Meiying Wu

A new immigrant’s path from learning English to representing 1,700 educators

On a chilly morning in 2004, 13-year-old Demetrio Gonzalez who just immigrated to the U.S. sat in an eighth-grade English class at the Oak Crest Middle School in Encinitas, California and read Shakespeare’s articles for the first time. He stared at his brand new English book and thought, “Qué es esto?”–“What is this” in Spanish.…

The debate over rent control: What does Richmond need?

Raul Vasquez plans to vote for Proposition 10 to allow cities to expand rent control on housing because the rent on his Richmond house has risen nearly 70 percent in the past two years. The 63-year-old father of three who has lived in Richmond for more than three decades now pays $2,500 for the three-bedroom…

BART invites public to discuss new safety plan after several attacks in August

On a Saturday morning in August, a 23-year-old San Jose State University student was attacked from behind at the Richmond Bay Area Rapid Transit station while attempting to transfer trains to go home for the weekend. He was treated for broken teeth, possibly a broken jaw, and a concussion, according to ABC7News. And just the…