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5/10/18 -- Block Party Today 5/10/18 -- Block Party Today
A community-driven effort to beautify a central North Richmond grocer will culminate on Friday with a block party. From 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., a new mural covering the exterior of the Rancho Market & Deli at 500 Market Ave. is set to debut, and there will be food, music, live performances, kids activities and resource booths.
5/4/18 -- Celebrating Heritage Point 5/4/18 -- Celebrating Heritage Point
It may have taken over 15 years, but affordable housing is at last being built in North Richmond. In a well-attended ground-breaking ceremony at 1540 Fred Jackson Way on Thursday, Supervisor John Gioia, community leaders and project officials praised the community partnerships that formed the Heritage House, a 42-unit multifamily affordable housing development that is being constructed on several parcels between Grove and Chesley avenues. Richmond Standard
5/4/18 -- Block Party Mural 5/4/18 -- Block Party Mural
A mural depicting jazz musicians playing on saxophone, butterflies, red roses and a medicine wheel is taking shape at North Richmond's Rancho Market, a storefront that was once distinguished only by bullet holes and painted-over graffiti. NBC Bay Area
4/26/18 -- Heritage Point Groundbreaking in North Richmond 4/26/18 -- Heritage Point Groundbreaking in North Richmond
A groundbreaking ceremony is set for Thursday, May 3 for the Heritage House, a 42-unit multifamily affordable housing development that will be built on Fred Jackson Way between Grove and Chesley avenues in North Richmond. Richmond Standard
4/19/19 - New 10.5 Megawatt Solar Farm 4/19/19 - New 10.5 Megawatt Solar Farm
RICHMOND — The city and Marin Clean Energy hosted a ribbon-cutting on Wednesday for a new, 10.5-megawatt solar farm built on a brownfield that was the site of a former landfill. East Bay Times.
4/19/18 - Bay Area's Largest Public Private Solar Project 4/19/18 - Bay Area's Largest Public Private Solar Project
Pproject partners MCE and sPower commemorated Earth Day 2018 early with a ribbon cutting for MCE Solar One, a 60-acre solar farm in Richmond, California, that provides enough renewable electricity to serve 3,900 MCE customers annually. Solar Power World
4/18/18 - Solar Farm Opens on Chevron Property 4/18/18 - Solar Farm Opens on Chevron Property
In advance of Earth Day, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Wednesday for one of the Bay Area’s most significant environmental achievements: the construction of a 60-acre solar farm on land provided by Chevron Richmond. Richmond Standard
4/14/18 - Gioia Calls for Stop to Posting Release Dates for ICE Inmates 4/14/18 - Gioia Calls for Stop to Posting Release Dates for ICE Inmates
MARTINEZ -- A chorus of public and private voices on Thursday called on the Contra Costa Sheriff's Office to stop publishing the release dates of inmates in what some viewed as an indirect coordination with ICE. East Bay Times
4/14/18 - Alleged Deputy Sex with Inmates Seeps into DA Race 4/14/18 - Alleged Deputy Sex with Inmates Seeps into DA Race
MARTINEZ -- The head of the District Attorney's Office sexual assault unit -- who is running for DA -- was told last week not to participate in the case review of a sheriff's deputy accused of having unlawful sex with two jail inmates. East Bay Times
3/21/18 -- Rapid Response from Gioia 3/21/18 -- Rapid Response from Gioia
Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia, who represents West County, has released a video promoting a new program launched March 1 to help local immigrant families in fear of deportation under the Trump administration. “We’re standing up to Trump’s effort to deport hard working immigrant families and split our communities,” Gioia stated in the video. “On March 1, we launched Stand Together Contra Costa to provide Rapid Response Legal services to immigrant families at risk of deportation.” Richmond Standard.
3/20/18 -- Methadone Clinic Looks for Home 3/20/18 -- Methadone Clinic Looks for Home
BayMark Health Services’ BAART Richmond clinic withdrew its application to the Richmond Planning Commission to relocate its drug treatment facility from 1313 Cutting Blvd. to 3563 San Pablo Dam Road, and is no longer considering the site. The decision followed opposition by El Sobrante business owners and residents and a pledge by Contra Costa Supervisor John Gioia to assist in identifying an alternative location. Gioia confirmed to the Standard today that he worked with BayMark to get them to withdraw their application last month. Richmond Standard
3/16/18 -- Stand Together Contra Costa by RC 3/16/18 -- Stand Together Contra Costa by RC
On March 1st , Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia announced the launch of the Deportation Defense Hotline. The new service is part of Stand Together Contra Costa, a county initiative that offers information that can help people navigate the complex immigration system. The County Public Defender’s office provides educational and administrative support with “know you rights” workshops for community members. Richmond Confidential
3/10/18 -- DeSaulnier Calls for ICE Detention Halt 3/10/18 -- DeSaulnier Calls for ICE Detention Halt
U.S. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier says it's time for Contra Costa County to end its relationship with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The Democratic congressman from Concord, who recently toured the Richmond jail that the county leases to the federal government for detention of undocumented immigrants, said that the Contra Costa County sheriff's office's move this week to ban volunteers from visiting immigrants inside the jail - to check on their well-being - was the last straw. SF Chronicle
3/8/18 -- Bill Lindsay to Retire 3/8/18 -- Bill Lindsay to Retire
RICHMOND — City Manager Bill Lindsay, who is credited with helping to pull Richmond out of financial ruin, has announced he will retire later this year. Lindsay, 62, is leaving Richmond on July 31 and said he is not looking for another job. “I came to Richmond because I wanted a challenge,” Lindsay said Thursday. “Richmond certainly offered that.” A former city manager of Orinda, Lindsay arrived in Richmond in 2005, recruited by former Contra Costa County Administrator Phil Batchelor, who served as interim city manager. He entered a city that looked much different — in budget reports and around city streets and buildings — than the one he is leaving. EAST BAY TIMES
3/7/18 -- Group Banned from Touring Jail 3/7/18 -- Group Banned from Touring Jail
RICHMOND — The advocacy group that last year went public with allegations of ICE detainee mistreatment is no longer welcome at Contra Costa jails, the Bay Area News Group learned Wednesday and the nonprofit calls it retaliation. Sheriff David Livingston’s department banned volunteers from CIVIC (Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement) from entering the jail Tuesday. An email to the group obtained exclusively by this news agency accuses it of having “habitually violated numerous policies and procedures,” and that the organization “poses a security and safety hazard” to the West Contra Costa Jail in Richmond. EAST BAY TIMES
3/2/18 -- Contra Costa Protects Against ICE Raids 3/2/18 -- Contra Costa Protects Against ICE Raids
MARTINEZ — As Northern California feels the heat from stepped up ICE raids, Contra Costa County has responded with a deportation defense hotline offering legal help, notifications and community support. The Contra Costa Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the Stand Together Contra Costa rapid response hotline for immigrant families to access legal services or report Immigrants and Customs Enforcement raids in the county at any hour. East Bay Times
2/28/18 -- Smoke and Toxic Fire go Together 2/28/18 -- Smoke and Toxic Fire go Together
RICHMOND -- On Jan. 30, multiple Richmond neighborhoods became enveloped in a heavy, black cloud of toxic smoke. The fire had sparked at the Sims Metal Management facility at 600 S. 4th St., and it prompted a shelter-in-place order that lasted nearly 11 hours. In the weeks following the blaze, residents, elected officials, and environmental groups have raised serious questions and concerns about Sims' handling of flammable materials and its lack of preparation for dealing with industrial fires.
2/27/18 -- Investigators Can't Find Source of Fire 2/27/18 -- Investigators Can't Find Source of Fire
RICHMOND -- The cause of a major fire at a metal recycling facility in Richmond that sent high levels of toxic smoke into the air last month may never be known. Investigators have spent weeks interviewing employees of the Sims Metal Management site and sifting through large amounts of burned debris, but in the end they could not find conclusive evidence of what exactly sparked the Jan. 30 blaze, according to Inspector Eric Govan of the Richmond Fire Department.
2/15/18 -- State Senate Bill to Increase Emission Penalties 2/15/18 -- State Senate Bill to Increase Emission Penalties
State Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, wants to triple some of the most serious penalties local air districts can levy against oil companies when their refineries violate emissions regulations. Dodd, who represents a district that’s home to refineries owned by Shell, Tesoro and Valero, introduced legislation on Wednesday that would raise the limits on certain fines for the first time in decades. EAST BAY TIMES.
2/7/18 - Coal Impacts Local Health 2/7/18 - Coal Impacts Local Health
In October 2014, Sylvia Hopkins first noticed the line of coal cars sitting on tracks close to her home in Richmond's Atchison Village. Shortly thereafter, she began to discover black, greasy deposits on her windowsills. "I went on the 'Toxic Tour' of Richmond in 2015," she said. "I saw the uncovered coal piles directly in the line of winds blowing from the bay." East Bay Express
2/5/18 - Richmond Launches Fire Investigation 2/5/18 - Richmond Launches Fire Investigation
Richmond city officials have begun to scrutinize the Sims Metal Management facility, where a smoky fire forced thousands of residents to stay indoors last week. The city’s Planning and Building Department will review whether Sims is complying with rules governing its work near the Port of Richmond, according to Richard Mitchell, the department’s director. East Bay Times.
2/4/18 - Tick Tock of Fire Emergency Response 2/4/18 - Tick Tock of Fire Emergency Response
In Richmond, response to Tuesday night’s scrap yard fire is in the eye of the beholder. Richmond Mayor Tom Butt was no fan of the Contra Costa Community Warning System, and never has been. “As far as I’m concerned, it never worked,” Butt said of the system that came under, er, fire during the Chevron refinery release in 2012 — to the point that supervisors John Gioia and Federal Glover were tasked with reviewing the system. East Bay Times.
2/2/18 -- Benzene in Air from Scrap Fire 2/2/18 -- Benzene in Air from Scrap Fire
RICHMOND — Air quality tests from a metal scrapyard fire this week were released on Friday and showed elevated levels of benzene, a chemical known to cause cancer and to damage the central nervous system. The Contra Costa Health Services Department released the test results from air samples that showed the higher levels of benzene taken around Point Richmond after the large fire Tuesday night at Sims Metal Management. East Bay Times.
2/2/18 - Worst Air in Decades from Fire 2/2/18 - Worst Air in Decades from Fire
The smoke from Tuesday’s two-alarm blaze prompted a 10-hour shelter-in–place for residents in the area. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District will investigate whether particulates were present that were too dangerous to breathe, and whether Sims Metal Management, a metal and electronic recycling facility may face fines for violations, officials said. Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia, who sits on the air district board, said some of the readings he’s already seen indicate levels of toxic air matter that for periods of time were similar to the readings during the North Bay fires in October. East Bay Times.
2/1/18 -- Smoke From Sims Fire May Have Violated Air Laws 2/1/18 -- Smoke From Sims Fire May Have Violated Air Laws
Air samples from smoke that wafted through Richmond Tuesday night and Wednesday morning from a large fire at a scrap metal yard included high levels of toxic particulate matter that were too dangerous to breathe, according to a top local air official. “For a shortened period of time there were some levels of smoke from this fire that were similar to the North Bay fires,” said Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia, who sits on the Bay Area Air Quality Management District board. KQED.
1/30/18 -- Benicia Reader Supports Industrial Ordinance 1/30/18 -- Benicia Reader Supports Industrial Ordinance
According to a May 23 KQED article regarding the May 5 Valero Benicia Refinery incident: “The refinery should be held to higher safety standards, the same standards that the four refineries in Contra Costa are held to,” Contra Costa Supervisor John Gioia said. The number of serious refinery accidents in Contra Costa have dropped since the industrial safety ordinance was adopted in 1999, according to Gioia. Benicia Times Herald.
1/23/18 - Sup. Gioia Thanks Community for Helping Verde 1/23/18 - Sup. Gioia Thanks Community for Helping Verde
With support from West County residents, businesses and nonprofits, Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia said his annual Book & Hoodie Drive benefiting Verde Elementary served all of the North Richmond school’s 330 students. Richmond Standard.
1/12/18 -- Methadone Clinic Relocation Stirs Controversy 1/12/18 -- Methadone Clinic Relocation Stirs Controversy
A proposal to move an East Bay methadone clinic is causing controversy. The clinic is currently located on Cutting Boulevard in Richmond but is planning to move to San Pablo Dam Road in neighboring El Sobrante. KGO/ABC7
1/9/18 -- North Richmond Mural Moves Forward 1/9/18 -- North Richmond Mural Moves Forward
An ongoing community project to beautify Rancho Market in North Richmond is moving forward after receiving a neighborhood mini-grant from the Richmond Arts & Culture Commission. Richmond Standard.
1/8/18 -- County Refunds Parents of Incarcerated Youth 1/8/18 -- County Refunds Parents of Incarcerated Youth
One California county is giving its citizens something that’s not typically on offer from the US justice system: a refund. This week, the Contra Costa County probation department will begin notifying and mailing checks to families who, since 2010, were wrongfully billed for their children’s incarceration. Vice News
1/5/18 -- Mistreatment at Richmond jail 1/5/18 -- Mistreatment at Richmond jail
SFGate column by Otis Taylor questions the internal investigation by the Contra Costa County Sheriff into alleged mistreatment of inmates.
1/4/18 -- Heritage Point North Richmond 1/4/18 -- Heritage Point North Richmond
Richmond Standard story and video on Heritage Point, a 42-unit housing project that will be an economic benefit to North Richmond.
12/16/17 -- Catalyst North Richmond Housing Project Moves Forward 12/16/17 -- Catalyst North Richmond Housing Project Moves Forward
County leaders hope a 42-unit apartment building, Heritage Point affordable housing complex, will help spur a revival in North Richmond. East Bay Times.
12/13/17 -- County Supervisors Vote to Refund Juvenile Justice Fees 12/13/17 -- County Supervisors Vote to Refund Juvenile Justice Fees
Contra Costa County will give refunds to hundreds of families who were unlawfully charged fees while their children were held in juvenile hall. KQED.
12/12/17 -- Concerns over Methadone Clinic in El Sobrante 12/12/17 -- Concerns over Methadone Clinic in El Sobrante
The planned move of a methadone clinic from its longtime Cutting Boulevard location to San Pablo Dam Road is causing consternation among some El Sobrante Valley residents and business owners. East Bay Times.
11/25/17 -- Rubicon Helps Homeless Gain Employment, Housing 11/25/17 -- Rubicon Helps Homeless Gain Employment, Housing
Richmond-based Rubicon helps homeless and previously incarcerated regain self-worth and improve lives. East Bay Times.
11/15/17 -- New Air District Regulations 11/15/17 -- New Air District Regulations
New Air District regulation will cut toxic cancer risk from facilities. BAAQMD. East Bay Times Article.
11/15/17 -- County & Richmond Propose Micro Housing for Homeless 11/15/17 -- County & Richmond Propose Micro Housing for Homeless
A “MicroPAD” delivered in front of City Hall by a San Francisco developer with long ties to Berkeley is being pitched by local officials as “a bold move to reduce homelessness.” East Bay Times.
11/14/17 -- Micropad to Reduce Homelessness 11/14/17 -- Micropad to Reduce Homelessness
On any given night, there are about 1,600 homeless people on the streets of Contra Costa County and getting roofs over their heads has proven difficult like in most areas. KRON4
11/14/17 -- Micropads Touted in Richmond 11/14/17 -- Micropads Touted in Richmond
An East Bay city is looking to take people off the streets by creating tiny homes for the homeless, but some say it won’t even make a dent in dealing with the issue. CBS Bay Area
11/14/17 -- Micropad Development Hailed 11/14/17 -- Micropad Development Hailed
Panoramic Interests has been working with the city of Richmond and Contra Costa County to find a location to build a MicroPAD development. Richmond Standard.
