No matter how long you’ve lived in the Bay Area, there are probably certain neighborhoods that you’ve never visited. Here in San Francisco, Visitacion Valley is one of those places. It’s in the southeastern most part of the city; the highway exit? Well, it’s the “Cow Palace.”
This neighborhood is actually just down the hill from our studios at KALW, so we sent our community storytelling team, Hear Here: A Pop-Up Radio Project, to meet some of these residents. In this story, we meet 66-year-old Marlene Tran in her own words, and also through the words of her friend and confidante, Lotus Yee Fong.
Listen to the full story above.