Economy

Cara Corey uses her custom made UVC pipe knitting needles to make a few of her designs.

Bay Area artist runs unique business inspired by her grandmother

Among the many unorthodox tools Cara Corey has used to make her handmade artist line unique are knitting needles made out of PVC pipe and merino wool fiber (the material before wool becomes “wool”) shipped from...
Steve Han, the owner of Omni Movement, moved to the Bay Area two years ago to open his training gym, the first of its kind in Richmond. (Photo by Brittany Kirstin)

Locally Richmond: Omni Movement

Omni Movement is a mixed martial arts and athletic training facility in Point Richmond. The center, which has been unofficially open since this summer, offers an open gym, and training in Thai kickboxing, dynamic stretch,...
Chemicals lingered in the air above Richmond after the Chevron refinery fire. (Photo by: Tawanda Kanhema)

Chevron’s role in childhood asthma hazy

Richmond is home to higher than average childhood asthma rates and a refinery responsible for some the highest emissions in the state. How are the two connected?
Truly "TK" Bulter sits outside of Lake Merritt making her jewelry to sell at the next festival. (Photo by Mahlia Posey)

A new Great Migration: the disappearance of the black middle class

After the great recession of 2008, inequality widened along racial lines as people lost their homes, often their only major asset. Earlier this month the Institute for Policy Studies, a Washington, D.C. think tank, reported...
Anna Lee and Jae Choy are the owners of Angelo's Gourmet Delicatessen. The couple chooses not to raise the prices of their sandwiches despite economic struggles.  (Photo by Angelica Casas)

Locally Richmond: Angelo’s Gourmet Delicatessen

Many things change over the course of two decades. But change is rare at Angelo’s Gourmet Delicatessen, where the prices have increased only once. In the newest edition of Locally Richmond, meet Anna Lee and...