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North Richmond: Striving for a better future

on January 14, 2011

It’s an unincorporated pocket of Contra Costa County where you can’t find broccoli or even a fast food burger and fries, and only one bus route passes through.

Such a place exists right here in the Bay Area, although few people beyond the 2,500 or so who live here ever see it or think much about it.

North Richmond is not technically part of the city of Richmond. It’s an unincorporated area, just north of the city. North Richmond’s isolation has led to decades of neglect and disinvestment. But there is hope here, both in the longtime residents and the entrepreneurs from outside who see opportunities in an underserved market.

This radio report, which you can listen to by clicking the arrow above to the right, was first broadcast in December on Crosscurrents from KALW News.. It is the first in a three-part series exploring the North Richmond community.

20110111_northrichmond.mp3|North Richmond|Click here to go on an audio journey into this neighborhood of peril and promise.

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