In The News

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August 8, 2019 the Richmond Standard

Think you had a busy summer?

Perhaps you haven’t met Rosie’s Girls, a fearless group of 30 sixth, seventh and eighth graders from Richmond and San Pablo.

Just reading through their six-week summer itinerary is exhausting. Four days in Yosemite. Ropes course at Fort Miley. Silk-screening at the Richmond Art Center. Tours of the Mission Science Center, the Chevron Richmond Refinery, the SS Red Oak Victory and the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park. A Career Day at Kennedy High with more than 30 women who work jobs formerly considered exclusive to men.

By Janis Mara Aug 10 2019 Video: Aug 10 2019 Fox KTVU 2

RICHMOND, Calif. (BCN) - Former World War II shipyard worker Mary Torres, 96, jumped to her feet and waved as hundreds of people cheered at the Rosie Rally Home Front Festival in Richmond Saturday.

This is the fifth year for the festival, which commemorates the iconic, if fictional, World War II female worker known as "Rosie the Riveter."

August 10, 2019 KPIX CBS SF Bay Area

RICHMOND (CBS SF) — Former World War II shipyard worker Mary Torres, 96, jumped to her feet and waved as hundreds of people cheered at the Rosie Rally Home Front Festival in Richmond Saturday.

This is the fifth year for the festival, which commemorates the iconic, if fictional, World War II female worker known as “Rosie the Riveter.” The worker appeared on WWII posters representing women working industrial jobs to support the war effort.

August 6, 2019 By Kathy Chouteau, the Richmond Standard

Time to bust out your polka-dots! The Rosie the Riveter Trust has announced that this year’s Rosie Rally Home Front Festival—commonly known as the “Rosie Rally”—will be held Sat., Aug. 10, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way South in Richmond.

Fox 2 KTVU By BCN Posted Jul 23 2019 Video Posted Mar 22 2016 

RICHMOND, Calif. (KTVU) - The Richmond City Council on Tuesday plans to honor the centennial birthday of "Rosie the Riveter" Ms. Eddie Mae Crummie, who turns 100 Friday.

ABC 7 By Eric Thomas Wednesday, July 17, 2019

CONCORD, Calif. (KGO) -- Seventy-five years ago, the entire Bay Area shook from the force of a gigantic explosion. Ground zero was the Port Chicago Naval Magazine in Concord. The blast killed 320 service members, most of them black. On Wednesday, a ceremony at the blast site remembered the tragedy and honored the victims.

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