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Feb 20, 2024

Mental Health Advocates Rate Prop 1 a Zero

Julia Ford was in the third trimester of her pregnancy when she moved out of an abandoned school bus in Oakland and into the Healthy Babies Project transitional housing. The shelter came with a treatment program founded by Majeedah Rahman. “I kept hearing about it and finally I went and...
Bystander Intervention Engages BART Riders in Safety Protocol
Jan 30, 2024

Bystander Intervention Engages BART Riders in Safety Protocol

A little over five years ago, 18-year-old Nia Wilson got on BART in Concord with her sisters Latifah and Tashiya for the last time. John Lee Cowell, then 29 and three months out of treatment at a...
California's Ethnic Media Struggles to Survive Local News Crisis
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Jan 23, 2024

California’s Ethnic Media Struggles to Survive Local News Crisis

California's Spanish-language press owes much to Francisco Ramrez, who founded "El Clamor Publico," the state's first Spanish-language newspaper, and continues to serve as a voice for underserved communities, while state legislators have proposed ways to help local news outlets stay afloat.
California's Lawsuit Against Big Oil for Climate Deception Continues
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Jan 16, 2024

California’s Lawsuit Against Big Oil for Climate Deception Continues

California's Attorney General has filed a lawsuit against five Big Oil companies, while new state laws and a damning report from a local community-based committee aim to hold fossil-fuel companies accountable for their harmful emissions.
‘Disneyland’ of the Iron Triangle
Jan 9, 2024

‘Disneyland’ of the Iron Triangle

Pogo Park, a free and accessible park in Richmond's Iron Triangle, has become the heart and pulse of the community, providing a space for magic and enchantment, and promoting public safety and wellbeing.
DEA Considers Reclassifying Cannabis, Boosting Legal Industry and Research
Jan 9, 2024

DEA Considers Reclassifying Cannabis, Boosting Legal Industry and Research

The DEA is considering a recommendation to reclassify cannabis as a Schedule 3 narcotic, which would provide a big boost to the legal-cannabis industry and make it easier for federal lawmakers to vote to legalize.
California State Library Awards Richmond Main Library $9.7 Million
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Jan 2, 2024

California State Library Awards Richmond Main Library $9.7 Million

Richmond's Main Library has received a $9.7 million state grant for a major renovation, which will provide free computer skills classes, family storytimes, homework help and access to the Literacy for Every Adult program.
Cannabis in 2023: Progress, Setbacks and Scandals
Jan 2, 2024

Cannabis in 2023: Progress, Setbacks and Scandals

Cannabis industry growth continued in 2023, despite setbacks and resistance from prohibitionists, with several notable stories including the Biden administration's advising the reclassification of cannabis as a Schedule III drug, the ongoing battle over Delta-8 THC, the alleged fraud of Cookies and implosion of distributor Herbl.
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