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 ensure local hiring and fair wages, also pointed to job security, local investment in youth, and housing as issues as part of a community benefits package to be […]

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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 the true cost of being healthy? “It’s a lot less expensive to buy junk food. At night when I’m up studying or I’ve just come back from work […]

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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 in Point Richmond. The neighborhood’s population is wealthier than the rest of the city, and typically less diverse. Wyvonne Brown says she saw an opportunity. “When I […]

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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 their need to balance other obligations and how the challenges facing them may also make them better business people. “[These] women may be taking care of a parent, […]

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