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Kids First supporters join together to chant, “Our Voice, Our City.” Photograph by Abner Hauge.

With signatures approved, Kids First Initiative gets closer to the 2018 ballot

On Tuesday, City Council verified the signatures for putting the Richmond Kids First Initiative on the 2018 ballot. The embattled initiative, which supporters had worked to put on the 2016 ballot, would allocate up to...
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...
Model Shanina Shaik wore Jarman’s Monarch wings in the 2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. (photo courtesy of Josh Wong Photography)

Locally Richmond: Fairy wing maker goes national

Locally Richmond is an occasional series of profiles that highlights the small businesses that contribute to making Richmond a unique community.  When does an artist know she has reached a milestone in her career? For Angela...
Cara Corey uses her custom made UVC pipe knitting needles to make a few of her designs.

Bay Area artist runs unique business inspired by her grandmother

Among the many unorthodox tools Cara Corey has used to make her handmade artist line unique are knitting needles made out of PVC pipe and merino wool fiber (the material before wool becomes “wool”) shipped from...
President Obama greeting Betty Soskin at the National Tree Lighting Ceremony at the White House (courtesy of The National Park Service)

Richmond’s Living Legends

“Rosie the Riveter” is the iconic symbol of female independence and strength, celebrating the female workers who played a pivotal role in World War II shipbuilding. The museum, operated by the National Park Service, features...
Doctor’s Medical Center, the only public hospital offering specialized care for heart attacks, stroke and cancer in Contra Costa County, stands eight stories high and barren. DMC closed in April. (Photo by Brittany Kirstin)

Patients struggle, doctors worry in aftermath of hospital shutdown

In the months following the April shutdown of Doctor's Medical Center, doctors and patients have dispersed to other care centers. Some have had to go only across the street in San Pablo, while others must...
Steve Han, the owner of Omni Movement, moved to the Bay Area two years ago to open his training gym, the first of its kind in Richmond. (Photo by Brittany Kirstin)

Locally Richmond: Omni Movement

Omni Movement is a mixed martial arts and athletic training facility in Point Richmond. The center, which has been unofficially open since this summer, offers an open gym, and training in Thai kickboxing, dynamic stretch,...
The Richmond Senior Center has been closed for remodeling since May 15. The delay of its reopening was caused by code compliance hitches with the Americans with Disabilities Act. (Photo by Angelica Casas)

Growing old in Richmond: senior services help only some

Senior citizens aged 80 or older are the fastest growing population segment in Contra Costa County. The aging trend raises new concerns about the adequacy of local resources to serve seniors—and the vital role of...