Economics (News)

Counties seek green housing alliance

Submitted by News Desk on Mon, 03/03/2008 - 10:00pm

SAN JOSE, CA (KGO) -- The FBI suspects an eco-terrorism group called Earth Liberation Front set fires at several vacant mansions under construction near Seattle on Monday. They're apparent protests against the builder's claim that these are earth friendly homes. Extreme measures? Yes, but these fires do raise questions about just how construction projects are classified as green.

Richmond Design Board Gives Qualified Nod to Chevron Plans

Submitted by News Desk on Fri, 02/08/2008 - 10:00pm
By Richard Brenneman

Richmond’s Design Review Board (DRB) voted to approve Chevron’s plans to upgrade its refinery, but before the vote was taken Thursday night, few folks had anything nice to say about the world’s seventh largest corporation.

The DRB’s approval was hedged with a set of lengthy conditions after members accused the firm of arrogance and indifference to the community.

Black flight - Presentation to UCSF medical students Feb. 15, 2008

Submitted by News Desk on Tue, 02/05/2008 - 10:00pm

Presentation to UCSF medical students Feb. 15, 2008

"It was only when the Redevelopment Agency began to acquire buildings, evict occupants, and demolish structures, and urban renewal became a living, frightening reality, that real participation of the area's residents began, as they organized to defend themselves." - Chester Hartman, "City for Sale," University of California Press 2002

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.



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