Health

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...
An online flier on healthcare enrollment for Asians and Pacific Islanders distributed by Covered California.

Obamacare open enrollment to speak in 17 Asian and Pacific Islander languages

Contra Costa County will have its open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act targeting Asians and Pacific Islanders tomorrow, Nov. 15, at the Richmond Memorial Auditorium. At the event, translations to 17 Asian and Pacific...
Kinder Morgan's Richmond depot takes in dozens of DOT-111 train cars laden with Bakken crude oil from North Dakota every week. (Phil James/Richmond Confidential)

Richmond residents, leaders warn of danger from Bakken crude by rail shipments

If you go to the website explosive-crude-by-rail.org and zoom in on Richmond, what you’ll find is disconcerting. According to the 1-3 mile buffer zone on the map, the entire city and its 107,000 residents are...
Mitch Richmond poses with students from Richmond College Prep at the newly opened basketball court in Coronado. The former NBA player will give his name to the basketball court as a support to Richmond youth. (Photo by Alice Kantor)

The Golden State Warriors unveil a renovated basketball court in Richmond

Mitch Richmond, former Golden State Warrior player and recent Basketball Hall of Fame inductee, came to the unveiling of the new basketball court in Coronado to lend his name and support to Richmond youth.
Richmond Councilmember Jael Myrick, Mayor Gale McLaughlin and Vice Mayor Jovanka Beckles look on as community members support DMC funding. Photo Credit Gabriel J. Sanchez

Richmond floats plan to give DMC $15 million from Chevron project

  No time to read about Richmond City Council’s decision? Listen here. A unanimous vote from the Richmond City Council provided a $19 million promise to fund Doctors Medical Center over the next three years....
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Richmond City Council puts Chevron-DMC motion on hold while patients and hospital hold on

The fate of Doctors Medical Center remained in doubt after five hours of heated arguments at the Richmond City Council meeting Tuesday, which adjourned at 11:30 p.m. The council postponed until Oct. 21 any resolution...