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The Oishi family nursery in Richmond, seen here in an undated pre-war photo. The Oishis were one of 20 Japanese-American flower growing families in Richmond. Photo courtesy the El Cerrito Historical Society and the Oishi family.

Richmond residents commemorate anniversary of Japanese American incarceration order

Executive Order 9066, which cleared the way for the incarceration (or “internment”) of Japanese Americans during World War II, may have been signed 75 years ago, but Flora Ninomiya sees eerie parallels with the modern...
Richmond Greenway Trail. Photo by Isara Krieger

National Park Service asks for input in designing the Richmond Wellness Trail

National Park Service (NPS) agents in the East Bay have been working with administrators from the city of Richmond and other community partners since last year to create a wellness trail for Richmond as part...
The students are getting ready for the one-mile walk along San Francisco Bay Trail. (Photo by Serla Rusli)

Not just a walk in the park for kids in Richmond

Every Kid in a Park is a White House youth initiative that gives every fourth grader in the United States, along with their families, free passes to visit all federally-owned lands and waters, including the...
Sea Scouts Art Carrion, Dennis Metoyer and Quentin Levin stand in uniform on the deck of the SS Red Oak Victory. (Photo by: Mark Andrew Boyer)

Richmond celebrates Veterans Day

Richmond residents donned red, white and blue and showed their support for military veterans at two separate events in the city on Monday.
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On the Richmond shore, 75 new citizens embrace U.S. cultures and laws

On Tuesday, UC Berkeley’s Seismological Laboratory director Richard Allen, who is British, sat quietly next to his Polish wife, Kasia Allen, Cal’s assistant dean for external relations. Together, along with 75 immigrants from 33 other...
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Richmond National Park visitor center to open Saturday

Since it was established in 2000, the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park has been a local gem that preserves the city’s legacy as a booming shipping hub during the war years. But...