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A'sRichmond

Oakland Athletics Fund College Tours for Richmond Youth

The Oakland Athletics will contribute $3,600 to fund college tours, supplies and incentives for 30 Richmond children and youth participating in the Richmond Police Department’s (RPD) “Straight A’s Club.” “The
From left Hank Roberts, Peacemakers Inc.; J'Mya Martinez, Rainin 3zz; John Ivey, Peacemakers Inc.; Mike Norris, 'Pitch to Success'; and Carol Tolbert, Civic Pride at the Inaugural Peacemakers Inc. Donor for Peace Fundraiser, honoring youth focused non-profit organizations in the Bay Area. 

Peacemakers Recognizes Youth-focused Organizations

The organizations spotlighted this year by Peacemakers Inc. were Rainin 3zz, a West Oakland-based AAU girls Basketball team coached By Darren Vance and represented by 13-year-old McClymonds scholar-athlete J’Mya Martinez.Also honored were Civic Pride, founded [...]
CJJC

Gentrification Is Not Inevitable, Says Report

Causa Justa: Just Cause (CJJC), a multi-racial, grassroots organization that works for social justice for low-income San Francisco and Oakland residents, released a report this week that details the state of gentrification in the Bay [...]
RTO Volunteers working to rebuild and beautify one of the thousand homes the organization has revitalized over the past 20 years.

Rebuilding Together Oakland Celebrating 20 Years of Service, Sept. 19

  Rebuilding Together Oakland (RTO) will be celebrating 20 years of restoring homes for low-income homeowners with a spectacular event, the Oak Barrel Bash Benefit on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 6 p.m.
On Monday, legislators and a coalition of faith and community leaders, public safety officials and families of victims gathered at Beebe Memorial Cathedral in Oakland, in support of legislation that would bring stronger gun laws to the city.

Oakland Leaders Support Stronger Laws Against Gun Violence

With four days remaining before the deadline to send bills to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk, East Bay Assemblymembers Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) and community leaders on Monday urged the Legislature and the governor [...]
"Ayodele Nzinga, Director of Lower Bottom Playaz sits with actor and rapper Koran Streets at the Sister Thea Bowman Theater in West Oakland." Photo by Spencer Whitney.

Lower Bottom Playaz Brings Shakespeare to West Oakland

When driving past the Prescott-Joseph Center for Community Enhancement at 920 Peralta St. in West Oakland, few would realize that the center’s backyard features a performance theater capable of seating well over 100 people.

Richmond Hosts Collaborative Community Health Fair

For the past five years, the Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church has sponsored a citywide health Fair. This year the church jointed with other organizations to host the first Richmond Faith Initiative Collaborative Community Health Fair.Over [...]