With the April 15 tax deadline looming, the Federal Trade Commission’s Tax Identity Theft Awareness program has a stark warning for taxpayers: “Protect personal information at home like you would cash or jewelry.” Tax identity theft is the largest category of identity theft cases in the country. Most common criminal activities include filing a fraudulent…Read More
Where do you go to protest wealth inequality? For about 30 people, many Richmond residents, the answer was simple on Tuesday: Go to the million-dollar-plus Lafayette estate of Chevron Corp. CEO John Watson. About 30 protesters stood in the rain in front of Watson’s home, criticizing the CEO as an example of what they called…Read More
About 50 protesters, including some top Richmond elected officials, demonstrated outside county government buildings in Martinez Thursday before filing into a hearing aimed at resolving a tax dispute between Chevron and the Contra Costa County Assessor’s office.Read More
The last time Chevron and Contra Costa County clashed over property taxes, the hearing took two years. The question then was how much the refinery owed in taxes from 2004-2006.
And now, here we are again. Same parties. Same issues.Read More
Richmond is the only city in Contra Costa County without its own paramedics, and council members said Tuesday that it will remain that way unless residents are willing to pay for greater services.Read More