Posts Tagged as "Richmond Pulse"

Mayor Mourns 2013 Homicide Victims, But Notes Progress

Jan. 3, 2014 / By
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RP Editors

At her last Meet With the Mayor session of 2013, on December 20, Mayor Gayle McLaughlin led a moment of reflection to honor the 16 lives lost to homicide in Richmond this year...

Breaking Silence on Trauma is First Step to Healing

Dec. 10, 2013 / By
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Commentary by Maaika Marshall, RYSE Youth Justice Coordinator

In cities and communities like Richmond, young people are often exposed to immense amounts of trauma and violence; and unfortunately, many of them are left to find their own ways to cope with the emotional and psychological aftermath. ..

Soon-to-Be Parents Get What They Need at Resource Fair

Nov. 29, 2013 / By
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News Feature, Chanelle Ignant

The gymnasium at Lavonya DeJean Middle School gave new meaning to the phrase “multi-purpose” last Saturday, when it was transformed into a baby shower venue for scores of expecting parents and their family members...

Street Soldiers Radio: Bay Area Parents Share Perspectives on Schools

Nov. 19, 2013 / By
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Editor’s Note: Below is a transcribed excerpt from the October 26th broadcast of Street Soldiers, a live call-in radio show that airs every Sunday night on KMEL 106.1fm...

At San Quentin, Reflections on Personal Space

Nov. 14, 2013 / By
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by Pendarvis Harshaw

SAN QUENTIN — As I walk down the hill, beyond the blind curve, “the yard” reveals itself...

Nonprofits Adapt to Demographic Shift

Nov. 8, 2013 / By
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Richmond Pulse News Report,  Chanelle Ignant

Every Thursday at the West County First 5 center in Richmond, a group of ten to twelve moms gathers to discuss the issues that matter most to them...

On Dia de los Muertos, Memorializing a Neighborhood

Oct. 31, 2013 / By
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Commentary, Edgardo Cervano-Soto

It was in 1987 when my mom, dad and two older sisters moved out of their apartment unit on South Van Ness and 22nd Street in San Francisco’s Mission District...

Why I’ll Practice Safe Texting

Oct. 25, 2013 / By
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Commentary • Poojan Dave

From the spoken word, to written letters to dial-up phones, humans have always sought new ways to communicate with one another...

Richmond Mayor Denounces ‘Dirty Hand of Chevron’

Oct. 20, 2013 / By
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Video, Malcolm Marshall

Ed. Note: On Tuesday Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin led a crowd of protestors in denouncing Chevron Corp., which was recently fined $18 billion by a court in Ecuador...

As Obesity Grows, Mexico Eyes Richmond-Style Soda Tax

Oct. 7, 2013 / By
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News Report • Edgardo Cervano-Soto

MEXICO CITY – A proposed citywide “soda tax” failed to win enough votes in Richmond, Calif...

Healthy Richmond Initiative Launches Website

Sep. 28, 2013 / By
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News Feature, Edgardo Cervano-Soto

There’s a 21st Century saying that goes, “if you don’t exist in social media…you don’t exist!” That hasn’t necessarily been a problem for the Healthy Richmond Initiative, which nevertheless stands to gain some good visibility after their launch this month of a new website, healthyrichmond.net...

Writing the Future: Innovative ‘WriterCoach’ Program Enters Second Year at Richmond High

Sep. 11, 2013 / By
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News Feature • April Suwalsky

WriterCoach Connection (WCC) is an East Bay-based organization that trains and coordinates volunteers to work one-on-one with middle and high school students as “writing coaches” in their English classes...