Sukey Lewis

Costos del agua seguirán aumentando

Hace diez años, el promedio East Bay Municipal District—Distrito Municipal del Este de la Bahía— (EBMUD) consumidor estaba pagando $26.09 por mes de agua. Para julio 1 del 2014, ese número se duplicará casi a $48.40. Tan solo los próximos dos años veremos cifras elevarse en un 9.75 por ciento ($3.96 por mes) en 2014…

Food stamp bill would cut deep in Richmond

A bill passed by the Republican-dominated House of Representatives on Thursday aims to cut food stamps or the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) by $40 billion. An estimated 4,522 Richmond households might be affected if the federal food stamps program were to be dramatically cut back.

Water costs will continue to rise

Ten years ago, the average East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) consumer was paying $26.09 per month for water. By July 1st of 2014, that number will have nearly doubled to $48.60. The next two years alone will see rates rise 9.75 percent ($3.96 per month) in 2014 and 9.5 percent ($4.19 per month) in…

State of the streets

The pavement buckles up into a mound directly in front of the house where Elizabeth has lived for 47 years.  The bump in the pavement is five feet long and one and a half feet wide—or the size of a small person lying down. “A few years ago that lady’s daughter tripped on that hump,”…

Motion to kill Richmond’s eminent domain plan fails

Vicky Conway says she is stuck in a loan she can’t afford. She and her husband Rodney Conway bought a home in northeast Richmond in 2004 and, like many of the city’s residents, the couple’s home is “underwater,” meaning the amount they owe exceeds the market value of the house. “I know that we’re not…