Kennedy High School

Cartoon by Abner Hauge.

City council candidates clash over development, rent control and schools

Candidates’ strategies for development across Richmond—and especially downtown—varied greatly.
Kennedy High football

Recent shooting prompts extra security at next Kennedy High football game

Richmond police are adding extra security for Kennedy High School’s football game Friday night after a nearby shooting prompted authorities to stop the team’s last home game on Aug. 28 with four minutes left on...
The staff at Kennedy High's new school-based clinic includes, from left to right, nurse practitioner Kimberly Humphrey, registration clerk Valerie Estes, and health education specialist LaShonda Williams. (Photo by Bonnie Chan)

New health clinic opens for Kennedy High students and South Richmond residents

It’s a sunny Thursday afternoon and the new health clinic at Richmond’s John F. Kennedy High School is open for service. In an impeccably clean waiting area decorated with plants, a round table and a...
The Richmond Food Policy Council and young campaigners are circulating a petition calling for more salad bars in Richmond schools. Show here, a school cafeteria in 2012. (Photo by Avni Nijhawan)

Richmond community members petition for more salad bars in schools

Affordable and sustainable food is a priority for Laneisha Whitfield, the director of the Richmond Food Policy Council, and her young campaigners. So on February 17, the Richmond Food Policy Council created an online and...
At the end of the community town hall meeting parents, teachers, and district members placed colorful dots on the initiative that needs more money, focus, and/or time. (photo by Candese Charles)

School district holds town hall meeting to discuss funding, school services and Common Core

Peres Elementary School’s auditorium was filled with low murmurs of conversation Saturday morning as West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) held its second community town hall meeting of the year. Armed with questions, parents...
As an Ivy League scholar, Magaly Rodriguez was required to attend a tutorial where, among other things, she learned how to blog. (Photo provided by ILC)

Enabled by DACA, Ivy League Connection sends first undocumented student from Richmond to East Coast

Magaly Rodriguez, who came to the U.S. from Mexico when she was an infant, is not a U.S. citizen. To get Rodriguez to Brown University, ILC and university officials had to navigate a web of...