Richmond Line-Up Reshuffled for Fall Contest With Chevron – CounterPunch

Richmond Line-Up Reshuffled for Fall Contest With ChevronCounterPunchArkansas native Tom Butt, a 70-year-old architect, Vietnam veteran, and 41-year resident of Pt. Richmond seeks to replace Gayle McLaughlin, the well-known California…

Richmond Progressive Alliance mayoral candidate Mike Parker withdraws … – San Francisco Bay View

Richmond Progressive Alliance mayoral candidate Mike Parker withdraws …San Francisco Bay ViewKPFA/Ann Garrison: Retired auto worker, labor activist and community college teacher Mike Parker was, until Friday, the mayoral candidate…

Richmond mayoral and council candidates 2014 – San Jose Mercury News

Richmond mayoral and council candidates 2014San Jose Mercury NewsHenry Washington, 4-year. Jovanka Beckles, 4-year (incumbent). Dameion King, 4-year. Gayle McLaughlin, 4-year. Rebecca “Becky” Ross, 4-year. James “Jim” Rogers, 4-year. Courtland…

Richmond Councilmember Tom Butt to run for mayor; RPA’s Mike Parker pulls … – Richmond Standard

Richmond StandardWe decided my time is better spent campaigning for our team of progressive candidates for the Richmond City Council: Jovanka Beckles, Eduardo Martinez, and Gayle McLaughlin. Taken together Gayle,…

Chevron pressures the Richmond city council – Bay Area Indymedia

Chevron pressures the Richmond city councilBay Area IndymediaOn Tuesday, July 29th, I went to the Richmond City Council meeting where the council was to make a decision on a proposed…

Breaking: Tom Butt to Run for Mayor of Richmond – East Bay Express

Breaking: Tom Butt to Run for Mayor of RichmondEast Bay ExpressButt has often taken a tough stance against the oil giant, which is both the largest polluter in the city…

Richmond’s Goodwill Is Worth $2 Billion For Chevron Annually (CVX) – Seeking Alpha (registration)

Richmond’s Goodwill Is Worth $2 Billion For Chevron Annually (CVX)Seeking Alpha (registration)… to the shortcomings of the initial proposal five years ago, had two abstentions despite the 5-0 verdict in…

The Death of Doctors Medical Center – East Bay Express

East Bay Express“You can’t have somebody being treated for an emergency situation and then not have the ICU available for them,” said Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin, who has advocated for…

Hillsborough real estate transactions for Aug. 8 – Tampabay.com (blog)

Hillsborough real estate transactions for Aug. 8Tampabay.com (blog)1814 Medford Ln., to Barbara E. Mclaughlin by David B. Arnold & Diane L. Arnold, $178,000, 07-09-2014. 2015 Thornbush Pl., to Mark Thomas…

Chevron’s Richmond Refinery expansion permitted with no funds for Doctors … – San Francisco Bay View

Chevron’s Richmond Refinery expansion permitted with no funds for Doctors …San Francisco Bay ViewKPFA/Ann Garrison: Jovanka Beckles, could you explain why you and Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin abstained on the…

Barnidge: A rare circus-free night at a Richmond City Council meeting – Contra Costa Times

Barnidge: A rare circus-free night at a Richmond City Council meetingContra Costa TimesMost times the Richmond City Council meets, it can’t get out of its own way. Spectators bellow at…

West Contra Costa officials trade blame for lack of hospital money in Chevron deal – Inside Bay Area

West Contra Costa officials trade blame for lack of hospital money in Chevron dealInside Bay AreaRICHMOND — City Council members, Chevron and the head of the governing board for West…

West Contra Costa officials trade blame for lack of hospital money in Chevron deal – Contra Costa Times

West Contra Costa officials trade blame for lack of hospital money in Chevron dealContra Costa TimesRICHMOND — City Council members, Chevron and the head of the governing board for West…

West Contra Costa officials trade blame for lack of hospital money in Chevron deal – San Jose Mercury News

West Contra Costa officials trade blame for lack of hospital money in Chevron dealSan Jose Mercury NewsRICHMOND — City Council members, Chevron and the head of the governing board for…

Early candidates for Richmond’s mayoral race outline platforms – KQED

Early candidates for Richmond’s mayoral race outline platformsKQEDWith a new state-high minimum wage of $13 by 2018, and a controversial plan by Richmond’s current mayor, Gayle McLaughlin, to use eminent…

Chevron Goes Another Round With Richmond – CounterPunch

Chevron Goes Another Round With RichmondCounterPunchTo register their continuing objections, the city’s mayor, Gayle McLaughlin, and its vice-mayor, Jovanka Beckles abstained. Both McLaughlin and Beckles are leaders of the RPA,…

Community advocate Merrilie Mitchell files to run for City Council District 1 – Daily Californian