11/10/17 -- Investigation Demanded in Alleged Jail Abuse -- Sheriff Pledges Investigation 11/10/17 -- Investigation Demanded in Alleged Jail Abuse -- Sheriff Pledges Investigation
Following reports and an open letter from 40 federal immigration detainees alleging abuse and civil rights violations in the West County Detention Center, the county Sheriff’s office has pledged to conduct a full investigation. East Bay Times.
11/10/17 -- Veterans Saluted at Craneway 11/10/17 -- Veterans Saluted at Craneway
Hundreds of community members came to the Craneway Pavilion on Friday to pay homage to past, present and future military members during a heartfelt ceremony. Richmond Standard.
11/10/17 -- Dream Act Rally In Richmond 11/10/17 -- Dream Act Rally In Richmond
One year after President Trump’s election, Dreamers and activists walked out of their schools and jobs to demand that Congress pass a “Clean Dream Act” before the winter recess. Organizing for Action (OFA), a Bay Area advocacy group and others gathered in solidarity at Richmond City Hall. RichmondConfidential.
11/9/17 -- Inhumane Treatment at Jail Alleged 11/9/17 -- Inhumane Treatment at Jail Alleged
At the West County Detention Facility, federal immigration detainees alleged that they have been denied access to bathrooms and forced to relieve themselves in bags or clothes in their cells. East Bay Times.
11/8/17 -- Calls to Investigate ICE Jail 11/8/17 -- Calls to Investigate ICE Jail
Contra Costa County sheriff’s officials said it was news to them last week that female detainees at their jail in Richmond were complaining that they were locked in their cells for 23 hours a day — with no bathroom access. SFGATE.
11/8/17 -- Background Checks for Contra Costa Employees 11/8/17 -- Background Checks for Contra Costa Employees
Supervisors on Tuesday asked for improved, and more specific, screening procedures for evaluating and hiring Contra Costa County employees, especially those who would have regular contact with children. East Bay Times.
11/8/17 -- North Richmond's Future Could be Part of City 11/8/17 -- North Richmond's Future Could be Part of City
Many believe the time has finally come for the tiny district of North Richmond to be annexed to the city of Richmond. East Bay Express.
11/8/17 -- Supervisor Gioia Joins Alta Bates Supporters in Rally to Save Hospital 11/8/17 -- Supervisor Gioia Joins Alta Bates Supporters in Rally to Save Hospital
About 150 people, many pushing strollers, rallied Sunday to protest the closing — or otherwise put, the repurposing — of Alta Bates Summit Medical Center. East Bay Times.
11/2/17 -- Jail Conditions Draw Complaints 11/2/17 -- Jail Conditions Draw Complaints
On Tuesday, I got a rare tour of the West County Detention Facility — and even rarer access to some of the female ICE detainees there. It’s true — the jail cells have no toilets. SFGATE.
10/30/17 - County Considers Airbnb Regulations 10/30/17 - County Considers Airbnb Regulations
Contra Costa County's board of supervisors is considering taxing operators and implementing new laws to regulate short-term Airbnb rentals in unincorporated areas. RichmondConfidential.
10/30/17 -- GRIP Harmony Walkers Rally Community 10/30/17 -- GRIP Harmony Walkers Rally Community
Hundreds of Richmonders turned out for the 31st Annual Greater Richmond Interfaith Program (GRIP) Harmony Walk & 5K run, which began and ended at Nicholl Park on Saturday. Richmond Standard.
10/29/17 -- Gioia Leads Makeover of North Richmond Market 10/29/17 -- Gioia Leads Makeover of North Richmond Market
Community members and leaders gathered at Rancho Market at 500 Market Ave. on Saturday to provide North Richmond’s only non-alcohol selling grocer with an exterior paint job. The Paint Party event was a partnership between Supervisor John Gioia’s office and the city of Richmond’s Love Your Block initiative. Richmond Standard.
10/25/17 - Rancho Market Beautification 10/25/17 - Rancho Market Beautification
North Richmond’s only non-alcohol selling community grocer — the Rancho Market & Deli at 500 Market Ave. — is about to receive several coats of community love this Saturday. Richmond Standard.
10/25/17 - Historical Photo 1980 10/25/17 - Historical Photo 1980
Photo of community members and John Gioia in Parchester Village in 1980. Richmond Independent.
10/24/17 - Award Winning Journalist Credits Gioia 10/24/17 - Award Winning Journalist Credits Gioia
The idea to follow this line of reporting came from an offhand comment that county Supervisor John Gioia made to the newsroom about certain lawsuits surrounding dispensaries in Richmond. Thebault decided to look into those lawsuits which led him to a string of public documents and court reports that eventually became this series of stories. Richmond Confidential.
10/24/17 - Contra Costa County Restricts Marijuana 10/24/17 - Contra Costa County Restricts Marijuana
A vote in Contra Costa County Tuesday afternoon put some significant restrictions on recreational pot sales. CBS Bay Area.
10/21/17 - Richmond Council Votes to Proceed with Annexation Process 10/21/17 - Richmond Council Votes to Proceed with Annexation Process
In a 5-2 vote, it was decided that the city will formally begin the application process with the county, the first step in correcting what many say was a historic injustice. In addition, informational material and a non-binding city ballot will be sent to North Richmond residents in order to gauge public opinion. RichmondConfidential.
10/19/17 - Council Moves Toward One Richmond 10/19/17 - Council Moves Toward One Richmond
The City Council this week gave the go-ahead to launch the process of annexing North Richmond, and simultaneously conduct public outreach to gauge the unincorporated enclave’s support for such a move. East Bay Times.
10/18/17 - North Richmond Annexation Possible 10/18/17 - North Richmond Annexation Possible
The Richmond City Council voted in favor Tuesday of moving forward with the state application to annex unincorporated North Richmond, but not without simultaneously voting to conduct extensive outreach and polling of North Richmond residents which, depending on the results, could end up derailing annexation. Richmond Standard.
10/13/17 - Gioia's Op-Ed on Future of North Richmond 10/13/17 - Gioia's Op-Ed on Future of North Richmond
North Richmond now has a chance to advance these improvements, and build a better future by becoming part of the City of Richmond, instead of remaining an isolated pocket of unincorporated community governed by the County. Richmond Standard.
10/11/17 - State Affordable Housing Bills Offer Hope 10/11/17 - State Affordable Housing Bills Offer Hope
Gov. Jerry Brown signed 15 housing bills late last month ... in Contra Costa County, the laws have been met with cautious optimism — and also a feeling that more needs to be done. Richmond Confidential.
10/9/17 - North Bay Fires Impact Local Air Quality 10/9/17 - North Bay Fires Impact Local Air Quality
Significant fires in Sonoma, Napa and Yuba counties have impacted air quality throughout the Bay Area, including in West Contra Costa County where residents posted photos to social media of smoke-hazed city streets and ash coating parked cars. Richmond Standard.
9/27/17 - Gioia Hosts Housing Townhall 9/27/17 - Gioia Hosts Housing Townhall
Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia will co-host a town hall meeting on the subject of housing Sept. 30 at Church of Christ, 1501 Florida Ave. Co-hosts of the 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. meeting are the Ensuring Opportunity campaign to end poverty in the county, and the Multi-Faith Action Coalition, which seeks to address the root causes of poverty through advocacy and public policy change, according to its website. East Bay Times.
9/27/17 - San Pablo on the Rise 9/27/17 - San Pablo on the Rise
On Monday, the city held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new nutritional center for families with young children that the city is building just behind the West County Health Center, a county-run regional clinic that opened in 2011. SFGATE.
9/26/17 -- Community to Beautify North Richmond Grocer 9/26/17 -- Community to Beautify North Richmond Grocer
Supervisor John Gioia’s office is partnering with the city of Richmond as well as sponsors The Home Depot and Kelly-Moore Paints to “put a new paint job on this important community grocer” at Market Avenue and 5th Street, according to Robert Rogers, district coordinator for Supervisor Gioia. Richmond Standard.
9/26/17 -- County Considers Short Term Rental Regulations 9/26/17 -- County Considers Short Term Rental Regulations
Recognizing that different parts of unincorporated Contra Costa have widely differing tastes and circumstances regarding short-term rentals, the Board of Supervisors will ask local panels to weigh in on a countywide ordinance regulating Airbnb-type rentals. East Bay Times.
9/25/17 -- County Supports Legal Aid for Undocumented 9/25/17 -- County Supports Legal Aid for Undocumented
The Contra Costa board of supervisors voted unanimously to help fund Stand Together CoCo, establishing the first rapid-response legal aid program for its estimated 65,000 unauthorized immigrants. RichmondConfidential.org
9/24/17 -- North Richmond Annexation Debate Heats Up 9/24/17 -- North Richmond Annexation Debate Heats Up
Public opinion is divided. Officials are mostly tight-lipped. And after more than 50 years, Tuesday night could bring political isolation to a close for North Richmond: City council is scheduled to decide on whether to incorporate the community into Richmond at-large. RichmondConfidential.org.
9/20/17 - Contra Costa Supports Rubicon Funding 9/20/17 - Contra Costa Supports Rubicon Funding
Two weeks after Contra Costa County Sheriff David Livingston questioned whether to fund Richmond-based prisoner re-entry organization Rubicon Programs, prompting accusations of political retaliation, supervisors voted unanimously to approve a $400,000 contract with the longstanding group. RichmondConfidential.org.
9/19/17 -- Vacation Rental Tax for Contra Costa County Discussed 9/19/17 -- Vacation Rental Tax for Contra Costa County Discussed
The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors heard a pair of reports this morning on their options for new ordinances that would affect short-term rental operators such as Airbnb hosts in unincorporated areas of the county. Patch.com.
9/18/17 - Becton Sworn in as First African American DA in Contra Costa 9/18/17 - Becton Sworn in as First African American DA in Contra Costa
In a brief but energetic ceremony, Diana Becton was sworn in Monday as the first African-American and first woman to serve as Contra Costa County’s district attorney. East Bay Times.
9/13/17 -- State Bill Could Save Alta Bates 9/13/17 -- State Bill Could Save Alta Bates
It’s the final week of this year’s legislative session, and East Bay lawmakers are pushing a bill that could stop Sutter Health from shuttering its Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Berkeley. Richmond Confidential.
9/12/17 -- Judge Becton Hailed as New DA of Contra Costa 9/12/17 -- Judge Becton Hailed as New DA of Contra Costa
Diana Becton was one of five finalists for the job. She was selected as the first choice of supervisors John Gioia, Diane Burgis and Federal Glover during the initial vote, with Deputy District Attorney Paul Graves getting picked by supervisors Candace Andersen and Karen Mitchoff. KTVU.
9/12/17 -- Russian Consulate Cited by Air Regulators 9/12/17 -- Russian Consulate Cited by Air Regulators
After the mysterious burning of materials at the Russian consulate on the eve of its closure earlier this month, Bay Area air quality investigators formally cited the foreign government agency for violating burn restrictions. East Bay Times.
9/12/17 -- Retired Judge Becton to Become Next DA 9/12/17 -- Retired Judge Becton to Become Next DA
A recently retired judge has been selected as the new Contra Costa County district attorney by the Board of Supervisors, according to county officials. East Bay Times.
9/9/17 -- Sheriff, Supervisor Clash Over Re-entry Policy 9/9/17 -- Sheriff, Supervisor Clash Over Re-entry Policy
Contra Costa Sheriff David Livingston and county Supervisor John Gioia, who clashed over the controversial West County jail expansion, are at odds again — this time over the contract renewal for a Richmond-based prisoner re-entry program. East Bay Times.
9/7/17 -- El Sobrante Library Mini-Park Unveiling 9/7/17 -- El Sobrante Library Mini-Park Unveiling
Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia will host a ribbon-cutting celebration at the recently completed El Sobrante Library Mini-Park from 12 to 2 p.m. Sept. 9. East Bay Times.
9/5/17 -- Kimmie James Remembered in North Richmond 9/5/17 -- Kimmie James Remembered in North Richmond
The community is mourning the recent death of Kimmie Morris James, a longtime North Richmond resident, business owner and advocate. Richmond Standard.
9/5/17 -- El Sobrante Park Ribbon Cutting 9/5/17 -- El Sobrante Park Ribbon Cutting
The community is invited to a ribbon-cutting on Sept. 9 for extensive new improvements of the public space surrounding the El Sobrante Library. Richmond Standard.
9/2/17 -- Richmond Changing 9/2/17 -- Richmond Changing
NPR's Richard Gonzales grew up in the blue collar city of Richmond, Calif., just east of San Francisco. On his trip home, he found a city in transformation in the local businesses and the neighborhoods. National Public Radio.
9/1/17 -- Russian Consulate Smoke Draws Ire 9/1/17 -- Russian Consulate Smoke Draws Ire
Acrid, black smoke was seen pouring from a chimney at the Russian consulate in San Francisco Friday, a day after the Trump administration ordered its closure amid escalating tensions between the United States and Russia. East Bay Times.
8/30/17 -- North Richmond Levees Project Kicks Off 8/30/17 -- North Richmond Levees Project Kicks Off
As the nation stood in awe over catastrophic floods in Texas produced by Hurricane Harvey, a group of officials and community volunteers this week were taking steps to protect against lesser but nonetheless significant flood dangers in North Richmond. East Bay Times.
8/29/17 -- Workers Bolster North Richmond Levees 8/29/17 -- Workers Bolster North Richmond Levees
As families in Houston seek shelter from the flooding left behind by Hurricane Harvey, local officials in North Richmond are gathered in a creek bed, where they appear to be gardening. "It's gonna be bit by bit to remove these," said Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia, as he snipped thick vines with a large pair of shears. KGO
8/28/17 -- Soulful Softball a Home Run in Richmond 8/28/17 -- Soulful Softball a Home Run in Richmond
Hundreds of community members attended an afternoon of softball games at Nicholl Park in Richmond on Sunday. During the games, participants and fans had the option to dine on free soul food courtesy of Richmond’s CJ BBQ and Fish, and could also tap resources from information booths promoting health, wellness, education and jobs. Richmond Standard.
8/20/17 -- New San Pablo Library Celebrates Grand Opening 8/20/17 -- New San Pablo Library Celebrates Grand Opening
The new library at 13731 San Pablo Ave. is 22,000 square feet, LEED certified and cost $6.5 million to construct. It replaces the 8,000 square foot location at El Portal Drive. Richmond Standard.
8/15/17 -- Saranap Village Housing Development Approved 8/15/17 -- Saranap Village Housing Development Approved
Saying the project will provide needed housing and almost singlehandedly rejuvenate a threadbare commercial corridor, Contra Costa County supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved the $100 million Saranap Village commercial/retail mixed use project that figures to transform a tired commercial strip between Walnut Creek and Lafayette. East Bay Times.
8/9/17 -- North Korea Threats Raise Specter of Nuclear Event 8/9/17 -- North Korea Threats Raise Specter of Nuclear Event
For the first time since the end of the Cold War, Bay Area residents are being forced to confront the unthinkable: the possibility of a nuclear attack on our own soil. San Jose Mercury News.
7/31/17 -- Las Deltas Loitering Prompts Robust Response 7/31/17 -- Las Deltas Loitering Prompts Robust Response
To combat littering, sideshows and other illicit activities, county officials are proposing to restrict vehicles from stopping, standing and parking along stretches of Silver Avenue and North Jade Street near the Las Deltas Housing Project in North Richmond. Richmond Standard.
