Announcing Trades Day II
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Bermuda Room, Richmond Civic Center
440 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond CA 94804
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We would like to invite you and your family to be our guests for a tour of the Richmond Refinery. We can promise you a fascinating look at what we do and how it benefits the community we share.
We think it’s important for you to have a clear and confident picture of what happens here on a daily basis — from our comprehensive safety systems to our environmental protections and community investments.
Join us Saturday, August 27, from 10am – 2pm. Register online at www.chevronrichmondtour.com or by calling 510-242-2000.
Highlights from Around Our Community
In this week’s e-newsletter, we spread word of an open house hosted by a nonprofit that helps children get an early start to success; announce the upcoming Richmond appearance of a renowned Latina storyteller; highlight an upcoming festival with outdoor fun for everyone; and give the scoop on a promising job op with an established retailer.
The Contra Costa Child Care Council will host an “Open House” Thursday, Sept. 17, to unveil its West Area Office’s new home in Richmond. Click here for the event lineup.
Nationally renowned Latina storyteller and performance artist, Olga Loya, will bring her own personal brand of vibrant storytelling to the Richmond Public Library Thursday, Sept. 17. Get the deets here!
With family friendly activities spanning the gamut from live music to fishing to kiddie choo-choo train rides, the North Richmond Shoreline Festival is set to deliver good times in the great outdoors Saturday, Oct. 3. Learn more here.
Williams-Sonoma, a retailer that has been providing gourmet foods, professional-quality cookware, kitchenware, furniture and other items since 1956, is hiring a full-time merchandise processor (aka deluxer) in Richmond. Find out how to apply here.
SACRAMENTO – The California Interagency Refinery Task Force will host a series of Refinery Safety Forums regarding recent efforts to better protect communities and the environment in and around oil refineries.
Presenters will explain proposed amendments to California Accidental Release Prevention Program (CalARP) regulations to improve safety and prevention of incidents at refineries; and share results of the Refinery Air Monitoring Project Inventory Report that lists what air monitoring equipment is available to detect emissions from refineries.
The meetings are open to the public and a question and answer period will follow the presentations:
United Steelworkers Union Hall
1200 E. 220th. St. Carson, CA. 90745
3301 Torrance Blvd. Torrance 90503
Kern County Environmental Health
2700 M St. Bakersfield, CA 1st Floor Conference Room
Richmond City Council Chambers
440 Civic Center Plaza Richmond, CA
“Para esas personas con dominio limitado del idioma inglés, este evento cuenta con servicio de traducción simultánea” ADA accessible.
The proposed CalARP amendments discussed at these pre-regulatory Forums were coordinated with the CA Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) proposed refinery revisions to the Process Safety Management regulations (PSM).
In addition to the Refinery Safety Forums, DIR will be holding a PSM Advisory Committee meeting on June 22 at the State of California Building, 7th Floor 320 W. 4th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013 from 9 am-5 pm. (Confirmation required to SAhearn@dir.ca.gov , or phone 510-286-7273.)
RSVP to the Forums requested, but not required, to firstname.lastname@example.org or (916) 327-9558.
The Chevron Community Revitalization Initiative will help the people of Richmond and West Contra Costa County in many ways.
How will you, your family, your business, and your community benefit from this initiative?
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from the Contra Costa Times, October 1, 2013: Full Article Here
Richmond: Chevron to invest $15.5 million in community programs
By Rick Radin For the Contra Costa Times
Posted: 10/01/2013 02:13:30 PM PDT | Updated: 4 min. ago
Dr. Henry Clark, photo Courtesy of the Contra Costa Times
RICHMOND — Chevron, West Contra Costa schools officials and Richmond businesses and nonprofits came together Tuesday to celebrate the oil giant’s decision to invest $15.5 million in the community and the school district over the next five years.
The program, known as the Chevron Community Revitalization Initiative, will pump $10 million into business investment and job training and creation programs, with a focus on the poorest neighborhoods, including unincorporated North Richmond as well as the Iron Triangle and Atchison Village in Richmond.
It will also channel $5.5 million into West Contra Costa schools, particularly programs in science, technology, engineering and math, to help students prepare for college and careers in technology, according to the company, which operates a major oil refinery in the city that has long been a political lightning rod.
The money will come on top of Chevron’s average annual investment of $5 million in West Contra Costa communities, said company spokeswoman Melissa Ritchie.
“We think we can contribute to creating jobs, and schools are fundamental to what we’re trying to do,” Chevron refinery General Manager Kory Judd told about 80 Richmond and West Contra Costa leaders who gathered Tuesday morning at the Community Greenspace Garden in Richmond’s downtown.
A steering committee consisting of 33 city officials and business and school district leaders helped design the initiative over the past two years.
Chevron will sponsor a series of community town halls in the targeted neighborhoods beginning in November to help decide how the economic development money will be spent, said Chevron Community Engagement Manager Andrea Bailey.
The West Contra Costa school district will devote a significant piece of its money to founding community centers at its five high schools for instruction and tutoring in science and math and for in-service training for math teachers, said Philip Gonsalves, director of the mathematics center at Kennedy High School.
“These will be centers for the whole community to help people to think mathematically, not just learn to do math,”Gonsalves said.
Notably absent from the gathering was Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin, who said she was upset that Chevron invited her to speak and then withdrew the invitation at the last moment.
Ritchie, the Chevron spokeswoman, said the company originally invited city officials to speak but changed its mind because of concerns about the length of the program. “The community wanted this to be about them and centered on the community and the program. This didn’t have anything to do with the mayor…” she said in an email, adding that other City Council members were also told they would not be able to speak.
The often-contentious relationship between Richmond and the refinery reached a boiling point in August when the city sued the company for damages from the Aug. 6, 2012, refinery fire that sent more than 15,000 residents to the hospital complaining of illness.
McLaughlin also accepted an invitation from the Ecuadorean government in September to tour areas that were allegedly damaged by Texaco oil operations before that company was absorbed by Chevron in 2001.
“This will benefit many worthwhile causes in Richmond, but it doesn’t help the fact that our children need clean air to breathe more than they need computers in the classroom,” McLaughlin said in a Monday telephone interview.
However, Henry Clark, executive director of the West County Toxics Coalition, called the project “a great economic development initiative.”
“North Richmond is my pet project, and we need (help) in North Richmond,” Clark said. “We don’t always agree with Chevron, but I agree with this.”
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