Richmond Approves Stalled Modernization Plan At Chevron Refinery

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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Facing Severe Drought, Californians Support Mandatory Cutbacks

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 to […]

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Richmond Cyclists Push to Make City More Bike-Friendly

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 Bicycle […]

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‘Bike to Work Day’ Promotes a Healthier Commute

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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Finding Peace at Point Pinole

Photo Essay • Zaira Sierra One place in Richmond that I appreciate is Point Pinole Regional Shoreline. It has been a great place for me to relax, be inspired, and stay healthy. I started visiting the park when I moved back to Richmond in 2009. At first it was just a place where I could […]

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Richmond Residents React to New Fees for Paper Bags

by Chanelle Ignant Two weeks after its January 1 implementation, Richmond’s Single-Use Bag Ordinance is earning mixed reactions from residents. Chief among the responses are grievances about the 5-cent fee for paper bags. Kelvin Payne has lived in Richmond for 8 years. He says it’s unfair to charge a customer after they have already spent […]

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