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, Marco Villalobos

When Amber Cavarlez was 16 years old, her mother was diagnosed with cancer. As the oldest child, she cared for both her mother and her younger brother. During the time that her mother was sick, and even after her mother’s passing, the family didn’t discuss what was happening, and Cavarlez kept [...]

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By VoiceWaves Beat Reporter Michael Lozano

Editor’s Note: This week a group of young people in Los Angeles went on a seven-day fast to call attention to the welfare of children who are crossing into the United States to flee violence in their home countries.

LOS ANGELES – [...]

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News Report, Nancy Deville

Richmond’s plan to implement guidelines to curb hate speech during council meetings is gaining support from residents tired of the constant negative interruptions, but others worry the move will limit their First Amendment rights.

The council recently voted for the city attorney and police chief to explore rules and procedures the [...]

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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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By Nancy Deville

 

If you’re looking to learn more about Richmond’s storied past, an often overlooked historic building in the heart of the Iron Triangle may be a good place to start.

The Richmond Museum of History, adjacent to Nevin Park, boasts a collection that includes hundreds of pictures of the Kaiser Shipyard during [...]

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