The fourth graders of Peres Elementary School were buzzing with excitement as they filed outside the historic Craneway Pavilion last Wednesday during the Every Kid in a Park launch event. They were about to receive their park passes, handed to them personally by National Park Service Deputy Director Denise Ryan, Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner, Richmond Mayor Tom Butt, as well as NFL players Joshua Johnson, Marcus Peters and Alvin Bowen.
Fifty people from 22 countries became U.S. citizens in a gorgeous ceremony at Craneway Pavilion Thursday afternoon.
Marshawn Lynch digs national parks, too.
The Richmond resident and star NFL running back greeted 4th graders from Peres Elementary Wednesday morning at Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park.
When you're in San Francisco, it's easy to overlook Richmond. It’s across the water, across a long bridge (the Bay Bridge or the Richmond Bridge, take your pick), in the East Bay. It’s known as being scrappy, transitional, a little sketchy. Your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime there is twice as high as in California as a whole.
President Obama is giving every fourth grader and their families in the U.S., including in West County, a free pass to visit all federally owned lands and waters for a year.
Priscilla Elder, a Pinole resident and one of the group of original women war workers who relate their experiences each Friday at the Rosie the Riveter WWII/Home Front National Historical Park visitors center in Richmond, turned 96 today and was acknowledged by Richmond Mayor Tom Butt and other dignitaries at an event with National Park Service officials today at the Craneway Pavilion.
Across the San Francisco Bay, among the old shipyards and retired car-assembly lines, stands the Home Front for World War II in Richmond, California. In the 1940s, this city welcomed a deluge of workers, more than 100,000, eager to help build ships, planes and military supplies to support the war effort.
As the National Park Service celebrates its centennial anniversary, the local arm of a nationwide initiative aims to bring every fourth-grader in Richmond to the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park for a field trip in 2016.
Betty Reid Soskin, the famous 94-year-old National Park Service ranger who introduced President Obama at last year’s National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, is scheduled to speak at the Rosie the Riveter Trust‘s annual benefit dinner April 9 in Richmond.
RICHMOND -- National Park Service Ranger Betty Reid Soskin and veteran TV host Doug McConnell will be the featured speakers at the annual Rosie the Riveter Trust benefit dinner on April 9.