SF Chronicle: Richmond’s Gayle McLaughlin running for lieutenant governor

On Tuesday, Gayle McLaughlin will step down from the Richmond City Council. The next day, she and her husband, Paul Kilkenny, will leave for a 10-day road trip that will take them through Southern California and back. They’ll make stops in San…


Bernie Sanders: Stand Up to Corporations Like Chevron

https://youtu.be/-FQ6n49AWpY?t=22m1s Earlier this month, Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke at a town hall meeting in Richmond, California, about the many problems confronting America, including big money in politics following the Supreme…


Richmond’s rules: Why one California town is keeping Wall Street up at night

By Lydia DePillis  Very early on a Wednesday morning in September, the city council of Richmond, Calif., did something that no American city had yet managed: It voted for a plan to wrest underwater mortgages from the hands of Wall…


Chevron to Pay $2 Million for 2012 Refinery Fire in Richmond, CA; 200 Arrested at Protest

Democracy Now interview (listen) It was one year ago when a massive fire at a Chevron refinery in Richmond, California, sent toxic smoke billowing into the air about 10 miles northeast of San Francisco. In the aftermath, more than 15,000 people…


California town takes on Chevron over refinery pollution

Rachel Maddow reports on efforts by the residents of Richmond, California to hold Chevron accountable for a refinery fire that spread toxicity across the city and sent thousands to local hospitals. Watch


Chevron Oil Refinery Fire in Richmond, California Forces Over 900 Residents to Hospitals

More than 900 people have sought medical treatment following a massive fire at a Chevron oil refinery in Richmond, California. Tens of thousands of area residents were ordered to stay in their homes with the windows and doors closed after a series…