‘It’s Scary’: Unhoused Richmond Women On Life In The Pandemic

Homelessness is one of the most challenging experiences a person can endure, and the lack of resources during the pandemic makes things all the more difficult. Women in particular face increased violence, and without temporary housing, living without a home can be life-threatening. “One lady [who] used to stay across from the train tracks next […]

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Unhoused Richmond Residents Struggle To Get Newest Economic Impact Payment

Across the country, citizens are looking forward to what will be the third stimulus check of the pandemic. But for Jessi Taran, a Richmond resident who recently lost her home, matters are a little more complicated. “I didn’t have a permanent address, which is a problem,” says Taran. “If you don’t file taxes, you don’t […]

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Richmond Has Fewer Police Officers Amid Budget Reallocation Talks

The George Floyd protests sparked a national move to defund the police and allocate federal resources elsewhere. Amid the protesting, police departments saw officers turn in their badges and resign from the force. Now, Richmond police are grappling with the changes to their precincts. “We don’t even investigate if somebody breaks into your car,” said […]

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The World Is Changing And Nothing Stays The Same: Teens React To The Pandemic

It’s no secret that the pandemic has affected the way we interact with other people. This is particularly true for teenagers, who find themselves without their high school peer group for the first time. While some enjoy the space, others are finding it hard to maintain relationships. “During this pandemic, I learned not everybody will […]

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How John Muir Health Got Vaccines Across Laotian Language Divide

John Muir Health isn’t letting language barriers prevent the provider from getting COVID vaccinations to Laotian residents in Richmond, California. The clinic has set aside specific hours for the Laotian community, and retained an interpreter on site to ensure no language issues arise. “In January, the vaccine supply was rather limited, and there were trends […]

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As Football Season Winds Down, Kennedy Players And Coaches Look To The Future

At Kennedy High School in Richmond, California, senior football players are looking forward to heading to college and starting the next phase of their careers. Despite the COVID setbacks, all four graduating students have received full ride scholarships to colleges across the country. “These kids came in with a different mentality and they handled their […]

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Testing And Limited Seating Continues As High School Football Reaches Midseason

Weekly COVID-19 testing and limited spectators have become the norm for varsity high school football teams in California’s West Contra Costa Unified School District. Every Monday, student athletes playing football must be tested before they can go on the field to practice. “I feel safer. It is for myself and others,” said athlete Manuel Guillen. […]

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