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Media (slowly) discovering Bayview

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Photo: SFC&G

While there may be some confusion around what is Bayview and what is Dogpatch, San Francisco Cottage and Garden Magazine is clear that the area is emerging as the City’s garden district. The businesses and community groups listed in the print and online editions of SFC&G Magazine are solidly Bayview, and include Quesada Gardens for “cultivating inspiration.

Magazine locates the City’s emerging gardens district     »

The Culture Trip ranks Bayview’s Black Cuisine Festival among the top five food festivals in the Bay Area. The online source points out that, “with participation growing every year, this food festival has rapidly become one of the best cultural festivals in San Francisco.”

Get a glimpse of the festival in past years.

Black Cuisine makes the list    » 

Thanks!-giving is year-round at Footprints

Footprints is grateful each and every day for the support of the Bayview Hunters Point community, and for the efforts of so many locals who make Local News happen. We sincerely thank all the 2014 content contributors and advertisers including:

Mathtijs Arens

Jessie Booth

Bradley Bradley

Chris Buck

Ben Carlson

Amy Clark

Tessie Ester

Magaly Fernandez

Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

Jennifer Gorospe

Jennifer Greene

Marie Harrison

Beverly Hayes

India Basin Neighborhood Association

Travis Jackson

Dale Leininger

Kathy Looper

Lyslynn LaCoste

Susan Ma

Joel McClure

Mary McClure

Sharon Miller

Newcomb Model Block/LEJ

Chelsea O’Brian

Kyoko Peterson

SF Public Utilities Commission

SF State University/SF Bay Area Television Archive
Josue De Los Santos

Karen Slater

U.S. Navy

Shamann Walton

Rhonda Winter

Zaccho

Tracy Zhu

(A woefully incomplete list.)

One contributor, The Bay School student Kyoko Peterson, wrote a personal account of food access in Bayview.  Kyoko is just one of dozens of contributors and thousands of subscribers to Bayview Footprints.  Kyoko’s article

Footprints tells a balanced story about a maligned place. We have been telling a more accurate story of San Francisco’s most dynamic neighborhood since 2008, for FREE, as part of an all-volunteer network of change-makers.

It’s a labor of love.  And it’s expensive. Our online costs alone average $150 a month.

If there is room in your year-end giving budget, a donation of any amount would be a HUGE blessing.  It’s easy to give.

Check out a few 2014 Footprints’ accomplishments!

115 historic television news videos became available on the Bayview Footprints site in August.

The City’s first Asian Community Garden was tracked from seed to launch and beyond.

Footprints was the online communications partner for the campaign to name the Bayview Branch library for Linda Brooks-Burton.

Footprints promoted an innovative citizen participation strategy: Participatory Budgeting.

Footprints continued to be the premiere information source on community gardening in the neighborhood.

Footprints is the neighborhood’s go-to source for information about food accesshealth and wellness.

Call it “Constructionville” or sorely-needed infrastructure improvements, Footprints has reflected the massive changes underway to the neighborhood’s physical environment.

Webspot group2 4-08In April of 2008, the Bayview Footprints Network went to Webspot, a then-new business on 3rd Street, as part of it’s Third Thursday event series. Footprints Co-Founders James Ross and Linda Brooks-Burton can be found in this photo by Heidi Hardin. Darian, Annette, Brian, and Nan (seated) participated.

Clapper Rail, symbol of health and change

The Clapper Rail gets its name from the "clapping" sound that it makes and the black lines on its feathers.  Source: Wikipedia
The Clapper Rail gets its name from the “clapping” sound that it makes and the black lines on its feathers. Source: Wikipedia

by Tracy Zhu

According to the local SFBirds yahoo group, a juvenile Clapper Rail was spotted at Heron’s Head Park at the end of 2013.  A male Clapper Rail with a radio tag was spotted at the same park in 2010, the first such sighting in the City in decades. Soon after, it was confirmed that a female was spotted along with a juvenile.

These events are hopeful signs for this endangered species and all who care about the environment in Bayview Hunters Point.

As youth filmmakers working with BAYCAT astutely noted in their video “Endangered,” the health of this rare bird as well as of vulnerable residents of Bayview Hunters Point have been in danger.  Low-income communities of color are particularly vulnerable because of the layers and layers of health inequities that they face.

Hopefully, by nurturing our social and natural environment, our endangered residents, humans and birds, will be able to return to a healthier home.

Tracy and the Clapper Rail are featured in a video called “Endangered: A Healthy Bayview for All?”  See them on Youtube beginning at marker 15:05.

