News Report, Malcolm Marshall


Chevron’s century-old Richmond refinery moved a step closer to a $1 billion upgrade following approval from the city’s councilmembers Tuesday night.

In a contentious meeting that lasted late into the night, the Richmond City Council approved the controversial upgrade to the refinery, with a 5-0-2 vote by the Council—Mayor Gayle [...]

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News Report, Ngoc Nguyen | New America Media

SAN FRANCISCO — Californians rank the drought as their number one environmental concern, according to a new statewide survey. The poll by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) found three out of four residents favor mandatory curbs on water use.

“They want the local district [...]

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News Report, Edgardo Cervano-Soto | New America Media

Goreatha Johnson, points towards Breuner Marsh across the train tracks in Parchester Village, a neighborhood of roughly 400 homes in North Richmond. It’s past 4 p.m. on a weekday and Johnson is knocking on her neighbors’ doors and passing out flyers to an event at the Parchester [...]

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By Nancy DeVille

Scores of cyclists took to Richmond streets Wednesday in a silent ride to draw attention to bike safety issues on the local roads.

About 50 cyclists participated in the Ride of Silence, a global event to remind motorists to safely share the road with cyclists. The event, sponsored locally by Richmond [...]

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Photo Essay, David Meza

Bike to Work Day is an annual spring event held in cities across the United States and Canada that promotes biking as a healthier and more environmentally friendly commuter option. This year in the Bay Area, cyclists observed the day on May 8, and roughly 20,000 bicyclists participated in Contra Costa [...]

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News Report, Edgardo Cervano-Soto

Near the gazebo on the Richmond Greenway at Harbour Way, small trees bagged in plastic were spread out on a bed of wood chips. Families and Richmond residents huddled together, examining the trees by type: cherry, nectarine, peach. The apple trees were long gone – they’d been snapped up by the [...]

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