7/31/17 -- Las Deltas Restrictions Enhance Safety 7/31/17 -- Las Deltas Restrictions Enhance Safety
Contra Costa supervisors are considering new restrictions to help reduce unsafe driving and loitering along a 500-foot section of North Jade Street near the Las Deltas apartments, and an adjacent stretch of Silver Avenue. East Bay Times.
7/18/17 -- Cannabis Policy Studied by Board of Supervisors 7/18/17 -- Cannabis Policy Studied by Board of Supervisors
The Contra Costa Board of Supervisors continued their education on how to regulate cultivation, delivery, manufacturing and dispensing of medical and recreational cannabis in unincorporated areas throughout the county. East Bay Times.
7/12/17 -- DMC Records Available to Former Patients For Limited Time 7/12/17 -- DMC Records Available to Former Patients For Limited Time
Get your patient records from Doctors hospital before they are destroyed — that’s the message that went out Tuesday from Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia’s office to anyone ever treated at the former Brookside Hospital, which became Doctors Medical Center before it was declared insolvent and closed its doors to patients in April 2015. East Bay Times.
7/12/17 -- County Board Restricts Flavored Tobacco 7/12/17 -- County Board Restricts Flavored Tobacco
The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to prohibit the selling of flavored tobacco products near parks and schools in unincorporated areas of the county. CBS Bay Area.
7/11/17 -- Cap and Trade Deal Sparks Controversy 7/11/17 -- Cap and Trade Deal Sparks Controversy
A new deal to extend California’s landmark climate program known as cap and trade was met with both praise and condemnation Tuesday a environmentalists, business groups and lawmakers worked furiously to untangle — and wrangle over — the complex proposal that could be up for a vote within days. East Bay Times.
7/6/17 -- New East Richmond Festival Set for July Debut 7/6/17 -- New East Richmond Festival Set for July Debut
The East Richmond Heights neighborhood is gearing up for a brand-new street festival that it plans to make into a yearly celebration, enlivened by the countless artists and musicians who call the area home. Richmond Standard.
6/29/17 -- Low Profile Grand Jury Investigation 6/29/17 -- Low Profile Grand Jury Investigation
It was an unusual and erroneous way to refer to one’s “favorite politician,” and Jim Mellander got the attention of those in the room as the Contra Costa Board of Supervisors on June 23 discussed how to go about replacing District Attorney Mark Peterson. East Bay Times.
6/23/17 -- Imagine No Jail Expansion 6/23/17 -- Imagine No Jail Expansion
Imagine. On a recent Tuesday, my day began as the Board of Supervisors focused again on Sheriff David Livingston’s plans for the West County Detention Facility. My day ended in the El Cerrito City Council chambers. East Bay Times Opinion.
6/23/17 -- Public Forum as Part of Search For New District Attorney 6/23/17 -- Public Forum as Part of Search For New District Attorney
County supervisors want to appoint an interim district attorney by mid-September, and plan to hold a public forum in August where the public would be allowed to directly ask the finalists questions. East Bay Times.
6/21/17 -- GHG Cap Decision Must Wait 6/21/17 -- GHG Cap Decision Must Wait
Bay Area air regulators on Wednesday postponed adopting the nation’s first limits on greenhouses gases from oil refineries because of complaints that the public wasn’t given enough time to review 11th-hour changes. Vallejo Times Herald.
6/21/17 -- No New Greenhouse Gas Caps For Now 6/21/17 -- No New Greenhouse Gas Caps For Now
Board members of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District on Wednesday delayed voting on a plan to create the nation’s first greenhouse-gas limits for oil refineries. SFGATE
6/20/17 -- Jail Expansion Approved on Divided Vote 6/20/17 -- Jail Expansion Approved on Divided Vote
A $25 million grant for a controversial expansion of the West County Detention Facility in Richmond was approved Tuesday by the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors, the last major hurdle for this project. Supervisor Gioia opposed the jail expansion. East Bay Times.
6/14/17 -- Contra Costa Considers Banning Flavored Tobacco 6/14/17 -- Contra Costa Considers Banning Flavored Tobacco
In a push to prevent tobacco and e-cigarette companies from targeting youth and minorities, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors is considering adopting a slew of provisions that restrict the sale of flavored tobacco products and electronic and menthol cigarettes. NBCBayArea.
5/31/17 -- Greenhouse Gas Caps on Bay Area Refineries Considered 5/31/17 -- Greenhouse Gas Caps on Bay Area Refineries Considered
The Bay Area’s air pollution board took a big step toward becoming the first in America to cap greenhouse gas emissions from oil refineries. East Bay Times.
5/31/17 -- Planned Parenthood to Close 3 Bay Area Locations 5/31/17 -- Planned Parenthood to Close 3 Bay Area Locations
Planned Parenthood officials will close three Bay Area clinics by the end of June, and it could get worse. Facilities in Richmond, Pittsburg and Vacaville will close June 30 as health reimbursements for the state’s poor continue to shrink. East Bay Times.
5/26/17 -- Opposition to Jail Expansion Simmers 5/26/17 -- Opposition to Jail Expansion Simmers
The subject: A $25 million expansion plan for the West County Detention Facility in North Richmond that the supervisors approved in February. The ongoing message: Reverse that approval, and pay for other community services instead of more jail space. East Bay Times.
5/25/17 -- West County Free Meals Sites 5/25/17 -- West County Free Meals Sites
PDF listing all the sites where residents can access free meals.
5/23/17 -- Refinery Outage Prompts Talks of New Rules 5/23/17 -- Refinery Outage Prompts Talks of New Rules
City officials would have greater oversight over the Valero refinery under a proposal set to be unveiled at the Benicia City Council meeting on Tuesday—a potential reform prompted by the major outage at the facility earlier this month. KQED.
5/22/17 -- Refinery Vulnerability in Bay Area May Be Worse Than Thought 5/22/17 -- Refinery Vulnerability in Bay Area May Be Worse Than Thought
The recent conclusion by local air regulators that malfunctions at Chevron’s Richmond facility sent toxic gas 11 miles across San Francisco Bay late last year means that a larger part of the region may be vulnerable to refinery malfunctions than many previously believed. KQED.
5/10/17 -- East Richmond Spring Fling Gathering 5/10/17 -- East Richmond Spring Fling Gathering
A bustling Spring Fling BBQ celebration on the afternoon of Sunday, May 7, brought about 100 residents of East Richmond Heights for a neighborhood bash highlighted by fantastic pot-luck food and an appearance by Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia. Richmond Standard.
5/4/17 -- Board Approves MCE in County 5/4/17 -- Board Approves MCE in County
On a 4-1 vote, with supervisor Karen Mitchoff of Pleasant Hill casting the lone dissenting vote, Contra Costa supervisors selected San Rafael-based MCE Clean Energy to develop solar power plants preferably in the county’s sprawling northern waterfront area to lower PG&E electric rates for residential and commercial electricity customers. Antioch Herald.
4/28/17 -- Standing Up For Sanctuary Policies 4/28/17 -- Standing Up For Sanctuary Policies
Speaking on public radio station KQED’s Forum program April 26, Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia called the decision “a victory for those of us at local government in cities and counties to pursue the practices we believe are the most effective in keeping our communities safe and making them stronger. Frankly, also, a victory for policies that bring us together, not divide us.” People's World.
4/26/17 -- Contra Costa County Board Pledges to Reduce Idling Engines 4/26/17 -- Contra Costa County Board Pledges to Reduce Idling Engines
Contra Costa County supervisors signed a pledge on Tuesday to stop idling while they wait. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is behind the Idle Free Pledge. ABC7
4/17/17 -- El Cerrito, Sheriff Clash Over Jail 4/17/17 -- El Cerrito, Sheriff Clash Over Jail
Contra Costa County Sheriff David Livingston pledges to back out of a five-year deal to provide police dispatch services to the city because of its formal opposition to a proposed expansion of the West County jail. East Bay Times.
4/14/17 -- Sen. Skinner Letter Opposes Jail Expansion 4/14/17 -- Sen. Skinner Letter Opposes Jail Expansion
State Sen. Nancy Skinner sent a letter to the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Friday urging its members to reverse their support for a controversial Richmond jail expansion. NBC Bay Area.
4/14/17 -- Sen. Skinner Says No to $95 Million Jail Expansion 4/14/17 -- Sen. Skinner Says No to $95 Million Jail Expansion
State Sen. Nancy Skinner sent a letter to the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors today urging them to reverse plans for an expensive jail expansion in Richmond. East Bay Express.
04/12/17 -- Knox's Bipartisan Legacy 04/12/17 -- Knox's Bipartisan Legacy
John T. Knox, who spent 20 years in the California Assembly and whose name is attached to several landmark laws and structures, died April 3 in Richmond at age 92. As Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia pointed out in the newspaper, “There is a reason things are named after him; he got things done.” East Bay Times.
04/10/17 - El Cerrito Denounces Jail Expansion 04/10/17 - El Cerrito Denounces Jail Expansion
The city last week joined Richmond in formally opposing the planned expansion of the West Contra Costa Detention Facility. The City Council on April 4 unanimously approved a recommendation by Councilwoman Rochelle Pardue–Okimoto “authorizing the mayor to send a letter to the California Board of State and Community Corrections opposing the $70 million grant proposal from the Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office for the expansion of the West County Detention Facility in Richmond.” East Bay Times.
04/04/17 -- John T. Knox, 92, Dies 04/04/17 -- John T. Knox, 92, Dies
Former state Assemblyman John T. Knox, a liberal Democrat who was a driving force behind the 1970 creation of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission in 1965, died Tuesday at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Richmond after a long illness. He was 92. East Bay Times.
04/04/17 -- State Law Could Bar ICE Contracts 04/04/17 -- State Law Could Bar ICE Contracts
Long-standing lucrative jail contracts between California sheriff’s departments and federal agencies could unravel if state legislators pass a bill barring local law enforcement from cooperating with immigration authorities, critics of the legislation said Tuesday. SFGate
3/20/17 -- Gioia's Poetry Eases Tension 3/20/17 -- Gioia's Poetry Eases Tension
Things were a little tense in the Contra Costa Board of Supervisors meeting room last Tuesday when the supes took up whether to give the operators of Keller Canyon landfill near Pittsburg more time to conform to rules governing the handling of construction waste. After all, the dump operators had sued the county last year over it. East Bay Times.
3/17/17 -- Trump Pushes to Defund Federal Refinery Regulator 3/17/17 -- Trump Pushes to Defund Federal Refinery Regulator
Local leaders and health officials in Contra Costa County, home to four oil refineries, are blasting a part of President Trump’s budget that calls for cutting all money for the federal agency that investigates chemical accidents. KQED.
3/16/17 -- Bill Oliver, El Sobrante Businessman, Dies at 96 3/16/17 -- Bill Oliver, El Sobrante Businessman, Dies at 96
Bill Oliver, a longtime El Sobrante businessman and civic leader who was an advocate for the small town, has died. He was 96. East Bay Times.
3/16/17 -- Borenstein: County Hired Social Worker With Domestic Violence History 3/16/17 -- Borenstein: County Hired Social Worker With Domestic Violence History
A Contra Costa child protective services worker has her own history of domestic violence and participated in an infamous “Dirty DUI” scheme to entrap her ex-husband for drunken driving. East Bay Times.
2/14/17 -- Landrin Kelly, Father Who Turned Anguish into Helping Others, Dies 2/14/17 -- Landrin Kelly, Father Who Turned Anguish into Helping Others, Dies
Kelly, 48, of Suisun City, died at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek. His death was confirmed by the Contra Costa County Coroner, though no other official details of the circumstances were available. Kelly had been in the hospital at least since Saturday. East Bay Times.
2/14/17 -- Op-Ed by John Gioia: Contra Costa Doesn't Need More Jail Cells 2/14/17 -- Op-Ed by John Gioia: Contra Costa Doesn't Need More Jail Cells
Contra Costa County needs greater investment in mental health treatment, job training, affordable housing, and youth services to help keep people from becoming incarcerated, not a larger West County jail. East Bay Times.
2/13/17 -- Livingston Schmoozes with Jeff Sessions 2/13/17 -- Livingston Schmoozes with Jeff Sessions
On the same day the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office requested approval from the Board of Supervisors for a jail expansion, the agency’s top cop, Sheriff David Livingston, was in Washington, D.C., schmoozing with Jeff Sessions, the recently confirmed attorney general. SFGATE.
2/10/17 -- New Violations Found at Richmond Auto Yard That Went Up In Flames 2/10/17 -- New Violations Found at Richmond Auto Yard That Went Up In Flames
Contra Costa County health inspectors have discovered a new round of serious hazardous waste violations at the Richmond-area auto-wrecking yard where some 200 vehicles burned in a large fire in December. KQED.
2/8/17 -- Tempers Flare During Controversial Approval of Jail Expansion 2/8/17 -- Tempers Flare During Controversial Approval of Jail Expansion
The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted 4-1 to move forward with a controversial proposal to build a new wing at the West County Detention Facility, an expansion that would result in hundreds of inmates at the Martinez jail shuffled to new units in Richmond. NBC Bay Area.
2/8/17 -- County Board Votes to Expand Jail 2/8/17 -- County Board Votes to Expand Jail
Despite pleas from community activists, educators, nurses and others, the Contra Costa Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to move forward with a controversial plan to expand jail services at the West County Detention Facility, a project that will cost the county $25 million in construction costs and $5 million a year thereafter. East Bay Times.
2/7/17 -- Contra Costa County Supervisors Approve Jail Expansion 2/7/17 -- Contra Costa County Supervisors Approve Jail Expansion
During a crowded and occasionally unruly meeting that lasted several hours, the Contra Costa Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 Wednesday to approve a proposal to expand a jail in Richmond. Supervisor John Gioia cast the sole dissenting vote against the proposal. PATCH.com
2/7/17 -- Contra Costa Sheriff’s Tie to ICE Riles Immigrants’ Advocates 2/7/17 -- Contra Costa Sheriff’s Tie to ICE Riles Immigrants’ Advocates
As talk of a travel ban, the construction of a massive wall and the status of sanctuary cities percolates in the United States, another immigration issue is near a boiling point in Contra Costa County. SFGATE.
1/14/17 -- County Supervisors Encouraged by Positive Economic Report 1/14/17 -- County Supervisors Encouraged by Positive Economic Report
A new economic outlook report commissioned by the Contra Costa Board of Supervisors offered mostly good news but reflects enough uncertainty over the possible ramifications of a Donald Trump presidency and regional housing and transportation concerns to keep the elected leaders on their toes. East Bay Times.
1/10/17 -- S.F. Supervisor Wants Answers From Chevron on Toxic Gas Release and Odor 1/10/17 -- S.F. Supervisor Wants Answers From Chevron on Toxic Gas Release and Odor
San Francisco Supervisor Mark Farrell wants to haul executives from the Chevron oil company to City Hall to explain why two malfunctions at their Richmond refinery may have sent toxic gas to San Francisco twice late last month. KQED.
1/6/17 -- Air District Says Chevron Refinery in Richmond Probably Caused Mysterious S.F. Odors 1/6/17 -- Air District Says Chevron Refinery in Richmond Probably Caused Mysterious S.F. Odors
The Chevron oil company will most likely face a series of fines in connection with malfunctions at its Richmond refinery and high levels of a toxic gas that were measured near the facility last week, according to a top local air district official. KQED.
1/6/17 -- Chevron Likely Source of Foul Odors, Fine Likely 1/6/17 -- Chevron Likely Source of Foul Odors, Fine Likely
Air district officials are zeroing in on the Chevron refinery in Richmond as the source of foul odors detected in San Francisco and Richmond, with fines against the company likely, according to one member of the district’s board of directors. East Bay Times.
