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

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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

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

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

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