Community advocate Merrilie Mitchell files to run for City Council District 1Daily CalifornianHe has been endorsed by Anderson and Arreguin, as well as Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin and former Berkeley…

Chevron refinery project approved – SFGate

Chevron refinery project approvedSFGateChevron won approval from Richmond City Council to upgrade its Richmond refinery on Tuesday, bringing the controversial project one step closer to fruition after years of debate…

Council approves Chevron Richmond Modernization Project after increases in … – Richmond Standard

Richmond StandardMayor Gayle McLaughlin and Vice Mayor Jovanka Beckles abstained from the final vote after failing to win council support for a number of amendments endorsed by city Planning Commission,…

$1 Billion Overhaul Approved for Troubled Chevron Refinery – NBC Bay Area

NBC Bay AreaRICHMOND, Calif. (AP) – Leaders of a San Francisco Bay Area city approved a $1 billion upgrade of Chevron’s troubled 1960s-era oil refinery, the largest in Northern California,…

Richmond approves massive Chevron refinery project with $90 million in … – Contra Costa Times

Contra Costa TimesVice Mayor Jovanka Beckles floated a motion to give DMC $27 million and support the Planning Commission’s more stringent emission requirements, seconded by Mayor Gayle McLaughlin. Hernandez said…

Overhaul approved for troubled California refinery – Bellingham Herald

Bellingham HeraldRichmond has poverty levels nearly twice those of the U.S. and California as a whole, and Chevron’s taxes make up about a third of the city’s budget. Two council…

Chevron Richmond refinery decision drags deep into night – SFGate

Chevron Richmond refinery decision drags deep into nightSFGateMayor Gayle McLaughlin repeatedly warned factions of the audience about outbursts and at one point sparred with Councilman Corky Boozé. The split at…

Contra Costa Times Tom Barnidge column – Insurance News Net

Contra Costa Times Tom Barnidge columnInsurance News NetSounds perfect for Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin and her fellow Green Party members: “Green burial allows humans, who have drawn sustenance throughout their…

Barnidge: Not to put too dark a spin on it, but are you prepared for the end? – San Jose Mercury News

Barnidge: Not to put too dark a spin on it, but are you prepared for the end?San Jose Mercury NewsSounds perfect for Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin and her fellow Green…

Barnidge: Not to put too dark a spin on it, but are you prepared for the end? – Contra Costa Times

Barnidge: Not to put too dark a spin on it, but are you prepared for the end?Contra Costa TimesSounds perfect for Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin and her fellow Green Party…

United States: Working-class and left electoral politics back on the radar? – Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal

United States: Working-class and left electoral politics back on the radar?Links International Journal of Socialist RenewalFor eight years Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin of the Green Party, and the Richmond Progressive…

Preview: Union vs Crystal Palace – The Philly Soccer Page

Preview: Union vs Crystal PalaceThe Philly Soccer Page… kick opportunities they needed to take advantage of good team height. Last summer’s record signing, Dwight Gayle, stumbled out of the gate…

Union will treat Crystal Palace friendly as a “real game” Friday night – Soccerly

SoccerlyFellow youngsters Jimmy McLaughlin and Richie Marquez will also be unavailable Friday night, as they travel to Richmond with Union affiliate club Harrisburg. … Crystal Palace 2014 American Tour Roster:…

Chevron Richmond’s latest refinery modernization project proposal wins … – Richmond Standard

Richmond StandardThe commission’s members are appointed by Mayor Gayle McLaughlin, an RPA member. “The Planning Commission adopted amendments proposed by outside groups, some of whom have stated goals to stop…

Huge crowd turns out for Chevron Richmond project appeal – Contra Costa Times

Contra Costa TimesObservers expect Mayor Gayle McLaughlin and Vice Mayor Jovanka Beckles to support the Planning Commission’s more stringent requirements, while council members Nat Bates and Corky Booze are likely…

Chevron Richmond touts economic impact to city, but skeptics wonder at what cost – San Jose Mercury News

San Jose Mercury NewsWhile some local leaders laud Chevron as a financial bulwark for a long-struggling city, others — most notably Green Party Mayor Gayle McLaughlin — portray the refinery…

Chevron Richmond touts economic impact to city, but skeptics wonder at what cost – Contra Costa Times

Contra Costa TimesWhile some local leaders laud Chevron as a financial bulwark for a long-struggling city, others — most notably Green Party Mayor Gayle McLaughlin — portray the refinery as…

Chevron running slick campaign to control Richmond – SFGate

Chevron running slick campaign to control RichmondSFGateRichmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin didn’t mince her words, however. “We get all their pollution not only in the air, but they pollute our elections,…

Richmond City Council Okays Proposal to Consider Cracking Down on Meeting … – Patch.com

Richmond City Council Okays Proposal to Consider Cracking Down on Meeting …Patch.comDavis, who Mayor Gayle McLaughlin at one point had escorted from the meeting for being disruptive, twice played audio…