(Kristopher Skinner/Bay Area News Group)
Richmond: City struggles to find homes for troubled public housing project's residents

In March 2014, the city ordered the Hacienda public housing project in central Richmond to be shut down after revelations about the decrepit conditions for the mostly disabled and elderly residents, including a foundation that was separating from the walls and squatters camping on the premises. 
Alain Pinel Realtors
The thick grape ivy that hugs the facade and brick chimneys look like they have been there for centuries.  
 
 
(Courtesy of Bijou)
New chef at Hayward's Bijou; Bay Area food fundraisers

It's a homecoming for Rodrigo CedeƱo , who has returned to his native Hayward to take over the role of executive chef at downtown's Bijou Restaurant & Bar. And chefs throughout the Bay Area are cooking for causes, including the Dining Out for Life AIDS fundraiser.