Urban Tilth has created a new source of affordable, fresh, and local food for Richmond residents through its CSA box program. While the food helps improve physical wellbeing, the act of growing it promotes emotional wellbeing, according to Urban Tilth employees.
Vision to Learn, a nonprofit that provides free glasses and screenings to children, partnered with Pogo Park to screen over 200 children’s vision in August and September, providing 91 kids with free eyewear for the new school year.
Wildfires in wine country have created hazardous air conditions for the entire Bay Area, affecting most heavily children, the elderly, and individuals with respiratory conditions.
Congress missed its September 30 deadline to extend funding for community health centers. Now Richmond health centers are bracing for the worst, while advocates scramble for another solution.
De Anza High School students made a case to Richmond City Council to ban flavored tobacco, which is disproportionately exposed to young people in low-income neighborhoods.
Chevron refinery, headquartered in Richmond, is one of five world’s largest oil and gas producers being sued by San Francisco and Oakland for climate change.
Republicans recently failed again to repeal the Affordable Care Act. But if Congress doesn’t act by tomorrow, Contra Costa County health clinics that serve thousands of low-income patients could still lose millions of dollars from the federal Community Health Center Fund–which is set to expire tomorrow.
In response to gun violence in Richmond, a coalition of faith leaders and community members has organized these evening walks since 2011. They arrange them in concert with local church groups, and they take place in different crime-affected neighborhoods.
At the eleventh hour of this year’s legislative session, state lawmakers passed a bill that may stop Sutter Health from closing its Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Berkeley. The proposed law, Senate Bill 687 by local state Sen. Nancy Skinner, would give the attorney general authority to review and approve any nonprofit hospital looking to close its doors. After a 42-23 vote by the Assembly this past Friday evening, it’s on its way to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk. Sutter…