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Demonstrators call for new Richmond campus to provide fair wage and job security

Locals demonstrated to demand that construction and operation of a new UC Berkeley biotech campus at Richmond Bay will benefit the city’s residents. Members of the Raise Up Richmond coalition, supporting a set of recommendations to … Continue reading

April 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Tips for financial wellness — and tax season

The Know Youth Media interviewed Oakland’s Game Theory Academy and developed with tips on how to save money. Studying your spending habits and making a few good choices can go a long way … Continue reading

April 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Losing Walmart: unforeseen changes in my community

A Wal-mart closure has a big effect on a young person living in East Oakland, leaving her without a place to get many of the basics she relies on. “In my … Continue reading

April 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

The price of healthy eating

Being healthy takes more than just eating an occasional salad. But finding healthy foods at a responsible price can sometimes be a challenge, especially for a busy student on a budget. What’s … Continue reading

March 19, 2016 · 1 Comment

#Lunches4All – Kids should not go hungry at school

Jeremiah Castillo was disappointed to find that his school’s free lunch program had instituted some limitations. “It also makes me sad to know I have friends who do not get free … Continue reading

March 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Why is healthy food more expensive?

Are people making unhealthy food choices because of cost? Some studies back up the conception that eating healthfully entails spending more. “Many people who struggle financially will have the instinct of choosing the … Continue reading

March 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Black-owned salon brings a touch of Hollywood to Point Richmond

African-American women are reported to be the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in the United States; and one of these business women is owner and head stylist at the first black-owned salon … Continue reading

March 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Pandora, Uber, and beyond: Tech comes to Oakland

Kids growing up in Oakland witnessed the city changing due to an influx of tech professionals. Bay area native Adan Kapor and his wife, Freada Kapor Klein, saw Oakland as the perfect base to … Continue reading

February 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Richmond women mean business

The number of women-owned businesses in has been increasing for some time in U.S. cities, and Richmond is no exception. Women in Richmond interested in starting a business have local allies who understand the … Continue reading

November 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

A demand for minimum wage increase in Long Beach

Long Beach’s plan to study the local effects of raising the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour would has residents divided. Many agree that the policy is needed, but small business owners say it … Continue reading

August 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

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