Softball games have been played every Sunday during the months of July and August. Photo Courtesy of Soulful Softball Sundays.

City recognizes significant impact of community-driven softball games

The Richmond City Council on Tuesday night officially recognized Soulful Softball Sundays, a community-run summer recreation program, as a success that has helped build community and provide a safe space for adults and children alike.
Jonny Perez warms up in the ring before suiting up to spar. (Photo by Brittany Murphy)

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.
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...
Bay Area Derby Girls  kicked off their Season Opener on March 14, 2015. Photo by Nicole West

Balancing life as a roller derby girl

Huck Sinn’s life was falling apart, including her relationships. After she stopped going to grad school, she moved from San Francisco to the East Bay, where she started “dating herself.” “I was taking myself out....
West Contra Costa Unified School district holds wednesday night school board meeting discussing funds, student recognition, and charter schools. (Photo by Candese Charles)

School board recognizes Richmond High School soccer, discusses charters schools and bond money

The West Contra Costa Unified School District’s school board meeting Wednesday night included discussion of the need to find a home for Caliber Beta charter schools, updates on the district’s bond program, and recognizing the Richmond...
coach and quarterback of the steelers cadets

Last minute fundraising campaign gives Richmond’s Steelers Cadets football team shot at national title

While families across the Bay Area celebrated Thanksgiving, Richmond’s Steelers Cadets football team had an extra reason for thanks: they’ll be heading to Florida next week to compete in the national youth football tournament. Although...
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 High School football coach Tashaka Merriweather instituted a rigorous tutoring and mentoring program for his team after early problems losing players to grades. (Photo by Knowles Adkisson.)

The long game: Tutoring program helps Richmond players prepare for life after football

Using a tough-love approach, the team's football coach and hard-boiled tutor insist players have a plan for their studies and their future.