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.
Several scientists, EPA representatives, and scuba divers worked to pull up mussels that had been in the bottom of the Lauritzen Channel for a month. The mussels measure the level of pollutants in the water. (2012)

Environmental group, Richmond storage company reach agreement to prevent toxins from entering bay

San Francisco Bay Keeper, an environmental group, reached an agreement on Friday with a storage company it sued two years ago for allegedly polluting San Francisco Bay, violating the Clean Water Act, and endangering the...
Veronica Granillo is an immigration lawyer in Richmond. Photo by Knowles Adkinson.

To walk in their shoes: immigration attorney Veronica Granillo knows the trials of the undocumented

The law degree that hangs in a frame on the bright yellow wall in Veronica Granillo’s office tells a story. To her clients, many of whom come to this office on the second floor of...
Kennedy High School players celebrate after their 35-6 victory over Richmond High School on Friday, Oct. 10. (Photo by Bonnie Chan)

In annual cross-town rivalry, Kennedy Eagles best Richmond High Oilers

The Kennedy Eagles use a late interception to break open a heated contest against cross-town rivals Richmond High for a 35-6 victory.
Student shows off the solar oven she is building for the day's science activity

A North Richmond after school program provides a safe haven for elementary students to learn and grow

The Little Ladies and Little Gents Program in North Richmond provides boys and girls in the 4th, 5th and 6th grade a safe haven to learn and develop in the comforts of their own community.