In 2014, it seemed as if Craigslist posted a new security position every few hours. Even my peers spoke as if security represented a gold mine. “You can pick your own schedule, with guaranteed overtime and pay above minimum wage,” they said. What high school graduate would turn that down?
Neither Lam Hon Man nor Ya Ling dreamed they would be leaving their tax preparer’s office with a fair amount of money in their pocket this year.
More than 70 demonstrators gathered on the steps of Richmond City Hall to call for the proposed Berkeley Global Campus at Richmond Bay to benefit the city’s residents.
Wyvonne Brown still remembers watching her grandmother style hair in her Richmond home. Twenty-five years later, Brown is now the owner and head stylist at Beauty By Nature Hair Studio, the first black-owned salon in Point Richmond.
The truth is that savings accounts can be life saving. They can get you out of unemployment periods, car emergencies, and can cover unexpected treatment for illnesses.
2016 marks Eduardo Martinez’s first year as a Richmond City Councilmember. The retired educator and community activist was elected in 2015 in a historic election in which the Richmond Progressive Alliance (RPA) defeated a $3 million dollar Chevron-backed campaign for opposition candidates, and in the process, claimed three of the seven seats on the council.
In the Bay Area, where demands for affordable housing and solutions to homelessness have reached fever pitch, some low-income and homeless residents are taking things into their own hands – by trying to build housing themselves.
Some of Richmond’s workers are getting a boost in pay as the city’s minimum wage increases from $9.60 to $11.52 an hour on Jan. 1, 2016.
Nearly 100 people turned out for the Latina Center’s second Eco-Artisan Latin American Expo earlier this month, showcasing ecologically friendly products created by some of the top Latino craft artists in the Richmond area.
Marking a decade of community gardening, about 225 people came from across the Bay Area to the Craneway Pavilion on Saturday, Oct. 3 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the non-profit Urban Tilth.