Tackling Poverty in the Bay Area

News Report, Ann Bassette Concerned residents, researchers and public officials came together at the Regional Poverty and Policy Community workshop in Richmond last month to discuss causes and solutions of poverty in the Bay Area. Participants at the event — held at Solar Richmond, a nonprofit that provides free training in solar and green jobs […]

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Etsy Gift Guide: Richmond, California

By Sonya Mann   Here’s an exciting prospect: shop locally without having to leave your house. With Christmas less than two weeks away, consider buying presents that can support your community at the same time. Etsy.com is a website where local artisans can sell handmade goods, and plenty of Richmond entrepreneurs have opened online shops through it–making […]

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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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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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