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Chevron Calls for Criminal Investigation of Judge, Plaintiffs’ Lawyers in Ecuador Case

December 21st, 2011
Chevron submitted evidence showing that plaintiffs' representatives--including Steven Donziger, Pablo Fajardo, Juan Pablo Saenz, Julio Prieto, and Luis Yanza--covertly worked with Judge Zambrano to draft the judgment. The letter states that the fraudulent conduct "is causing serious, ongoing harm to Chevron Corporation and to the Republic of Ecuador." READ MORE »

Digging up history at old Transbay Terminal

December 5th, 2011
Archaeologists unearth pieces of San Francisco's history at the Transbay Terminal construction site. Artifacts offer a unique glimpse into life in the mid-to late 1800's. READ MORE »

Reuters – Arbitrators near jurisdiction call in Chevron case

November 30th, 2011
In an arbitration Chevron initiated in 2009 under the U.S.-Ecuador Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT), a Tribunal in The Hague issued an order in February 2011 requiring Ecuador to take all measures at its disposal to prevent enforcement of the Lago Agrio judgment until further order of the Tribunal, including the Tribunal’s final award on the merits. READ MORE »

Chevron Seeks Prejudgment Attachment of RICO Defendants’ Assets

November 30th, 2011
Chevron has filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York a motion for attachment, seeking to prevent the Lago Agrio plaintiffs, lawyers, and financiers from collecting and dissipating monies based upon the fraudulent judgment that they have obtained through collusion with a corrupt Ecuadorian court. This motion relates to Chevron’s fraud and RICO claims against those pursuing sham environmental claims against it. READ MORE »

Recology’s S.F. food-scrap collecting to hit milestone

November 22nd, 2011
Recology is picking up what will be the one millionth ton of compost at Scoma’s Fisherman’s Wharf Restaurant in San Francisco. The urban composting program has helped San Francisco divert 78 percent of its waste from landfill since the program’s inception in 1996. READ MORE »

Free speech groups file legal complaint against Ecuador for clamping down on free speech

November 15th, 2011
Recently the owners and former editor of Ecuador's largest newspaper were sentenced to three years in prison and ordered to pay $40 million in fines for libel against President Rafael Correa. The Chevron Ecuador trial is in the appeal phase in that country. READ MORE »

San Francisco Examiner Newspaper Sold by Phil Anschutz to Black Press Co. in Canada

November 11th, 2011
Singer Associates Public Relations in San Francisco has represented the Hearst Corporation when it sold the paper to the Fang Family and in the later transaction where Anschutz Investments purchased the paper from the Fang family. READ MORE »

Cal Athletics Partners with Recology, Initiates Zero-Waste Goal

November 10th, 2011
Cal Athletics is doing their part with Recology, the San Francisco-based recycling, composting and waste collection company, to reduce waste at upcoming athletic events and lead sustainable practices around campus. The revamped Memorial Stadium, set to open in September 2012, will aim to be a zero waste operation. “Blue and gold makes green!” READ MORE »
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