Point Molate served as a U.S. Navy fuel station on the shoreline of Richmond between 1942 and 1995. The area was then entrusted to the city of Richmond, which in 2004 entered into an agreement with the Guidiville Band of Pomo Indians, in association with developer Upstream LCC, to develop 266 acres of Point Molate a resort and casino. The development of this project has created a great deal of controversy among Richmond residents. Some say building a casino will provide local jobs, others say it will invite crime and bring in fewer jobs than the developer claims.
The pictures in this audio slideshow were taken recently on a drive around the area of Point Molate and the voices are those of different Richmond residents.