The county and city will no longer be at risk of having to pay more tax refunds for the years 2004-9.
A split City Council moves ahead with plan to seize underwater mortgages to force better loan terms.
Two men received long prison sentences for their roles in a brutal 2009 gang rape in Richmond. The victim, who was 16 at the time, was robbed, beaten, raped and abused for more than two hours in a dark courtyard of Richmond High School during a homecoming dance. Jose Montano, 22, of Richmond, received a maximum prison […]
The City of Richmond is preparing to fight a lawsuit over its plans to save more than 600 homes with troubled mortgages by taking them through eminent domain. The law firm Ropes & Gray filed the suit in federal court in San Francisco Wednesday on behalf of Wells Fargo and Deutsche Bank, calling the city’s […]
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 […]
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 […]
RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) – Chevron Corp. says it failed to properly document tests of a corroded pipe near the one that failed and caused a fire at a Northern California refinery, and the oversight led to a failure to inspect all corrosion-prone pipes in the same area. The company on Friday released its investigative report […]
A.M. Splash: Governor Plans School Funding Reform; River Otter Surfaces in SF; Thieves Hit Recycling Bins; Retirees Can Sue Livermore Lab
Gov. Jerry Brown to revisit sweeping plan to alter school funding (Bay Area News Group) In what promises to be one of his most significant policy moves this year, Gov. Jerry Brown will pursue a sweeping overhaul of the way California schools are funded, changing the way money has been allocated for four decades. Although […]
Wednesday, December 12th, brought both sun and clouds to the skies above San Francisco’s Ocean Beach, and the combination produced spectacular scenes including a bright rainbow. Depending on the timing and location, some people even saw a double rainbow. (Jim Dikel/Ocean Beach Bulletin) After years of dark, Richmond’s Macdonald Street was decked out in festive […]
The platform at Oakland’s MacArthur BART station, shot from San Francisco-bound train during Friday morning commute in the middle of a the latest in a series of storms. (Dan Brekke/KQED) Delleon Brown strikes his opponent during a bout at the boxing exhibition hosted by the Richmond Police Activities League on Saturday, November 17th, 2012. (Erik […]