Company Town

Stealth Chevron consultants administer Richmond news website

In February, a slick new website showed up on Richmond’s media scene. Dubbed “Radio Free Richmond," it promised to offer its readers “independent Richmond news, without fear or favor.” But behind Radio Free Richmond’s veneer...

Chevron’s Moving Forward negative campaign hits the airwaves

The ads take aim at current Mayor Gayle McLaughlin, councilmember Jovanka Beckles, and Eduardo Martinez, all running for seats on the City Council. The three candidates are running as a slate through the Richmond Progressive...
Bernie Sanders and Gayle McLaughling speak to the crowd at the RPA offices

The best of Senator Bernie Sanders in Richmond

Richmond Confidential highlights some of the key points of Sanders' speech, and exclusive interview and photos from the event.

Chevron’s campaign criticizes progressive mayor’s travel, but its favored candidate traveled much more

An analysis of city documents, invoices, travel receipts and bank statements dating to 2010 shows that McLaughlin has traveled less, missed fewer meetings, and spent less money on the trips than City Councilman Nat Bates.

Chevron funds classroom projects in annual Fuel Your School program

Kelly Fimbres' students were thrilled with Stomper, the Oakland A's mascot who arrived in an oversized Chevron car to help deliver the goods.

People’s Tribunal finds Chevron guilty of violating rights of nature

A panel of judges unanimously found Chevron guilty Sunday of operating its Richmond refinery “in violation of the principles of environmental justice and the rights of nature.” But the judges didn’t represent a state or...

Chevron’s Moving Forward spreads big money across political campaign committees

Chevron's Moving Forward has funneled $1.9 million into two similarly named campaign committees over the last six weeks. Through those committees, Chevron/Moving Forward has spent $1.2 million in support of Chevron-friendly mayoral and city council...

A community tour of Chevron’s Richmond refinery full of eye-popping sights

Chevron's Community Tour Day last Saturday showed Richmond residents the inside of the 2,900 acre refinery and the progress of the refinery modernization project.