Richmond

9:21am

Thu February 12, 2015
Digest

Daily news roundup for Thursday, February 12, 2015

Lead plaintiff Christie White, a San Francisco woman diagnosed with leukemia seven years ago.
Hopcraft Communications

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

S.F. woman with leukemia sues for right to die at home // SF Gate

“When Brittany Maynard’s brain was racked with terminal cancer, the 29-year-old East Bay woman went to Oregon, where she could legally receive a doctor’s aid in dying a peaceful death. Christie White, a leukemia-stricken 53-year-old San Francisco woman, is going to court.

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9:50am

Thu January 22, 2015
Digest

Daily news roundup for Thursday, January 22, 2015

View of San Francisco's Ocean Beach circa 1905
A private collector and www.outsidelands.org

3:44pm

Thu October 23, 2014
Politics

Who will be the next mayor of Richmond?

Richmond mayoral candidates
Richmond Confidential

Richmond is a city of contrasts. While the city hosts one of the largest oil companies in the world, Chevron, it also holds the title as America’s largest city controlled by the Green Party. Since 2006, Mayor Gayle McLaughlin’s Richmond Progressive Alliance has pushed for the highest minimum wage in California and created an ambitious plan to rescue underwater mortgages.

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4:52pm

Thu September 25, 2014
Arts & Culture

Artist turns trash cans into public art in Richmond and Oakland

Rosie the Riveter smiles out from the side of a trashcan decorated by Daud Abdullah in front of Richmond’s City Hall.
Sukey Lewis

We all throw stuff away—about four and a half pounds of garbage a day, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

We’ve gotten used to hearing the three commandments of waste management: recycle, reduce, and reuse. But recently, the term “up-cycle” has come into vogue. That’s the idea that you can take waste materials and turn them into something valuable and even beautiful.

Mosaic artist Daud Abdullah up-cycles pieces of trashed pottery, tile, mirror, and glass to make public art on garbage cans in Oakland and Richmond.

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6:30pm

Mon September 22, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

From home bakeries to warehouse businesses, food companies expand in Richmond

Rosa Robinson turns out cupcakes and other confections for Sweet Dreams Bake Shop.
Sukey Lewis

Sky-high rents, Google buses and gentrification are all buzzwords around the Bay Area. But that is not the case in the city of Richmond. With unemployment at 10.1 percent, the city of more than a hundred thousand residents stubbornly trails behind the rates of Bay Area neighbors like San Francisco and Berkeley.  

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