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Greening Richmond Together: Groundwork’s second annual awards event

Groundwork Richmond had its second annual event on Saturday recognizing those who have dedicated their time and supported their projects. The free event included family activities and music performances, and VIP tickets were sold to...
Protesters gather at the intersection of 14th and Broadway in downtown Oakland after the release of the Ferguson grand jury verdict. November 24, 2014. (Photo by Bonnie Chan)

Protest erupts in Oakland following Ferguson grand jury decision, shuts down freeway

Planned protests erupted in Oakland Monday night, disrupting freeway traffic as a huge crowd demonstrated against a grand jury decision to not indict Ferguson, MO, police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed...
John Roulac is the founder and CEO of Richmond-based Nutiva. (Photo courtesy of Nutiva)

The man behind the Richmond company that won’t stop growing

How lifelong Bay Area activist, John Roulac, built a career—and an empire—out of organic food. Roulac's Nutiva, is the largest organic superfoods company in the world and it's based right here, in Richmond.
Jaime Rascon stands with his lowrider at the 8th annual Thanksgiving food drive sponsored by Richmond Sol, Family Council, and the Cruising Classics Coalition (Photo by  Harriet Rowan).

Low and slow: Lowriders raise profile of Thanksgiving food drive

Tables lining the parking lot were loaded with cans, jars, and packages. DJ Krazy boomed War’s classic “Low Rider” as families wandered the parking lot, admiring the cars and chatting with friends.
A few dozen people rallied in front of the Department of Homeland Security offices in San Francisco on Friday to share their concerns about the limited scope of Obama's immigration plan (Photo courtesy of East Bay Immigrant Youth Coalition)

In East Bay, immigration reform gets lukewarm reviews

As word spread through Richmond, Oakland and other East Bay cities with large immigrant populations of the President’s executive orders easing some restrictions of federal immigration policy, families and support groups affected by the new...
Harmony Jackson plants collard greens in a planter box at Davis Chapel community garden. (Photo by Elly Schmidt-Hopper)

North Richmond project transforms gardens — and gardeners, too

The Davis Chapel community garden in North Richmond didn’t always look like this: twenty members of the community planting and digging in the angled November sunlight.
Arista, a 5th grader, won first place in the visual arts category for her piece "The Praying Family." (Photo by Hannah Lawson)

Young artists envision a better world

On Monday evening, the Bayside Council PTA hosted a celebration of student art. The theme for this year’s Reflections Showcase was, “The World Would Be a Better Place If…”
Just some of the ocean of mailers sent out by campaigns to residents over the election. (Photo by Robert Rogers)

Losing candidates say corporate money may have hurt their campaigns

Chevron-funded spending committees backed several losing candidates – to the tune of $3.1 million – on Election Day. Those who were defeated are now left to wonder what happened and whether Chevron's money may have...