Nuria Marquez Martinez

Around the Way: The NIAD Art Center

The NIAD Art Center is a space where people with disabilities can learn how to paint, sculpt, sew, and explore their creativity.

Touch, Move: First annual chess festival in Richmond

As part of the Richmond Chess Initiative, the West Coast Chess Alliance hosted the first annual chess festival in Richmond. Their aim is to bring the game into the community and help bridge the enrichment and academic gap in the city’s youth.

A new kind of charter school: Invictus Academy plans to teach non-traditional skills

Invictus Academy of Richmond is a different kind of charter school, one where students will take double periods of math and English along with communication classes like speech and debate. On September 27, the Contra Costa County Office of Education approved plans to open Invictus, a new public charter school. Invictus, which has been in…

Richmond Confidential reporter Reis Thebault wins Society of Professional Journalists award

The Northern California chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists awarded former Richmond Confidential reporter Reis Thebault the 2017 Excellence In Journalism Award. The accolade, announced this week, was for his investigations into the “fraud, corruption and legal woes” of the city’s medical marijuana industry. As a health, science and environmental reporter, Thebault’s stories focused…