It is just shortly after noon on a Saturday, and the sun stands high over the historic Atchison Village in Richmond. Not a single cloud is in the sky. In its northwestern corner, a small...
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A big smile spread across Raul Valencia’s face as he watched volunteer workers prepare to install solar panels on his house. The Valencias are one of eight families in Richmond’s Iron Triangle neighborhood to receive...
Aside from the four years he served in the Marine Corps, Henry Avila has spent his life in Richmond’s Iron Triangle. Avila, 59, says that it hasn’t always been easy for him—growing up there was...
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In celebration of Earth Day, a nonprofit solar panel installer helped a family in North Richmond reduce their electricity costs.
Richmond was recently awarded for installing in 2009 more solar watts per capita than any other large city in California.
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