1/4/17 -- Heritage Point North Richmond Could be Big for North Richmond 1/4/17 -- Heritage Point North Richmond Could be Big for North Richmond
Richmond Standard article and video on the Heritage Point Project, a 42-unit housing complex that will be an economic boost for North Richmond.
12/27/16 -- Forum Addresses Increase in Hate Crimes 12/27/16 -- Forum Addresses Increase in Hate Crimes
In the wake of reports of two hate crimes in West Contra Costa County and hundreds throughout the country since the election of Donald Trump, West County residents came together to address the recent increase and discuss ways to deal with them locally. Richmond Pulse.
12/26/16 -- Wave of Hate Crime Disturbs El Sobrante 12/26/16 -- Wave of Hate Crime Disturbs El Sobrante
El Sobrante was a predominantly white town when Becki Cohn-Vargas and her family moved there almost three decades ago. SFGATE.
12/22/16 -- Gioia Wants to Shut Down Wrecking Yard in North Richmond After Fire 12/22/16 -- Gioia Wants to Shut Down Wrecking Yard in North Richmond After Fire
Although the wind-emboldened fire was deemed accidental, Gioia wants Deal Auto Wrecking investigated “with the hope that it would be shut down,” the KQED News report stated. The supervisor called the facility a “nuisance in many ways.” Richmond Standard.
12/22/16 -- North Richmond Yard, Site of Fire, Had Received Multiple Violatoins 12/22/16 -- North Richmond Yard, Site of Fire, Had Received Multiple Violatoins
The automobile demolition yard that caught fire last week, sending a large plume of black smoke into the sky that could be seen for miles and forcing neighbors, including a nearby school, to shelter in place for hours, has been cited for numerous violations in recent years. East Bay Times.
12/22/16 -- Local Official Wants to Close Richmond Auto Yard Involved in Fire 12/22/16 -- Local Official Wants to Close Richmond Auto Yard Involved in Fire
Supervisor John Gioia, who represents the unincorporated area where the fire broke out, was among those caught in the smoke and had to stay indoors at one of the nearly 30 schools under the temporary shelter order. The property is located at Gertrude Avenue and Richmond Parkway, close to Chevron’s Richmond refinery. KQED.
12/8/16 -- Public Forum in El Sobrante Against Hate, For Human Rights Day 12/8/16 -- Public Forum in El Sobrante Against Hate, For Human Rights Day
Local and state officials are holding a public forum in El Sobrante late Saturday morning in response to “the increase of hate crimes nationally and tragic recent alleged hate crimes in West Contra Costa County,” according to Supervisor John Gioia’s office. Richmond Standard.
12/7/16 -- El Sobrante Forum on Hate Crimes Set 12/7/16 -- El Sobrante Forum on Hate Crimes Set
A month after the shocking murder of a young African-American man at an El Sobrante pool hall by a group of white men, an incident prosecutors have called a hate crime, local organizations are planning a forum to address intimidation and harassment in West Contra Costa. East Bay Times.
12/2/16 -- Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Expand in Richmond 12/2/16 -- Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Expand in Richmond
The city is set to accept grants to install two electric vehicle charging stations: one at Kennedy High at 4300 Cutting Blvd., and the other at the West County Family Justice Center at 256 24th St. Richmond Standard.
11/23/16 -- Extensive Renovations Underway at El Sobrante Library 11/23/16 -- Extensive Renovations Underway at El Sobrante Library
Extensive renovations are underway at the El Sobrante Library, including landscape and parking lot improvements. The project began earlier this month and will continue through the spring. The library will remain open during the work, although the parking lot and Reading Garden will be closed to the public. East Bay Times.
11/2/16 -- Contra Costa County Approves Contract for Warning System That Had Malfunctioned 11/2/16 -- Contra Costa County Approves Contract for Warning System That Had Malfunctioned
Contra Costa County supervisors have approved a new contract with the company that runs its massive community warning system more than two months after it malfunctioned near Richmond’s Chevron refinery, outraging that city’s mayor. KQED.
11/1/16 -- North Richmond’s Newest Farm to Sell Fresh Food 11/1/16 -- North Richmond’s Newest Farm to Sell Fresh Food
Richmond nonprofit Urban Tilth hosted a celebration to introduce North Richmond’s newest farm. The Oct. 15 event marked the beginning of construction at the new three acre farm site at Fred Jackson Way and Brookside Drive. But the land won’t only be used to grow food. Urban Tilth executive director Doria Robinson said she envisions it as a community gathering place. Richmond Pulse.
10/30/16 -- Alta Bates closure concern 10/30/16 -- Alta Bates closure concern
East Bay Times
10/26/16 -- Juvenile Fees Halted 2 10/26/16 -- Juvenile Fees Halted 2
Richmond Standard Story
10/26/16 -- Juvenile Fees Halted 10/26/16 -- Juvenile Fees Halted
CBS Story
10/24/16 -- Juvenile fee issue 10/24/16 -- Juvenile fee issue
KQED news
10/19/16 -- North Richmond Farm Groundbreaking 10/19/16 -- North Richmond Farm Groundbreaking
RichmondConfidential.org
9/17/16 - Supervisor Gioia calls for investigation (Op-ED) 9/17/16 - Supervisor Gioia calls for investigation (Op-ED)
East Bay Times
9/9/16 -- San Pablo to open new library 9/9/16 -- San Pablo to open new library
East Bay Times
7/29/16 -- Gioia urges respect for Kids First voters 7/29/16 -- Gioia urges respect for Kids First voters
East Bay Times
7/8/16 -- Sex scandal implicated officer on leave 7/8/16 -- Sex scandal implicated officer on leave
Contra Costa Times
7/2/16 -- Sex scandal implicated officers reassigned 7/2/16 -- Sex scandal implicated officers reassigned
Contra Costa Times
5/25/16 - Racial Justice Task Force openings 5/25/16 - Racial Justice Task Force openings
Contra Costa Times
5/25/16 -- Expanding Health Coverage 5/25/16 -- Expanding Health Coverage
PR Newswire
4/21/16 -- Refinery emission reductions 4/21/16 -- Refinery emission reductions
SFBay.ca
4/21/16 -- BAAQMD disclosure rules 4/21/16 -- BAAQMD disclosure rules
East Bay Times
4/15/16 -- Racial Justice Task Force 4/15/16 -- Racial Justice Task Force
East Bay Times
4/13/16 -- John Gioia's Earth Day events 4/13/16 -- John Gioia's Earth Day events
Richmond Standard
3/30/16 -- North Richmond annexation study 3/30/16 -- North Richmond annexation study
Contra Costa Times
3/23/16 -- Sup. Gioia leads shoreline walk 3/23/16 -- Sup. Gioia leads shoreline walk
Contra Costa Times
3/9/16 -- Sup. Gioia supports Reentry Success Center 3/9/16 -- Sup. Gioia supports Reentry Success Center
KQED
3/9/16 -- Breakfast with Sup. Gioia and Mayor Lyman 3/9/16 -- Breakfast with Sup. Gioia and Mayor Lyman
Contra Costa Times
3/1/16 -- Supervisor Gioia works for Measure AA 3/1/16 -- Supervisor Gioia works for Measure AA
Oakland Magazine
2/24/16 -- Contra Costa Times Supports SFBay Restoration Measure 2/24/16 -- Contra Costa Times Supports SFBay Restoration Measure
Contra Costa Times Editorial
1/21/16 -- Train Derailment Rekindles Safety Fears 1/21/16 -- Train Derailment Rekindles Safety Fears
Contra Costa Times
1/14/16 -- George Carroll, first black judge Contra Costa, dies 1/14/16 -- George Carroll, first black judge Contra Costa, dies
Contra Costa Times
1/13/16 -- Bay Area tax to protect against rising seas 1/13/16 -- Bay Area tax to protect against rising seas
Contra Costa Times
1/15/16 -- Martin Luther King Jr. Events in West County 1/15/16 -- Martin Luther King Jr. Events in West County
1/1/16 -- County to study racial disparity in justice system 1/1/16 -- County to study racial disparity in justice system
Contra Costa Times
12/22/2015 - Supervisor Gioia encourages residents to prepare for wet weather 12/22/2015 - Supervisor Gioia encourages residents to prepare for wet weather
Contra Costa Times
12/18/15 - Sup. Gioia gives hoodies and books to Verde 12/18/15 - Sup. Gioia gives hoodies and books to Verde
Richmond Standard
12/09/15 - Contra Costa Supervisors on Workplace Safety 12/09/15 - Contra Costa Supervisors on Workplace Safety
10/13/15 -- County explores own renewable energy program 10/13/15 -- County explores own renewable energy program
Contra Costa Times
10/13/15 -- County unveils new reentry center 10/13/15 -- County unveils new reentry center
Contra Costa Times
9/24/2015 - Supervisors vote yes to health care 9/24/2015 - Supervisors vote yes to health care
RichmondConfidential.org article.
9/23/2015 - Contra Costa County offers health services to undocumented 9/23/2015 - Contra Costa County offers health services to undocumented
CaliforniaHealthline.org
9/22/2015 - Contra Costa restores health care for undocumented 9/22/2015 - Contra Costa restores health care for undocumented
KQED article.
9/4/15 -- North Richmond farm a dream come true 9/4/15 -- North Richmond farm a dream come true
Contra Costa Times
8/28/15 -- Opening Rumrill sports park 8/28/15 -- Opening Rumrill sports park
Contra Costa Times
8/20/2015 - Supervisor Gioia opposed jail expansion 8/20/2015 - Supervisor Gioia opposed jail expansion
KQED News
8/19/2015 - Supervisor Gioia supports El Cerrito's minimum wage increase proposal 8/19/2015 - Supervisor Gioia supports El Cerrito's minimum wage increase proposal
Contra Costa Times
8/20/2015 - Jail expansion opposed 8/20/2015 - Jail expansion opposed
KQED
8/20/2015 - Supervisor Gioia opposes jail expansion project 8/20/2015 - Supervisor Gioia opposes jail expansion project
KQED story
8/19/15 -- El Cerrito moves toward wage hike 8/19/15 -- El Cerrito moves toward wage hike
Contra Costa Times
8/19/2015 - Supervisor Gioia opposes jail expansion 8/19/2015 - Supervisor Gioia opposes jail expansion
Contra Costa Times
7/21/2015 - Supervisor Gioia works to create a healthier and more vibrant El Sobrante 7/21/2015 - Supervisor Gioia works to create a healthier and more vibrant El Sobrante
Richmond Pulse
7/10/15 -- El Sobrante streets get upgrades 7/10/15 -- El Sobrante streets get upgrades
Contra Costa Times
7/7/15 - El Sobrante Before and After Downtown 7/7/15 - El Sobrante Before and After Downtown
Richmond Standard article and photos on El Sobrante Downtown.
7/7/15 - El Sobrante Downtown Makeover 7/7/15 - El Sobrante Downtown Makeover
Contra Costa Times Story on El Sobrante new sidewalks and party to welcome completion.
5/29/15 - State of the art medical response 5/29/15 - State of the art medical response
Contra Costa Times article
5/29/15 - New San Pablo Firehouse 5/29/15 - New San Pablo Firehouse
Richmond Standard
7/7/15 -- El Sobrante ceremony to celebrate streets 7/7/15 -- El Sobrante ceremony to celebrate streets
Contra Costa Times
5/29/15 - State of the art medical response unvelied 5/29/15 - State of the art medical response unvelied
Contra Costa Times
5/21/2015 - Supervisor Gioia leads effort to improve Fred Jackson Way 5/21/2015 - Supervisor Gioia leads effort to improve Fred Jackson Way
Richmond Standard
5/11/2015 - Supervisor Gioia encourages North Richmond residents to be fire safe 5/11/2015 - Supervisor Gioia encourages North Richmond residents to be fire safe
Richmond Standard
04/01/15 -- Seniors get support from Supervisor Gioia 04/01/15 -- Seniors get support from Supervisor Gioia
CCCounty newsletter article
3/16/2015 -- Supervisor Gioia supports health clinic at Kennedy High 3/16/2015 -- Supervisor Gioia supports health clinic at Kennedy High
2/4/2015 - Contra Costa County Adopts Mental Health Care Law 2/4/2015 - Contra Costa County Adopts Mental Health Care Law
1/28/15 - Supervisor Gioia Ccmments on Chemical Safety Board final report 1/28/15 - Supervisor Gioia Ccmments on Chemical Safety Board final report
Mercury News
12/19/2014 - Gioia criticizes Chevron for response to flaring incident 12/19/2014 - Gioia criticizes Chevron for response to flaring incident
KQED story.
