Flood program aims to keep shorelines above water

When the rains come and the tides rise, they take a toll on the Bay Area’s more than half-a-century-old storm channels, and one day, places like Richmond may be in peril. The combination of heavy storms and inadequate runoff channels have at times covered blocks in up to five feet of water, drowning streets, yards…

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Get your free soil on Sunday

A worker at the Golden Bear transfer station admires the rows fresh compost.

Richmond residents are invited to bring buckets, bags, and shovels to haul off some fresh dirt Sunday from a parking lot across from the Main Library. People can take home up to three 15-gallon buckets for free. A total of 33 cubic yards will be available at the compost giveaway in the parking lot at…

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