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Richmond, the site of a former Ohlone comunity, grew up across the Bay from San Francisco as the Western terminus of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad railroad, and the home of the Chevron oil refinery. It was later the site of the Kaiser Shipyards, “Rosie the Riveter,” and massive growth and population influx during World War II. More recently known for its high murder rate and toxic industrial sites, Richmond is making a serious turnaround as a vibrant and diverse community with lively politics and strong grassroots activism.