12/14/14 - Q & A Supervisor Gioia on importance of broadband access 12/14/14 - Q & A Supervisor Gioia on importance of broadband access
Valley Vision
12/3/2014 - Supervisor Gioia proposes multi step plan to save Doctors Medical Center 12/3/2014 - Supervisor Gioia proposes multi step plan to save Doctors Medical Center
Contra Costa Times
12/2/2014 - Supervisor Gioia partnering to keep Doctors Medical Center open 12/2/2014 - Supervisor Gioia partnering to keep Doctors Medical Center open
Richmond Confidential
12/2/2014 - Supervisor Gioia proposes 8 point plan to save Doctors Medical Center 12/2/2014 - Supervisor Gioia proposes 8 point plan to save Doctors Medical Center
The California Report
12/2/2014 - Supervisor Gioia gets support from Board of Supervisors to help Doctors Medical Center 12/2/2014 - Supervisor Gioia gets support from Board of Supervisors to help Doctors Medical Center
Richmond Standard
12/2/2014 - Supervisor Gioia fighting to keep Doctors Medical Center open 12/2/2014 - Supervisor Gioia fighting to keep Doctors Medical Center open
Contra Costa Times
11/23/2014 - We Can All Save Doctors Hospital 11/23/2014 - We Can All Save Doctors Hospital
Contra Costa Times
10/20/14 - Supervisor Gioia leads cleaner refinery requirements 10/20/14 - Supervisor Gioia leads cleaner refinery requirements
Richmond Confidential
10/20/2014 - Supervisor Gioia leads effort to cut refinery emissions by 20% 10/20/2014 - Supervisor Gioia leads effort to cut refinery emissions by 20%
Richmond Confidential
10/17/14 - Supervisor Gioia spearheads cleaner refinery emission requirements 10/17/14 - Supervisor Gioia spearheads cleaner refinery emission requirements
Contra Costa Times
10/16/2014 - Supervisor Gioia discusses prison phone calls catch 22 10/16/2014 - Supervisor Gioia discusses prison phone calls catch 22
KALW
10/16/2014 - Supervisor Gioia fights to make refineries cleaner 10/16/2014 - Supervisor Gioia fights to make refineries cleaner
SF Business Times
10/2/2014 -  RYSEing to the occasion 10/2/2014 - RYSEing to the occasion
CSAC - California State Association of Counties
9/30/2014 - Prevention & Early Intervention: Counties Making a Difference 9/30/2014 - Prevention & Early Intervention: Counties Making a Difference
CSAC - California State Association of Counties
9/24/2014 - Contra Costa County receives rare grant for domestic violence programs 9/24/2014 - Contra Costa County receives rare grant for domestic violence programs
Contra Costa Times
9/22/2014 - Supervisor Gioia states Coastal Cleanup is about education as much as cleaning 9/22/2014 - Supervisor Gioia states Coastal Cleanup is about education as much as cleaning
Richmond Confidential
9/17/2014 - Volunteers needed for Coastal Cleanup 9/17/2014 - Volunteers needed for Coastal Cleanup
Richmond Standard
9/9/2014 - Supervisor Gioia suggests Kennedy High to receive 100k grant 9/9/2014 - Supervisor Gioia suggests Kennedy High to receive 100k grant
The Journal
9/4/2014 - Supervisor Gioia helps Kennedy High win $100k grant 9/4/2014 - Supervisor Gioia helps Kennedy High win $100k grant
Richmond Standard
8/29/2014 - Judge affirms service cuts to Doctors Medical Center 8/29/2014 - Judge affirms service cuts to Doctors Medical Center
Contra Costa Times
7/18/2014 - Tour of unique mini-park in El Sobrante 7/18/2014 - Tour of unique mini-park in El Sobrante
Herald-Times
7/8/2014 - Supervisor Gioia urges independent review of cell tower 7/8/2014 - Supervisor Gioia urges independent review of cell tower
West County Times
7/7/2014 - Doctor's Hospital fiscal challenges are national issue 7/7/2014 - Doctor's Hospital fiscal challenges are national issue
California Healthline
7/2/2014 - Supervisor Gioia discusses positive property value trends 7/2/2014 - Supervisor Gioia discusses positive property value trends
Contra Costa Times
7/1/2014 - California bans the box 7/1/2014 - California bans the box
Bay Area News Group
6/28/14 - Supervisor Gioia attends Juneteenth celebration in Richmond 6/28/14 - Supervisor Gioia attends Juneteenth celebration in Richmond
Contra Costa Times
6/20/2014 - Supervisor Gioia talks personal connection to Relay for Life events 6/20/2014 - Supervisor Gioia talks personal connection to Relay for Life events
Contra Costa Times
6/17/2014 - Supervisors approve funds for Doctors Medical Center 6/17/2014 - Supervisors approve funds for Doctors Medical Center
San Jose Mercury News
6/09/2014 - Supervisor Gioia talks exploring options for Doctors Medical Center 6/09/2014 - Supervisor Gioia talks exploring options for Doctors Medical Center
San Jose Mercury News
6/09/2014 - Supervisors approve poll for proposed sales tax 6/09/2014 - Supervisors approve poll for proposed sales tax
San Jose Mercury News
6/04/2014 - Supervisor Gioia talks accessibility at veterans hall in El Cerrito 6/04/2014 - Supervisor Gioia talks accessibility at veterans hall in El Cerrito
West County Times
6/04/2014 - Phillips 66 to recirculate EIR 6/04/2014 - Phillips 66 to recirculate EIR
East Bay Express
6/04/2014 - Supervisor Gioia pleased measure to support EMS passed in San Pablo 6/04/2014 - Supervisor Gioia pleased measure to support EMS passed in San Pablo
Hot News International
5/30/2014 - Supervisor discusses Naomi's house 5/30/2014 - Supervisor discusses Naomi's house
SF Gate
5/30/2014 - Supervisor Gioia talks sales tax for health and safety 5/30/2014 - Supervisor Gioia talks sales tax for health and safety
West County Times
5/29/2014 - Supervisor Gioia discusses support for formerly incarcerated 5/29/2014 - Supervisor Gioia discusses support for formerly incarcerated
West County Times
5/15/2014 - Conference to tackle poverty 5/15/2014 - Conference to tackle poverty
Martinez News-Gazette
5/13/2014 - Supervisor Gioia discusses efforts to save Doctors Medical Center 5/13/2014 - Supervisor Gioia discusses efforts to save Doctors Medical Center
San Jose Mercury News
5/12/2014 - Supervisor Gioia discusses lack of help to save Doctors Medical Center 5/12/2014 - Supervisor Gioia discusses lack of help to save Doctors Medical Center
San Francisco Business Times
5/10/2014 - New health center dedicated to Rep. George Miller and wife 5/10/2014 - New health center dedicated to Rep. George Miller and wife
San Jose Mercury News
05/2014 - Community Hospital Needs Community Solution 05/2014 - Community Hospital Needs Community Solution
Contra Costa County Health Services
5/1/2014 - Supervisor Gioia discuss El Sobrante sidewalk project 5/1/2014 - Supervisor Gioia discuss El Sobrante sidewalk project
Accent Advocate
4/25/2014 - Supervisor Gioia provides update on Measure C 4/25/2014 - Supervisor Gioia provides update on Measure C
Richmond Pulse
4/23/2014 - Supervisor Gioia discusses plans for a library in North Richmond 4/23/2014 - Supervisor Gioia discusses plans for a library in North Richmond
Richmond Standard
4/15/2014 - Supervisor Gioia talks plan to save Doctors Medical Center 4/15/2014 - Supervisor Gioia talks plan to save Doctors Medical Center
KGO7
4/05/2014 - Supervisor Gioia discusses levee vegetation 4/05/2014 - Supervisor Gioia discusses levee vegetation
Contra Costa Times
3/26/2014 - Supervisor Gioia fights for Doctors Medical Center 3/26/2014 - Supervisor Gioia fights for Doctors Medical Center
Contra Costa Times
3/25/2014 - Supervisor Gioia discusses Bakken shale crude oil transportation 3/25/2014 - Supervisor Gioia discusses Bakken shale crude oil transportation
Contra Costa Times
3/17/2014 - Supervisor Gioia discusses transportation of crude oil 3/17/2014 - Supervisor Gioia discusses transportation of crude oil
Contra Costa Times
3/12/2014 - Supervisor Gioia Discusses Refinery Safety 3/12/2014 - Supervisor Gioia Discusses Refinery Safety
Inside Bay Area News
3/04/2014 - Supervisor Gioia discusses poverty in Bay Area 3/04/2014 - Supervisor Gioia discusses poverty in Bay Area
Martinez Gazette
2/27/2014 - Supervisor Gioia discusses campaign to reduce poverty in Bay Area 2/27/2014 - Supervisor Gioia discusses campaign to reduce poverty in Bay Area
Concord Patch
02/2014 - Supervisor Gioia's interview in the Contra Costa Marketplace 02/2014 - Supervisor Gioia's interview in the Contra Costa Marketplace
Contra Costa Marketplace
1/26/2014 - Gioia Continues His Fight for Doctors 1/26/2014 - Gioia Continues His Fight for Doctors
Contra Costa Times
1/26/2014 - Brief History of Doctors Medical Center 1/26/2014 - Brief History of Doctors Medical Center
Contra Costa Times
1/16/2014 - Supervisor Gioia Urges Stronger Regulation Over Refineries to Chemical Safety Board 1/16/2014 - Supervisor Gioia Urges Stronger Regulation Over Refineries to Chemical Safety Board
Richmond Confidential
1/16/2014 - Supervisor Gioia Seeks to Stiffen Existing County Laws on Refineries 1/16/2014 - Supervisor Gioia Seeks to Stiffen Existing County Laws on Refineries
Contra Costa Times
1/8/2014 - Supervisor Gioia Works for Kaiser Support of Doctors Hospital 1/8/2014 - Supervisor Gioia Works for Kaiser Support of Doctors Hospital
Contra Costa Times
12/21/2013 - Supervisor Gioia's CSAC Message 12/21/2013 - Supervisor Gioia's CSAC Message
California State Association of Counties
12/9/2013 - California Counties Group Picks Contra Costa County Supervisor Gioia as President 12/9/2013 - California Counties Group Picks Contra Costa County Supervisor Gioia as President
Contra Costa Times
11/12/2013 - Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo Declares Fiscal Emergency 11/12/2013 - Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo Declares Fiscal Emergency
Contra Costa Times
11/12/2013 - Richmond Celebrates Veterans Day 11/12/2013 - Richmond Celebrates Veterans Day
Richmond Confidential
11/11/2013 - Program Helps Homeless Veterans Find Shelter 11/11/2013 - Program Helps Homeless Veterans Find Shelter
Richmond Confidential
11/11/2013 - Veterans and Residents Flock to Homefront Shore in Richmond For Veterans Day 11/11/2013 - Veterans and Residents Flock to Homefront Shore in Richmond For Veterans Day
Contra Costa Times
11/1/2013 - Supervisor Gioia Discusses New Family Justice Center 11/1/2013 - Supervisor Gioia Discusses New Family Justice Center
Contra Costa Times
10/21/2013 - Supervisor Gioia Discusses Prison Alignment 10/21/2013 - Supervisor Gioia Discusses Prison Alignment
Richmond Confidential
9/27/13 - Supervisor Gioia Speaks About Chevron's New Air Monitor 9/27/13 - Supervisor Gioia Speaks About Chevron's New Air Monitor
Richmond Confidential
9/23/13 - Despite Rain, Hundreds Clean Up Richmond's Shoreline 9/23/13 - Despite Rain, Hundreds Clean Up Richmond's Shoreline
Richmond Confidential
9/19/13 - City, County settle Chevron tax dispute 9/19/13 - City, County settle Chevron tax dispute
Richmond Confidential
9/16/13 - County Supervisors Adopt Suicide Prevention Plan 9/16/13 - County Supervisors Adopt Suicide Prevention Plan
Richmond Confidential
8/21/2013 - Supervisor Gioia Talks DoctorsMC and UCSF Partnership 8/21/2013 - Supervisor Gioia Talks DoctorsMC and UCSF Partnership
Contra Costa Times
7/23/2013 - Richmond Commission tries to quell 'hate speech' directed at gays 7/23/2013 - Richmond Commission tries to quell 'hate speech' directed at gays
Contra Costa Times
6/11/2013 - Hometown Hero Brings Baseball to North Richmond 6/11/2013 - Hometown Hero Brings Baseball to North Richmond
Contra Costa Times
6/03/13 - Supervisor Gioia at Portola Middle School Groundbreaking 6/03/13 - Supervisor Gioia at Portola Middle School Groundbreaking
Contra Costa Times
6/02/13 - Supervisor Gioia Speaks at Portola School Groundbreaking 6/02/13 - Supervisor Gioia Speaks at Portola School Groundbreaking
El Cerrito Patch
5/9/13 - Supervisor Gioia Appointed to State Air Resources Board 5/9/13 - Supervisor Gioia Appointed to State Air Resources Board
SF Gate
5/9/13 - Supervisor Gioia Appointed to State Air Board 5/9/13 - Supervisor Gioia Appointed to State Air Board
Richmond Confidential
5/8/2013 -  Supervisor Gioia Appointed to California Air Resources Board 5/8/2013 - Supervisor Gioia Appointed to California Air Resources Board
California Newswire
5/8/2013 -  Supervisor Gioia Appointed to State Air Resources Board 5/8/2013 - Supervisor Gioia Appointed to State Air Resources Board
El Cerrito Patch
4/19/13 - Federal Investigators in Chevron Fire Recommend Regulatory Reform 4/19/13 - Federal Investigators in Chevron Fire Recommend Regulatory Reform
Contra Costa Times
4/16/13 - Supervisor Gioia Welcomes New Richmond Vet's Center 4/16/13 - Supervisor Gioia Welcomes New Richmond Vet's Center
Richmond Confidential
4/7/13 - Supervisor Gioia Orders County Chevron SafetyReview 4/7/13 - Supervisor Gioia Orders County Chevron SafetyReview
Richmond Confidential
4/6/13 - Supervisor Gioia Calls for Chevron Safety Review 4/6/13 - Supervisor Gioia Calls for Chevron Safety Review
Contra Costa Times
4/6/13 - Supervisor Gioia Calls for Audit of Chevron Safety 4/6/13 - Supervisor Gioia Calls for Audit of Chevron Safety
KTVU Channel 2
3/23/13 - Supervsior Gioia Lauds Crackdown on N. Richmond Ilegal Garbage Collection 3/23/13 - Supervsior Gioia Lauds Crackdown on N. Richmond Ilegal Garbage Collection
Contra Costa Times
3/22/13 -- Kensington defibrillator 3/22/13 -- Kensington defibrillator
Oakland Tribune
