Cuando representantes de Richmond visitaron China y Japón ellos lo convirtieron un viaje de 15 días. Esa expedición fue, en las palabras del Concejal Corky Booze, “estrictamente negocios.”
In a unanimous vote the Richmond City Council granted a real estate company the exclusive right to negotiate for the purchase of a water front property in Point Richmond during Tuesday night’s meeting.
Contra este antecedente una organización no lucrativa con sede en Concord, la cual provee servicios a lesbianas, homosexuales, bisexuales y transgéneros, ha expandido sus servicios a Richmond ofreciendo un grupo de apoyo para hombres viviendo con VIH o SIDA en la ciudad.
Richmond representatives recently visited China and Japan. The expedition was, in the words of Councilman Corky Booze, “strictly business,” but photos and records from the trip make it clear that for at least five days the delegation was sightseeing.
The Anouphab Mud Muay Thai Lao Academy on MacDonald Avenue teaches residents the ancient martial art of Muay Thai. The gym owner, Master Tee, fled war torn Laos in 1979, and now teaches Richmond residents the art of eight limbs.
Richmond city council member Corky Booze was pressured to withdraw a request to waive fines on a property his ex-girlfriend owns at last Thursday’s Public Safety Committee meeting. Booze decided to pull the item off the agenda after receiving an email from City Attorney Bruce Miller.
Richmond’s Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park has been doing brisk business thanks to one of its employee’s international exposure during the 16-day shutdown of the federal government. Visitors are coming to see Betty Reid Soskin, the 92-year-old park ranger that has become an international celebrity. During the federal shutdown, Soskin became the face for thousands of frustrated, furloughed workers, as reporters from around the world sought out her phone number, Facebook page and occasionally showed…
A metal plating company in Richmond said they have begun removing large quantities of hazardous wastes at its facility after the Contra Costa County Superior Court issued a restraining order.
A plan to provide free Internet access to all neighborhoods in Richmond is unlikely to happen soon, but both city planners and Internet service providers are optimistic about making it happen eventually.
Rainbow Community Center, a non-profit organization that provides services to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, has expanded its outreach to Richmond by offering a support group for men living with HIV or AIDS in the city.
Ten years ago, Chan Bounkeut, a 15-year-old girl from Middle College High was shot at her front door and died. In memory of Chan and other South East Asian community members who lost their lives in recent years, people gathered at Richmond Public Library Saturday to hold a candle lit vigil.
First 5, a program that offers classes for parents and their kids under 5, held a Raising a Reader class Saturday morning in its satellite center in Richmond. The center served over 1,700 families last year, predominantly Latinos. The director hopes that more African American and Asian families will participate in the class.