Law Academy students at De Anza High fight to keep teacher’s job

Click here to view original post in Richmond Confidential. By Loi Almeron (Posted March 15, 2015 9:09am) Students from Richmond’s De Anza High School, along with their parents, protested in front of the school early Monday morning to help a teacher keep her job. The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) announced during a board meeting… Continue reading Law Academy students at De Anza High fight to keep teacher’s job

Richmond focuses “Love Your Block” grant to develop North Richmond and Parchester neighborhoods

Click here to view original post in Richmond Confidential. By Loi Almeron (Posted February 20, 2015 9:00 am) Richmond got a boost after it was named one of seven United States cities selected by Cities of Service’s new “City Hall AmeriCorps VISTA Love Your Block” program for a three-year, $30,000 grant to improve and develop neighborhoods. Cities of Service is a… Continue reading Richmond focuses “Love Your Block” grant to develop North Richmond and Parchester neighborhoods

Mokelumne art exhibition travels to Oakland to share river’s beauty and raise awareness on water conservation

Click here to view original post in Oakland North. By Loi Almeron and Noelia González (Posted February 17, 2015 8:39 am) “Way beyond the water source to millions of people downstream, and water to irrigate farmland, the river is a wildlife sanctuary,” said landscape artist Julie Trail, speaking about the mystical Mokelumne River. Trail is one of the 50 artists… Continue reading Mokelumne art exhibition travels to Oakland to share river’s beauty and raise awareness on water conservation

California News Service – February 9, 2015

Click here to view original post in University of California Television. By Graduate School of Journalism Television/Documentary Program, University of California - Berkeley Show Producers: Loi Ameera Almeron, Faviola Leyva, Romin Johnson Story Producers: Elly Schmidt-Hopper, Daniela Anaya, Vanessa Walker, Nigel Manuel, Deana Mitchell, Daniel Steiner, Gabriela Arvizu, Candese Charles, Hannah Lawson, Tom Goulding, Melina… Continue reading California News Service – February 9, 2015

Richmond Confidential looks back on 2014, year for the ages

Click here to view original post in Richmond Confidential.  By Knowles Adkisson, Loi Almeron, Bonnie Chan, Harriet Rowan, Elly Schmidt-Hopper and S. Parker Yesko (Posted December 29, 2014 8:00 am) Long after the billboards come down, the campaign mailers rest in landfills and the New Year's toasts come and go, 2014 may be remembered as Richmond's big election year. We are honored to have been in Richmond's streets and chambers,… Continue reading Richmond Confidential looks back on 2014, year for the ages

Rapping O’Neill

Click here to view original post in Richmond Confidential. By Loi Almeron (Posted December 21, 2014 1:28 pm) A mix of beats, rapping and acting turned Eugene O’Neill’s drama masterpiece, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, into a bracing new blend of hip hop and theater. In collaboration with the East Bay Center for the Performing Arts and the National… Continue reading Rapping O’Neill

Obamacare open enrollment to speak in 17 Asian and Pacific Islander languages

Click here to view original post in Richmond Confidential. By Loi Almeron (Posted November 14, 2014 6:10 pm) Contra Costa County will have its open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act targeting Asians and Pacific Islanders tomorrow, Nov. 15, at the Richmond Memorial Auditorium. The enrollment event is the first in California, and perhaps in the nation, to… Continue reading Obamacare open enrollment to speak in 17 Asian and Pacific Islander languages

Homeowners’ associations ally to create new Hilltop District and push neighborhood facelift plan

Click here to view original post in Richmond Confidential. By Loi Almeron (Posted November 14, 2014 3:00 pm) Growing up in the Hilltop area of Richmond, Cesar Zepeda never knew why the empty lot at San Pablo Ave. and Richmond Parkway remained undeveloped more than 16 years after it was first proposed for a park. Sidewalks led… Continue reading Homeowners’ associations ally to create new Hilltop District and push neighborhood facelift plan

Halloween treats for Richmond families

Click here to view original post in Richmond Confidential. By Loi Almeron and Fan Fei (Posted October 31, 2014 12:56 pm) Trick or treat? Halloween is here! Richmond Art Center is treating children to seasonal chills and thrills with its annual family art making event: Skeletonfest. This event was free and open to the public. Three girls drew… Continue reading Halloween treats for Richmond families

Residents test Yellow Brick Road and proposed walkable streets within the Iron Triangle

Click here to view original post in Richmond Confidential. By Loi Almeron (Posted October 24, 2014 8:30 am) In the heart of the Iron Triangle residents of all ages came to experience the Yellow Brick Road’s “Living Preview,” a life-sized, temporary installation that showed proposed changes around the city park, Elm Playlot. The Yellow Brick Road, a concept… Continue reading Residents test Yellow Brick Road and proposed walkable streets within the Iron Triangle