krieger

Richmond Public Library helps adults complete their high school diplomas

Through its Literacy for Every Adult Program (LEAP), the Richmond Public Library is now offering scholarships for adults to complete a Career Online High School Diploma course. While LEAP has offered GED courses for years,...
Tales of Two Cities will bring you audio stories about Oakland and Richmond. Stay tuned. Design by Angelica Casas.

Tales of Two Cities #5: Education

Today’s episode is all about education in the East Bay. And not just your standard classroom education. Tune in to hear about an art class taught by a 10-year-old, an innovative organization bringing music education...
Despite being one of the dance capitals of the world, with 73 public and private colleges and universities offer dance majors, for decades there hasn’t been a single-subject teaching credential in dance for the California public school system. (Gif by Mahlia Posey)

Credentials rules leave some East Bay dance instructors unable to teach

Despite being one of the dance capitals of the world, with 73 public and private colleges and universities offer dance majors, for decades there hasn’t been a single-subject teaching credential in dance for the California...
The students are getting ready for the one-mile walk along San Francisco Bay Trail. (Photo by Serla Rusli)

Not just a walk in the park for kids in Richmond

Every Kid in a Park is a White House youth initiative that gives every fourth grader in the United States, along with their families, free passes to visit all federally-owned lands and waters, including the...