Within the weathered, beige exterior of the Frederick Douglas Haynes Gardens, 21-year-old Karla Murcia lives in a cramped three-bedroom apartment with her father, her mother, her mother’s boyfriend, her brother and two dogs. After receiving an unexpected notice on her door indicating that they must move out, Murcia feared being uprooted from the affordable housing […]Read more "The War 0n Affordable Housing"
Trapped in a small, cramped unit of a single-room-occupancy hotel in the Mission District, a woman was held captive by her violent boyfriend and was unable to escape. Remembering that it was a Monday, she patiently waited to be freed by the Condom Ladies, who came knocking on her door at the same time every […]Read more "Women’s Community Clinic"
In a small church on Fillmore Street, large vibrant paintings and tapestries of Saint John Coltrane cover the walls. The smell of incense inhabits the air along with the sacred sounds of the ministry and international congregants. The clergy, known as the Ministers of Sound, pour their souls into their instruments as they lead the […]Read more "Archbishop Franzo King"
Click here or on the image below to view an interactive map of the best places to get coffee in the Fillmore area.Read more "Get your buzz. Coffee @ Fillmore."
It’s no secret that San Francisco is expensive. It can be hard living in a city where the rent for a one bedroom apartment is more expensive than a used car. Moreover, finding a place to eat can be a challenge if your’e not looking to spend $14 on a burger that won’t even fill you up. […]Read more "Get Your Fix At Miyako Old Fashion Ice Cream Shop"
Around the same time I chose to report on the Fillmore District for my journalism class, I received a phone call from my best friend. He told me to drop everything I was doing to listen to an album he recently came across. I quickly went to my computer, typed in “A Love Supreme full […]Read more "“A Love Supreme” Meditation: A Personal Experience"
At Alamo Square, dogs run in pursuit of balls, couples bask in the sun as they sip on their wine, kids roll around on the grassy hills and tourists pose in front of San Francisco’s classic architecture with their selfie sticks raised high in the air. The community park, which appears in countless films and […]Read more "Spending Time At Alamo Square"