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10:11am

Fri October 10, 2014
Politics

Richmond City Council getting civility codes

Isabel Angell

The freedom of speech is a pillar of our democratic process...it’s supposed to welcome all voices. But what happens those voices sow hate, or threaten to hijack the political process? That’s what the Richmond City Council is grappling with right now.

The council has a deep ideological divide. On one side, there’s the more established, moderate business faction. And on the other, members of the newer Richmond Progressive Alliance, or RPA.

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5:07pm

Tue September 23, 2014
Transportation

Getting around San Francisco after 65

Christine Atkinson being helped off an On Lok van by driver Esteban Escobedo.
Isabel Angell

Part of getting older means you can’t get around like you used to. Maybe you can’t drive a car anymore, or hike up those big San Francisco hills to catch the bus.

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5:23pm

Thu September 18, 2014
Transportation

What could collapse the Golden Gate Bridge?

The Golden Gate Bridge, standing strong.
Isabel Angell

Throughout film history, the Golden Gate Bridge has been leveled in earthquakes, ripped apart by apes, melted, and even bitten in half by a mega-shark.

But how would the iconic span fare in more realistic disaster scenarios? We're going to take a close look at three very real situations – overcrowding, a tsunami, and an earthquake – and find out if those disasters could bring down the Golden Gate Bridge.

Hassan Astaneh is a professor of structural engineering and bridge engineering at UC Berkeley.

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6:54pm

Wed September 17, 2014
Arts & Culture

How Rudy Corpuz is trying to save the ‘Hood

Rudy Corpuz, Jr. (center) leads a Silence to Violence march down Market Street on September 4, 2014.
Anna Kolhede

In the South of Market neighborhood of San Francisco, at 1038 Howard Street, sits the United Playaz headquarters. United Playaz is an homegrown organization that’s trying to make the SoMa neighborhood a safer place. It was founded by Rudy Corpuz Jr., but he wasn’t always an anti-violence activist.

“I got tired of going in and out of jail. I got tired of waking up at people’s houses that were dope houses. I got tired of being on the streets where I didn’t know where I was going to be at, you know what I mean, the next day because I was living foul.”

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5:11pm

Mon August 4, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Richmond youth learn agriculture and more at Urban Tilth's summer apprenticeship

Urban Tilth summer apprentices Dante Ricardo, Carlos Hernandez, and Nikia Whittie in the Richmond High garden
Isabel Angell

It’s a sunny, windy afternoon in Richmond, and Adam Boisvert is out in a garden.

“Right now we are in the heart of the Richmond High school garden, this is half of the growing space that we have,” he says.

The garden is about half as big as one of the tennis courts that butt up against one side. Along its other sides, it’s surrounded by portable classrooms, a blacktop, and the back of the football field bleachers. Inside a chain-link fence there are colorfully painted beds full of plants like kale, chard, squash, basil, and strawberries. There are also fruit trees, a composting system, and even a rabbit hutch.

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