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#myRichmond photo contest winning shot of the Richmond Marina at night. (Photo by Ellen Seskin)

#myRichmond photo contest winner, Ellen Seskin, discusses the inspiration for her winning photo

Ellen Seskin said she must have gotten the photo bug from her dad, a newspaper reporter who captured moments for a living. After a few nods of glory from friends, Eskin started to get serious...
An anti-McLaughlin billboard, funded by Chevron, looms over San Pablo Avenue, criticizing her travel history. (Photo by: Brett Murphy)

Chevron’s campaign criticizes progressive mayor’s travel, but its favored candidate traveled much more

An analysis of city documents, invoices, travel receipts and bank statements dating to 2010 shows that McLaughlin has traveled less, missed fewer meetings, and spent less money on the trips than City Councilman Nat Bates.
Stomper, the Oakland A's mascot, visits Kelly Fimbres' second grade class
at Peres Elementary School to deliver donated classroom supplies. (Photo
courtesy Edelman/Chevron)

Chevron funds classroom projects in annual Fuel Your School program

Kelly Fimbres' students were thrilled with Stomper, the Oakland A's mascot who arrived in an oversized Chevron car to help deliver the goods.
Richmond High students begin their afternoon at SEAYL with snacks and icebreakers. (Photo by: Zainab Khan)

Little Leaders: Group provides after-school safe space for youth of color

Tucked away in the back corner of Richmond’s Community Health for Asian Americans (CHAA) center sits a hand-painted poster that reads “SEAYL IS IN.”
Students hold their graduate certificate, signed by Contra Costa Supervisor John Gioia, from the Safe Return Project's Leadership Program. (Photo by: Alice Kantor)

Celebrating second chances: Safe Return lends a hand to the formerly incarcerated

The graduation concludes a 10-week leadership program led by the Safe Return Project, a community organization geared at the reintegration of formerly incarcerated Richmond residents.