‘Dysfunctional’ Richmond City Council meetings reach crisis point – KTVU San Francisco

‘Dysfunctional’ Richmond City Council meetings reach crisis pointKTVU San FranciscoRichmond Police had additional officers present at the start of the meeting, as well as Police Chief Chris Magnus. At one…

Richmond council tackles free speech rights to tamp down unruly public – Contra Costa Times

Richmond council tackles free speech rights to tamp down unruly publicContra Costa TimesMayor Gayle McLaughlin called four recesses Tuesday to tamp down disruptions, and ordered police to eject one man,…

Richmond council set to weigh competing proposals for Chevron modernization … – Contra Costa Times

Richmond council set to weigh competing proposals for Chevron modernization …Contra Costa TimesMayor Gayle McLaughlin, a staunch Chevron critic, declined to comment on the specifics of the dueling positions Monday,…

Richmond council set to weigh competing proposals for Chevron modernization … – San Jose Mercury News

Richmond council set to weigh competing proposals for Chevron modernization …San Jose Mercury NewsMayor Gayle McLaughlin, a staunch Chevron critic, declined to comment on the speficics of the dueling positions…

Worker-Owners Cheer Creation Of Co-op Development Fund In NYC – Axis of Logic

Worker-Owners Cheer Creation Of Co-op Development Fund In NYCAxis of LogicOther hotbeds of co-op development include Richmond, California, where the city has hired its own cooperative developer and is launching…

Firm Discloses $6.4 Million PR Contract With Ecuadorian Government – Washington Free Beacon

Firm Discloses $6.4 Million PR Contract With Ecuadorian GovernmentWashington Free BeaconOne junket attendee was Richmond, Calif., mayor Gayle McLaughlin, who was forced to amend a financial disclosure form in May…

Richmond: Ramsey pulls out of mayoral race – San Jose Mercury News

Richmond: Ramsey pulls out of mayoral raceSan Jose Mercury NewsIn addition to Mayor Gayle McLaughlin, who is termed out and running for a council seat, incumbents Jovanka Beckles, Jim Rogers,…

Richmond: Ramsey pulls out of mayoral race – Oakland Tribune

Richmond: Ramsey pulls out of mayoral raceOakland TribuneIn addition to Mayor Gayle McLaughlin, who is termed out and running for a council seat, incumbents Jovanka Beckles, Jim Rogers, Corky Boozé…

Viewpoints: CalPERS should pull money from fossil fuels industry – Sacramento Bee

Viewpoints: CalPERS should pull money from fossil fuels industrySacramento BeeIn June, the Oakland City Council unanimously approved a resolution by Councilman Dan Kalb to divest city funds from companies that…

Eviction attorney Charles Ramsey abandons mayoral campaign to run for City … – Bay Area Indymedia

Eviction attorney Charles Ramsey abandons mayoral campaign to run for City …Bay Area IndymediaAccording to a July 8, Contra Costa Times article it reports that Ramsey sent an email to…

Updated: San Francisco postpones vote on supporting eminent domain to fight … – San Francisco Business Times (blog)

Updated: San Francisco postpones vote on supporting eminent domain to fight …San Francisco Business Times (blog)Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin found the doors locked at Wells Fargo’s San Francisco headquarters in…

Richmond: Ramsey pulls out of mayoral race – Contra Costa Times

Richmond: Ramsey pulls out of mayoral raceContra Costa TimesIn addition to Mayor Gayle McLaughlin, who is termed out and running for a council seat, incumbents Jovanka Beckles, Jim Rogers, Corky…

The Looming Foreclosure Crisis: As the Fed Runs Out of Bullets, Local … – Truth-Out

The Looming Foreclosure Crisis: As the Fed Runs Out of Bullets, Local …Truth-OutThen Richmond, California, took up the charge, led by its bold Green Party mayor Gayle McLaughlin. Now some…

The Looming Foreclosure Crisis – CounterPunch

CounterPunchThen Richmond, California, took up the charge, led by its bold Green Party mayor Gayle McLaughlin. Now some councilmen have gotten on the bandwagon in New York City, a much…

Chevron Ecuador: Steven Donziger’s Fraudulent Lawsuit Will Ruin RICO Appeal

Steven Donziger’s not one to admit defeat, especially when the only alternative is even a sniff at the multi-billion-dollar judgment he thought he managed to swindle out of Chevron in…

The Looming Foreclosure Crisis – Dissident Voice

The Looming Foreclosure CrisisDissident VoiceThen Richmond, California, took up the charge, led by its bold Green Party mayor Gayle McLaughlin. Now some councilmen have gotten on the bandwagon in New…

Barnidge: Richmond misses its chance to turn the page on mortgage-seizing plan – Contra Costa Times

Barnidge: Richmond misses its chance to turn the page on mortgage-seizing planContra Costa TimesThis scheme to end the so-called mortgage crisis, championed by bank-hating Mayor Gayle McLaughlin, is rich in…

