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2 California cities vote to ban e-cigarettes

RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — Two California cities have voted to ban electronic cigarettes in public places and Los Angeles has moved to limit their sale to keep the devices out of the hands of minors. […]

12/04/2013

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Court rules that clicking ‘Like’ on Facebook is free speech

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Clicking “Like” on Facebook is constitutionally protected free speech and can be considered the 21st century-equivalent of a campaign yard sign, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. The 4th U.S. Circuit […]

09/18/2013

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Richmond, Calif. looks to seize loans to ease mortgages

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When the mayor of Richmond, Calif., and a gaggle of activists and homeowners showed up at the Wells Fargo Bank headquarters in downtown San Francisco this month, they were on a […]

08/25/2013

In this Aug. 6, 2012 file photo, fire crews pour water on a fire at the Chevron Richmond Refinery in Richmond, Calif. (AP Photo/San Francisco Chronicle, Lance Iversen)

Chevron agrees to pay $2M in Calif. refinery fire

RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — Chevron Corp. on Monday agreed to pay $2 million in fines and restitution and pleaded no contest to six charges in a fire last summer at its refinery in the San […]

08/05/2013

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Parents killed, son injured in Northern Calif. fire

RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) – Two parents were killed and their son critically injured in a fire Friday morning at a garage that had been converted into living space in San Francisco Bay Area, fire officials […]

07/05/2013

Soda tax measures in 2 Calif. cities fail

RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) – Voters in two California cities have overwhelmingly rejected a penny-per-ounce tax on businesses that sell soft drinks and other sugar-sweetened beverages. With all precincts reporting, the San Francisco Bay area city […]

11/07/2012

Geologists find East Coast quakes travel farther

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The U.S. Geological Survey says the 2011 Virginia-centered earthquake shows that East Coast tremors can travel much farther and cause damage over larger areas than previously thought. The agency estimates that […]

11/06/2012

Richmond soda tax measure opponents spend millions

RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) – A group backed by the beverage industry is spending millions of dollars to defeat a soda tax measure on the Nov. 6 ballot in the San Francisco Bay area city of […]

10/09/2012

Southland gas prices increase slightly

(CNS) – The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose today for the 34th time in 35 days, increasing four-tenths of a cent to $4.115, its highest amount […]

08/16/2012

Investigators wait on OK to enter Chevron refinery

(AP) – Investigators looking into the cause of an oil refinery fire at Chevron‘s Richmond facility on Monday were waiting for structural engineers to determine if it was safe for them to enter the unit. […]

08/13/2012

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