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More than 200 Arrested in Chevron Richmond Refinery Protest

August 4, 2013 | 1:37 pm

More than 200 Arrested in Chevron Richmond Refinery Protest

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Richmond police say they arrested 210 people during a protest at the massive Chevron refinery in the East Bay city. The arrests came at the end of a march called to protest the oil company’s environmental practices and to commemorate Tuesday’s first anniversary of a fire at the refinery that sent thousands of local residents […]

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July 17, 2013 | 4:26 pm

Verdicts to be Read Thursday in Richmond High Gang Rape Trial

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(Bay City News) – Two separate juries have reached verdicts in a trial against two young men accused in connection with the gang rape of a teenage girl at Richmond High School during a 2009 homecoming dance. Contra Costa County Superior Court Judge Barbara Zuniga is set to read the verdicts for 22-year-old Jose Montano, […]

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News Pix: Lake Merritt Restoration, Oakland Ex-Cons Give Back, Environmental Drones

June 7, 2013 | 12:34 pm

News Pix: Lake Merritt Restoration, Oakland Ex-Cons Give Back, Environmental Drones

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Workers began demolishing parts of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge over San Pablo Bay this week in preparation for repairs on the eastbound section. The work is expected to take 90 days. (Tawanda Kanhema / Richmond Confidential) More than 10 years after Oakland residents approved the nearly $200 million Measure DD, the restoration of Lake Merritt […]

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News Pix: Bay to Breakers Rules and SF Citizen Scientists Take Over McLaren Park

May 17, 2013 | 12:25 pm

News Pix: Bay to Breakers Rules and SF Citizen Scientists Take Over McLaren Park

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San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr demonstrates the size of bags that Bay to Breakers race participants are permitted to carry this weekend. (Deborah Svoboda/KQED)   Pancho Ramos-Stierle, an Occupy the Farm supporter, held plant starts that survived a UC plow and are ready to be replanted. University of California police arrested four activists Monday […]

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Video: How Chevron Richmond Fire Happened: Feds Release Blow-by-Blow Animation

April 21, 2013 | 1:44 pm

Video: How Chevron Richmond Fire Happened: Feds Release Blow-by-Blow Animation

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If you live downwind of Chevron’s Richmond refinery, you don’t need to be reminded of what happened there last Aug. 6: A huge fire started in a crude-oil processing unit at the facility, sending an immense plume of thick black smoke over adjacent neighborhoods and much of western Contra Costa County. In what seems like […]

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Six-time Everest Climber Receives Citizenship

April 9, 2013 | 4:21 pm

Six-time Everest Climber Receives Citizenship

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A Nepalese man who summited Mount Everest six times as a mountain guide received his U.S. citizenship Tuesday. Inside Oakland’s Paramount Theatre, Kami Sherpa sat in an aisle seat clutching an American flag for the first time as a naturalized citizen. Sherpa was among 1,007 people from 95 nations who took the oath. “I’m very […]

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News Pix: Mass for New Pope, San Francisco Symphony on Strike, Turkeys Plague Residents

March 15, 2013 | 12:25 pm

News Pix: Mass for New Pope, San Francisco Symphony on Strike, Turkeys Plague Residents

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Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone conducts a mass in honor of the election of Pope Francis, the first Pope from South America, on March 14, 2013. (Deborah Svoboda/KQED) Musicians for the San Francisco Symphony went on strike Wednesday, March 13 after eight months of fruitless talks with management centered on wage and benefit issues. Violinist Suzanne Leon […]

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News Pix: Super Bowl; Oakand Lunar New Year Celebration; Elephant Seals Hit the Beach

February 8, 2013 | 10:14 am

News Pix: Super Bowl; Oakand Lunar New Year Celebration; Elephant Seals Hit the Beach

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San Francisco 49ers’ fans filled the bar Hockey Haven with screams and cheers during the Super Bowl. (Debbie Svoboda/KQED) A Red Panda Acrobat shows off his skills at Oakland Chinatown’s Lunar New Year Bazaar on Feb. 3. (Wendy Goodfriend/KQED) Northern elephant seals are crowding California beaches this week for the peak of breeding and mating […]

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Chevron Fined Nearly $1 Million for Refinery Fire

January 30, 2013 | 3:23 pm

Chevron Fined Nearly $1 Million for Refinery Fire

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Chevron was fined nearly $1 million by the state on Wednesday in connection with a fire at the company’s San Francisco Bay area refinery last year that sent a cloud of gas and black smoke over residential areas. The California Division of Occupation Safety and Health said investigators found “willful violations” […]

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News Pix: Oakland Shootings Humanized, LGBT Band at Inauguration, Richmond Basketball Win

January 25, 2013 | 12:03 pm

News Pix: Oakland Shootings Humanized, LGBT Band at Inauguration, Richmond Basketball Win

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Richmond Oilers head coach Rob Collins dances with his team in the locker room after they defeated the Kennedy Eagles Friday night. “Winning is very addictive,” he told his players. “Right now you’re starting to get a taste of it. We’re hitting our stride.” (Tyler Orsburn/Richmond Confidential) A miner with Sutter Gold Mining searches the […]

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