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 […]

Mandatory commuter benefits will hurt Bay Area job growth

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In a program that will kill jobs, two Bay Area regional governmental agencies are telling certain employers that they will soon have to provide workers with “commuter benefits.” The program was reported in the news media on July 15. Ordering implementation of the commuter program are the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Bay Area […]

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 […]

Low-income housing plan draws opposition in Orinda

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Overwhelming opposition to plans to bring low-income housing to Orinda was expressed at a special workshop held in Orinda on Wednesday evening, July 9. At the workshop, which was sponsored by the City of Orinda, a crowd of over 100 people gathered at the Garden Room of the Orinda Public Library to learn about Orinda’s […]