Sights and Sounds of Bayview: Quesada Gardens Initiative

The perception of Bayview Hunters Point from the outside is often as a dangerous and unfriendly place. But the reality is much more complicated. Although it does have some of the highest rates of violence in the city, the neighborhood also has year-round sunshine, the city’s highest percentage of homeownership, and dozens of community-organized projects.

KALW’s Jen Chien has the story of how one small neighborly action grew exponentially into a safer street and a stronger community.

The Sights and Sounds of Bayview is a storytelling project between the San Francisco Arts Commission and local public radio KALW 91.7FM with funding from the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. These eight stories feature remarkable people who live, work, and make a positive change in San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood.

Radio Producer: Jen Chien
Photographer: Kevin B. Jones
Local Music: Dynamic
Additional Images From: Robynn Takayama

Sights and Sounds of Bayview Team:
Robynn Takayama: Executive Producer
Holly Kernan: Executive Editor
Martina Castro: Supervising Editor
Audrey Dilling: Series Editor
Stephanie Foo: Sound Designer
Brian Storm: Multimedia Editor