Heesoo Kwon sat inside of a shrine built for a new religion "Leymusoom" that she created as an art project.

Berkeley artists share religion-focused work at Richmond Field Station

Green and orange ceramic statues with a reptilian texture were displayed inside “Bodurinao’s shrine,” surrounded by candles. At first, the statues looked like the body parts of crocodiles, but on closer look, were actually mixed...
Over one year after the ban was signed into effect, the two men discuss Almorisi's new life in the U.S. and his hopes for the future. Photo by Salina Nasir

One year later: How Trump’s travel ban affected people in the East Bay

U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule this summer on whether its third version violates federal immigration law or the U.S. Constitution’s prohibition against religious discrimination

The places that made black history, in Richmond and Oakland

To commemorate Black History Month, the news teams from Oakland North and our sibling site, Richmond Confidential, spent a morning observing some of the spaces in our two cities that have been important to the...
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Bay Area Rescue Mission helps local people get back on their feet

The Bay Area Rescue Mission team reflects on the achievements of its recent graduates and provides a readers with a look at the services it has to offer.
Skin of a patient after 3 days of measles infection. Photo by CDC/ Heinz F. Eichenwald, MD.

After measles outbreak, interest in vaccines increases

It’s not over yet. The measles outbreak, which started in December, 2014, at a Disneyland theme park in Orange County, is still ongoing in the United States, and has now reached Mexico and Canada, where...

Dalai Lama blesses Richmond’s Tibetan Center

The Dalai Lama was in Richmond to bless the Tibetan Association of Northern California’s offices and community center, where participants hope Tibetan cultural life can be sustained and passed on to the next generation. Many...

Tibetan community center in Richmond prepares to receive His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Richmond’s Tibetan community center on Huntington Avenue will receive His Holiness the Dalai Lama this Sunday. Last Saturday, members prepared the center for his arrival.

Richmond mosque remains closed, leaders hope to reopen soon

It’s been over a month since Richmond fire officials plastered a red-tag at the entrance of the Masjid Noor mosque, giving the religious leaders a long list of safety violations that must be repaired before...