California considers a new law for cheerleader pay, in wake of three suits against Oakland Raiders

Click here to view original post in Oakland North. By Loi Almeron (Posted May 29, 2015 1:39 pm) A state bill to grant professional cheerleaders a minimum wage, workers’ benefits and overtime compensation, sponsored by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, has passed the Assembly and is now in the state Senate for a vote. Among those watching the outcome… Continue reading California considers a new law for cheerleader pay, in wake of three suits against Oakland Raiders

Small efforts help library accessibility widen in Richmond

Click here to view original post in Richmond Confidential. By Loi Almeron (Posted March 19, 2015 9:01am) Sixth grader Clemon Brown loves reading books, but he has a hard time finding books outside of school. “Two weeks ago, I was sitting in my room [and] I want to read a book,” Brown said. He said he wanted… Continue reading Small efforts help library accessibility widen in Richmond

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

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

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

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

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