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

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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

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

A Working Family: The NIAD Art Center in Richmond

Click here to view original post in Richmond Confidential. By Loi Almeron, Brett Murphy and Hannah Lawson (Posted September 9, 2014 7:53 am) The studio smells like wet clay and paint. Some of the artists work quietly, threading needle through a quilt or contemplating their next brushstroke. Others chirp and laugh and offer input to one another—always positive. Converted from a mechanic… Continue reading A Working Family: The NIAD Art Center in Richmond

Galing Pook Episode 9: Zamboanga del Norte

Program: Galing Pook Episode 9: Zamboanga del Norte Province Presented by: Unlimited Productions, Inc., Development Bank of the Philippines and Galing Pook Foundation Aired on: September 17, 19 and 22, 2013 (ABS-CBN News Channel)   SYNOPSIS Amidst the crisis in Zamboanga City, Galing Pook features the peaceful and resourceful people in the neighboring province of Zamboanga del… Continue reading Galing Pook Episode 9: Zamboanga del Norte

Galing Pook Episode 7: Limasawa

Program: Galing Pook Episode 7: Municipality of Limasawa, Leyte Province Presented by: Unlimited Productions, Inc., Development Bank of the Philippines and Galing Pook Foundation Aired on: September 3, 5 and 8, 2013 (ABS-CBN News Channel)   SYNOPSIS Galing Pook features the historic island municipality of Limasawa in Southern Leyte in its seventh episode. Although Limasawa is classified as… Continue reading Galing Pook Episode 7: Limasawa