The California Transportation Commission approved a $6 million grant for a plan to improve Richmond’s Iron Triangle neighborhood. Known as the Iron Triangle Yellow Brick Road Walkable Neighborhoods Plan, the project aims to improve streets notorious for high crime and blighted conditions. Pedestrians and bicyclists would get safer, cleaner pathways to schools, parks and churches. The paths would be marked by stencils of yellow bricks, fulfilling a vision teenagers came up with during a 2008 summer youth program. City planners made a point to emphasize…
Richmond is home to higher than average childhood asthma rates and a refinery responsible for some the highest emissions in the state. How are the two connected?
During WWII, Victory ships were produced in large numbers off the California coast. Here is the story of the SS Red Oak. One of the few remaining Victory ships, the SS Red Oak, is now a floating museum open to the public at Kaiser Shipyard No. 3 in Richmond.
A group of environmental, municipal and educational organizations say the eucalyptus trees in the East Bay Hills are a fire hazard that must be gotten rid of. Activists disagree.
Governor Brown signed a bill into state law Tuesday in Richmond, signaling what sponsors portrayed as a milestone in the decades-long battle for equal pay for women.