Old Ford auto plant revs up for life again

Submitted by News Desk on Fri, 02/01/2008 - 12:43pm

Seven decades ago on Richmond's waterfront, workers rolled up their sleeves and churned out Ford cars for American consumers at a plant lauded for its brick-and-glass architecture. Later, with the dawn of World War II, they switched to assembling jeeps and tanks by the thousands for the military.

Report shows effects of new refinery

Submitted by News Desk on Fri, 02/01/2008 - 11:48am

Three years after Chevron pitched its Energy and Hydrogen Renewal Project, debate over whether the plan is good for Richmond continues to rage.

Some residents and environmentalists worry that the project will create more pollution that can lead to health problems, charges that Chevron disputes.


CalHFA Commits $1.2 Million to Preserve Affordable Housing in Richmond

Submitted by News Desk on Thu, 01/24/2008 - 4:20pm
SACRAMENTO -- Rubicon Homes, an existing affordable housing complex in the City of Richmond will soon receive extensive renovations in order to preserve housing for 10 families with special needs. The California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA) Board of Directors has approved a $1.2 million long term loan which will allow the owners to protect the rental affordability and serve families with at least one adult member with a disability and household incomes at or below 80% of area median income.

Chevron resumes property tax appeal:Company, county disagree on assessment of Richmond refinery

Submitted by admin on Thu, 01/10/2008 - 1:10pm

By Katherine Tam STAFF WRITER

After a five-week hiatus, Chevron resumed its appeal Monday to change how the county calculates its property tax at its Richmond refinery, a bid that could affect millions of dollars that public agencies receive every year.
The hearing before the three-member Contra Costa Assessment Appeals Board began in late November with the county's opening statement and picked up where it left off Monday. It resumes Wednesday and continues for at least six more days this month.


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