Richmond hazmat team uncovers liquid waste, metals, vehicle batteries on property

A hazardous materials team this afternoon is investigating liquid waste, metal and discarded vehicle batteries found at a commercial building within a residential neighborhood in Richmond.  
The next free quarterly concert featuring local musicians at Hope Lutheran Church, 2830 May Road, will be at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 4. While admission is free, donations are welcome and will go toward a charitable cause.  
 
The Richmond Main Post Office at 1025 Nevin Ave. is closed for repairs after mold was found in the basement, the U.S. Postal Service announced Thursday.  
 
The Portola Junior High History Celebration is 7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 26 at the El Cerrito Community Center, 7007 Moeser Lane. Volunteers are also organizing memorabilia to display at the new Fred T. Korematsu Middle School campus  
 
Soil Not Oil Conference will explore how sustainable, regenerative agriculture practices can help reduce global warming.  
 
An effort to repeal Richmond's rent control ordinance via a voter referendum has unleashed a war of words and renewed concerns over the influence of powerful lobbying interests in city politics.  
 
The Congressman told about 150 people at a Town Hall session on Wednesday that he wants to hear more public input before casting his vote.  
 
A fire destroyed an abandoned house occupied by some squatters in North Richmond early Thursday, a fire official said.  
 
San Quentin is a pleasure resort for criminals, screamed the headline in the San Francisco Call on Oct. 20, 1897.The story contended that the climate at the state prison was "delightful, surroundings agreeable and there is little hard work to interfere with the comfort of the convicts.  
 
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COURTESY of TOM PANASEl Cerrito commemorates historic journeyOfficials from El Cerrito and the National Park Service unveiled an interpretive marker for the Anza National Trail outside the city's Public Safety Building on Aug.  
 
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'I am a Feminist': New generation steps up to claim the 'F-word'

Feminism is enjoying a pop culture resurgence as A-list celebrities, social media activists and college students proudly identify with and celebrate push for equality. 
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Chris Brown owns 14 Burger Kings

Peyton Manning, Kanye West, Magic Johnson, Rick Ross, Jimmy Buffett, and Hank Aaron also own fast food joints.