For 12+ Years, Grieving Dad Visits Son’s Roadside Memorial Only at Night. Then Oil Giant Leaves Note

You’ve undoubtedly seen a homemade roadside memorial at some point in your life. They are usually erected by loved ones in the spot where a family member or friend has died.

Some are simple, say a lone white cross, while others tend to accumulate more memories — stuffed animals, flowers, hats, and other mementos of a life lost. One such memorial sat just outside a plot of land in Richmond, California owned by Chevron.

The energy giant has business dealings in 180 countries. They are the kind of big company that, when they post revenue of $110 billion dollars (as they did in 2016), it can be considered a “down year.”

- Noell Wolfgram Evans,