Robin Simmonds is a reporter from Madrid, Spain. Recently she has completed a Master’s Degree in Multimedia Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. During her time in the US and abroad in France and the UK she has worked as a reporter in different outlets at a local, regional and national level.
Some of these outlets include MARCA in Spain, KQED in California, and AFP and Al Jazeera in Washington DC. Robin is professionally proficient in Spanish, English, and French and her interests lie in social justice issues and international relations.
She is drawn to cover matters that affect the underserved populations of the world and to environmental issues such as water security and the effects of climate change in developing nations.
Richmond is a record breaker. Known for many years to host the largest oil refinery in the country and as the most productive World War II shipyard, Richmond also once hosted the biggest winery in the world. The city's historical legacy has been recognized in some respects.
A push to change the way City Council members are elected appears to have resurfaced in Richmond. If successful, the initiative would draw six new districts in the city, each with an elected representative. The grassroots group Richmond Citizens for District Elections plans to work on the wording of the initiative and present it to the city next month.
Softball seems to have become a new form of community therapy in Richmond. On eight consecutive Sundays during the past summer, hundreds of Richmond residents gathered at Nichol Park to play games that were often more about overcoming community ills than scoring runs.
Malcolm Marshall, managing editor at the Pulse, has been recognized this year by the Northern California Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). Malcolm will be presented the group's Silver Heart award tonight, an award that honors a "journalist whose career reflects an extraordinary dedication to giving voice to the voiceless".
Standing at the intersection of Harbour Way and Nevin Avenue sits the famed New Hotel Carquinez. Most of the people passing through the ornate entryway these days are senior residents of the subsidized apartments inside. There is no fancy restaurant, no bellhops, no grand chandeliers.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Fast-paced and tough, the roller derby girls of the Bay Area fought with determination for the regional championship title in Richmond this Saturday. Devoted fans filled Craneway Pavilion to cheer on their favorite team.
Year after year, environmentalists try to get a statewide, disposable plastic bag ban passed in Sacramento. And year after year, the measure fails for one reason or another. Some observers thought this year might be different, because more than 100 cities and counties have already passed their own local bans.
Two bills that would change sentences for drug-related crimes were approved by a slim majority in the state Senate Thursday and are on their way to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk. If signed, the measures would mark a victory for opponents of the war on drugs, who argue that criminal penalties for narcotics-related offenses fill prisons with people who shouldn't be there and unfairly target minorities.
The California Legislature today approved a measure that would encourage law enforcement officers to check to see whether a person who may be a danger to themselves or others is also the owner of a firearm. Senate Bill 505, introduced by state Sen.
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Cackling down from the Berkeley Hills are 13 spotted hyenas - they form the only captive research hyena colony in the world - but these animals will soon need to find new homes in zoos and private facilities across the country after funding cuts to research.
At 10:32 a.m. Saturday morning, Berkeley Fire Department responded to a report of smoke emanating from the roof of the Cal Student Store on Bancroft Way, near Telegraph Avenue. According to BFD Battalion Chief Bill Kehoe, the smoke originated from a small fire burning in a four-inch gap between the two adjacent buildings that house the campus bookstore and clothing shop.
As a young Israeli scholar, Ron Folman was fascinated by the properties of a small disk of superconducting material he created during an experiment. Declining to discard it, he took it to a jeweler in Jerusalem, wanting to make a necklace for his girlfriend.