Thu March 20, 2014
Arts & Culture

Sights and Sounds of Bayview: James Martin mentors Bayview's fathers

R.J. Lozada


Deafening gunshots rang out just as James Martin arrived home. Troubled by the news of a 17-year-old young man dying in front of his house, he did what anyone would do – actually what most wouldn’t do. He grabbed his portable karaoke machine and stood at the sidewalk memorial erected for the young man and began singing, “Wake up everybody, no more sleeping in bed, no more backward thinking time for thinking ahead.”

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Thu February 9, 2012

Rebuilding community, one family at a time in Bayview Hunters Point

Devon Burroughs and Eason Ramson of CARE
Jen Chien

San Francisco’s Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood has higher rates of poverty, unemployment, and violence than any other part of the city. But its relative geographical isolation – it’s cut off by the 101 and 280 freeways – can make those issues all but invisible to residents of other neighborhoods.

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