Overtime pay for public employees skyrockets across Bay Area – Marin Independent Journal

Overtime pay for public employees skyrockets across Bay AreaMarin Independent JournalBobo was among 24 Richmond fire captains who combined to receive $2.2 million in overtime in 2013 — enough to…

Worker-Owners Cheer Creation of $1.2 Million Co-op Development Fund in NYC – In These Times

Worker-Owners Cheer Creation of $1.2 Million Co-op Development Fund in NYCIn These TimesOther hotbeds of co-op development include Richmond, California, where the city has hired its own cooperative developer and…

New CA Bill Threatens Clean Energy in the Golden State – PublicCEO.com

New CA Bill Threatens Clean Energy in the Golden StatePublicCEO.comA message left with the press coordinator at Bradford’s district office was not returned, so all we have is speculation. But…

Is Eminent Domain Gotham Bound? – National Mortgage Professional Magazine

Is Eminent Domain Gotham Bound?National Mortgage Professional MagazineMayor Gayle McLaughlin proposed a radical notion in an effort to aid her constituents: enter into a partnership with Mortgage Resolution Partners and…

Amid battle with crippling budget deficit, OT for Richmond Fire Department … – Richmond Standard

Richmond StandardAnd while the OT pay was soaring, Richmond has been struggling to close a budget deficit that soared to more than $20 million. When questioned about the OT pay,…

Overtime costs at Bay Area governments soar since recession – San Jose Mercury News

Overtime costs at Bay Area governments soar since recessionSan Jose Mercury NewsBobo was among 24 Richmond fire captains who combined to receive $2.2 million in overtime in 2013 — enough…

Hometown Hero: Founder of Richmond homeless service nonprofit restores … – Contra Costa Times

Hometown Hero: Founder of Richmond homeless service nonprofit restores …Contra Costa TimesSoon after, she met with Mayor Gayle McLaughlin and her field representatives, who encouraged her to start her program…

Hometown Hero: Founder of Richmond homeless service nonprofit restores … – San Jose Mercury News

Hometown Hero: Founder of Richmond homeless service nonprofit restores …San Jose Mercury NewsSoon after, she met with Mayor Gayle McLaughlin and her field representatives, who encouraged her to start her…

Non-profit organization offers affordable car loans to families in need – abc7news.com

Non-profit organization offers affordable car loans to families in needabc7news.com“Richmond is a big city –107,000 people — and it’s kind of spread out so people need to have a way…

If You’re Not Reading The Richmond Standard, Perhaps You Should Start – SFist

If You’re Not Reading The Richmond Standard, Perhaps You Should StartSFistLast week he covered a story about Richmond mayor Gayle McLaughlin accepting a free trip to Ecuador from a PR…

New California Bill Threatens Clean Energy in the Golden State – Next City

New California Bill Threatens Clean Energy in the Golden StateNext CityA message left with the press coordinator at Bradford’s district office was not returned, so all we have is speculation.…

Council vote avoids ‘unnecessary delays’ to Chevron Richmond Refinery … – Richmond Standard

Richmond StandardPlanning Commissioners questioned the need for the ordinance, as did Mayor Gayle McLaughlin. “We take our responsibility to evaluate the current application and make a decision about the EIR…

West County Senior Activities: Richmond mayor to speak at North Berkeley … – Oakland Tribune

West County Senior Activities: Richmond mayor to speak at North Berkeley …Oakland Tribune510-845-6830. Berkeley/East Bay Gray Panthers — Meet monthly at North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst Ave. At 1:30…

PR Firm’s Undisclosed Work for Ecuadorian Government Raises Legal Questions – Washington Free Beacon

PR Firm’s Undisclosed Work for Ecuadorian Government Raises Legal QuestionsWashington Free BeaconIn September, Richmond, Calif., mayor Gayle McLaughlin traveled to Ecquador to tour areas of the Amazon allegedly contaminated by…

Chevron-funded news site slams Chevron critic — Richmond mayor – SFGate (blog)

SFGate (blog)A local news website covering the East Bay city of Richmond ran a story on Wednesday criticizing the city’s mayor, Gayle McLaughlin, for accepting a free trip to Ecuador…

Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin’s association with Ecuador’s U.S. PR firm … – Richmond Standard

Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin’s association with Ecuador’s U.S. PR firm …Richmond StandardWhen Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin visited the jungles of Ecuador on what she described as a fact-finding mission recently,…

Richmond: Details, comments on homeless employment workshop – Contra Costa Times

Richmond: Details, comments on homeless employment workshopContra Costa TimesRichmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin praised Saffron Strand’s work with local homeless people and its annual conference. “Through this conference, professionals and advocates…

Richmond: Details, comments on homeless employment workshop – San Jose Mercury News

Richmond: Details, comments on homeless employment workshopSan Jose Mercury NewsRichmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin praised Saffron Strand’s work with local homeless people and its annual conference. “Through this conference, professionals and…