243 imagesOngoing Bay Area commuter series shot on mobile platform and published on Instagram. Follow me @colleenkcummins
21 imagesI live in Oakland to be more precise West Oakland in a neighborhood informally called Lower Bottoms or The Bottoms.The area was originally part of Oakland Point. It's a residential area made up of Victorian homes just a ten minute BART ride from flourishing San Francisco. The neighborhood earned its nickname after the construction of the Cypress Freeway in the 1950s that split the West Oakland neighborhood in two and isolated The Bottoms and Campbell Village Court from the remainder of West Oakland. The Cypress Freeway fell in the 1989 earthquake. Making the neighborhood boundaries Mandela Parkway to the east, 7th Street to the south, West Grand Avenue to the north, and the former Oakland Army Base to the west. This is Marquis B-eazi Johnson.
20 imagesMary McGinnis guardian of her autistic grandson Alex Acuna who suffers from pyruvate dehydrogenase complex deficiency, a rare genetic disease, making him severally allergic to most foods and wholly dependent on Mary who has seen drastic program cuts as California attempts to balance its budget.