3/6/13 - County Starts Review of Kensington ATT Cell Sites 3/6/13 - County Starts Review of Kensington ATT Cell Sites
Contra Costa Times
2/28/13 - Supervisor Gioia Votes to Lower Pension Rate Return 2/28/13 - Supervisor Gioia Votes to Lower Pension Rate Return
Contra Costa Times
2/27/13 - Supervisor Gioia Questions Pension Board Hawaii Travel 2/27/13 - Supervisor Gioia Questions Pension Board Hawaii Travel
California Watch
2/28/13 - Supervisor Gioia Supports Richmond's Quest for Call Center 2/28/13 - Supervisor Gioia Supports Richmond's Quest for Call Center
Contra Costa Times
2/23/13 - Supervisor Gioia Supports Richmond Call Center 2/23/13 - Supervisor Gioia Supports Richmond Call Center
Contra Costa Times
1/22/13 - Doctors Looks to Partner for Fiscal Sustainability 1/22/13 - Doctors Looks to Partner for Fiscal Sustainability
Richmond Confidential
1/21/13 - Montalvin Manor Hometown Hero Cites Supervisor Goia's Help 1/21/13 - Montalvin Manor Hometown Hero Cites Supervisor Goia's Help
Contra Costa Times
1/8/13 - Doctors Looks to Partner For Fiscal Strength 1/8/13 - Doctors Looks to Partner For Fiscal Strength
Contra Costa Times
12/21/12 - Supervisor Gioia Says All Chevron Violations Serious 12/21/12 - Supervisor Gioia Says All Chevron Violations Serious
SF Gate
12/20/12 - Supervisor Gioia to Chevron; Up Your Review Process 12/20/12 - Supervisor Gioia to Chevron; Up Your Review Process
12/19/12 - Supervisor Gioia Says Chevron Pipe Review Must Improve 12/19/12 - Supervisor Gioia Says Chevron Pipe Review Must Improve
Contra Costa Times
12/16/12 - Supervisor Gioia's Verde Coat & Toy Drive a Success 12/16/12 - Supervisor Gioia's Verde Coat & Toy Drive a Success
Richmond Confidential
12/12/12 - Supervisor Gioia Celebrates Opening RYSE Outside 12/12/12 - Supervisor Gioia Celebrates Opening RYSE Outside
Contra Costa Times
11/14/12 - City, County Help House New Family Justice Center in Richmond 11/14/12 - City, County Help House New Family Justice Center in Richmond
Contra Costa Times
11/8/12 - Supervisor Gioia Helps Plant Trees in Richmond 11/8/12 - Supervisor Gioia Helps Plant Trees in Richmond
Richmond Confidential
10/23/12 - Supervisor Gioia Spearheads Move for Easier Access to Government 10/23/12 - Supervisor Gioia Spearheads Move for Easier Access to Government
Contra Costa Times
9/24/12 - Supervisor Gioia Works to Strengthen Industrial Safety; Warning System 9/24/12 - Supervisor Gioia Works to Strengthen Industrial Safety; Warning System
Richmond Confidential
9/24/12 - Gioia Says Chevron's Credibility at Stake With Bypass Issue 9/24/12 - Gioia Says Chevron's Credibility at Stake With Bypass Issue
ABC 7
9/24/12 - Supervisor Gioia Calls For Transparency From Chevron 9/24/12 - Supervisor Gioia Calls For Transparency From Chevron
Contra Costa Times
9/23/12 - Supervisor Gioia Concerned by Chevron's Air Monitoring Bypass Pipe 9/23/12 - Supervisor Gioia Concerned by Chevron's Air Monitoring Bypass Pipe
San Francisco Chronicle
9/14/2012 - Supervisor Gioia discusses air monitors in Richmond 9/14/2012 - Supervisor Gioia discusses air monitors in Richmond
KQED News
9/14/12 - Supervisor Gioia Asks About Promised Chevron Air Monitors 9/14/12 - Supervisor Gioia Asks About Promised Chevron Air Monitors
Bay Citizen
9/24/12 - Gioia Concerned by Chevron's Bypass Pipe Situation  9/24/12 - Gioia Concerned by Chevron's Bypass Pipe Situation
NBC Bay Area
9/12/12 - Gioia Hosts 22nd Coastal Cleanup 9/12/12 - Gioia Hosts 22nd Coastal Cleanup
El Cerrito Patch
9/10/12 - Air Board Chair Gioia: Better Monitoring, Preventing Releases 9/10/12 - Air Board Chair Gioia: Better Monitoring, Preventing Releases
ABC 7
9/11/12 -Gioia, Chair of Air Board, Tells Richmond Residents Yes More Monitors 9/11/12 -Gioia, Chair of Air Board, Tells Richmond Residents Yes More Monitors
Richmond Confidential
9/10/12 - Supervisor Gioia, Air Board Chair, Says Time for More and Better Monitors  9/10/12 - Supervisor Gioia, Air Board Chair, Says Time for More and Better Monitors
Contra Costa Times
9/10/12 - Gioia, Chair of Air Board, Supports More & Better Monitors 9/10/12 - Gioia, Chair of Air Board, Supports More & Better Monitors
SF Chronicle
9/10/12 - Gioia Warns of Claims Scammers in Wake of Chevron Fire 9/10/12 - Gioia Warns of Claims Scammers in Wake of Chevron Fire
ABC 11
9/10/12 - Supervisor Gioia calls for more air monitoring 9/10/12 - Supervisor Gioia calls for more air monitoring
MercuryNews.com
9/6/12 - Supervisor Gioia Supports West County Health Center 9/6/12 - Supervisor Gioia Supports West County Health Center
El Cerrito Patch
9/6/12 - Gioia Celebrates New West County Health Center 9/6/12 - Gioia Celebrates New West County Health Center
Richmond Confidential
9/4/12 - Supervisor Gioia's Grand Opening Comments 9/4/12 - Supervisor Gioia's Grand Opening Comments
West County Health Center
8/31/12 - Supervisor Gioia Supports Efforts of Chemical Safety Board 8/31/12 - Supervisor Gioia Supports Efforts of Chemical Safety Board
Contra Costa Times
8/28/12 - Supervisor Gioia Discusses Dim Lights in Kensington 8/28/12 - Supervisor Gioia Discusses Dim Lights in Kensington
El Cerrito Patch
8/27/12 - Supervisor Gioia Expresses Concern over Kensington Lightpoles 8/27/12 - Supervisor Gioia Expresses Concern over Kensington Lightpoles
El Cerrito Patch
8/06/12 - Supervisor Gioia Discusses ConFire Parcel Tax 8/06/12 - Supervisor Gioia Discusses ConFire Parcel Tax
MercuryNews.com
8/24/12 - Supervsior Gioia Calls for Better Air Monitoring 8/24/12 - Supervsior Gioia Calls for Better Air Monitoring
KQED
8/22/12 - Supervisor Gioia Wants County to Consider New Emergency Alert Vendor 8/22/12 - Supervisor Gioia Wants County to Consider New Emergency Alert Vendor
KTVU 2
8/22/12 - Supervisor Gioia discusses possible switch of emergency alert system provider 8/22/12 - Supervisor Gioia discusses possible switch of emergency alert system provider
San Ramon Express
8/21/12 - Board of Supes Seeks Info on Response to Chevron Fire 8/21/12 - Board of Supes Seeks Info on Response to Chevron Fire
ABC Channel 11
8/21/12 - Supervisor Gioia calls for emergency alert improvements 8/21/12 - Supervisor Gioia calls for emergency alert improvements
Contra Costa Times
8/19/12 - Gioia proposes more Air District monitoring of Refinery emissions 8/19/12 - Gioia proposes more Air District monitoring of Refinery emissions
San Francisco Chronicle
8/17/12 - Supervisor Gioia and CC Times  Editorial Oppose New West County Jail Expansion 8/17/12 - Supervisor Gioia and CC Times Editorial Oppose New West County Jail Expansion
Contra Costa Times
8/16/12 - New West County Health Center to open on September 4 8/16/12 - New West County Health Center to open on September 4
Richmond Confidential
8/13/12 - Gioia Helps Reopen Solano Playlot in Richmond 8/13/12 - Gioia Helps Reopen Solano Playlot in Richmond
Richmond Confidential
8/10/12 - Supervisor Gioia comments about Chevron Fire 8/10/12 - Supervisor Gioia comments about Chevron Fire
KGO Channel 7 - Transcript
8/10/12 - Gioia Recommends Richmond Strengthen Industrial Safety Ordinance 8/10/12 - Gioia Recommends Richmond Strengthen Industrial Safety Ordinance
Contra Costa Times
8/8/12 - Supervisor Gioia at Chevron Town Hall on 9/6 Fire 8/8/12 - Supervisor Gioia at Chevron Town Hall on 9/6 Fire
Patch News Sites
8/7/12 - Gioia Calls on Chevron for Full Incident Report 8/7/12 - Gioia Calls on Chevron for Full Incident Report
Contra Costa Times
8/7/12 - Supervisor Gioia on Chevron Fire During Incident 8/7/12 - Supervisor Gioia on Chevron Fire During Incident
Patch News Sites
8/4/12 - Supervisor Gioia Committed to Kens Light Solution 8/4/12 - Supervisor Gioia Committed to Kens Light Solution
El Cerrito Patch
8/12 - Supervisor Gioia Gets Hands-On Learning on SF Bay Boat Trip 8/12 - Supervisor Gioia Gets Hands-On Learning on SF Bay Boat Trip
SF Bay Estuary Partnership Newsletter
6/17/12 - Supervisor Gioia Celebrates Juneteenth in Richmond 6/17/12 - Supervisor Gioia Celebrates Juneteenth in Richmond
Contra Costa Times
6/15/12 - Gioia Supported Clean Slate Helps Minor Offenders in Contra Costa 6/15/12 - Gioia Supported Clean Slate Helps Minor Offenders in Contra Costa
SF Chronicle
6/6/12 - Supervisor Gioia Supports LGBT Community at Richmond City Council 6/6/12 - Supervisor Gioia Supports LGBT Community at Richmond City Council
Contra Costa Times
6/6/12 - Supervisor Gioia Joins LGBT Advocates at Richmond City Council 6/6/12 - Supervisor Gioia Joins LGBT Advocates at Richmond City Council
Richmond Confidential
6/5/12  - West County Schools Pay Debt 6/5/12 - West County Schools Pay Debt
KQED
5/28/12 - Gioia Lauds Decision Against Casino in N. Richmond 5/28/12 - Gioia Lauds Decision Against Casino in N. Richmond
Richmond Confidential
5/27/12 - Supervisor Gioia Speaks at Rosie the Riveter Visitor Center Opening 5/27/12 - Supervisor Gioia Speaks at Rosie the Riveter Visitor Center Opening
El Cerrito Patch
5/27/12 - Supervisor Gioia Appreciates Ruling Against N. Richmond Casino 5/27/12 - Supervisor Gioia Appreciates Ruling Against N. Richmond Casino
Contra Costa Times
5/22/12 - Supervisor Gioia Teams to Give Computers to Foster Youth 5/22/12 - Supervisor Gioia Teams to Give Computers to Foster Youth
Post News Group
5/21/12 - Jennifer Peck Recognized for Promoting After-School Programs 5/21/12 - Jennifer Peck Recognized for Promoting After-School Programs
El Cerrito Patch
5/16/12 - Supervisor Gioia Collaborates to Donate Computers to Foster Youth 5/16/12 - Supervisor Gioia Collaborates to Donate Computers to Foster Youth
Richmond Confidential
4/3/12 - Gioia Welcomes Fair Chevron Appeals Tax Ruling 4/3/12 - Gioia Welcomes Fair Chevron Appeals Tax Ruling
San Francisco Chronicle
4/3/12 - Appeals Board Rules Chevron Owes Taxes to County, Richmond 4/3/12 - Appeals Board Rules Chevron Owes Taxes to County, Richmond
Contra Costa Times
4/3/12 - Gioia Welcomes Fair Appeals Board Ruling on Chervon Taxes 4/3/12 - Gioia Welcomes Fair Appeals Board Ruling on Chervon Taxes
Richmond Confidential
3/27/12 - Gioia Wears Hoodie to Fight Sterotypes 3/27/12 - Gioia Wears Hoodie to Fight Sterotypes
El Cerrito Patch
3/13/12 - Fire District Considers Parcel Tax 3/13/12 - Fire District Considers Parcel Tax
Contra Costa Times
2/23/12 - County Pension Returns Lower Than Expected 2/23/12 - County Pension Returns Lower Than Expected
Contra Costa Times
2/22/12 - Supervisor Gioia Narrates Documentary on North Richmond 2/22/12 - Supervisor Gioia Narrates Documentary on North Richmond
Richmond Confidential
2/16/12 - Supervisor Gioia Advocates for Fair Refinery Taxes 2/16/12 - Supervisor Gioia Advocates for Fair Refinery Taxes
2/13/12 - Supervisor Gioia Meets Tara Hills Constituents 2/13/12 - Supervisor Gioia Meets Tara Hills Constituents
Pinole Patch
2/9/12 - Supervisor Gioia Helps Good Samaritan Facing Foreclosure 2/9/12 - Supervisor Gioia Helps Good Samaritan Facing Foreclosure
Contra Costa Times
2/8/12 - Supervisor Gioia Talks About Air Quality in Documentry on Urban Development 2/8/12 - Supervisor Gioia Talks About Air Quality in Documentry on Urban Development
Richmond Confidential
2/7/12 - Supervisor Gioia Hosts Breakfast in Tara Hills 2/7/12 - Supervisor Gioia Hosts Breakfast in Tara Hills
1/30/12 - Bay Area Air Board Meets at Places it Regulates 1/30/12 - Bay Area Air Board Meets at Places it Regulates
Contra Costa Times
1/15/12 - Supervisor Gioia Joins Students in MLK March 1/15/12 - Supervisor Gioia Joins Students in MLK March
Richmond Confidential
1/13/12  - Supervisor Gioia Honors Kennedy High Coach Dolly Felix 1/13/12 - Supervisor Gioia Honors Kennedy High Coach Dolly Felix
Richmond Confidential
1/11/12 - Supervisor Gioia Remembers Richmond Mayor Livingston 1/11/12 - Supervisor Gioia Remembers Richmond Mayor Livingston
Contra Costa Times Editorial
12/16/11 - Santa returns to Verde Elementary in North Richmond 12/16/11 - Santa returns to Verde Elementary in North Richmond
Richmond Confidential
12/13/11 - County reaches contra deal with five unions 12/13/11 - County reaches contra deal with five unions
Contra Costa Times
11/16/11 - Voters pass parcel tax for Doctors Medical Center 11/16/11 - Voters pass parcel tax for Doctors Medical Center
Richmond Confidential
11/16/11 - Parcel tax passes for Doctors Medical Center 11/16/11 - Parcel tax passes for Doctors Medical Center
Contra Costa Times
11/16/11 - Voters OK tax to keep San Pablo hospital open 11/16/11 - Voters OK tax to keep San Pablo hospital open
San Francisco Chronicle
11/15/11 - Parcel Tax for Doctors Hospital Approved 11/15/11 - Parcel Tax for Doctors Hospital Approved
El Cerrito Patch
11/11/11 - Supervisor Gioia Honors Veterans in Richmond 11/11/11 - Supervisor Gioia Honors Veterans in Richmond
El Cerrito Patch
11/10/11 - Contra Costa Times Endorses Measure J 11/10/11 - Contra Costa Times Endorses Measure J
Contra Costa Times
10/27/11 - On Arbor Day Supervisor Gioia Plants Trees in Richmond 10/27/11 - On Arbor Day Supervisor Gioia Plants Trees in Richmond
Contra Costa Times
10/24/11 - Supervisor Gioia Offers Free Healthy Halloween Treats 10/24/11 - Supervisor Gioia Offers Free Healthy Halloween Treats
El Cerrito Patch
10/23/2011 - Supervisor Gioia says non-profits hospitals not carrying weight. 10/23/2011 - Supervisor Gioia says non-profits hospitals not carrying weight.
