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

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