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

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

2014 Latin American Heritage Day & Music Festival

Click here to view original post in Richmond Confidential. By Knowles Adkisson and Loi Almeron (Posted September 19, 2014 1:02 pm) National Hispanic Heritage Month kicked off on Sept. 14th in Richmond with upbeat music, tasty tacos and bounce houses for kids at a music festival at Restaurante La Revolucion in the Hilltop Mall area. The month, which is observed… Continue reading 2014 Latin American Heritage Day & Music Festival