Chevron may surprise you. It may surprise you that they have been sourcing energy from their El Segundo refinery for more than 100 years. It may surprise you that they are dedicated to the support of science-focused educational programs. But it certainly comes as little surprise that this company has a profound impact on our daily lives. With an output that includes crude oil, natural gas, the manufacture of petrochemicals, geothermal energy and more, their operations create quite a hum. And while their empire is a global one, they serve the world—and the South Bay—by always looking beyond the horizon toward the future of energy itself.
Although miles away from the devastation, many here in the South Bay opened their hearts and wallets to the victims of Hurricane Harvey in August. A.C.T. (Aid Cleveland, Texas) was sister city Manhattan Beach’s effort offering aid to this small town that was directly affected by the hurricane. The organization collected supplies from local residents and delivered them to the 8,000 people in need. The items departed Mira Costa High School, whose principal, Ben Dale, is a native of Cleveland. A local photojournalist documented members of the Texas community in the days after receiving the relief supplies.