Brightening Richmond Streets

On October 27, 2014 By

News Report, Nancy Deville

 

Richmond’s residential streets will soon look a whole lot brighter as the city’s plan to convert its streetlights to LED technology is nearing completion.

Joining a growing trend of cities switching to LED to save money and conserve energy, Richmond expects to save about $500,000 a year in maintenance and [...]

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by Chanelle Ignant

At the California Nonprofit Technology Festival, or simply Tech Fest, hosted at the East Bay Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Richmond, there were no power point presentations or keynote speakers.

Instead, the participants were at the helm, setting the agenda and leading nearly every discussion.

The two-day festival — hosted [...]

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Event, Peter Schurmann | New America Media

When Libier Gonzalez first arrived to the United States from Mexico three years ago, her family could not afford Internet access at home. A mother of three, she says not having Internet impacted everything from her ability to find work to her children’s education.

Then, about a year [...]

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News Report, Ngoc Nguyen
New America Media

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, federal legislation that was signed into law in 1964 to preserve America’s wild spaces. Through that landmark conservation law, 100 million acres of wilderness have been set aside for the public to enjoy.

The U.S. Forest [...]

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Food Review,  Luis Cubas

 

For me, being back home from school for the summer meant one thing: getting some “Phila Burger.”

Located on 23rd street, Philadelphia Hoagie Station, otherwise known as simply Phila Burger, is one of the hidden gems that the City of Richmond has to offer. When I was in [...]

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News Report, Ngoc Nguyen | New America Media

SAN FRANCISCO — Californians rank the drought as their number one environmental concern, according to a new statewide survey. The poll by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) found three out of four residents favor mandatory curbs on water use.

“They want the local district [...]

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