Richmond

4:51pm

Tue April 7, 2015
Arts & Culture

This is Home: Journalism comes to the stage

RAW Talent poets in This is Home
Julia B. Chan/CIR

Donte Clark stands in the middle of a dimly lit stage. A projected photo of a dilapidated apartment building flickers on the wall behind him. In this scene, he’s speaking as the voice of the building.

“Somebody needs to speak on behalf of these peoples. Get them out of my custody and let me go. Cause I've been ragged and brown for quite some time now,” he says.

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4:51pm

Tue April 7, 2015
News

Investigating Richmond's neglected public housing complexes

Rhonda Marshall, a longtime resident of Hacienda
Lacy Atkins // San Francisco Chronicle

Residents at the Hacienda Housing Complex in Richmond are finally able to relocate from the mold and rodent filled public housing units they’ve lived in for years. In a press conference held earlier this year, Richmond Mayor Tom Butts announced that the residents will receive federally funded vouchers to move into private housing while Hacienda goes through renovations. Hacienda is one of the most poorly maintained public housing complexes in a city with one of the worst housing agencies in the country.

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4:20am

Fri March 20, 2015
News

Cannabis News Roundup: 03.20.15

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Cannabis goes to Congress… Nevada first state with 2016 ballot measure… “I speak for the salmon”…  Business news… Lawyer drops baggy in court room… and more.

LEGALIZATION

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11:19am

Thu March 5, 2015
Immigration

Inside Richmond's Immigration Detention Center

Danielle Gabriel and her daughter stand vigil outside West County Detention Facility.
Photo by Stephen Southern.

Every month Alex Aldana stands in protest in front of the West County Detention Facility in Richmond. It’s a medium-security jail that holds men and women arrested for or convicted of crimes -- as well as undocumented immigrants. On the first Saturday of December, Aldana tells his story to about a hundred supporters, who are holding posters, noisemakers, and musical instruments.

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9:06am

Thu February 26, 2015
Digest

Daily news roundup for Thursday, February 26, 2015

A Genentech and a private shuttle bus jockey for space at 24th St. and Valencia St. during the morning commute in San Francisco, Calif.,Tuesday morning Aug. 5, 2014.
Karl Mondon / San Jose Mercury

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