Richmond

12:07pm

Fri September 27, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Green pathways to youth employment

Pazhae Horace and Victor Washington on a Green House Call
Jen Chien

 

More Than Just a Summer Job

Pazhae Horace has a summer job with California Youth Energy Services, or CYES. It’s a program that hires youth aged 15-22 to do free “green house calls” in their communities. They go into people’s homes to evaluate energy and water efficiency, and then help install things like water-saving shower heads, or compact fluorescent light bulbs. Horace is 22, and this is her third summer working for the CYES site in Berkeley and Emeryville. She says that, at first, she was worried about talking to strangers, but now she really likes meeting new people, and helping them become more green.

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5:20pm

Thu August 8, 2013

9:59am

Wed August 7, 2013
Arts & Culture

Mrs. Small did something big last Saturday – she got arrested at 90 years old

90-year-old activist Ellen Small at the Chevron refinery protest on August 3rd
Photo by John Orvis, a Bay Area based photojournalist and event photographer photo by John Orvis | www.johnorvis.com

August 6 marks the one year anniversary of the Chevron refinery fire in Richmond. The fire, caused by a leak in a 40-year old pipe, sent a plume of smoke across nearby neighborhoods, leading thousands of residents to eventually seek medical care.

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12:29am

Mon August 5, 2013

6:11pm

Mon July 15, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin on city's bold plan to stem foreclosures

A foreclosed home in Richmond, California
Under CC license from Flickr user CoCo ACCE

The City of Richmond was hit hard when the housing bubble burst – about 12,000 homeowners there are underwater. That’s roughly half of all mortgage holders in the city.  Richmond’s City Council recently approved a radical new plan to use eminent domain to buy underwater mortgages and resell them to beleaguered homeowners at lower prices. Richmond mayor Gayle McLaughlin spoke with KALW's Holly Kernan about her city’s radical plan to help homeowners drowning in debt.

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