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Crosscurrents

Hear Here: Viola Rusca's memories of San Francisco

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Viola Rusca at the Visitacion Valley library

Viola Rusca has been watching San Francisco evolve for over nine decades. She shared some of her childhood memories from growing up in Visitacion Valley with our Hear Here community storytelling project. 

"Well everything was dirt," Rusca remembers about the streets in her neighborhood. "Because I remember my father... the Italians liked to play bocce ball.  Because our street was dirt, his friends would come on Sunday and play bocce ball."

Click the audio player above to hear the story.

For more stories from Hear Here, click here. You can also find the project on Facebook and follow it on Twitter at @hearhereradio.