Free money for Concord bicycle study comes with a cost

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Hooray! Concord got a free bicycle study. What’s it cost? On July 22, Concord City Council passed Resolution No. 14-53. The action allows Concord to receive a $ 320,000 from the State to fund a Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan and Safe Routes to Transit Project. At first glance, it all looks pretty innocent. But… For a municipality like Concord […]

Chevron agrees to alternative plan for Richmond Refinery Modernization

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Chevron U.S.A. Inc.’s Richmond Refinery (Chevron Richmond) says it has agreed to “accept the environmentally superior alternative” to its Richmond Refinery Modernization Plan. The announcement comes in advance of this evening’s (July 22, 2014) Richmond City Council meeting where that body will hear public comments on the project and then make a final decision on the project at […]

John Muir medical centers earn high marks

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The John Muir medical centers in Concord and Walnut Creek have again been earned high marks this year by U.S. News & World Report with both medical centers receiving national rankings! Combined, the two medical centers had 11 services nationally ranked or rated as high performing. High Marks for John Muir Medical Centers – John […]

Community rallies ahead of Richmond planning commission hearings on Chevron refinery modernization plan

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A high stakes battle for the attention and understanding of the public and officials is underway in Richmond California as that city’s Planning Commission will meet Wednesday evening July 9 to consider certification of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and condition use permits covering Chevron’s Richmond Refinery Modernization plan approved and fast-tracked by the City […]

California small business owners dodge two bullets

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California small business owners have released a sigh of relief after two potentially destructive bills, SB-935 and SB-1021 were defeated June 25, in the California Senate. SB 935 (Leno) would amend Section 1182.12 of the Labor Code, relating to wages and would have increased California’s minimum wage to $13.00 per hour in the next three […]

Richmond Council fast tracks Chevron Richmond Refinery Modernization Project

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The Richmond City Council last week passed a resolution that fast tracks the Richmond Refinery Modernization proposed by Chevron Richmond. Such a move will hopefully avoid unnecessary delays in ramping up work, jobs, cleaner air, and economic benefit for the community associated with the Richmond Refinery Modernization. In effect, council members voted 5-2 to adopt an ordinance that ensures […]

Mt Diablo Recycling helps Pittsburg Schools serve Summer Meals

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Friday, June 13th marks the KICK OFF of the Summer Meals Program sponsored by Pittsburg Unified School District from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Buchanan Park (4150 Harbor Street) in Pittsburg.  This fun-filled day will feature health and fitness information and demonstrations, face painting, music and will showcase for parents and children the nutritious foods grown […]