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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...
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...
Rusamie Ashly Phongphoumy. (File Photo)

Friends, family mourn Richmond woman killed in Oakland

Things were looking up for Rusamie Ashly Phongphoumy, who had long dreamed of a better life. On the night of Nov. 29, her boyfriend proposed to her. She accepted. The couple made plans for the...
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Little Leaders: Kennedy High teacher inspires cheer team to build trust, sisterhood

At this month’s annual Kennedy – Richmond football game, the cheerleaders had as many supporters in the stands as the football players, and they love the spotlight. “Oh my god, she’s taking pictures of us!”...

Proposed charter school sparks heated debate

Summit Public Schools had their petition to open a new high school in El Cerrito denied by the West Contra Costa Unified School District - a decision which the Richmond City Council backed. The result:...
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Full UC college scholarship awarded to Kennedy High student

Kennedy High School senior Kelssie Sontay has a hero, and it’s not Wonder Woman. It’s Sontay’s dad, a man who she said didn’t get the opportunity to finish elementary school. Sontay recently won a full...
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Kennedy High School powerlifting enthusiast claims world records

A 17-year-old powerlifter overtook his 71-year-old mentor Saturday. And he did it with ease. It may have taken the Kennedy High School special education junior three years of teeth-grinding training to accomplish the feat, but...
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Lady Eagles dance around De Anza, climb above .500

The Lady Eagles softball team climbed above .500 in league play yesterday by defeating De Anza High 25-15. Marred by pitching that at times looked like bowling, Kennedy scored most of its runs on wild...
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The Powerlifter

Kennedy High special education teacher Salvatore Morabito has seen plenty of powerlifters. The 71-year-old Belgium-born weightlifter has been pounding iron since he was eight years old. And now, at the crowning point of his career,...