Senator Edward Kennedy on Unemployment

217077KRON News footage from September 29th 1966, featuring brief scenes from a press conference by Senator Edward Kennedy at the San Francisco Airport in which he explains the need for coordinated federal programs to deal with unemployment.

Reporter Art Brown asks Kennedy about the need to create jobs in the context of the Bayview Hunters Point social uprising, in which (amongst other issues) African Americans are protesting against employment discrimination.

Senator Edward Kennedy on Unemployment

This video appears courtesy of the San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive which preserves over 4,000 hours of locally-produced news film, documentaries and other programs as part of the Leonard Library at San Francisco State University.  The academic resource spans sixty years of social history and cultural revolution in the San Francisco Bay Area.  See the entire Bayview Hunters Point Collection.  For more information, contact Alex Cherian at 415.405.5565 or acherian [at] sfsu [dot] edu.

Senator Cranston Visits Hunters Point

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KPIX Eyewitness News report from April 2nd 1973 by Bob Tutt in San Francisco featuring scenes from a visit by Senator Alan Cranston to the Bayview Hunters Point urban renewal project. Cranston points out in a speech that $79 million in Federal funds that the city expected to complete this local housing project with was lost as part of a $1.2 billion national cut on housing over two years that President Nixon approved. He goes on to express his belief that “extravagant overseas spending” needs to be addressed, in order to restore such domestic cuts. Also includes views of the urban renewal project and the older housing in Bayview Hunters Point.

Senator Cranston Visits Hunters Point

This video appears courtesy of the San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive which preserves over 4,000 hours of locally-produced news film, documentaries and other programs as part of the Leonard Library at San Francisco State University.  The academic resource spans sixty years of social history and cultural revolution in the San Francisco Bay Area.  See the entire Bayview Hunters Point Collection.  For more information, contact Alex Cherian at 415.405.5565 or acherian [at] sfsu [dot] edu.

Security Guards for Bayview Hunters Point

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KPIX Eyewitness News report from July 28th 1970 in San Francisco by Ed Arnow, featuring scenes of a graduating class of 30 local security guards training for service in the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood. A spokesman for this initiative explains that they hope to serve and help “stabilize” the local community, as San Francisco police have said they don’t have the resources to cover this need on a daily basis.

Security Guards for Bayview Hunters Point

This video appears courtesy of the San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive which preserves over 4,000 hours of locally-produced news film, documentaries and other programs as part of the Leonard Library at San Francisco State University.  The academic resource spans sixty years of social history and cultural revolution in the San Francisco Bay Area.  See the entire Bayview Hunters Point Collection.  For more information, contact Alex Cherian at 415.405.5565 or acherian [at] sfsu [dot] edu.

Search for the killers of Darryl Charles & Phyllis Lamboy

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KPIX Eyewitness News report from March 28th 1979 in San Francisco featuring brief scenes of police and press examining two dead bodies lying on a hillside in the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood, whilst residents look on. Please note that the original KPIX-TV shot log described this item as follows: “HUNTERS POINT MURDERS: police are looking for the murderers of Darryl Charles & Phyllis Lamboy found in an abandoned housing project.”

Search for the killers of Darryl Charles & Phyllis Lamboy

This video appears courtesy of the San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive which preserves over 4,000 hours of locally-produced news film, documentaries and other programs as part of the Leonard Library at San Francisco State University.  The academic resource spans sixty years of social history and cultural revolution in the San Francisco Bay Area.  See the entire Bayview Hunters Point Collection.  For more information, contact Alex Cherian at 415.405.5565 or acherian [at] sfsu [dot] edu.

Scuffle outside Mayor’s office

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KQED News report from February 4th 1971 featuring a press conference with San Francisco’s Mayor Joseph Alioto, in which he defends his decision not to meet with an employment for minorities delegation, which led to a scuffle outside his office. Also includes a repressentative from that delegation giving their version of events and scenes of Alioto discussing redevelopment plans for the Hunters Point neighborhood.

Scuffle outside Mayor’s office

This video appears courtesy of the San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive which preserves over 4,000 hours of locally-produced news film, documentaries and other programs as part of the Leonard Library at San Francisco State University.  The academic resource spans sixty years of social history and cultural revolution in the San Francisco Bay Area.  See the entire Bayview Hunters Point Collection.  For more information, contact Alex Cherian at 415.405.5565 or acherian [at] sfsu [dot] edu.