KQED Pop is a daily blog edited by Emmanuel Hapsis that critically examines the social and cultural impact of music, movies, television, advertisements, fashion, the internet and all the other collective experiences that make us laugh, cringe and cry. We focus on local, national and international experiences with a Bay Area lens. We don’t do reviews.
Alcatraz Ave. was once called a "corridor of violence" and now is home to a cupcake shop, yoga studios, and a farmers' market. We caught up with neighbors from 10 blocks to talk about their lives, the recent change and how we might endeavor to “do it better.”