North & East, Richmond, California

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Corner of Macdonald and San Pablo Avenues on the southern end of the sector circa 2007.

North & East is a historic neighborhood in central Richmond, California.

History[edit]

Geography[edit]

The district is bounded by 23rd Street to the west, San Pablo Avenue to the east, Macdonald Avenue to the south, and lastly Bush and Moran Avenues to the north.[1] Richmond Heights lies to the east and borders the neighborhood along San Pablo Avenue.

Infrastructure[edit]

Salesian High School is located on the northern end of the area. The Macdonald 80 Shopping Center is a major shopping area for the community on the southern end; the area around the center features grocery stores, banks, and local small businesses.[1]

The community is governed by the city of Richmond directly and has its own neighborhood council the North & East Neighborhood Council that delegates between the Central Richmond communities residents and businesses with local government.[1] The council is headquartered at the Recreation Center at 3230 Macdonald Avenue.[1]

Fix Our Ferals[edit]

Fix Our Ferals is a non-profit in the North & East District of Richmond, California. It is dedicated to spaying and neutering cats and dogs, and opened in 2012.[2][3][4] In 2007 the clinic was credited along with other local organizations for, "significantly minimizing euthanasia, increasing adoptions, and lowering population by neutering" on a "shoestring" budget.[5] In 2016 the clinic had to close temporarily due to funding "sustainability"[6] issues.[7] The center needed to raise $US50,000 in order to reopen.[8] In 2017 the organization expanded from cats only to also serve dogs.[9] The organization charged between 40 and 120 $US to spay and neuter pets and ferals in 2017 sliding scale depending on need.[10]

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