Contra Costa Times
10/20/11 - Supervisor Gioia Explains Dire Impacts if Doctors Closes 10/20/11 - Supervisor Gioia Explains Dire Impacts if Doctors Closes
El Cerrito Patch
10/18/11 - El Cerrito City Council Endorses Doctors Ballot Measure 10/18/11 - El Cerrito City Council Endorses Doctors Ballot Measure
El Cerrito Patch
10/11/11 - New State Law One Piece of Saving Doctors, Gioia Says 10/11/11 - New State Law One Piece of Saving Doctors, Gioia Says
Pinole Patch
10/11/11- New Law Supported by Gioia Helps Doctors 10/11/11- New Law Supported by Gioia Helps Doctors
El Cerrito Patch
10/11/11- Gov. Brown Signs Law to Help Doctors 10/11/11- Gov. Brown Signs Law to Help Doctors
Bay Citizen
9/30/11 - Supervisors Gioia & Glover Hold Pinole Town Hall 9/30/11 - Supervisors Gioia & Glover Hold Pinole Town Hall
Contra Costa Times
9/19/11 - Youth Turn Out for Richmond Coastal Cleanup 9/19/11 - Youth Turn Out for Richmond Coastal Cleanup
Richmond Confidential
9/9/11 - Community Leader and Legend Fred Jackson Dies 9/9/11 - Community Leader and Legend Fred Jackson Dies
Richmond Confidential
9/8/11 - Legendary Richmond Peacemaker Fred Jackson Dies 9/8/11 - Legendary Richmond Peacemaker Fred Jackson Dies
Contra Costa Times
9/8/11 - Hard Work on Many Fronts to Help Doctors Hospital 9/8/11 - Hard Work on Many Fronts to Help Doctors Hospital
Contra Costa Times
9/01/11 - Air Board Vice Chair John Gioia Welcomes Bill Clinton to Richmond 9/01/11 - Air Board Vice Chair John Gioia Welcomes Bill Clinton to Richmond
Richmond Confidential
8/15/11 - Voters Will Be Asked to Support Doctors Medical Center 8/15/11 - Voters Will Be Asked to Support Doctors Medical Center
Richmond Confidential
8/10/11 - Helping Support Doctors Medical Center on November Ballot 8/10/11 - Helping Support Doctors Medical Center on November Ballot
Contra Costa Times
8/9/11 - Supervisors Vote on Redistricting Maps 8/9/11 - Supervisors Vote on Redistricting Maps
Contra Costa Times
7/27/11 - Supervisors Agree on Redistricting 7/27/11 - Supervisors Agree on Redistricting
El Cerrito Patch
7/13/11 - Supervisor Gioia - North Richmond Man 7/13/11 - Supervisor Gioia - North Richmond Man
Globe Newspaper
6/26/11 - Supervisors Voice Their Redistricting Preferences 6/26/11 - Supervisors Voice Their Redistricting Preferences
Contra Costa Times
6/22/11 - Poll Shows Support for Tax to Save Doctors 6/22/11 - Poll Shows Support for Tax to Save Doctors
Contra Costa Times
6/20/2011 - Supervisor Gioia Questions Timing of Fire Chief's Travel 6/20/2011 - Supervisor Gioia Questions Timing of Fire Chief's Travel
Contra Costa Times
6/10/11 - Doctors Medical Center Faces Tough Finances 6/10/11 - Doctors Medical Center Faces Tough Finances
California Healthline
6/4/11 - Urban Ag Summit Co-Hosted by Supervisor Gioia, Big Success 6/4/11 - Urban Ag Summit Co-Hosted by Supervisor Gioia, Big Success
Richmond Confidential
6/6/2011 - Doctors Medical Center May Declare Bankruptcy 6/6/2011 - Doctors Medical Center May Declare Bankruptcy
Contra Costa Times
6/3/11- Meeting Planned on Doctors Medical Centers Fiscal Woes 6/3/11- Meeting Planned on Doctors Medical Centers Fiscal Woes
Contra Costa Times
6/2/11 - Supervisor Gioia Joins in Thanks to Chevron for Sparkpoint Funding 6/2/11 - Supervisor Gioia Joins in Thanks to Chevron for Sparkpoint Funding
Business Wire
5/23/11 - County Breaks Ground on New West County Health Center 5/23/11 - County Breaks Ground on New West County Health Center
Contra Costa Times
5/21/11 - Supervisor Gioia Calls for Increased Transparency in County Government 5/21/11 - Supervisor Gioia Calls for Increased Transparency in County Government
Contra Costa Times
5/20/11 - Supervisor Gioia Celebrates Groundbreaking of West County Health Center 5/20/11 - Supervisor Gioia Celebrates Groundbreaking of West County Health Center
Richmond Confidential
5/18/11 - Richmond Fighters of Alcohol Abuse Honored by Board of Supervisors 5/18/11 - Richmond Fighters of Alcohol Abuse Honored by Board of Supervisors
Richmond Confidential
5/12/11 - Supervisor Gioia Seeks Applicants for Community Boards 5/12/11 - Supervisor Gioia Seeks Applicants for Community Boards
El Cerrito Patch
5/2/11 - The County Starts Planning for Redistricting 5/2/11 - The County Starts Planning for Redistricting
El Cerrito Patch
4/30/11 - Jennifer Peck, Ex. Dir. Partnership for Children &  Youth, on Summer Learning 4/30/11 - Jennifer Peck, Ex. Dir. Partnership for Children & Youth, on Summer Learning
The Huffington Post
4/22/11 - Supervisor Gioia's Guest Commentary on the Need for Pension Changes 4/22/11 - Supervisor Gioia's Guest Commentary on the Need for Pension Changes
Contra Costa Times Readers' Forum
4/20/11 - Supervisor Gioia Supports State Soda Tax To Raise Funds for Schools & Health Education 4/20/11 - Supervisor Gioia Supports State Soda Tax To Raise Funds for Schools & Health Education
Contra Costa Times
4/20/11 - Supervisor Gioia Agrees With Proposed Soda Tax 4/20/11 - Supervisor Gioia Agrees With Proposed Soda Tax
NBC Bay Area
4/6/11 - County Makes Loan to Help Doctors Medical Center 4/6/11 - County Makes Loan to Help Doctors Medical Center
San Francisco Business Times
4/5/11 - Board of Supervisors Approves Loan to Doctors Medical Center 4/5/11 - Board of Supervisors Approves Loan to Doctors Medical Center
Contra Costa Times
3/25/11 - Supervisor Gioia Supports Church Facing Eviction 3/25/11 - Supervisor Gioia Supports Church Facing Eviction
Richmond Confidential
3/24/11 - Supervisor Gioia Backs Effort to Help Doctors Medical Center 3/24/11 - Supervisor Gioia Backs Effort to Help Doctors Medical Center
Contra Costa Times
3/23/11 - Supervisors Gioia and Glover Lead County's Reentry Effort for Formerly Incarcerated 3/23/11 - Supervisors Gioia and Glover Lead County's Reentry Effort for Formerly Incarcerated
Contra Costa Times
3/23/11 - Supervisor Gioia Among Leaders Honoring Local Women 3/23/11 - Supervisor Gioia Among Leaders Honoring Local Women
El Cerrito Patch
3/20/11 - Supervisor Gioia Helps Find Home for San Pablo Burn Victims 3/20/11 - Supervisor Gioia Helps Find Home for San Pablo Burn Victims
Contra Costa Times
3/17/11 - Community Meeting Discusses El Cerrito Annexation of East Richmond Heights 3/17/11 - Community Meeting Discusses El Cerrito Annexation of East Richmond Heights
Contra Costa Times
3/15/2011 -- Saleem Bey Editorial 3/15/2011 -- Saleem Bey Editorial
Government money should be allocated to the best projects to meet the needs of the community. East Bay Times.
3/9/11 - Gioia and Richmond Councilman Tom Butt Support Urban Agriculture in Richmond 3/9/11 - Gioia and Richmond Councilman Tom Butt Support Urban Agriculture in Richmond
East Bay Express
3/7/11 - Supervisor Gioia Opposes Raises for County Retirement Board Execs 3/7/11 - Supervisor Gioia Opposes Raises for County Retirement Board Execs
Contra Costa Times
3/3/11 - Gioia-Supported Farm 2 Table Program Gets Major Boost 3/3/11 - Gioia-Supported Farm 2 Table Program Gets Major Boost
Contra Costa Times
2/24/11 - Gioia Lauded in Editorial on Redevelopment Reform 2/24/11 - Gioia Lauded in Editorial on Redevelopment Reform
Contra Costa Times
2/19/11 - Gioia Wants to Name N. Richmond Street for Fred Jackson 2/19/11 - Gioia Wants to Name N. Richmond Street for Fred Jackson
Contra Costa Times
2/17/11 - Gioia Leads Board of Supervisors in Support of Redevelopment Reform 2/17/11 - Gioia Leads Board of Supervisors in Support of Redevelopment Reform
Contra Costa Times
2/16/11 - Gioia Champions Rethinking Redevelopment 2/16/11 - Gioia Champions Rethinking Redevelopment
East Bay Express
2/16/11 - Gioia Proposes Naming N. Richmond Street After Fred Jackson 2/16/11 - Gioia Proposes Naming N. Richmond Street After Fred Jackson
Richmond Confidential
2/9/11 - Supervisor Gioia Advocates for Redevelopment Reform 2/9/11 - Supervisor Gioia Advocates for Redevelopment Reform
Contra Costa Times
2/7/11 - Gioia on the County's Reentry Initiative (See audio archive for full broadcast) 2/7/11 - Gioia on the County's Reentry Initiative (See audio archive for full broadcast)
KCBS Radio
1/25/11 - County Refinery Accidents Drop in Past Decade 1/25/11 - County Refinery Accidents Drop in Past Decade
Contra Costa Times
1/23/11 - Supervisor Gioia's Guest Commentary on Future Challenges 1/23/11 - Supervisor Gioia's Guest Commentary on Future Challenges
Contra Costa Times
1/15/11 - Gioia and Other Supes Reflect on Challenges Ahead 1/15/11 - Gioia and Other Supes Reflect on Challenges Ahead
Contra Costa Times
1/14/11 - Gioia at Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration in El Cerrito 1/14/11 - Gioia at Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration in El Cerrito
1/13/11 - Doctors Hospital CEO steps down 1/13/11 - Doctors Hospital CEO steps down
Contra Costa Times
1/11/11 - Gioia Discusses East Richmond Heights Annexation to El Cerrito 1/11/11 - Gioia Discusses East Richmond Heights Annexation to El Cerrito
El Cerrito Patch
1/2/11 - Supervisor Gioia on Budget Under New Governor 1/2/11 - Supervisor Gioia on Budget Under New Governor
El Cerrito Patch
12/17/10 - Gioia Supports New Centers Helping Low-Income with Finanical Independence 12/17/10 - Gioia Supports New Centers Helping Low-Income with Finanical Independence
Contra Costa Times
12/2/10 - Gioia and Board Consider Mandatory Spay and Neutering of All Shelter Dogs 12/2/10 - Gioia and Board Consider Mandatory Spay and Neutering of All Shelter Dogs
Contra Costa Times
10/26/10 - Gioia Leads Board of Supervisors to Ban All Junk Food in County Vending Machines 10/26/10 - Gioia Leads Board of Supervisors to Ban All Junk Food in County Vending Machines
Contra Costa Times
10/20/10 - Gioia and Other Leaders Talk Teaching History 10/20/10 - Gioia and Other Leaders Talk Teaching History
El Cerrito Patch
10/6/10 - Gioia Leads Successful Request for Public PGE Gas Line Maps 10/6/10 - Gioia Leads Successful Request for Public PGE Gas Line Maps
Contra Costa Times
9/29/10 - Gioia Joins Board in Banning Smoking in Multiplex Housing                      9/29/10 - Gioia Joins Board in Banning Smoking in Multiplex Housing
Contra Costa Times
9/15/10 - Supervisor Gioia Helps Launch Bay Area School Supply Initiative 9/15/10 - Supervisor Gioia Helps Launch Bay Area School Supply Initiative
San Francisco Chronicle
9/10/10 Gioia Helps Distribute Free School Supplies in Richmond 9/10/10 Gioia Helps Distribute Free School Supplies in Richmond
Richmond Confidential
8/25/10 - Gioia Joins  RYSE Back to School Festival 8/25/10 - Gioia Joins RYSE Back to School Festival
Richmond Confidential (hard copy)
8/25/10 - Supervisor Gioia Enjoys RYSE Back to School Festival 8/25/10 - Supervisor Gioia Enjoys RYSE Back to School Festival
Globe
8/25/10 - Gioia Joins RYSE Back to School Street Festival 8/25/10 - Gioia Joins RYSE Back to School Street Festival
Richmond Confidential
8/17/10 - Opinion: Supervisor Gioia Calls Proposed State Legislation on Pension Spiking Misguided 8/17/10 - Opinion: Supervisor Gioia Calls Proposed State Legislation on Pension Spiking Misguided
Contra Costa Times Readers' Forum
8/17/10 - Editorial: California Pension spiking bill needs to be stopped 8/17/10 - Editorial: California Pension spiking bill needs to be stopped
Contra Costa Times
8/5/10 -- Supervisors Gioia and Piepho Support Ordinance for Pit Bull Neutering 8/5/10 -- Supervisors Gioia and Piepho Support Ordinance for Pit Bull Neutering
Contra Costa Times
7/9/10 -- Site Chosen for State-of-the-Art West County Health Center 7/9/10 -- Site Chosen for State-of-the-Art West County Health Center
Contra Costa Times
6/30/10 - Supervisor Gioia Champions Soda Free Summer 6/30/10 - Supervisor Gioia Champions Soda Free Summer
Richmond Confidential
6/21/10 - Contra Costa County Kicks Off Campaign to Steer Kids Away from Soda This Summer 6/21/10 - Contra Costa County Kicks Off Campaign to Steer Kids Away from Soda This Summer
6/22 - Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors Presentation and Resolution
6/2/10 - Bay Area air board approves guidelines to limit greenhouse gases 6/2/10 - Bay Area air board approves guidelines to limit greenhouse gases
Contra Costa Times
5/29/10 - Editorial: Save lives cardiac arrest 5/29/10 - Editorial: Save lives cardiac arrest
Contra Costa Times
5/25/10 - Supervisor Gioia sponsors PRIDE Month Resolution 5/25/10 - Supervisor Gioia sponsors PRIDE Month Resolution
Martinez News-Gazette
4/12/10 - Editorial to Re-Elect Supervisor John Gioia 4/12/10 - Editorial to Re-Elect Supervisor John Gioia
Contra Costa Times Editorial Board
4/02/2010 - Supervisors Gioia and Glover Lead Re-Entry Efforts 4/02/2010 - Supervisors Gioia and Glover Lead Re-Entry Efforts
Contra Costa Times
3/21/10 - Gioia Joins Environmentalists Opposing New Home Project on South SF Bay 3/21/10 - Gioia Joins Environmentalists Opposing New Home Project on South SF Bay
Sacramento Bee
3/18/2010 - Supervisor Gioia Leads West County  HeartSafe Effort 3/18/2010 - Supervisor Gioia Leads West County HeartSafe Effort
Oakland Post
3/14/10 - Supervisor Gioia Promotes Heart Health Campaign in El Cerrito 3/14/10 - Supervisor Gioia Promotes Heart Health Campaign in El Cerrito
Contra Costa Times
3/4/2010 - Quality Accolade for Doctors Medical Center 3/4/2010 - Quality Accolade for Doctors Medical Center
Contra Costa Times
3/1/10 - Gioia Joins Environmentalists to Fight 12,000 New Homes on SF Bay 3/1/10 - Gioia Joins Environmentalists to Fight 12,000 New Homes on SF Bay
San Francisco Chronicle
2/26/10 - Gioia Among Bay Area Officials Opposing 12,000 New Homes on SF Bay 2/26/10 - Gioia Among Bay Area Officials Opposing 12,000 New Homes on SF Bay
San Mateo Daily Journal
2/23/10 - Supervisor Gioia Helps New Initiative Giving School Supplies to Kids in Need 2/23/10 - Supervisor Gioia Helps New Initiative Giving School Supplies to Kids in Need
Contra Costa Times
2/24/10 - Gioia and Supervisors Vote Diablo not Reagan for Mountain 2/24/10 - Gioia and Supervisors Vote Diablo not Reagan for Mountain
AOL News
2/23/10 - Board of Supervisors Won't Support Mt. Diablo Name Change 2/23/10 - Board of Supervisors Won't Support Mt. Diablo Name Change
Contra Costa Times
2/22/10 - Dedication of El Sobrante Reading Garden 2/22/10 - Dedication of El Sobrante Reading Garden
Contra Costa Times
2/15/10 - Supervisor Gioia Talks With El Sobrante Leaders to Support New Deputy  2/15/10 - Supervisor Gioia Talks With El Sobrante Leaders to Support New Deputy
Contra Costa Times
2/2/10 - Supervisor Gioia speaks at MLK Celebration 2/2/10 - Supervisor Gioia speaks at MLK Celebration
Contra Costa College Advocate
1/25/2010 - Supervisors Reflect on 2010: Gioia focuses on health, crime, and youth 1/25/2010 - Supervisors Reflect on 2010: Gioia focuses on health, crime, and youth
Contra Costa Times
1/25/2010 - Supervisor Gioia announces 2-year timeline to build new health center 1/25/2010 - Supervisor Gioia announces 2-year timeline to build new health center
Contra Costa Times
12/09/2009 - Supervisor Gioia Shoots Hoops for Charities 12/09/2009 - Supervisor Gioia Shoots Hoops for Charities
Contra Costa Times
12/09/2009 - Supervisor Gioia attends White House announcement to rebuild Richmond Health Center 12/09/2009 - Supervisor Gioia attends White House announcement to rebuild Richmond Health Center
Contra Costa Times
11/24/2009 - Supervisor Gioia Launches Annual Coat and Toy Drive for Verde Students 11/24/2009 - Supervisor Gioia Launches Annual Coat and Toy Drive for Verde Students
Contra Costa Times
10/24/2009 - Supervisor Gioia Promotes Healthy Halloween 10/24/2009 - Supervisor Gioia Promotes Healthy Halloween
