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


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


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 […]

Chevron Richmond Refinery Modernization moves forward as Council releases final draft EIR


The City of Richmond has released the final draft of the Chevron Richmond Refinery Modernization Project’s final Environmental Impact Report (EIR), which is available at The publication of the EIR marks a significant step closer to a newer, safer, cleaner refinery. It also reinforces the project’s many benefits for this community and our workforce. The Richmond […]

Pleasant Hill amends zoning rules; upholds gun sales restrictions despite legal challenge

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On Monday, June 9th the Pleasant Hill City Council introduced zoning ordinance amendments to “sync up” with its law adopted last year that regulates firearms and ammunition sales. As expected, introduction of the zoning changes was approved on a 3-2 vote that mirrored last year’s adoption of the new gun law (Councilmembers Carlson and Weir opposed; Durant, Flaherty […]

Stress Test proves Tim Geithner is not a rat

Stress Test Review: Tim Geithner is not a rat

On the occasion of the release of former Secretary of the U.S. Treasury Timothy Geithner’s new book, Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crisis, any account of the economic meltdown he directed during 2008-2009, must be measured against the truth of what actually transpired in addition to the destruction left in its wake. Geithner has been […]

Blue Apron announces 400 full-time jobs

Blue Apron announces 400 jobs in Richmond, CA

Good news for Richmond job seekers! New York-based Blue Apron, a 2012 startup that delivers fresh, pre-portioned ingredients for home-cooked meals, is adding 400 full-time employees at its fulfillment center here in Richmond. To apply for Blue Apron  job opportunities in Richmond, visit Better yet? These jobs are available NOW. Given our City’s 11.5 percent […]

Take the Concord Small Business Survey


The Concord Small Business Association invites small business owners to fill out this survey and let us know what you think about issues that effect your business in Concord, California. TAKE THE SURVEY NOW In its first year, the Concord Small Business Association became an effective voice in representing the interests of Concord small business. […]