More that 220 nutritionists, physicians, policy makers and community activists met in Richmond on Friday to discuss ways to improve and transform public health.
Nine months of school, homework and studying are soon to be over, and Richmond’s young citizens can’t wait to start their holiday. But the summer break also brings some problems. One of them is so called “summer learning loss” — the loss of certain knowledge and academic skills during the summer school vacation months.
When we first visited Richmond’s Seed Library in June last year it was a fresh idea popularized by its coordinator, Rebecca Newburn, and other garden-lovers volunteers. Today, exactly one year from its launch in May 2010, the library has between 350 and 400 users.
More than 150 educators, community leaders, and representatives of foundations and non-profits met in Richmond this week for the second annual Northern California Summit on Children and Youth.
The one mile long stretch of the 23rd Street in Richmond was filled to capacity with people who took part in the 5th annual Cinco the Mayo street festival on Sunday, which was organized by the 23rd Street Merchants Association.
Richmond and North Richmond turned “green” on Saturday, celebrating the international Earth Day with a “Green” Panther Parade that was five times bigger than the one last year and several other events throughout the city.
Every year since 1970, on and around April 22 individuals and organizations worldwide have demonstrated their commitment to environmental protection and sustainability. This year, Richmond’s citizens will have plenty of opportunities to support this global idea.
Richmond is going silly on Saturday. Giant puppets, woman with mustaches, dogs in costumes and many more odd-looking individuals will march through the streets of Richmond on Saturday for the city’s “fifth annual” Richmond Silly Parade.
Seven guests from Shimada, Richmond’s sister city in Japan, are set to visit Saturday for a nine-day stay. As they celebrate the 50th anniversary of the relationship between the two cities, the visitors from Shimada will also be recovering from of the biggest tragedies in their country’s history.