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For Richmond hosted a community reception on Thursday, January 16, 2014. (Photo by: Sukey Lewis)

For Richmond hosts community reception

Last night, the nonprofit For Richmond, hosted a community reception. Kyra Worthy, For Richmond’s executive director, explained the organization’s purpose like this, “I think we’re here to help the community help themselves.”
At the Chemical Safety Board meeting on Tuesday, January 15, 2013, audience members held up signs calling for more regulation of oil refineries in California. (Photo by: Sukey Lewis)

Chemical Safety Board moves to postpone vote on refinery recommendations

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board on Tuesday voted to postpone a decision on its staff’s recommendation that California adopt a new regulatory framework for refineries.
The Richmond City Council held a special meeting on the city’s eminent domain plan Tuesday night. About 400 people were present. (Photo by Kevin N. Hume)

Richmond 2013: A year for the history books

With a new year approaching, it’s time to reflect on the past year and prepare for the next one. For Richmond, 2013 was one for the history books.
U.S. Chemical Safety Board Chairman Rafael Moure-Eraso speaks during a news conference at the Emeryville Hilton Garden Inn Monday about the board's second of three reports on the August 2012 Chevron Richmond refinery fire, which endangered 19 workers and sent 15,000 people to area hospitals. Aerial photos of the fire's smoke plume sit nearby. (Photo by: Kevin N. Hume)

Chemical Safety Board recommends industry-wide changes in Chevron fire report

U.S. Chemical Safety Board representatives and investigators on Monday recommended sweeping changes to the California petroleum industry following the August 2012 fire at the Chevron refinery in Richmond.
Many Bay Area refineries, including Chevron, are in the midst of major upgrades. Click on the cities to hear different perspectives on the various oil projects happening in the Bay Area. (Map and videos by Sally Schilling)

Refinery towns draw lessons from Chevron project

Richmond isn't the only town in the Bay Area that's in the midst of approving a major oil project. Other nearby refineries are also upgrading. And surrounding communities are looking to Richmond for lessons on...
Elly Faden and several members of the Richmond Progressive Alliance protested Chevron's "Community Rejuvenation Initiative" at Tuesday's city council meeting. (Photo by Mark Andrew Boyer)

Chevron’s community initiative sparks debate at council meeting

Richmond City Council member Jim Rogers introduced a proclamation at Tuesday's City Council meeting recognizing Chevron for its $15.5 million community revitalization initiative, and Kanwarpal Dhaliwal gave a presentation on the RYSE Center's Listening Campaign...
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Bay Area greenhouse gas reduction plan could reduce emissions at Chevron

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District—often referred to as the Air District—passed a resolution last week to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. To meet the goal, Chevron’s century old refinery in Richmond...
Sea Scouts Art Carrion, Dennis Metoyer and Quentin Levin stand in uniform on the deck of the SS Red Oak Victory. (Photo by: Mark Andrew Boyer)

Richmond celebrates Veterans Day

Richmond residents donned red, white and blue and showed their support for military veterans at two separate events in the city on Monday.