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Chevron's Garbage Fire Sale

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 06.29.2016 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

Chevron sending up massive flares in Richmond is not the only sign things are getting hot for the oil giant on the run from a $11 billion verdict.

How One California City Pays Its Most Violent Offenders To Stay Out Of Trouble

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 06.04.2015 | Crime

As Baltimore, already in the national spotlight over the police killing of Freddie Gray, endured its deadliest month in almost 40 years, the search fo...

Commonwealth Club and Chevron CEO Shamed into Silence

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 04.03.2015 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

Following close to 5000 emails and a letter from over 40 environmental and human rights NGOs, a spirited group of activists disrupted the San Francisco Commonwealth Club's annual gala last week.

Chevron Greases Local Election with Gusher of Cash

Michael Winship | Posted 12.22.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

Presumably, Chevron, vexed by such governmental interference, decided enough was enough. Cue the campaign cash machine. Turn on the pumps.

Michael McLaughlin

Unarmed Man Killed By Cop Was 'Just As Good As Anybody Else's Son' | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 09.25.2014 | Crime

The killing of an unarmed man by a Bay Area police officer last week deserves equal attention to other controversial examples of cops using deadly for...

It's an Accessible Life: My 24-Hour Journey

Sally Swanson | Posted 08.18.2014 | Education
Sally Swanson

Much like the feeling I had the day I spent in the garden with these same students, these are lessons that will be carried and accessed like talismans, woven into every aspect of their lives as they grow older and away from school experiences.

Heart Attacks, Depression and Suicide: The Toxic Fallout From the Foreclosure Epidemic and a Prevention Strategy That Just Might Work

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

I worked for 30 years as a cardiologist in Richmond, and I have always seen the city's problems through the health lens. What can a focus on health teach us about Richmond's foreclosure crisis? What is the impact on the health of families and neighborhoods?

Richmond, California Mayor Occupies Wall Street

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
C. Robert Gibson

Formerly known as a Chevron company town, Richmond is home to one of the largest oil refineries in the Bay Area. But Mayor Gayle McLaughlin, who identifies with the Green Party, has been in office since 2010 and is already giving big banks and oil companies all they can handle in the way of opposition.

California City Backs Controversial Plan To Help Underwater Borrowers

Reuters | Posted 09.11.2013 | Business

RICHMOND, Calif, Sept 11 (Reuters) - Richmond, California's leaders approved on Wednesday morning a plan for the city to become the first in the natio...

Cooperative Economics: Replacing Capitalism in Collapse

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 08.03.2013 | Business
C. Robert Gibson

This made me wonder: Why did I ever allow myself to live alone with no community and pay a landlord who doesn't make decisions with tenants in a democratic process?

Girl Reported Missing Found Hiding Under Bed

Posted 06.02.2013 | Weird News

A 4-year-old girl who had apparently disappeared from a family gathering in California was found hours later under a bed in the home that had been sea...

Getting Into Bed With Big Soda: How Labor Helped Win a Vote for More Obesity

Steve Early | Posted 11.07.2012 | San Francisco
Steve Early

Ten years from now, taxing soda will probably be about as controversial as putting health warnings on cigarette packages. Let's hope that long before then, labor gets its head out of the sand about America's epidemic of obesity.

Chevron: The Toxic Threat Next Door

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 10.17.2012 | Black Voices
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

Do we stand by and wait for the next oil disaster? Do we sit quietly while our kids struggle to breathe? Do we continue to spend our hard-earned dollars rewarding companies like Chevron with subsidies and tax breaks? Or do we change the game?

Bystander Education: How To Act In The Face Of Violence

Huffington Post | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In the final episode of Seinfeld, the apathetic foursome were arrested in a small New England town for standing by and laughing while a heavy-set man ...

Grazing Goats Green Google's Grounds | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The two corporate behemoths, unlike in so many ways, have at least one thing in common: they're both using livestock to trim the grass at company camp...