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

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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

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

Richmond residents and activists rally against Chevron’s campaign committee Moving Forward

Click here to view original post in Richmond Confidential. By Loi Almeron (Posted October 23, 2014 8:21 pm) About 30 sign-toting residents and activists assembled at City Hall Thursday to rail against what they say is a heavy handed attempt by Chevron Corp. to influence the Nov. 4 election. They also announced their own new political action committee… Continue reading Richmond residents and activists rally against Chevron’s campaign committee Moving Forward

The best of Senator Bernie Sanders in Richmond

Click here to view original post in Richmond Confidential. By Bonnie Chan, Loi Almeron, Semany Gashaw, Martin Totland and Phil James (Posted October 19, 2014 4:03 pm) Senator Bernie Sanders (VT-I) visited Richmond Thursday night to deliver a speech that brought an audience of about 500 people to a standing ovation. Sanders also sat down for an exclusive interview with Richmond Confidential. Sanders’… Continue reading The best of Senator Bernie Sanders in Richmond

Little Leaders: Group provides after-school safe space for youth of color

Click here to view original post in Richmond Confidential. By Zainab Khan and Loi Almeron (Posted October 15, 2014 3:00 pm) Tucked away in the back corner of Richmond’s Community Health for Asian Americans (CHAA) center sits a hand-painted poster that reads “SEAYL IS IN.” Walking through the door, it’s immediately evident that this room isn’t like any other –… Continue reading Little Leaders: Group provides after-school safe space for youth of color

11th Annual North Richmond Shoreline Festival draws big crowd to diverse parkland

Click here to view original post in Richmond Confidential. By Brett Murphy and Loi Almeron (Posted October 7, 2014 6:16 pm) More than 1,200 people gathered on a sun-splashed Point Pinole for the eleventh annual North Richmond Shoreline Festival Saturday. Families from Richmond and San Pablo sprawled across an open field or bounced between the activities tents lining the walking… Continue reading 11th Annual North Richmond Shoreline Festival draws big crowd to diverse parkland

Richmond Art Center provides a blank canvas for community creativity and learning

Click here to view original post in Richmond Confidential. By Loi Almeron (Posted October 2, 2014 1:00 pm) “Pinch and pull, pinch and pull” was the constant mantra of 12 kids molding their clay on a sunny afternoon. Each student was given a block of clay, water, molding tools and freedom to make their own clay birds. At… Continue reading Richmond Art Center provides a blank canvas for community creativity and learning