Danielle Parenteau-Decker

Metpro Multiplatform Editor, Los Angeles Times

I specialize in poverty, environment and local government reporting. I have a Masters of Journalism from the University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism and a bachelor's in journalism from San Francisco State University. I am primarily a writer and editor, but I also have experience with photography, code, design, video and audio.



Richmond Confidential

Environmental groups clash over East Bay eucalyptus

Sides disagree on trees' role in wildfire and how to lessen risk. I also worked on accompanying video, primarily as an editor and researcher.

Richmond Confidential

Chevron's role in childhood asthma hazy

I explored the relationship between the Chevron refinery and high childhood asthma rates in Richmond, California.


Tradition, deals and 'the shopping spirit' still draw Thanksgiving buyers

This story I put together on Thanksgiving Day shopping was a collaboration.

San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco's heat law is just too hot

This opinion piece on the San Francisco heat ordinance began as an assignment in my public health reporting class.

UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

Geary in Obscurity (photo essay)

Every day, countless people make their way up and down Geary, one of the longest and busiest streets in San Francisco, staring straight ahead or down at their phones. As the...


Transgender man recreated nude Adam Levine photo to raise visibility, awareness

Transgender activist talks popular photo and why he decided to pose for it.

Bay News Rising

Little support for working families when crisis hits

Many people in similar situations are forced to choose between keeping their jobs and being there for their families because the U.S. has no paid leave for working families.

Bay Area Reporter

Teen who wore tux welcomed at NCLR gala

Teen who was left out of her high school's yearbook for wearing a tuxedo was among those honored at an annual National Center for Lesbian Rights celebration. Cover story in print.

Richmond Confidential

City Council approves blueprint to move people through south Richmond

I wrote about a plan in Richmond, Calif., to help people get around more quickly, easily and safely and created the accompanying map.


HIV in the Tenderloin

According to the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, the Tenderloin is one of the top four neighborhoods in the city with the highest numbers of people living with HIV/AIDS, and in...

Richmond Confidential

SS Red Oak Victory: One of the last Victory ships

Multimedia feature on WWII ship docked in Richmond. Co-produced with Manjula Varghese and Levi Bridges. Personally produced the Thinglink and map features.

Richmond Confidential

Governor Brown signs landmark Fair Pay legislation in Richmond

Article co-written with Brad Bailey; photographs by me.


SF voters asked whether to raise minimum wage to $15

An initiative to raise the San Francisco minimum wage to fifteen dollars per hour by 2018 and eventually make it dependent on inflation will be put to city voters during the...


Gators hockey driven by passion despite struggles

Get to know six of the men and one of the women who played on the San Francisco State University Gators ice hockey team in 2014.


Meet the photographer bringing real LGBT couples to commercial campaigns

Braden Summers started the All Love Is Equal project as a sort of commentary on the lack of commercial LGBT imagery.


SF State Student to Play Basketball for Manny Pacquiao

I interviewed college student Robbie Herndon who was set to join the Philippines basketball team coached by boxer Manny Pacquiao.