Chevron to close Concord facility by 2016

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Chevron recently announced internally to its Bay Area employees that it is set to close its Concord facility and relocate employees to the San Ramon in 2016. The particulars of the announcement are bulleted below. According to Chevron sources: Details for Chevron Concord facility closure Chevron consistently evaluates and optimizes the company’s office space portfolio to meet […]

Chevron: Why the 2014 Election mattered

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For more than 112 years, the Richmond Refinery has been proud to serve as a vital part of Richmond –creating jobs for residents, supporting small businesses that drive the local economy, paying taxes that fund essential public services and supporting programs that train workers and prepare students for the future. The policies enacted at the […]

Cheapest gasoline in Concord

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Cheap gas has always been a great feature of Concord, California. But where inside Concord is the cheapest gasoline? It was not too long ago, in October of 2012 to be exact, that gasoline was selling for $5.00 a gallon or more. Now, the cheapest gasoline is hovering around $3.00 a gallon. A survey of […]

Time for a new generation of leadership in California

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New ideas, innovation, and novel approaches to life have always been the hallmarks of California, especially the San Francisco Bay Area. Times are changing, and a change in leadership in California may be coming soon…as it always does. In the 1950s, there were the beatniks. Following them were the hippies and political protesters of the […]

16th Assembly District race presents clear choices

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According to conventional logic, Democrat Tim Sbranti should easily win his bid to take the open 16th District Assembly seat in Sacramento. The well thought of Mayor of Dublin, who has been involved in a leadership capacity with the powerful California Teachers Association (CTA), possesses impeccable credentials to fill the post. As a near mirror image […]

10 reasons the Democratic Party faces a tough election cycle this fall

Democratic Party faces tough election cycle in 2014

It must be getting close to election time. With emotions boiling to the surface for those who care about the outcome on November 4th, I have been subject of late to more criticism than usual. These allegations include charges of, “lacking of knowledge of local Democratic Party politics,” character flaws for being shallow and simplistic, plus suffering […]

Richmond to consider funding Doctors Medical Center from Chevron Community Fund

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The Richmond City Council on Tuesday, October 7, will consider an agenda item that proposes diverting $20 million from the recent Chevron Community Investment Agreement to help save Doctors Medical Center (DMC), in San Pablo. The motion, (Item I-3) forwarded by incumbent councilmember Corky Booze, if passed would direct Richmond city staff to negotiate with […]