John Gioia

ambulance, ems, fire, emergency

Contra Costa Co. Voters OK San Pablo EMS Tax

San Pablo voters in Tuesday’s election have approved a measure to raise the city’s sales tax by a quarter of a cent to fund an emergency medical squad meant to pay for more emergency medical responders if the city’s only fire station closes.

06/04/2014

Doctors Medical Center, San Pablo

Doctors Medical Center San Pablo Faces Shutdown From Lack Of Funding

Doctors Medical Center San Pablo is facing closure this year if a solution isn’t found for a serious lack of state funding.

01/28/2014

CoCo County Creates Multi-Service Centers For Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault Victims

Victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Contra Costa County are finding assistance to be more accessible and it’s only going to get better with new multi-service centers

11/04/2013

Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo. (CBS)

Hospital Officials Say Deficit Could Close San Pablo Hospital

Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo could close within the year if the financially troubled community hospital cannot close a $17 million deficit, officials said Tuesday.

02/26/2013

Smoke rises from the Richmond Chevron refinery fire (CBS)

Chevron’s Damaged Crude Oil Unit Undergoes Repairs, But Is It Enough?

The damaged crude oil unit that exploded in flames at Chevron’s Richmond refinery last August is now undergoing repairs, but the work is being done under close scrutiny.

11/12/2012

Smoke rises from the scene of a fire at the Chevron refinery in Richmond, August 6, 2012. (James P.)

Chevron Fire Could Lead To Changes In Contra Costa’s Industrial Safety Ordinance

The Industrial Safety Ordinance in Contra Costa County, which has been touted as the strongest in the country, may be in for some changes following the recent Chevron refinery fire in Richmond.

08/14/2012

A Chevron sign at a Bay Area gas station. (CBS)

Contra Costa County Wants State Supreme Court To Hear Refinery Tax Case

Contra Costa County stands to lose millions of dollars in future property tax revenue from oil refineries, and may even pay a hefty refund to Chevron, because of an appeal’s court’s decision governing how refineries compute the value of their equipment.

02/16/2012

Contra Costa County seal

Contra Costa Saves Millions In Deal With Unions

County negotiators in Contra Costa have reached a last minute deal with a coalition of five employee unions that’s expected to save the county millions of dollars.

12/14/2011

Supervisor John Gioia (Conta Costa County)

Contra Costa County Threatens To Impose Contract On Managers Union

Contra Costa County supervisors on Tuesday gave the union representing its management staff one more week to concede to $3 million in cuts, threatening to impose a contract if no compromise was reached by Aug. 16.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/09/2011

(CBS)

Execs At Contra Costa Pension Board Seek Raises

Three top executives who oversee the Contra Costa County retirement system have asked for raises of four to six percent.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/09/2011

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