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Jessica Escobar said she was marching to support undocumented friends and family members. Photo taken January 21, 2017 at the Oakland Women's March by Rachel Loyd.

Bay Area officials support sanctuary cities, despite threats of federal cuts

On January 25, President Donald Trump signed an executive order denying federal funds to sanctuary cities, such as Oakland and Richmond. But Bay Area officials are pushing back and affirming the status of sanctuary cities.
Jars of medical marijuana on display at a Richmond dispensary. (photo by Natalie Jones)

Richmond dispensaries hid possibly millions in sales, profited illegally, DA report finds

The DA report, dated Sept. 10, 2015, found that Richmond’s three medical marijuana dispensaries—Green Remedy Collective, Holistic Healing Collective and 7 Stars Holistic Healing Collective—and their owners appeared to have manipulated financial data in order...
Across Richmond, domestic violence is on the rise. Photo by Angeline Bernabe.

Video: A domestic violence program struggles to keep doors open despite rising reports of abuse

In the past year alone, domestic violence centers and organizations say they have seen an increase in the number of victims that they assist. The rise has posed problems for some organizations, because of a...
Cassandra Simmons, Cassandra’s Wedding Cakes & Beyond, Owner Photo by Nebiat Assefa Melles

Video: Richmond’s Female Entrepreneurs

The city of Richmond is home to many businesses founded and run by women. We interviewed three to learn about their experiences, challenges and successes: Cassandra Simmons, owner of Cassandra’s Wedding Cakes & Beyond; Nikki...