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Volunteers with the non-profit Grid Alternatives install solar panels on a house in Atchison village, Richmond, in early March 2015

With increased demand for solar power, green job opportunities return

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...
Lela Turner, 20, got a job as a solar installer because of her training at RichmondBUILD.

RichmondBUILD boosts local green industry, but can’t carry economy

At 19 years old, Lela Turner found herself homeless, jobless and struggling. Two years earlier, the San Leandro High School graduate had tried working part-time at McDonald’s and attending Chabot Community College in Hayward. But...