Young people at the RYSE center use rap and video to call for social change. The video will be screened on Wednesday, Dec. 17.
A Richmond man taking part in protests against police force in Oakland recently was assaulted by masked men who took issue with his attempts to put out a dumpster fire in the street.
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"Everyone comes in wanting to be a change agent, but you can’t change things overnight.”
A second round of violent protests shook Oakland Tuesday night in response to a Missouri grand jury’s decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown.
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As a police chaplain, Epps has to bring a delicate touch to every crime scene he visits, mediating between the police and distraught bystanders.
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In one of her photo essays, City of Pride and Purpose, artist Mindy Pines, captures Richmond on election day.
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On Monday evening, the Bayside Council PTA hosted a celebration of student art. The theme for this year’s Reflections Showcase was, “The World Would Be a Better Place If…”
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Chevron-funded spending committees backed several losing candidates – to the tune of $3.1 million – on Election Day. Those who were defeated are now left to wonder what happened and whether Chevron's money may have...
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A Richmond metal plating company was shut down by a court order last week, granting a request by California's Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC).
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Money ran the race on Tuesday's school board elections, with the best funded candidates Block, Kronenberg and Cuevas winning the seats of the West Contra Costa Unified School District.
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Berkeley has become the first city in the country to pass a sugar-sweetened beverage tax in an effort to combat childhood obesity and diabetes, according to Josh Daniels, co-chair of the Yes on D campaign....
A week ago, a website came to Richmond residents’ attention. It urges voters to support Chevron’s slate of favored candidates: Nat Bates for mayor, and Donna Powers and Charles Ramsey for City Council. And it...
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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...
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