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 […]

Concord Disposal adds new split-body, natural gas-powered vehichles

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Concord Disposal Service is introducing a new concept in collecting recycling and trash as part of its continuing effort to increase efficiency and decrease the company’s environmental footprint. These new state-of-the-art trucks are split body, meaning there are two (2) compartments: one for recycling and one for garbage. This type of truck helps reduce the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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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 chevronmodernization.com. 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 […]