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Richmond City Council Votes to Vacate Troubled Public Housing Complex

March 13, 2014 | 12:11 pm

Richmond City Council Votes to Vacate Troubled Public Housing Complex

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Officials still need to decide on when they’ll move about 130 senior and disabled residents.

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Richmond Officials Take Action Amid Outcry Over Public Housing Conditions

February 21, 2014 | 4:13 pm

Richmond Officials Take Action Amid Outcry Over Public Housing Conditions

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Moves prompted by disclosures that housing agency did not respond to complaints of filth, vermin, crime.

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Financial Abuse, Mismanagement Leave Richmond Housing Agency Near Takeover

February 18, 2014 | 12:01 am

Financial Abuse, Mismanagement Leave Richmond Housing Agency Near Takeover

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Executive director spent lavishly, including a $400 meal, as residents’ needs were continually ignored.

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Richmond Public Housing Residents Say They’re Plagued With Filth, Vermin, Mold and Raw Sewage

February 17, 2014 | 12:01 am

Richmond Public Housing Residents Say They’re Plagued With Filth, Vermin, Mold and Raw Sewage

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Mice, mold, bedbugs, cockroaches, squatters and prostitutes are just a few of the problems in some units.

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In Wake of Chevron Richmond Fire, Regulators Delay Vote on Refinery Safety Rules

January 16, 2014 | 10:14 am

In Wake of Chevron Richmond Fire, Regulators Delay Vote on Refinery Safety Rules

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Facing questions about strict new regulations, Chemical Safety Board postpones decision for 120 days.

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Contra Costa County to Save Millions in Tax Settlement With Chevron

September 20, 2013 | 7:00 am

Contra Costa County to Save Millions in Tax Settlement With Chevron

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The county and city will no longer be at risk of having to pay more tax refunds for the years 2004-9.

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Richmond Takes Next Step in Eminent Domain Mortgage Plan

September 11, 2013 | 9:40 am

Richmond Takes Next Step in Eminent Domain Mortgage Plan

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A split City Council moves ahead with plan to seize underwater mortgages to force better loan terms.

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Long Prison Sentences In Richmond Rape Case As Victim Forgives

August 15, 2013 | 4:28 pm

Long Prison Sentences In Richmond Rape Case As Victim Forgives

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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 […]

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City of Richmond to Fight Lawsuit Over Eminent Domain Plans

August 9, 2013 | 9:52 am

City of Richmond to Fight Lawsuit Over Eminent Domain Plans

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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 […]

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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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