Contra Costa Times
10/24/2009 - Supervisor Gioia Calls Chevron Tax Fair 10/24/2009 - Supervisor Gioia Calls Chevron Tax Fair
Contra Costa Times
09/16/2009 - Supervisor Gioia hosts Richmond courthouse renaming ceremony 09/16/2009 - Supervisor Gioia hosts Richmond courthouse renaming ceremony
Contra Costa Times
10/14/09 - El Sobrante residents asked to weigh in on farmers market 10/14/09 - El Sobrante residents asked to weigh in on farmers market
Contra Costa Times
9/14/09 - Program provides free bus passes for West County students 9/14/09 - Program provides free bus passes for West County students
Contra Costa Times
9/14/09 - Supervisor Gioia hosts BBQ at 25th annual Coastal Cleanup 9/14/09 - Supervisor Gioia hosts BBQ at 25th annual Coastal Cleanup
Contra Costa Times
9/4/09 - Supervisor Gioia asks Chevron to not retract tax funds 9/4/09 - Supervisor Gioia asks Chevron to not retract tax funds
Contra Costa Times
8/28/09 - Doctors Medical Center's New Outpatient Clinic 8/28/09 - Doctors Medical Center's New Outpatient Clinic
Contra Costa Times
8/21/2009 - RYSE Center Teens build alter for slain 14-year-old 8/21/2009 - RYSE Center Teens build alter for slain 14-year-old
Contra Costa Times
7/23/2009 - Doctors Hospital Names New CFO 7/23/2009 - Doctors Hospital Names New CFO
San Francisco Business Times
July 20, 2009 - Deputies for North Richmond (KPIX) July 20, 2009 - Deputies for North Richmond (KPIX)
July 20, 2009 - Deputy Presence Boosted in N. Richmond (Contra Costa Times) July 20, 2009 - Deputy Presence Boosted in N. Richmond (Contra Costa Times)
July 2, 2009 - Gioia Works on Balancing County Budget (Contra Costa Times) July 2, 2009 - Gioia Works on Balancing County Budget (Contra Costa Times)
July 2009 - Support for Richmond Farm 2 Table Program (El Cerrito Democratic Club Journal) July 2009 - Support for Richmond Farm 2 Table Program (El Cerrito Democratic Club Journal)
June 19, 2009 - Letters to the Editor Support Farm 2 Table (Contra Costa Times) June 19, 2009 - Letters to the Editor Support Farm 2 Table (Contra Costa Times)
May 19, 2009 - June Declared Gay Pride Month by BOS (Contra Costa Times) May 19, 2009 - June Declared Gay Pride Month by BOS (Contra Costa Times)
May 28, 2009 - Richmond Farm 2 Table Program (Contra Costa Times) May 28, 2009 - Richmond Farm 2 Table Program (Contra Costa Times)
April, 21, 2009 - County Supervisors Aid Community Health Clinics (Contra Costa Times) April, 21, 2009 - County Supervisors Aid Community Health Clinics (Contra Costa Times)
April 17, 2009 - Supervisor Gioia Stands Up For Water Conservation (Contra Costa Times) April 17, 2009 - Supervisor Gioia Stands Up For Water Conservation (Contra Costa Times)
January 7, 2009 - Suspects Charged in Richmond Rape/Hate Crime (Contra Costa Times) January 7, 2009 - Suspects Charged in Richmond Rape/Hate Crime (Contra Costa Times)
December 14, 2008 - Richmond Police Investigate Possible Hate Crime (Contra Costa Times) December 14, 2008 - Richmond Police Investigate Possible Hate Crime (Contra Costa Times)
October 9, 2008 - Painting volunteers needed for RYSE Youth Center October 9, 2008 - Painting volunteers needed for RYSE Youth Center
September 18, 2008  Supervisor Gioia Again Hosts Coastal Cleanup in Richmond September 18, 2008 Supervisor Gioia Again Hosts Coastal Cleanup in Richmond
September 18, 2008.  Supervisor Gioia Again Hosts Coastal Cleanup in Richmond.  Contra Costa Times September 18, 2008. Supervisor Gioia Again Hosts Coastal Cleanup in Richmond. Contra Costa Times
September 16, 2008 - Supervisor Gioia Gets Input on Kensington Library Improvements September 16, 2008 - Supervisor Gioia Gets Input on Kensington Library Improvements
September 11, 2008 Supervisor Gioia Backs San Pablo Fire Protection Plan September 11, 2008 Supervisor Gioia Backs San Pablo Fire Protection Plan
August 23, 2008.  Contra Costa Times.  San Pablo near deal on firefighters August 23, 2008. Contra Costa Times. San Pablo near deal on firefighters
August 14, 2008.  Contra Costa Times.  Doctors Medical Center emerge from bankruptcy August 14, 2008. Contra Costa Times. Doctors Medical Center emerge from bankruptcy
August 14, 2008.  East Bay Business Times.  Doctors Medical Center emerge from Bankruptcy August 14, 2008. East Bay Business Times. Doctors Medical Center emerge from Bankruptcy
August 13, 2008.  Contra Costa Times.  Gioia supports Public Disclosure of Employee Salary Info August 13, 2008. Contra Costa Times. Gioia supports Public Disclosure of Employee Salary Info
July 21, 2008. Contra Costa Times. Lessons Learned from Deadly Montalvin Manor Fire (Part 2) July 21, 2008. Contra Costa Times. Lessons Learned from Deadly Montalvin Manor Fire (Part 2)
July 19, 2008. Contra Costa Times. Lessons Learned from Deadly Montalvin Manor Fire (Part 1) July 19, 2008. Contra Costa Times. Lessons Learned from Deadly Montalvin Manor Fire (Part 1)
7-10-08 KTVU Supervisor Gioia Helps Successful Fundraiser For Burn Victim 7-10-08 KTVU Supervisor Gioia Helps Successful Fundraiser For Burn Victim
July 1, 2008.  Contra Costa Times.  Supervisor Gioia helps raise money for burn victim July 1, 2008. Contra Costa Times. Supervisor Gioia helps raise money for burn victim
June 29, 2008. Contra Costa Times. Major grant will help Richmond RYSE better serve West County June 29, 2008. Contra Costa Times. Major grant will help Richmond RYSE better serve West County
June 11, 2008. Contra Costa Times. North Richmond yound adult center opens June 11, 2008. Contra Costa Times. North Richmond yound adult center opens
March 3, 2008.  Contra Costa Times.  Richmond eyes dream youth center March 3, 2008. Contra Costa Times. Richmond eyes dream youth center
November 29, 2007.  Contra Costa Times.  Grief brings neighbors together November 29, 2007. Contra Costa Times. Grief brings neighbors together
November 29, 2007. Contra Costa Times. Chevron appeals for cut in property tax November 29, 2007. Contra Costa Times. Chevron appeals for cut in property tax
November 28, 2007.  Contra Costa Times.  Supervisors revise response plan for future spills November 28, 2007. Contra Costa Times. Supervisors revise response plan for future spills
June 17 ,2007 Supervisor Gioia hears community input on Doctor's Business Plan June 17 ,2007 Supervisor Gioia hears community input on Doctor's Business Plan
June 15, 2007 Supervisor Gioia Weighs in on El Cerrito's Charms June 15, 2007 Supervisor Gioia Weighs in on El Cerrito's Charms
June 8, 2007 - Supervisor Gioia Works with Animal Services to Remove Beached Dead Whale June 8, 2007 - Supervisor Gioia Works with Animal Services to Remove Beached Dead Whale
May 21, 2007 Doctor's Works to Eliminate Debt May 21, 2007 Doctor's Works to Eliminate Debt
March 18, 2007 - Montalvin Manor residents work for park improvements praising Supervisor Gioia March 18, 2007 - Montalvin Manor residents work for park improvements praising Supervisor Gioia
January 17,2007 - Editorial Supports Supervisor Gioia's call for Review of Warning System January 17,2007 - Editorial Supports Supervisor Gioia's call for Review of Warning System
December 24, 2006 - Coat Drive Successful December 24, 2006 - Coat Drive Successful
December 10, 2006 - Supervisor Gioia Works with Verde School on Coat Drive December 10, 2006 - Supervisor Gioia Works with Verde School on Coat Drive
October 18, 2006 - County Reveals Plans for Doctor's Medical Center October 18, 2006 - County Reveals Plans for Doctor's Medical Center
October 17, 2006 - County Plan to bail out Doctor's Medical Center October 17, 2006 - County Plan to bail out Doctor's Medical Center
October 10, 2006 - County developers tentative plan to save Doctor's Hospital October 10, 2006 - County developers tentative plan to save Doctor's Hospital
September 13, 2006 - Supervisor Gioia sponsors coastal clean-up September 13, 2006 - Supervisor Gioia sponsors coastal clean-up
August 17, 2006 - Supervisor Gioia Talks to San Quentin inmates about violence August 17, 2006 - Supervisor Gioia Talks to San Quentin inmates about violence
July 26, 2006 - Supervisor Gioia joins East Bay Lawmakers to end violence July 26, 2006 - Supervisor Gioia joins East Bay Lawmakers to end violence
July 25, 2006 -  Supervisors Gioia joins East Bay Lawmakers to end violence July 25, 2006 - Supervisors Gioia joins East Bay Lawmakers to end violence
July 24, 2006 - Supervisor Gioia weighs in on civil marriages July 24, 2006 - Supervisor Gioia weighs in on civil marriages
July 23, 2006 Cost of Crime Hurts Everyone July 23, 2006 Cost of Crime Hurts Everyone
July 16, 2006 - Richmond Council considers crematorium July 16, 2006 - Richmond Council considers crematorium
July 12, 2006 - Chronicle Auto Aid Returns to West County July 12, 2006 - Chronicle Auto Aid Returns to West County
March 14, 2006 - Southeast Asian youths face risks, study concludes March 14, 2006 - Southeast Asian youths face risks, study concludes
March 2, 2006 -  Supervisor Gioia demonstrates defibrillator to Richmond City Council March 2, 2006 - Supervisor Gioia demonstrates defibrillator to Richmond City Council
February 7, 2006 Supervisor Gioia envisions new youth center in Richmond February 7, 2006 Supervisor Gioia envisions new youth center in Richmond
December 20, 2005.  Contra Costa Times.  Learning from tragedy December 20, 2005. Contra Costa Times. Learning from tragedy
12/19/2005 - Portable defibrillators 12/19/2005 - Portable defibrillators
Contra Costa Times
December 6, 2005.  Contra Costa Times.   Supervisor Gioia seeks advisory vote on urban casinos December 6, 2005. Contra Costa Times. Supervisor Gioia seeks advisory vote on urban casinos
November 16, 2005.  Contra Costa Times.  Contra Costa cracks down on aggressive dogs November 16, 2005. Contra Costa Times. Contra Costa cracks down on aggressive dogs
November 16, 2005.  Contra Costa Times Editorial - Protection from dogs November 16, 2005. Contra Costa Times Editorial - Protection from dogs
November 14, 2005.  Contra Costa Times.  Board to weigh permits on aggressive dogs November 14, 2005. Contra Costa Times. Board to weigh permits on aggressive dogs
October 22, 2005.  San Francisco Chronicle.  Limits proposed on felons owning some dogs October 22, 2005. San Francisco Chronicle. Limits proposed on felons owning some dogs
October 22, 2005.  Contra Costa Times.  Law would bite at owners of aggressive dogs, breeds October 22, 2005. Contra Costa Times. Law would bite at owners of aggressive dogs, breeds
September 14, 2005.  Contra Costa Times.  Supervisor questions disaster readiness. September 14, 2005. Contra Costa Times. Supervisor questions disaster readiness.
September 10, 2005.  Contra Costa Times.  Curfew for parolees considered in Richmond September 10, 2005. Contra Costa Times. Curfew for parolees considered in Richmond
August 7, 2005.  Contra Costa Times Editorial- Support our economy by supporting youths August 7, 2005. Contra Costa Times Editorial- Support our economy by supporting youths
July 12, 2005.  San Francisco Chronicle.  Developer pitches in for low cost housing July 12, 2005. San Francisco Chronicle. Developer pitches in for low cost housing
July 12, 2005.  Contra Costa Times.  Home builder donates funds to affordable housing trust July 12, 2005. Contra Costa Times. Home builder donates funds to affordable housing trust
July 12, 2005. Los Angeles Times.  Los Angeles considers Supervisor Gioia's acronym policy July 12, 2005. Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles considers Supervisor Gioia's acronym policy
July 7, 2005.  Contra Costa Times.  Chemical stockpiles raise terror attack concerns July 7, 2005. Contra Costa Times. Chemical stockpiles raise terror attack concerns
June 24, 2005.  Contra Costa Times.  Rally slams bingo-machine proposal June 24, 2005. Contra Costa Times. Rally slams bingo-machine proposal
June 24, 2005.  Contra Costa Times.  Kensington residents seek to improve paths June 24, 2005. Contra Costa Times. Kensington residents seek to improve paths
June 24, 2005.  Contra Costa Times.  Panel asks for limits on big events June 24, 2005. Contra Costa Times. Panel asks for limits on big events
June 22, 2005.  San Francisco Chronicle.  Supervisors to pay $1 fine for using bureaucratic lingo June 22, 2005. San Francisco Chronicle. Supervisors to pay $1 fine for using bureaucratic lingo
June 22, 2005.  Contra Costa Times Editorial - Supervisor's noble quixotic act June 22, 2005. Contra Costa Times Editorial - Supervisor's noble quixotic act
June 21, 2005.  Contra Costa Times.  Supervisor Gioia introduces policy to end June 21, 2005. Contra Costa Times. Supervisor Gioia introduces policy to end
June 16, 2005.  Contra Costa Times.  Juneteenth festival to focus on the history of fete June 16, 2005. Contra Costa Times. Juneteenth festival to focus on the history of fete
June 8, 2005.  Contra Costa Times.  Ban on some dog breeds encouraged June 8, 2005. Contra Costa Times. Ban on some dog breeds encouraged
May 19, 2005.  Contra Costa Times.  Governor, Supervisors attack casino proposal May 19, 2005. Contra Costa Times. Governor, Supervisors attack casino proposal
April 1, 2005.  Contra Costa Times.  Supervisors may raise casino odds April 1, 2005. Contra Costa Times. Supervisors may raise casino odds
March 19, 2005.  Contra Costa Times.  Supervisor Gioia assembles civic leaders to attack obesity March 19, 2005. Contra Costa Times. Supervisor Gioia assembles civic leaders to attack obesity
March 15, 2005. Contra Costa Times.  Politicians want federal grants handed to schools immediately March 15, 2005. Contra Costa Times. Politicians want federal grants handed to schools immediately
March 4, 2005.  Contra Costa Times.  Supervisor spent his school years on the run March 4, 2005. Contra Costa Times. Supervisor spent his school years on the run
February 26, 2005.  San Francisco Chronicle.  Richmond neighborhood trapped by trains February 26, 2005. San Francisco Chronicle. Richmond neighborhood trapped by trains
February 16, 2005.  Contra Costa Times.  Supes renew ambulance group AMR February 16, 2005. Contra Costa Times. Supes renew ambulance group AMR
February 4, 2005.  Contra Costa Times.  Supervisor Gioia spearheads restaurant grading system February 4, 2005. Contra Costa Times. Supervisor Gioia spearheads restaurant grading system
January 23, 2005.  Contra Costa Times.  Locals vocal on casino plan January 23, 2005. Contra Costa Times. Locals vocal on casino plan
January 22, 2005.  Contra Costa Times.  Lyttons to unveil revised San Pablo casino plan January 22, 2005. Contra Costa Times. Lyttons to unveil revised San Pablo casino plan
3/8/04 -- Take Responsibility 3/8/04 -- Take Responsibility
Did you ever notice that when things go bad the people most responsible for the particular demise are the first to propose that 'we will not cast blame?' West County Times
2/14/2004 -- Richmond Mayor Stifles Councilman 2/14/2004 -- Richmond Mayor Stifles Councilman
Many California cities require rental property owners to take out a business license, and Tom Butt thinks Richmond should do the same. East Bay Times
8/9/00 - Supervisors avoid health cuts in budget approval 8/9/00 - Supervisors avoid health cuts in budget approval
Contra Costa Times
3/27/97 -- Marina Bay Call to Action 3/27/97 -- Marina Bay Call to Action
A last minute deal proffered by local developers and power broker Darrell Reese has some City Council members and residents fuming. West Count Times
08/07/1996 -- EBMUD Editorial 08/07/1996 -- EBMUD Editorial
EBMUD Editorial