On a warm Saturday morning, people began to slowly stroll into the Memorial Tabernacle Church in Oakland’s Bushrod neighborhood. They were gathered not for a morning service, but for a special kind of lawn party....
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Tagged Alameda county, compost, Department of Water Resources, East Bay Municipal Utility District, Environment, Memorial Tabernacle Church, Oakland, StopWaste, wood mulch
In the San Francisco Bay, conservation and scientific groups are working to restore crucial habitat. Oysters and eelgrass may play a large role in protecting Richmond's shoreline from sea level rise.
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Tagged ecology, living shorelines project, oysters, restoration, San Francisco Bay, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission, San Francisco Bay estuary
A growing number of scientific studies show that racism experienced by women of color, particularly black women, can affect the health of their future children in many ways. Racism can lead to an increased likelihood...
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Tagged bias, health, infant mortality, low birth weight, maternal and child health, premature birth, racial discrimination, racism, stress
Rates of sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs, are on the rise in Contra Costa County according to new data from Contra Costa Health Services.
It’s not over yet. The measles outbreak, which started in December, 2014, at a Disneyland theme park in Orange County, is still ongoing in the United States, and has now reached Mexico and Canada, where...
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Tagged Ben Allen, bill, Catherine Martin, Disneyland, Erica Pan, Gil Chavez, immunization, jerry brown, Lorena Gonzalez, measles, outbreak, Paul Leung, Richard Pan, SB 277, vaccines
Now in Richmond, wild turkeys chase joggers in Wildcat Canyon Regional Park, pad around parking lots at Hilltop, leave droppings on residents’ driveways in Point Richmond, and have been sighted on the roof of a...
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Tagged Brickyard Landing, Brickyard Landing Owners Association, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Colleen Cieszkowski, Doug Bell, East Bay Regional Park District, Hilltop, Isabelle Murphy, John Krause, Megan Christine, Point Richmond, Robert McCauley, Rolling Hills Memorial Park, Steve Early, Suzanne Gordon, Thanksgiving, Tom Butt, Victoria Wyatt, wild turkeys, Wildcat Canyon Regional Park
The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors agreed to forgive about $9 million in repayment debt from struggling Doctors Medical Center (DMC) over the next three to five years. Supervisors John Gioia and Federal D....
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Tagged bill lindsay, candace anderson, Contra Costa County, Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors, dawn gideon, DMC, doctor's medical center, Federal D. Glover, Gabriel J. Sanchez, john gioia, Kaiser, Loan forgiveness, richmond, San Pablo
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.
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Tagged chia, coconut oil, GMO Inside, GMO labeling, John Roulac, Nutiva, organic, Proposition 37, superfoods
A Richmond metal plating company was shut down by a court order last week, granting a request by California's Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC).
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Tagged California Department of Toxic Substances Control, cyanide, DTSC, Electro-Forming Co., hazardous waste, Marion Patigler, toxic
“A plate of veggies was a plate of French fries with cheese all over them. Those days are gone,” he said. “Now, I eat broccoli.” -Lou Brock
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Tagged diabetes, diets, doctor's medical center san pablo, exercise, Gabriel J. Sanchez, Lou Brock, sugar, World Diabetes Day
Community protests complement a new business report in looking for binding local agreements over the development of the Richmond Bay Campus.
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Tagged Berkeley Global Campus at Richmond Bay, economic development, lawrence berkeley lab, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Protest, richmond, Richmond Bay Campus, uc berkeley
Despite its reputation as an oil town, solar power in Richmond is growing. And it looks like it’s here to stay.
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Chevron's Community Tour Day last Saturday showed Richmond residents the inside of the 2,900 acre refinery and the progress of the refinery modernization project.
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Tagged Bay Area, Chevron Community Tour Day, company tour, Company Town, crude oil, donors-choose.org, Fuel Your School, hydrogen, refinery, richmond