Bigas (Song for Farmers)

On April 1, Filipino farmers asking for relief assistance due to ongoing drought were brutally dispersed by the police. Three farmers were killed, more than 80 are still missing and more than 100 were injured. This is a song condemning the government's inaction on calamity and violent approach to its own citizens. ‪#‎FoodNotBullets‬ ‪#‎BigasHindiBala‬ Produced… Continue reading Bigas (Song for Farmers)

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

City asks residents to weigh in on new South Richmond transportation plan

Click here to view original post in Richmond Confidential. By Loi Almeron (Posted May 18, 2015 10:04 am) The City of Richmond is seeking public comment on the South Richmond Transportation Connectivity Plan (SRTCP) draft, which was released in early May. The plan is the city’s effort to improve transportation connectivity between South Richmond and surrounding key… Continue reading City asks residents to weigh in on new South Richmond transportation plan

More test preparation services compete for affordability and accessibility

Click here to view original post in Oakland North. By Loi Almeron (Posted May 6, 2015 9:09 am) Kelsey James-Kavanaugh, a prospective graduate student in wildlife conservation who lives in Oakland, aims to return to sub-Saharan Africa to continue working with lions, a project she had begun as an undergraduate. But before realizing her dream, she had… Continue reading More test preparation services compete for affordability and accessibility

IRS warns taxpayers of scammers and identity theft

Click here to view original post in Richmond Confidential. By Loi Almeron (Posted April 13, 2015 9:08 am) With the April 15 tax deadline looming, the Federal Trade Commission’s Tax Identity Theft Awareness program has a stark warning for taxpayers: “Protect personal information at home like you would cash or jewelry.” Tax identity theft is the largest… Continue reading IRS warns taxpayers of scammers and identity theft

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

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