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Heart Attacks, Depression and Suicide: The Toxic Fallout From the Foreclosure Epidemic and a Prevention Strategy That Just Might Work

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

I worked for 30 years as a cardiologist in Richmond, and I have always seen the city's problems through the health lens. What can a focus on health teach us about Richmond's foreclosure crisis? What is the impact on the health of families and neighborhoods?

Richmond, California Mayor Occupies Wall Street

Carl Gibson | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
Carl Gibson

Formerly known as a Chevron company town, Richmond is home to one of the largest oil refineries in the Bay Area. But Mayor Gayle McLaughlin, who identifies with the Green Party, has been in office since 2010 and is already giving big banks and oil companies all they can handle in the way of opposition.

California City Backs Controversial Plan To Help Underwater Borrowers

Reuters | Posted 09.11.2013 | Business

RICHMOND, Calif, Sept 11 (Reuters) - Richmond, California's leaders approved on Wednesday morning a plan for the city to become the first in the natio...

Cooperative Economics: Replacing Capitalism in Collapse

Carl Gibson | Posted 08.03.2013 | Business
Carl Gibson

This made me wonder: Why did I ever allow myself to live alone with no community and pay a landlord who doesn't make decisions with tenants in a democratic process?

Girl Reported Missing Found Hiding Under Bed

Posted 06.02.2013 | Weird News

A 4-year-old girl who had apparently disappeared from a family gathering in California was found hours later under a bed in the home that had been sea...

Getting Into Bed With Big Soda: How Labor Helped Win a Vote for More Obesity

Steve Early | Posted 11.07.2012 | San Francisco
Steve Early

Ten years from now, taxing soda will probably be about as controversial as putting health warnings on cigarette packages. Let's hope that long before then, labor gets its head out of the sand about America's epidemic of obesity.

Chevron: The Toxic Threat Next Door

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 10.17.2012 | Black Voices
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

Do we stand by and wait for the next oil disaster? Do we sit quietly while our kids struggle to breathe? Do we continue to spend our hard-earned dollars rewarding companies like Chevron with subsidies and tax breaks? Or do we change the game?

THROW THE BOOK AT HIM: Alleged Weapons Dealer Ordered To Write Book Reports

AP | Posted 05.15.2012 | Weird News

RICHMOND, Calif. -- A man charged in an undercover sting operation in Northern California that ended in gunfire has been ordered released on bond on t...

Bystander Education: How To Act In The Face Of Violence

Huffington Post | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In the final episode of Seinfeld, the apathetic foursome were arrested in a small New England town for standing by and laughing while a heavy-set man ...

Grazing Goats Green Google's Grounds

Dygest.net | Dygest.net | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The two corporate behemoths, unlike in so many ways, have at least one thing in common: they're both using livestock to trim the grass at company camp...