It was a sunny Wednesday afternoon in April at the Richmond College Prep School, and the fourth grade students were divided among three tables near the outdoor garden. In front of the tables was a mobile kitchen called the Charlie Cart that can roll from classroom to classroom. Each table had placemats, bowls, cutting boards and the cooking lesson for the day. The students were making spring salad with garlic vinaigrette. As for the Charlie Cart, imagine a kitchen, shrunk…
Affordable and sustainable food is a priority for Laneisha Whitfield, the director of the Richmond Food Policy Council, and her young campaigners. So on February 17, the Richmond Food Policy Council created an online and door-to-door petition to address the issue of getting more nutritious food for students.
The first measles case in the recent national outbreak was confirmed in Contra Costa County today. According to county officials, the person with measles travelled by BART between the Lafayette and Montgomery stations between the dates of February 4 and 6 during commute time. “It’s low risk if people have been vaccinated to get measles from this exposure,” said Contra Costa Public Health Communicable Disease Program Chief Erika Jenssen, speaking at a press conference Wednesday afternoon. But for “people who…
Now in Richmond, wild turkeys chase joggers in Wildcat Canyon Regional Park, pad around parking lots at Hilltop, leave droppings on residents’ driveways in Point Richmond, and have been sighted on the roof of a residential building in Brickyard Landing.
Isaac Lappert, 24, has been making and serving ice cream since he was six. In the last year, he has been making and selling medicated ice cream from his business Cannabis Creamery.
How lifelong Bay Area activist, John Roulac, built a career—and an empire—out of organic food.
Roulac’s Nutiva, is the largest organic superfoods company in the world and it’s based right here, in Richmond.
“A plate of veggies was a plate of French fries with cheese all over them. Those days are gone,” he said. “Now, I eat broccoli.” -Lou Brock