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    "I just didn't believe in family"

    Dec 03, 2013

    Fernando Perez

    When we first met Denisse, a former foster youth, we were struck at her calm presence and how articulate she is. That’s because Denisse helps other foster youth who experience deep insecurities and lack the support of caring adults. Within minutes, she got straight to the heart of her own struggle to grow up successfully: “I just didn’t believe ...
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    "I just didn't believe in family"

    Dec 03, 2013

    Fernando Perez

    When we first met Denisse, a former foster youth, we were struck at her calm presence and how articulate she is. That’s because Denisse helps other foster youth who experience deep insecurities and lack the support of caring adults. Within minutes, she got straight to the heart of her own struggle to grow up successfully: “I just didn’t believe ...
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    Racist Remarks Put Obscure Elected Official Under Spotlight

    Oct 25, 2013

    Malcolm Marshall (Photo by San Jose Mercury News)

    Racist statements about African and Asian Americans made by West County Wastewater District director Leonard Battaglia, who was quoted in a news report, have led some Richmond city officials to call for his resignation.
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    Racist Remarks Put Obscure Elected Official Under Spotlight

    Oct 25, 2013

    Malcolm Marshall (Photo by San Jose Mercury News)

    Racist statements about African and Asian Americans made by West County Wastewater District director Leonard Battaglia, who was quoted in a news report, have led some Richmond city officials to call for his resignation.
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    Why I’ll Practice Safe Texting

    Oct 22, 2013

    Poojan Dave

    From the spoken word, to written letters to dial-up phones, humans have always sought new ways to communicate with one another. Today, it seems that texting is the mode of choice, especially when it comes to teenagers. But statistics are showing that texting among teens is not only growing in popularity, it’s also a growing threat to public safe...
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    Why I’ll Practice Safe Texting

    Oct 22, 2013

    Poojan Dave

    From the spoken word, to written letters to dial-up phones, humans have always sought new ways to communicate with one another. Today, it seems that texting is the mode of choice, especially when it comes to teenagers. But statistics are showing that texting among teens is not only growing in popularity, it’s also a growing threat to public safe...
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    Q&A: Richmond Police Balance Carrot with Stick

    Oct 20, 2013

    Edgardo Cervano-Soto

    With thefts declining and a recent drive-by thwarted, the Richmond Pulse asks the police chief about the story behind the new policing strategies of the force.
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    Q&A: Richmond Police Balance Carrot with Stick

    Oct 20, 2013

    Edgardo Cervano-Soto

    With thefts declining and a recent drive-by thwarted, the Richmond Pulse asks the police chief about the story behind the new policing strategies of the force.
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    3 San Jose Activists Changing the Criminal Justice System

    Oct 17, 2013

    Charisse Domingo

    Six years ago, Noreen Salinas's father Steve Salinas was tased to death by San Jose police officers, even though he was unarmed. Despite her heartbreak, she vowed to fight for justice and led marches, rallies, and press events to bring awareness to issues of excessive force and the lethality of Tasers. Noreen, is "debugging" the system.
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    3 San Jose Activists Changing the Criminal Justice System

    Oct 17, 2013

    Charisse Domingo

    Six years ago, Noreen Salinas's father Steve Salinas was tased to death by San Jose police officers, even though he was unarmed. Despite her heartbreak, she vowed to fight for justice and led marches, rallies, and press events to bring awareness to issues of excessive force and the lethality of Tasers. Noreen, is "debugging" the system.
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    Progressive Policies Put Richmond, Calif. In National Spotlight

    Oct 02, 2013

    RP Editors

    Seven years ago, Richmond, Calif., became the largest city in the U.S. with a Green Party mayor, with the election of Gayle McLaughlin. The mayor has since led Richmond into the national spotlight by taking on the banks on foreclosures, pushing for a soda tax, and fighting to hold big oil accountable for its environmental impact on residents.
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    Progressive Policies Put Richmond, Calif. In National Spotlight

