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My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. In this installment, Walter Hood, an artist and designer who renovated the Bayview Opera House, tells us why he chose "Padded Cell," by Seal.

Angela Johnston

This story originally aired on December 9, 2014.

At the Livermore Veteran’s Hospital, there are a few animals residents can see: wild turkeys that run around the grounds, rattlesnakes that hide out in the dry grass, and therapy dogs that make weekly visits. But there’s one animal in particular that Bryce Lee is always happy to see: a baby harp seal.