Richmond’s unhoused are uniting to fight illegal dumping

Richmond is notorious for illegal dumping and litter, a decades-long problem driven by private and commercial interests looking for places to offload their trash for free. A group of unhoused people are working to tackle the problem while creating better living spaces at local encampments.

Running to ensure equitable access to education

Y’Anad Burrell has a mission: Improve education and opportunities for people of color in Richmond. That’s why she is hoping to serve as an area four board member for the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD). “All I’ve been hearing over 10, 15 years is that the West Contra Costa Unified School District continues to be low in achievement,” said Burrell, the CEO and founder of Glass House Communications. “[The district] continues to have challenges in getting Black and brown students…

Taking the court in Richmond amid COVID-19

Even amid a pandemic, Garry and Maryn Hurlbut can send rubber balls ricocheting to the other side of the net or watch from the sidelines as their friends and fellow players square up for a singles match.

Readers note: Fall 2020

We’re back! This semester, you’ll see stories about Richmond’s residents, communities and surrounding areas. Despite the restrictions of COVID-19, our UC Berkeley graduate student reporters will bring you stories on the latest happenings in education, the environment, health, politics, safety, music, art and many more important issues. Most importantly, we are seeking help from you, our readers. Do you have a story you’d like to share? Please let us know. While we may not be able to get to the…