    Oct 02, 2013

    RP Editors

    Seven years ago, Richmond, Calif., became the largest city in the U.S. with a Green Party mayor, with the election of Gayle McLaughlin. The mayor has since led Richmond into the national spotlight by taking on the banks on foreclosures, pushing for a soda tax, and fighting to hold big oil accountable for its environmental impact on residents.
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    Remembering Four Little Girls in Birmingham, 50 Years Later

    Sep 15, 2013

    Monet Boyd

    It was Sunday morning, September 15, 1963 and the roaring sound of dynamite rang through Birmingham, Alabama, coming from the 16th Street Baptist Church. A fourteen year old boy named William Bell heard it from 3 miles away. William’s father rushed into the car with his family and went to the church to see nothing but destruction and chaos.
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    Remembering Four Little Girls in Birmingham, 50 Years Later

    Sep 15, 2013

    Monet Boyd

    It was Sunday morning, September 15, 1963 and the roaring sound of dynamite rang through Birmingham, Alabama, coming from the 16th Street Baptist Church. A fourteen year old boy named William Bell heard it from 3 miles away. William’s father rushed into the car with his family and went to the church to see nothing but destruction and chaos.
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    Two Years After Brothers' Deaths, Worker Safety Still a Concern

    Sep 04, 2013

    Malcolm Rivera

    A meeting organized by 5th District Supervisor Leticia Perez and Dolores Huerta was recently held to update the community about recent developments in the controversy surrounding the Community Recycling & Resource Recovery (CRRR) facility, where two young workers, brothers Armando Ramirez, 16, and Eladio Ramirez, 22, lost their lives in October ...
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    Two Years After Brothers' Deaths, Worker Safety Still a Concern

    Sep 04, 2013

    Malcolm Rivera

    A meeting organized by 5th District Supervisor Leticia Perez and Dolores Huerta was recently held to update the community about recent developments in the controversy surrounding the Community Recycling & Resource Recovery (CRRR) facility, where two young workers, brothers Armando Ramirez, 16, and Eladio Ramirez, 22, lost their lives in October ...
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    Richmond and Chevron: A Story of Love and Hate

    Aug 06, 2013

    Edgardo Cervano-Soto

    For over 100 years, the histories of Richmond and Chevron have been intertwined, to the extent that they sometimes seem like reflections of one another — rival siblings who share the same DNA yet can’t stop squabbling.
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    Richmond and Chevron: A Story of Love and Hate

    Aug 06, 2013

    Edgardo Cervano-Soto

    For over 100 years, the histories of Richmond and Chevron have been intertwined, to the extent that they sometimes seem like reflections of one another — rival siblings who share the same DNA yet can’t stop squabbling.
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    Keeping ICE Out of Jails Builds Community Trust

    Aug 01, 2013

    Cesar Flores

    Hundreds of immigrants have benefited from Santa Clara County's policy of keeping ICE out of its jails. Now, community members are rallying to keep the policy in place.
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    Keeping ICE Out of Jails Builds Community Trust

    Aug 01, 2013

    Cesar Flores

    Hundreds of immigrants have benefited from Santa Clara County's policy of keeping ICE out of its jails. Now, community members are rallying to keep the policy in place.
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  • trayvon Justice

    Message For the Colored Boys in the Black Hoodies

    Jul 16, 2013

    Monet Boyd

    As a young person of color, I cannot be angry for a week and then let Trayvon’s life become a distant memory. I believe that I must work hard in my community to let my voice be heard, and raise awareness not only about injustice by authorities against young people of color -- but also by young people of color against others who look just like them.
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    Message For the Colored Boys in the Black Hoodies

    Jul 16, 2013

    Monet Boyd

    As a young person of color, I cannot be angry for a week and then let Trayvon’s life become a distant memory. I believe that I must work hard in my community to let my voice be heard, and raise awareness not only about injustice by authorities against young people of color -- but also by young people of color against others who look just like them.
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