t's Oct. 17, 1989, and Yayne Abeba, fresh out of high school, living on her own, and working in the Marina, wants to step outside with a coworker to talk shit about their boss. In a few minutes, her life and the lives of everyone in the Bay Area will change forever.
Episode 2 of Storied: San Francisco is the story of Yayne's day after the Loma Prieta earthquake, a magnitude 6.9 quake that shook foundations, started fires, leveled freeways, and changed many things about life in the Bay Area.
Yayne shared her story with me in September 2017 at Emperor Norton's Boozeland in the Tenderloin.
On the May 4th edition of Your Call we’ll discuss the Frisco Five hunger strike.
Since April 21st, a grandmother, two rappers, an educator, and a supervisor candidate have chosen not to eat to protest the recent killings of Mario Woods, Alex Nieto, Amilcar Lopez, and Luis Gongora. The Frisco 5, who are camping out in front of the Mission Police Station, say they will not eat until Police Chief Greg Suhr steps down or resigns. What police reforms are they calling for? How are city officials responding? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.
Yayne Abeba, spokesperson for the Frisco Five
Jeff Adachi, elected Public Defender of San Francisco
Sana Saleem, reporter with 48 Hills