Almost every seat in the Nevin Community Center auditorium was filled with concerned residents and city officials as people recounted their reactions to the black cloud of smoke from the fire last month at Sims Metal Management scrap yard in Richmond.
While California leads the country in implementing environmental policy — innovating the regulation of greenhouse gas emissions through cap-and-trade — local air districts have as a result lost power over regulating greenhouse gases. Bay Area regulators have instead turned their attention to the immediate health impacts of toxic pollution.
As technology advances so do the types of problems associated with it. A new study is showing how social media affords kids and teens a new form of self-harm: digital self-harm.
“We don’t see Latinos, we don’t see Blacks, we definitely don’t see women and trans women as part of the imagery that’s promoting PrEP, so of course they’re not going to think it’s for them,” says Terrance Wilder of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation.
Even as families recover from the fires, the emotional recovery is just beginning. Many people are left with shock, disbelief, grief, fear, a sense of hyper vigilance or “survivor’s guilt.” In Sonoma County, our routines are altered, and we are all in shock from this unexpected event. We are grieving on all different levels.
Less famous but no less impressive as a narrator of local history is Andres Soto. Every few months, he conducts a “Toxics and Resilience Tour” of Richmond.
Nicholl Park became an environmental awareness hub during the third annual Richmond Our Power Festival on August 12.
The organization Fresh Approach is offering free nutrition classes in Richmond that teach residents recipes for making yummy, healthy and affordable foods.
With Republicans still bent on doing President Trump’s bidding and overhauling the U.S. health care system, Californians should do everything to fight back.
President Trump has repeatedly said he hopes Obamacare will soon collapse–and many in California fear it could still implode–especially for vulnerable people.