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November 8, 2013 | By Ken Schwencke
A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Friday evening, one mile from San Ramon, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 10:04 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 5.0 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was four miles from Danville, Calif., four miles from Dublin, Calif., six miles from Alamo, Calif. and 60 miles from Sacramento. In the past ten days, there have been no earthquakes magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service and this post was created by an algorithm written by the author.
November 13, 2013 | By Ken Schwencke
A shallow, magnitude-3.4 earthquake was reported Wednesday morning in the San Francisco Bay Area one mile from San Ramon, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 9:30 a.m. PST at a depth of 6.2 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was three miles from Danville, five miles from Dublin, five miles from Alamo and 59 miles from Sacramento. In the past ten days, there has been one earthquake magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service and this post was created by an algorithm written by the author.
Beckman Instruments will close an assembly plant in Contra Costa County and move its work to the company's headquarters here, Beckman announced Thursday. The move could bring 100 new jobs to the county, but employees from the shutdown plant in San Ramon will be given first consideration, said Robert Crittendon, a spokesman for the medical equipment manufacturer. He said Beckman does not know how many of its 140 assembly workers, administrators and engineers in San Ramon will want to move here.
January 31, 2013 | By Marc Lifsher, Los Angeles Times
SACRAMENTO - California safety officials ordered Chevron Corp. to pay a record-high fine of nearly $1 million for safety violations that led to a massive fire last summer at a refinery in the San Francisco Bay Area. After the Aug. 6 explosion at Chevron's facility in Richmond, Calif., an emergency telephone network advised tens of thousands of people in that city to stay indoors behind closed doors and windows to avoid breathing potentially dangerous sulfuric acid and nitrogen dioxide fumes.
The Artesia High School boys' basketball team played Glendora in the Southern Section Division II-AA championship game 10 days ago and lost, 66-48. As disappointing as it was, the loss became a catalyst for Artesia, which was given a second chance by receiving an at-large berth in the state Southern Regional playoffs. The Pioneers (28-4) marched through regional play, got their rematch and defeated Glendora on Saturday, 59-54, in the Division II championship game.
April 15, 2003 | Carol Pogash, Special to the Times
It really was civil disobedience. Fifty-nine protesters -- nurses, teachers, a priest and students -- were arrested in an orderly demonstration early Monday morning outside ChevronTexaco Corp.'s world headquarters. The arrests were made after authorities called the demonstrators "ladies and gentlemen," an organizer referred to a sergeant as "sir" and the company even allowed the demonstrators to block the main gate.
March 10, 1990
Andrew Christie (Letters, March 3) criticizes Howard Rosenberg by asserting the columnist "protests the inevitable reaction to his defense of (Andy) Rooney by saying, gee, if you criticize a black person these days everybody calls you a racist. That's disingenuous. And arrogant. And dumb." Christie failed to include the most important point: And true. LANNY R. MIDDINGS, San Ramon
May 10, 1986
A lot of people seem to think that Ferdinand won the Kentucky Derby. But those who watched the race, especially the isolated replay, know better. Bill Shoemaker won the Kentucky Derby. Has there ever been a more brilliant ride in the annals of thoroughbred racing? LANNY R. MIDDINGS San Ramon
December 29, 1990
Is there any way to avoid "It's a Wonderful Life" this time of year? What say we take every print of this maudlin monstrosity and sink them into a mile-deep time capsule and take a fresh look at this "film classic" in 2015? LANNY R. MIDDINGS San Ramon
August 22, 2012
Re "Chevron's refinery, Richmond's peril," Opinion, Aug. 14 The Op-Ed article by activist Antonia Juhasz mischaracterized the Aug. 6 incident at Chevron Corp.'s Richmond refinery and our commitment to the health and safety of our workers and neighbors. Refineries in the San Francisco Bay Area operate under the most stringent air pollution controls in the world. Chevron complies with rigorous health, environmental and safety regulations from numerous local, state and federal agencies that oversee the refinery; in many cases, the company goes above and beyond.
October 1, 2009 | Ronald D. White
SAN RAMON, Calif. -- Major oil company Chevron says its board has promoted vice chairman John S. Watson to serve as chairman and chief executive. The 52-year-old Watson will succeed David J. O'Reilly, 62, who is retiring from the company after 41 years, including 10 years as chairman and chief executive. George L. Kirkland, 59, will replace Watson as vice chairman. Kirkland currently serves as executive vice president of global upstream and gas. Chevron Corp. is based in San Ramon, Calif.
July 30, 2009 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
Chevron Corp. raised its quarterly dividend 4.6% to 68 cents a share from 65 cents a share. The nation's No. 2 oil company said the dividend would be payable Sept. 10 to shareholders at the close of business Aug. 19. San Ramon, Calif.-based Chevron will report quarterly earnings Friday. Chevron shares fell $1.22, or 1.8%, to close at $67.12.
November 29, 2008
Re "Chevron's hype," Opinion, Nov. 21 In the absence of insightful or informed comment in Antonia Juhasz's Op-Ed article, I would like to provide some balance. We communicate not only Chevron's commitment to developing all forms of energy but the critical energy challenges facing us all. Billions of people are being lifted out of poverty who want the things we take for granted -- heat, light and mobility. This demand will require every form of energy. Oil and gas are capital-intensive businesses that deliver energy at a tremendous scale.
June 30, 1985
In her article on actor Jack Nicholson ("Nicholson on the Matter of His 'Honor,' " June 16), Deborah Caulfield describes Nicholson as having "left-wing patriotism." That is a self-canceling term. There is no such thing as a left-wing patriot. LANNY R. MIDDINGS San Ramon
April 22, 1989
Ninety-three people killed at a soccer match in Sheffield, England, on April 15. Just the latest in the seemingly countless tragedies associated with soccer. Ban boxing? Baloney. Ban soccer. LANNY R. MIDDINGS San Ramon
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