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News Pix: Richmond Family Remembers a Fallen Son and Other Bay Area Images

September 14, 2012 | 12:49 pm

News Pix: Richmond Family Remembers a Fallen Son and Other Bay Area Images

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We’re back with our weekly photo feature. Enjoy these photos from around the Bay and a little further south as well (how could we resist dog mushing!). These shots highlight what’s going on in communities big and small. Ulises Grijalva, 16, was shot and killed while walking near his family’s apartment in Richmond on August […]

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Chevron Air Monitoring Program Languishes

September 14, 2012 | 10:53 am

Chevron Air Monitoring Program Languishes

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By Jennifer Gollan, The Bay Citizen Six air monitoring stations that Chevron agreed to install at its Richmond refinery in 2010 were not put in place, which might have slowed warnings about the danger of pollutants released during the refinery’s disastrous August fire, city officials and air quality regulators say. The company pledged to install […]

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Chevron Flare on Tuesday Called ‘No Threat’

August 28, 2012 | 12:34 pm

Chevron Flare on Tuesday Called ‘No Threat’

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Smoke briefly poured into the air at the Chevron refinery on Tuesday, recalling the Aug. 6 fire that damaged a crude oil facility and caused 18,000 Bay Area residents to file medical claims with the oil company. But a Chevron spokesperson said there was no cause for concern about Tuesday’s  flare, which lasted up to […]

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New Photos: Chevron Refinery Fire and Aftermath

August 21, 2012 | 10:13 am

New Photos: Chevron Refinery Fire and Aftermath

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It could have been worse. That’s what the chairman of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board is saying about the Aug. 6 Chevron refinery blaze in Richmond, which sent thousands to the hospital complaining of flame-related ailments. As reported by ABC 7, the chairman of the safety board toured the fire site Monday and noted that […]

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Refinery Fire Probe Looks at Spark Sources

August 15, 2012 | 10:08 am

Refinery Fire Probe Looks at Spark Sources

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RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) Investigators probing the cause of a blaze at Chevron’s Richmond refinery in Northern California are looking at heaters and responding emergency vehicles as possible ignition sources for the massive vapor cloud that spewed from a leaky pipe. Refineries like Chevron Corp.’s have fired heaters that could have provided a spark for the […]

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August 14, 2012 | 8:22 am

A.M. Splash: Assembly Passes Tuition Break; Solyndra Gives $3.5 Million to Ex-Employees; Immigrant Relief Period Begins Wednesday

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Major tuition break OKd by Assembly (SF Chronicle) Middle-class students at California’s public universities are one big step closer to receiving a major tuition break, after the Assembly narrowly approved a measure Monday that would fund college scholarships by eliminating a corporate tax break. Solyndra agrees to pay $3.5 million in a settlement with its […]

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August 13, 2012 | 8:36 am

A.M. Splash: Fired Parks Official Has Criminal Record; Richmond Residents Learn to Live With Chevron; Petaluma in Little League World Series

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California officials in midst of financial scandal (McClatchy Newspapers) The former deputy director of California state parks at the vortex of a financial scandal has a string of criminal convictions, including a felony DUI, and spent 12 of his 23 years in state government on court-ordered probation, according to court records. Petaluma headed to Little […]

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August 10, 2012 | 3:50 pm

3,500 Seeking Compensation from Chevron After Fire

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Update 4:17 p.m.: KQED’s Aarti Shahani Tweeted updates this afternoon from the community center where Chevron was offering help to local residents wishing to file claims stemming from Monday’s refinery fire. You can find her Tweets here. Original post: “Near bedlam.” That’s how Doug Sovern of KCBS described the scene this morning at the Nevin […]

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Air Quality Agency Detected Contaminant After Chevron Richmond Refinery Fire

August 10, 2012 | 9:29 am

Air Quality Agency Detected Contaminant After Chevron Richmond Refinery Fire

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The question of how Monday’s fire at the Chevron refinery affected Bay Area air remains, shall we say, murky. On Thursday the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, which is charged with monitoring what we breathe, backtracked on an earlier statement that air contaminants remained within California state standards. One chemical, acrolein, was above safe […]

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August 10, 2012 | 8:14 am

A.M. Splash: Investigators Suspect Error Caused Chevron Fire; 49ers to Get Half of Disputed Tax Fund; History of Chevron Fires

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Chevron response to fire threat probed (SF Chronicle) Investigators looking into the fire at the Chevron oil refinery in Richmond suspect that heat insulation around a leaking pipe contributed to the disaster by masking the extent of the danger until it was too late, The Chronicle has learned. By underestimating the size of the leak, […]

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