A Great Summer for Our Kids

Felecia Gaston

By Felecia Gaston On behalf of the youth and families of Performing Stars/Phoenix Project Summer Initiative, I would like to thank the Marin County organizations and agencies that have offered approximately $50,000 in summer scholarships to 100 low-income children in Marin County. The average weekly camp ranges from $100 to $500 per week. The families …

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Football Camp in Marin City

Top row: Young people practicing their football skills in running, passing and throwing the ball. John Harris (on far-right corner), from Marin City, also helped with the coaching. Second row from left: Xavier Williams, Diana Hernandez, Cassandra Ruark, Nancy Hoang, Jamila Gippson, Jonnesha Luckett. Standing on the back of the Youth Football truck are Tucker Baksa, Tyrell Atkinson, Ashton Williams, Megan Wirth, Xavier Williams, Taylor Raines. Bottom row: group shot of the youths and Youth Football coaches. (Photos by Godfrey Lee)

By Godfrey Lee The 49er Gatorade Junior Training Camp-Youth Football was held last Thursday, June 20, at the baseball field in Marin City. The 70 participants were divided into three groups where they learned how to pass, catch and run with the ball. Adult coaches from Youth Football helped the young people improve their skills. …

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Ailing Mandela Opens Eyes, Smiles on Hearing of Obama’s South Africa Trip

Nelson Mandela  and President Barack Obama.

By Keir Simmons and Charlayne Hunter-Gault, NBC News Nelson Mandela “opened his eyes” and smiled after being told of President Barack Obama’s imminent visit to South Africa, his daughter said Tuesday, adding to speculation that the two men might meet. The 94-year-old remains in a critical condition, South Africa’s government said Tuesday as relatives gathered …

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“Rumor Central”

Rumor Central

By Terri Schlichenmeyer, The Bookworm Sez Have you heard about…? Those are four words that are music to your ears. You hear them, and you lean in close because you know you’re about to hear something too juicy to ignore, something too cool to avoid, something you absolutely must know. Gossip is fun and you …

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A’s lose opener to Angels

By: Malaika Bobino Oakland, CA – This wasn’t the start the A’s were looking for.  After a tough road trip they returned home and faced their division rivals.  The Los Angeles Angels who currently hold last place in the American League West played like they were atop the division. The Angels 8-3 victory over Oakland …

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Lincecum, Giants shutout by Reds

By: Malaika Bobino San Francisco, CA – Coming off a no-hitter in his last outing, Tim Lincecum threw one hundred and forty-eight pitches.  Maybe he got too much rest through the All-Star break because his start tonight was the worst of his career. “We’re not trying to worry about anything, we know he’s [Lincecum] one …

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A’s lose a close one to Red Sox

By: Malaika Bobino Oakland, CA – It’s only fitting this series is scheduled right before the MLB All-Star break.  Two of the best teams in the American League could possibly face each other in the playoffs.  But before that happens the A’s must leave little room for mistakes. Oakland’s 4-2 loss to the Red Sox …

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Giants fall to Dodgers in ninth

By: Malaika Bobino San Francisco, CA – It was a good ole fashion duel until the ninth inning.  There was a time when this used to be a battle between two Cy Young Awards winners.  Instead, Clayton Kershaw faced Chad Gaudin who matched the southpaw pitch for pitch. It was a pretty good outing for …

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Same-Sex Marriage Scores Victory

Peggy Hunt 2

Brendalynn Goodall (center), who is president of the Eastbay StoneWall Democratic Club with partner Nancy Hinds (right). will celebrate 21 years of togetherness. They were was married by Mayor Ron Dellums in 2008. The couple is seen here with  Peggy Moore (left), who was Obama’s Northern California campaign manager  and is now running for State …

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PUEBLO: Santana Hinders Reform of Police Complaint Intake

Deanna Santana

“The mayor is (also) culpable,” said Grinage. By Ken A. Epstein   There is growing frustration between local advocates of police accountability and City Administrator Deanna Santana, who they say is foot-dragging and purposely confusing the issues involved in implementing a City Council decision to turn over intake of complaints against police to civilians. Approved …

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Davis Chapel CME Pastor Appreciation

Rev. Cassandra Keys

By Kia Croom Davis Chapel CME will celebrate Pastor Cassandry R. Keys at a Pastor Appreciation Ceremony on Sunday, June 30 at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, 684 Juliga Woods St. in Richmond at 3:30 p.m. The event’s theme is  “Looking Back and Moving Forward,” Timothy 2:15, and will honor Keys’ first year at Davis Chapel …

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Celebrating Student Achievement

Kyra Worthy

By Kyra Worthy The success of Richmond starts with our youth, and part of investing in our city’s future means ensuring that Richmond’s young people are able to access the resources and support they need to thrive. At For Richmond, we strive to offer opportunities and programs for students to take advantage of – while …

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Richmond Juneteenth Festival a Big Success


Over 10,000 people joined in the celebration of Richmond’s  10th Annual Juneteenth Family Day Parade and Festival, Saturday, June 22, presented by the Neighborhood Block Association, Chevron Richmond Refinery and the City of Richmond. This year’s grand marshal was former Richmond Mayor Irma Anderson, the first African-American female mayor in the state. The parade will …

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