A growing number of scientific studies show that racism experienced by women of color, particularly black women, can affect the health of their future children in many ways. Racism can lead to an increased likelihood of preterm birth and low birth weight, these studies show, and both of these circumstances can increase the likelihood of other health problems throughout a child’s life.
Rates of sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs, are on the rise in Contra Costa County according to new data from Contra Costa Health Services.
It’s not over yet. The measles outbreak, which started in December, 2014, at a Disneyland theme park in Orange County, is still ongoing in the United States, and has now reached Mexico and Canada, where more than 100 people have been reported to have the disease. By March 6, 17 US states and the District of Columbia reported measles cases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) website. The CDC is only one of the many health…
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.
The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors agreed to forgive about $9 million in repayment debt from struggling Doctors Medical Center (DMC) over the next three to five years. Supervisors John Gioia and Federal D. Glover proposed the two resolutions on Dec. 2, one providing immediate financial relief and the other a long-term stabilization strategy. DMC has been steeped in financial turmoil since it was rescued from bankruptcy in 2008, and faced possible closure since the beginning of summer. Now,…
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 Richmond metal plating company was shut down by a court order last week, granting a request by California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC).
“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
Community protests complement a new business report in looking for binding local agreements over the development of the Richmond Bay Campus.