Apr 29, 2016
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The community is encouraged to take part in a clean up and beautification event Saturday in the Coronado neighborhood from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., according to the nonprofit For Richmond.

In the corridor on 20th Street between Florida and Ohio avenues, trees and vegetables will be planted, garden boxes will be built and a community mural will be painted with help from children, among other block improving activities.

Participants will be provided with BBQ food, a bounce house and other kid-friendly activities.

This is one of the many projects to come from the “Love Your Block” mini-grant, which allows local residents to apply for a $1,000 grant to carry out a project that reduces blight in their community.

Brandon Evans of For Richmond, along with his neighborhood team, won the award for the Coronado cleanup. For more info, contact Brandon@4richmond.org.


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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.