• LBhotelworkers Economy

    Long Beach Hotel Workers Win Living Wage - Now What?

    Nov 29, 2012

    Joshua Jimenez

    Despite the excitement, many community members expect that some hotels will intimidate workers and be resistant to paying the living wage.
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    Long Beach Hotel Workers Win Living Wage - Now What?

    Nov 29, 2012

    Joshua Jimenez

    Despite the excitement, many community members expect that some hotels will intimidate workers and be resistant to paying the living wage.
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  • payday_loans Economy

    Long Beach to Ban Pay Day Loans (VIDEO)

    Nov 24, 2012

    Mitch Atkinson

    The City of Long Beach has decided to close the door on establishments offering "pay day loans" -- but at what cost?
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    Long Beach to Ban Pay Day Loans (VIDEO)

    Nov 24, 2012

    Mitch Atkinson

    The City of Long Beach has decided to close the door on establishments offering "pay day loans" -- but at what cost?
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  • duroville Economy

    Duroville Family Gives Thanks for New Home (1)

    Nov 21, 2012

    Aurora Saldivar

    Just days before Thanksgiving, the Alvaro family left their home at the notoriously substandard Duroville trailer park for a new mobile home at the beautifully landscaped Mountain Views Estates.
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    Duroville Family Gives Thanks for New Home (1)

    Nov 21, 2012

    Aurora Saldivar

    Just days before Thanksgiving, the Alvaro family left their home at the notoriously substandard Duroville trailer park for a new mobile home at the beautifully landscaped Mountain Views Estates.
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  • RichmondSpokes Economy

    Richmond Co-op Does More Than Just Fix Bikes

    Sep 04, 2012

    Monica Quesada

    James Johnson has fixed bikes for years out of his own garage, all the while dreaming of opening up a bike shop where he could work with the proper tools. Johnson’s dream became a reality when Spokeshop Bike Lounge was launched. It's the only bike shop in the city and the co-op is inspiring youth to launch their own businesses.
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    Richmond Co-op Does More Than Just Fix Bikes

    Sep 04, 2012

    Monica Quesada

    James Johnson has fixed bikes for years out of his own garage, all the while dreaming of opening up a bike shop where he could work with the proper tools. Johnson’s dream became a reality when Spokeshop Bike Lounge was launched. It's the only bike shop in the city and the co-op is inspiring youth to launch their own businesses.
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  • Face Painting Economy

    Face Painting Brings Joy to Kids, Extra Income to Family

    Jul 31, 2012

    Karina Guadalupe

    Job opportunities for Richmond's youth are sparse with the unemployment rate for 16-19 year-olds at 49.8 percent. Joselin Reyes has created her own work using her artistic talents to paint faces. For her family of five, the extra income has meant they now have more options.
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    Face Painting Brings Joy to Kids, Extra Income to Family

    Jul 31, 2012

    Karina Guadalupe

    Job opportunities for Richmond's youth are sparse with the unemployment rate for 16-19 year-olds at 49.8 percent. Joselin Reyes has created her own work using her artistic talents to paint faces. For her family of five, the extra income has meant they now have more options.
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  • ONS Peacemaker Fellows Economy

    New Approach to Ending Gun Violence Wins Praise & Sparks Controversy

    Jun 18, 2012

    Monica Quesada

    The Office of Neighborhood Safety's goal is to “eliminate the gun violence” in Richmond, and the program sets itself apart by emphasizing prevention and exclusively targeting a small group of young men from Richmond identified as being the most likely to either kill someone or be killed themselves. By June 2010, 21 young men had joined Operation...
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    New Approach to Ending Gun Violence Wins Praise & Sparks Controversy

    Jun 18, 2012

    Monica Quesada

    The Office of Neighborhood Safety's goal is to “eliminate the gun violence” in Richmond, and the program sets itself apart by emphasizing prevention and exclusively targeting a small group of young men from Richmond identified as being the most likely to either kill someone or be killed themselves. By June 2010, 21 young men had joined Operation...
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  • Rubicon Economy

    Hitting the Reset Button After Prison

    Apr 05, 2012

    Donny Lumpkins

    Since California began the implementation of AB109 and AB117, laws intended to reduce overcrowding in its state prisons more than 22,400 inmates – many who are non-violent offenders – have shifted to county jails where some await trials that could result in their early release from custody. In an effort to track the experience of reentry, Richmo...
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    Hitting the Reset Button After Prison

    Apr 05, 2012

    Donny Lumpkins

    Since California began the implementation of AB109 and AB117, laws intended to reduce overcrowding in its state prisons more than 22,400 inmates – many who are non-violent offenders – have shifted to county jails where some await trials that could result in their early release from custody. In an effort to track the experience of reentry, Richmo...
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