Posts Tagged: RPA

The Real Winners, Losers in Election 2014

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The Real Winners, Losers in Election 2014

Posted November 6, 2014 by

Mayor Ed Lee was not on the ballot this week, but he may be the San Francisco election’s biggest political winner. Prop A, the transit bond that was the mayor’s top priority, won handily. The mayor’s late endorsement of Assembly
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Chevron “Air War” Fails To Sink Richmond Progressives

Tom Butt (center), with his wife and campaign manager Alex Knox, reacts as unofficial election results show him winning Richmond's mayoral seat. (Photo by Bonnie Chan)

Chevron “Air War” Fails To Sink Richmond Progressives

Posted November 6, 2014 by Steve Early

Election day, 2014, was not ending well for Nat Bates, a mayoral candidate in a largely non-white city long dominated by Chevron. The small crowd of supporters gathered in his storefront campaign headquarters on Macdonald Avenue in Richmond was beginning
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Chevron Sounds Alarm Against East Bay “Anarchism”

Richmond Line-Up Reshuffled For Fall Contest With Chevron

Is Richmond Next Hipster Haven?

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Is Richmond Next Hipster Haven?

Posted August 5, 2014 by

“Once a bastion for the working and middle classes, African-Americans and a spectrum of ethnic groups, it is now gaining a reputation as a gentrifying “hipster haven” with a booming real estate market.” ­­­­—- NY Times July 30, 2014 Until
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Chevron Goes Another Round With Richmond

Mike Parker speaking on behalf of the Richmond Environmental Justice Coalition at the Richmond City Council meeting on July 22.   Photo credit: Juan Reardon

Chevron Goes Another Round With Richmond

Posted August 4, 2014 by

Chevron is a company used to getting its own way, particularly in communities around the world where it operates major refineries. For the last eight years, progressive elected officials in Richmond, CA., and their grassroots organizational allies, have made doing
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