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

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

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

Candlelight vigil held in memory of Richard “Pedie” Perez III in Richmond

Click here to view original post in Richmond Confidential. By Loi Almeron (Posted September 15, 2014 11:12 pm) Family and friends gathered for a candlelight vigil in front of Uncle Sam’s Liquor Store in Richmond in memory of Richard Perez III, 24, who was shot and killed there during a confrontation with a Richmond police officer in the early morning… Continue reading Candlelight vigil held in memory of Richard “Pedie” Perez III in Richmond

Richmond police officer fatally shoots man during struggle

Click here to view original post in Richmond Confidential. By Knowles Adkisson (Posted September 14, 2014 8:47 pm)Additional reporting by Elly Schmidt-Hopper and Loi Almeron.   A Richmond police officer shot and killed a man during a scuffle outside a Cutting Blvd. liquor store early Sunday morning, the city’s first fatal officer-involved shooting since 2007, police said. The… Continue reading Richmond police officer fatally shoots man during struggle

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