Composting Program Expands to Richmond Businesses


Nancy Deville, Richmond Pulse A new weekly curbside service is helping Richmond businesses be a bit greener without the hassle. Richmond Sanitary has launched a commercial food scrap collection program to pick up scraps from businesses in Richmond, San Pablo, El Sobrante, Pinole, Hercules and unincorporated West Contra Costa County. Under the program, businesses collect […]

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Local Business Review: Narasaki Automotive and Marine

Review , Sonya Mann When my little white Corolla starts rattling under the hood, I take it to Narasaki Automotive and Marine, off of Marina Way South in Richmond. After I step into the small office to hand over my keys, I always say hello to Sparky. He’s the big shaggy dog who spends his […]

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Comcast Executive VP Touts Broadband Program for Low-Income Families

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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Uche Uwahemu’s Plan for Richmond

Interview, Vernon Whitmore   EDITOR’S NOTE: Richmond mayoral candidate Uche Uwahemu came to the Unites States 28 years ago from Nigeria. He grew up in Washington DC, before moving to the Bay Area and settling in Richmond. After over a decade working in non-profits, Uwahemu is now the CEO of Cal Bay Consulting Group, a strategic […]

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Family-Owned ‘Phila Burger’ Dishes Good Vibes

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 high school, […]

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Why Doctors Medical Center Can’t Close

Commentary, Melvin Willis Back in March 2014 while I was visiting my mom at her home she suddenly lost her breath, and couldn’t catch it. Her breathing was so labored she could barely talk. An ambulance came and took her to the nearest public hospital, just 5 minutes from her house—Doctors Medical Center. The team […]

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Q&A: Parcel Tax a ‘Last Ditch’ Effort to Save Doctors Hospital

Interview by Vernon Whitmore Editor’s Note: Longtime Bay Area newspaper publisher and Richmond Pulse contributor Vernon Whitmore recently sat down with Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia to discuss efforts underway to avoid the closure of Doctors Medical Center (also known as Doctors Hospital), a full-service non-profit medical facility in San Pablo. The hospital has […]

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Richmond to Have Highest Minimum Wage in State

News Report, Malcolm Marshall Last week, the Richmond City Council voted in favor of a city ordinance that will increase the local minimum wage from $8 to $12.30 an hour by 2017. The increase will be phased in over 3 years, and positions Richmond to have the highest minimum wage of any city in California. […]

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