‘A profound impact’
on May 9, 2010
Editor’s Note: This video project was produced by UC Berkeley Graduate Daniel McGlynn. It is a visual exploration of the Point Molate area on Richmond’s shores. The area, which served as a former Navel Fuel Depot, has been the center of an intense debate. Upstream Point Molate LLC, a development corporation, has long hoped to build a casino here with its partner, the Guidiville Band of Pomo Indians. Below are a few words from McGlynn.
The proposed casino project at Point Molate will have a profound impact on the landscape. The Point is not necessarily beautiful or majestic; relics of its past lay rusting and falling apart. Gates and fences restrict access.
There is something about the place – decades of Bay Area history is folded and refolded into the land – that is valuable. A casino would certainly change that.
– Daniel McGlynn
For additional information on the proposed project, see these recent articles:
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