As the evening commute is in full swing, many Richmond drivers are anticipating gridlocked traffic. However, if this morning’s commute indicates anything, it’s that the freeways shouldn’t be too packed considering that BART workers remain on strike.
Updated Friday, October 18 at 2:36 p.m. Thirteen thousand people use Richmond and del Norte BART stations weekly. When union workers announced that they would strike at midnight, many expected the lack of service to cause wide disruption to their morning routine. Updated Friday, October 18 at 2:36 p.m.
Almost a full week of negotiations unraveled Thursday afternoon when union workers and BART management came to a stalemate and talks ended in the threat of a strike set to start midnight Thursday.
The East Bay Economic Development Alliance celebrated creativity and innovation at its first annual awards ceremony Thursday. The event, held in Oakland at the Fox Theater, honored East Bay organizations that do work in the fields of clean technology, advanced manufacturing, food, information and communication technology, life sciences, engineering, design and education.
The East Bay Regional Parks Foundation has kicked off its 2013 Trail Challenge program designed to encourage hikers of all ages and skill levels to get out and experience the East Bay’s many hiking trails.
In the wake of recent mass shootings—including one in December at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, which took 26 lives, and one in late July at an Aurora, Colorado movie theater, which left 12 dead—an East Bay politician is pushing for new state restrictions on the sale of ammunition in California. The move has received widespread support from city and school officials in cities like Oakland and Richmond, which struggle with high rates of violent crime.
There is an African Proverb that I am fond of quoting. It says: “The experience of one generation becomes the history of the next, and the history of several generations becomes the traditions of a people.” On December 14, 2012 like many Americans and peoples from around the world, I found myself once again extremely…
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I will never forget the time when I visited my parent’s church on “Diabetes Sunday,” a program of the American Diabetes Association to raise awareness about the disease within the African-American community. A brochure in the church bulletin highlighted the dangers and prevalence of type 2 diabetes in the African-American community and how obesity is…
The campaign signs read, “More sports + less sodas = healthy kids.” A tax on sugar sweetened beverages is designed to raise money to provide opportunities for our young people to participate in healthy organized sports. It promises to yield benefits that are priceless to our community, including an increase in both the mental and…